STOP: The power of the smile! You are powerful.

Hey lovely people!

Can I quickly say, without being a total cringe bag, pass sick bag now; Thank you, thank you, for all the sweet previous messages about my mental health post. I am not embarrased, worried, or anything on the subject of it.

If anything I feel free. I feel like my readers who’s been with me since 2012, or yesterday or 2 hours ago, needed to know a little more about what’s going on. Because I have mentioned a few bits here and there, it was all slighty unambiguous.

I wanted to help someone, actually, surprising, it had helped a lot of people. The amount of emails, instagram messages, comments, made me smile. Because just by me opening up, helped other open up, all wanted the same result: to be inspired and helped. Who can say they’ve inspired so many people, help people, by their story alone? It’s made me smile because that’s all I want to do inpsire help and of course by my instagram stories I want to make others laugh (too). You guys are amazing.

So, automatically, I needed to post something, well, with real connective substance (again), instead of airy fairy posts. It’s more me. Once in a while, a light hearted post, but I love these lengthy, educate, inspirational posts. It’s what I read, daily.

Give thanks (only picked a handful)

“..you are bang on the money about mental health, it is overlooked, your post was powerful, brave and most of all authentic; which resonated with me and I would think others as well..” @storymakingsimon This made me smile consistenly, I have taken your words in, made me tear a little, this is such a sweet message. THANK YOU

“..continue inspiring people..” @jollyswagmanbackpackers  That’s the real reason behind the blog, inspire. Whether it is through a dark story, funny, cool, or just a plain jane story.  Inspiring for you!

“…Mental health, especially in women, is often overlooked.. thanks for bringing awareness..”  @rachaelmusser I feel women are looked down for mental health issues… I want this to be a consistent awareness.

“..glad you speaking about it..” @bestofthislife I appreciate it, I am glad I finally came out to mention it and speak up. I believe everyone should, not in detail, but just the basis. It will help someone out there.

“Love the outfit, always so classy..” THE PHOTOGRAPHER, my brother, adam @themoderncity  Always so lovely and I didnt even tell him to comment (he rarely does)

“Thank you for bringing attention to this issue..” @wombandi Always a pleasure. I will continue. Trust me.

“Great message, and you rock your outfit girl!” @anna_s_world Thank you and thanks- just random pieces from different stores- I mostly wear black, so why not! Ha

“It’s good to know someone is spreading awareness on mental health..” @hansel_himself I want to do everything I can to spread the word & help people. To be honest, I want to be the one people can turn to when they’re down. I want to help.

“I admire a woman who can walk in heels like that..” @rhondasamuelsphotography..” < I can’t really, if I am totally honest.. R, but this made me smile because (fun fact) I lost one shoe when we left the location, my brother, as always, amazing- went looking for it!

So.. back to the post- The power of a smile. Understand this carefully and it will all make sense; when you smile, a genuine one that is, you look good and feel so good. How prepossessing! Right? Therefore, when others see that “oh damn smile”, they immediately smile too. It’s infectious, when people smile, they look good and feel good, too- without doubt. It can be cheesy. But we all love a bit of cheese.

Secondly, when others see that “oh damn smile”, they instantly smile too. It’s infectious. It changes mood and vibes.. When people smile, they look good and feel good, too- without doubt. I prefer people when they smile. Previously online, I matched up with people who smile, if no smile pictures, they I don’t really want to know. Even if you hate to smile, then you should still upload a smile one, it shows a happy person, confident, genuine, good mood & vibes and that’s what everyone wants in their life a happy smiley person!

1. You instantly appear (way more) attractive…

We all want to *appear* attractive, right? *what ya trying to say bitch*, don’t lie. We all do- normally without a (high) price. Smile! It’s free, it’s simple and research, tonnes of pages of research have proven that we find people attractive when they do smile. I mean, who wants to see a bitch face- no one! Someone with a bitch face isn’t attractive- someone with a smile, no matter if you think they are the generalisation of “attractive” is attractive with a smile regardless. You feel instantly better with a smile! Look at yourself before and after a smile- small changes can lead to something big!

“the expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back.” – Dale Carnegie

It’s contagious.

   2. Better so solid (crew) relationships…

A smile in any kind of relationship is so warming. For me, today my friend said you smiling makes me smile.. cringe at times, yes, but ultimately made both of us feel good. Strong bonds are based on making each other feel happy. A smile can speak a thousands words, makes one feel so secure, happy, confident and most of all accepted. I urge everyone to only hang out with those who make an effort to smile, even if they are going through a lot! Happy person- human emotion magnet- You smile when you’re happy, so smile more, to appear happy, even if you’re not entirely. Your brain will normally think you are happy, so moods change, people’s moods around you change. Winner winner chicken nando’s dinner!

3. Enhance better business deals:

The first aspect of yourself people see is your smile, despite what anyone says. Body language is a huge deal when it comes down to business. Someone who smiles, is enthusiastic, for whatever their business is, is going to be far more successful than the average person who looks bored, negative and rubs off an unattractive vibe.  For me, personally, I’ve had to learn very quickly in business, a smile goes a long way. Actually makes things a lot easier. I wish I had known about a smile in business. I smiled constantly, because genuinely, i have been happy this week and forced myself to change my mindset. My business side of life? Was so easy, I mean, I didn’t even have to talk, a smile was the door to my success. It was an eye opener for me. I had a lot of feedback saying I had an amazing smile, lips and teeth. I never looked at myself in that way before.

4. Hello (better) health..

Smiling has this ability to strengthen our immune system a lot quicker, lower the risk of cancer, increase our life by an astonising eight-nine years and a better satisfied life.

If something can be extremely benefical in our lives, yet free, then why not (now) focus on it! Since being back from work, I have been smiling non stop. I feel totally stres free when I do, people (mostly) smile back, I get heaps of compliments, business is 10 times better, get more jobs at castings and the universe can feel the energy, so what you put out can come back in!

Dare you to watch this:

TED- (I am serecetly a huge geek) I practically have watched majority of Ted videos, so I urge you to watch one- open your mind.. Hope you smile tomorrow lovely. Because

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My amazing unknowingly talented boyfriend took this. I love you

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My brother, @themoderncity took this. Thank you!

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SKIRT: MISSPAP, JUMPER: GEORGE, SHOES: PRETTY LITTLE THING SCARF: PRIMARK

“Smile and the world will smile with you.” — Unknown

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Brother & boyfriend are my two favourite men in the world, the best photographers (how biased am I) and they both make me smile. Haha our of sense of humour! and laughing everday makes me smile. Be around those who motivate inspire and make you a better person.. Even if that means to add two flowers! HA x

 

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24 Comments

  1. October 23, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Great photoshoot. Yes smiling is a friendly way to welcome others

  2. October 23, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Life is easier with a smile! 🙂 It’s a small effort that can make a great difference. Thank you for the reminder!!

  3. October 23, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    You are right about that smiling makes you instantly appear a lot more attractive. Isnt that incentive enough to always have a smile on your face?

  4. October 23, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    I love seeing someone smile instead of frowning. I also believe smiling puts you and everyone around you in a better frame of mind.

  5. October 23, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I wouldn’t necessarily say that a smile makes someone look more attractive as opposed to someone who does not smile often but it definitely does give you a mood boost and makes you an infectious positive source of energy to be around. No matter what you or someone has been through, finding something to smile about each day can lift your mood and give you the strength to carry on. Beautiful photos.

  6. October 23, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    The other day I was heading down the street toward my favorite coffee shop. When I looked up, the loveliest older couple was coming toward me. The woman offered me the kindest smile I’ve ever seen and I can’t stop thinking about her. He small gesture made my day! x

  7. October 24, 2017 / 3:29 am

    Beautiful photos clicked by your brother and boyfriend, they are indeed both super talented! Definitely a smiling face gives an uplift to the mood and makes things pleasant!

  8. October 24, 2017 / 6:41 am

    Your smile is very sweet and lovely. We have a saying here: smile and let them wonder why!

  9. October 24, 2017 / 9:33 am

    I do think there’s a lot of power in a smile and if you can make someone else happy by smiling then job done x

  10. October 24, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Really pretty photography! I am not so sure about the smiling being attractive part because of the associated stigma in eve teasing and such but I do know what you mean. A smile makes a person more approachable, and easy to talk to. A smile also just feels good!

  11. October 24, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Smile can be so powerful and bring so much joy around. It is an easy way to create good mood. You look so happy in these photos.

  12. October 24, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Its true. I always smile and am known for my smile. I’ve taught my grand daughter to smile BIG and bright. Life is too short not to spread cheer. I also say hello to those I am walking by or at the very least smile and not. It goes a long way.

  13. October 24, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love the different shots, they really made me smile. A smile is priceless isn’t it?

  14. October 25, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Lovely message here. I make a conscious effort to smile more. You look amazing by the way.

  15. cvnxena
    October 25, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    mental health is so important and it was a fab post! A smile can lift other’s days as well as our own! so much power in a smile.

  16. October 25, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    That’s so great all the positive feedback you received about your post. I am sure that it feels great to get that. And I also definitely love a good smile. Other’s will smile around you and it will be contagious. You do have an amazing smile and are quite beautiful.

  17. October 26, 2017 / 3:21 am

    Smile is one of the greatest accessories and I think it has to do with your attitude in life too. People who smile more tend to be more positive and happy all around! Great pics!

  18. October 26, 2017 / 4:21 am

    Great photo shoot, love your photos. Yes a Smile is all you say and more because it does make you beautiful. Who needs makeup if you have a welcoming smile.

  19. October 26, 2017 / 7:43 am

    These little daily gestures can turn someone’s day around. I was having a bad day once, and a stranger on the train smiled at me and just changed my day!

  20. Annemarie LeBlanc
    October 26, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    It takes more facial muscles to make a frown than it is to smile, so say goodbye to premature wrinkles! Smile and spread the happiness. It feels good to do so, and you’ll never know when you’d come across someone who really needs a little positivity. Thank you for sharing this post. I enjoyed reading through it.

  21. October 27, 2017 / 12:47 am

    Smiling helps to makes us young and feel young always. It doesn’t matter if sometimes smile gives us a little fine lines, but whatever it smile is contagious… And a great mask.

  22. October 27, 2017 / 4:13 am

    Charming photo . I guess there’s no doubt , smile can make everything better . There’s no doubt smile is one of the key success . Come to Bali island , we are here known as a relaxing place . You will smile where ever you go because everywhere you go and meet Bali peoples they will show you how they smile and giving you warm welcome

  23. October 27, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Great great photos. They look all so wonderful. Smile and the world will smile at you.

  24. October 27, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Smiling makes you and people around you happier, Great pics as well ^^

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