moblackluvin72 81M
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9/8/2005 6:31 am

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7/19/2006 6:34 am


The Importance of a Smile
"A SMILE costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those that receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it. A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and is nature`s best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."
-- believed to be based on the writings of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

Some Facts about a simple smile:

* A smile is a universal expression of happiness and recognized as such by all cultures

* A smile is the most frequently used facial expression It takes as few as five pairs of facial muscles and as many as all 53 to smile

* Smiling releases endorphins and makes us feel better

* Even ‘faking’ a smile can lead to feeling happier

* People are born with the ability to smile (They don’t copy the expression, even babies who are born blind, smile)

* Women smile more than men

* There are 18 different kinds of smile used in a variety of social situations

* Human beings can differentiate between the ‘felt’ smile (of joy and happiness) and the social smile ‒ ‘it’s in the eyes’ (literally)

* A smiling person is judged to be more pleasant, attractive, sincere, sociable, and competent than a non-smiling person

noirfemme 45F

10/9/2005 8:39 am

very nice! you have a great smile too!

neverhadarealO 39F
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7/4/2006 4:19 pm

I see so many prrfiles of men on here, yahoo, match, etc and they look depresses or pissed off. The FIRST thing I look at on a profile is the smile. I want to be w/ someone that is generally in a good mood and enjoies life.

So I completely agree!

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