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It’s completely natural to feel down every once in a while, and you might forget all the things you have to smile about. But sometimes all it takes is someone to remind you of the little things you have to be thankful for. Here are all the reasons you have to smile this 2020.
You Don’t Have To Hide Your Smile
Are you physically hiding your smile because of some outstanding dental work? You don’t have to worry – veneers cost less than you think. There are many affordable dental solutions out there, from interest-free loans to seasonal discounts available to entice new customers. Do your research and you’ll find lots of solutions out there. Whether you need a tooth replaced or a veneer in place, there are many dental options out there that won’t break the bank. When I was a little girl around 8-9 years old, I had the worst teeth. The very front top two were sticking out and one was twisted sideways. I was called monster constantly by the other kids in my grade. Thankfully, there was a type of retainer that was part of a research study so my parents’ were able to get my teeth fixed for less than usual. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to had them fixed since were didn’t have much money. If you are needing your teeth fixed, search out different options that are available to pay for the work. This might help you feel more confident in smiling!
People Do Care
When you don’t feel like smiling, you might think that no one is interested in hearing your story. But people do care. Try reaching out to trusted friends and tell them how you’re feeling; you might just be surprised at their response. If someone isn’t as supportive as you’d hoped, stop sharing your story, and try with someone else. Sometimes people are battling their own demons and might not be on form that day. Also seek help with counseling if you are needing a nonbiased person to listen to what you are facing.
All The Things You’re Grateful For
If you were immediately asked what you were grateful for, would you struggle to provide a response? Most of the time we’re so busy in our day to day lives we don’t take the time to stop and think about it. If you find yourself with five minutes in the morning, make a list of all the things you value in your life, whether you’re happy for that morning coffee or you’ve stuck to that New Year’s resolution. Every morning try and take those spare minutes to add to the list and let it make you smile when you read it.
Because You’re Incredible
Keep reading >>> YOU ARE INCREDIBLE! There’s only one person in the world like you. At any given moment on this planet you are one in about 7+ billion. WOW! You have a lot to smile about because you have definitely done something that makes you special… just being you! If you can’t see it, get a close friend to tell you. We’re often harder on ourselves then we are on other people. If you’re not convinced you’re amazing, check out these quotes to hear some more words of encouragement.
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. – Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. – Leonardo da Vinci
Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. – Steve Maraboli
The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. – Unknown
It’s Proven To Boost Your Mood
Even if you really don’t feel like it, smiling is proven to boost your mood. Faking it until you make it by smiling can trick your brain into thinking you are happy, even if you’ve had the worst day in the world. It’s meant to reduce stress, boost your immune system and even ease you into actual happiness.
All of us have reasons to smile, whether it’s because you find out you’re a fantastic human being, are proud of something you’ve done, or simply because you’re trying to boost your mood. Take the time to think about what your grateful for this 2020 and use it to banish the January blues this winter.
If you are feeling down or depressed for more days than not, please seek medical attention. If you are feeling like you cannot go on, please call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat here>>> https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ Or visit the suicide prevention lifeline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/