smiling is an interesting process. it is both a cause and an effect.
we smile because we are happy and stimulated by pleasant things.
we can force the smile and trigger the same feeling.
that may seem odd or uncomfortable to some, but the fact remains.
if you look at yourself in the mirror and make a smile face however you can, the image you see in the mirror will make you smile authentically.
we are hard-wired neuro-chemically to smile when we see another face smiling. they are contagious. there was a smiley-face program started by someone when i was a teenagerwhereby people were wearing yellow disks with a cartoon smile and a pair of eyes on them. this was enough to make people smile in response. i think over time the symbol lost it`s effectiveness and became representitive of particular political leanings but nontheless the fact remains the we are predisposed to responding to grins.
try it to see if i`m right.
now try it with people..........especially if you mean it.