Friday, November 09, 2012
“Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.” -Andre Maurois
"A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a." -William Shakespeare
“The joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days.” -Sirach 30:22
“The days that make us happy make us wise.” - John Masefield
In an article published by the American Psychological Association titled, The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?, it finds that "happy people show more frequent positive affect and specific adaptive characteristics." In other words, being happy and having a positive attitude will place you in a better frame of mind to accept new opportunity.
As you make your way through life, towards a more positive life style, opportunity will seem to just appear. What you probably did not realize that opportunity was there all along. But having the wrong attitude you simply did not see it.
As you take on this new opportunity, additional change occurs and success begins to unfold around you. Of course, success generates more happiness and good feeling within. Your spirit tends to rise dramatically. This spirit also gets stored within you and it carries you through many of the downward cycles that can occur.
So can a smile actually cause success? Maybe not immediately, but it can start a ripple effect on your life. Smile once in a while, carry happiness with you more often and experience a change.
Stay inspired my friends.