Have you ever had a bad day and had someone say, “Just smile. It can’t be that bad.” Before you storm off even more upset, think about it. Maybe smiling isn’t such a bad idea.

Smiling does actually change your brain chemistry. While I am no scientist, if turning a frown upside down means releasing some much-needed endorphins to make me feel better, than why not.

Try it. This week when you are annoyed or feel negative – SMILE. Feel it as if you were happy and see how you feel. If you even feel better for a minute more, it’s worth it.

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Smile – You just might like it.

Originally published at www.happinessdepends.com