Smiling, in general, can brighten up a person’s day by reducing stress and boosting confidence. Since smiles are contagious, they can also elevate the mood of those around you. To sum it up, a smile brings positive changes to a person’s life.

A smile offers several health benefits including, boosting immune system and providing relief from pain. Smiling is considered a natural pain reliever as it releases endorphins, which resembles morphine -- a painkiller.

National Smile Day is, therefore, celebrated in the United States on May 31 annually to encourage people to wear their best smiles.

On the occasion of National Smile Day, here are a few quotes about smiling that can elevate your mood, courtesy Parade and Everyday Power-

  • "Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful." – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • "A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others." – Dalai Lama
  • "A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart." – Dr. TP Chia
  • "Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." – Mother Teresa
  • "Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful."– Rashida Jones
  • "Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension." – Sri Chinmoy
  • "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." — Leo F. Buscaglia
  • "Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability." — Joe Brown
  • "Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over." ​– Walter Anderson
  • "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks." — Charles Gordy
  • "If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook." ​– Les Giblin
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