What’s Behind all that Fatherly Wisdom About Smiling?

Fatherly advice about smiling is sure to bring a smile
Just in time for Father’s Day, Dads speak up about the benefits of smiling. Photo by Nathan Anderson, Unsplash.

All that fatherly wisdom about smiling must be accurate because one thing’s for certain, Father knows best! At least that’s what my Dad told me. So, in honor of dear old (and young) Dads everywhere on this Father’s Day, let’s examine a few of our father’s favorite quotes about smiling and why they make a lot of sense. While we are at it, do you and your dad a favor. Promise to take the best care of your smile, and come visit us soon at Sky Ortho!

A smile is a natural human response. In addition, it’s a universal sign of happiness and acceptance. Did you know that science has found smiles to be contagious? For example, children smile as much as 400 times per day. Unfortunately, by the time we become adults, we only smile about 20 times a day. The good news is, those who smile more are happier and more successful.

Our parents encourage us to be happy as children. And Dad has some special advice he is passing on when it comes to our smile.

When Dad smiles, we smile too.
What better way to learn about smiling than from your Dad? Photo by Caroline Hernandez, Unsplash.

Fatherly Wisdom About Smiling

A Smile is the Shortest Distance Between Two People — Victor Borge

Smiles have brought many people together throughout history.
When words are hard to come by, rely on your smile to bridge the gap. Photo by Bruno Adma, Unsplash.

Even without words, when language fails us, a smile is like a bridge. It helps bring strangers together in a room. If all you have is a smile to rely upon, you have something very reliable. Smiles have been building networks for generations. In a sea of strange faces, all it takes is a single smile to begin building bridges. Imagine how powerful that smile can be. Your Dad was right. Look for a smile when you feel the most alone and you will find a friend among strangers. Not one word or 1,000 words can speak louder than a single smile and a kind gesture.

If You See Someone Without a Smile, Give Them One of Yours — Dolly Parton

If wealth was measured in smiles, we would have great treasures.
When measuring your level of success, be sure to measure your happiness. It’s on display when you smile. Photo by Team Fredi, Unsplash.

A smile costs us nothing and it just might return the most benefits of anything we can give away. Dad might say, there is no need to be stingy with your smiles. But, of course, be smart and be safe. We can often change someone’s day with a kind gesture or a simple smile. So even though changing the world for the better might be a tall order, try changing it one smile at a time. If we all work together, we might just make some great improvements.

When All Else Fails, Smile — Millie Florence

Dad says a smile is the fastest way to change the mood around you.
When you turn that frown upside down, you have a smile. One little smile can start a chain reaction. Now that’s a positive change.

Sometimes nothing we do seems to make the moment better. That is when we just must smile. A smile shared between two people, even at the saddest moment, has a way of bringing hope and cheer to the heart. Try it sometime. When you are feeling sad, look in the mirror and start smiling at yourself. Yes, it will feel uncomfortable at first. But after a while, you will begin to feel that smile spreading. No, it is not a cure for depression, but it can help give you a temporary reprieve so that you can get out and find some help.

More Fatherly Wisdom About Smiling

Smile and the World Smiles with You — Stanley Gordon West

A smile is like a spark in the dark
One smile can light an entire room. Not in the traditional sense, but the warm glow of a smile makes the world light up. Photo by Bart LaRue, Unsplash.

It sure feels like that, doesn’t it? That is the power of a smile. Often it has the ability to spread quickly in a crowded place. It is like a tiny flame that soon ignites everyone around it. This is especially true at a school or family event where there are young people like a parade, concert, or theme park. The more innocent and untroubled the crowd, the more momentum a smile will have.

You Are Not Fully Dressed Until You Wear a Smile — Evan Esar

Wearing a smile completes any outfit
If there was one accessory that you should never leave home without, it would be a smile. Photo by Hannah Grace, Unsplash.

Most people in business will tell you that a smile can open doors. For that reason, it is so important to work on your smile when you are preparing for an interview. Never underestimate the power of your smile to melt the ice when meeting someone for the first time. Meeting a potential employer can be a bit uncomfortable. Rely on your smile to warm up the room and help this stranger get to know the real you.

Keep Smiling, It Makes People Wonder What You’re Up To — Sean Keogh

When you smile, everyone wants to know you.
Dads understand that the power of a smile is so strong it can make others want what you have. Photo by Gift Habeshaw, Unsplash.

When we smile, the neurotransmitters in our brain are activated and release dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin. This helps us to relax by lowering our heart rates, relieving stress, and boosting our mood. We also gain confidence. This is because people who smile more are seen as successful. Showing confidence through your smile, you are more likely to be perceived as confident in an interview situation, on the job, and just walking down the street. You also feel less stressed and more confident by wearing a smile more often. People want to emulate your confidence. They wonder what makes you so happy. Science tells us that a smile makes us appear to others as more intelligent, interesting, and successful.

A magnetic smile is the ultimate point of attraction.
A smile can bring two people together and hold them together. Seal the deal with a smile. Photo by Vitor Pinto, Unsplash.

Listen to Dad’s Fatherly Wisdom About Smiling

You can’t go wrong when you focus on improving your smile. The more confidence you have in your smile, the more confidence you will have overall. If you have issues with your smile, Sky Ortho has solutions that may be right for you. Contact us today to see if we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. We accept many types of insurance and also have financial plans in place. Plus, Sky Ortho is open on Saturdays to help with your schedule.