Smile Power – What Effects It Has On Those Around You

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“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

Turns out Mother Teresa wasn’t actually wrong. We still don’t recognize the power of a smile and the influence it has on our lives and the people we are constantly in contact with. A smile is a your most valuable tool.

How a Smile Can Change Your Life and Those Around You

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We often don’t think what a simple smile can do. Did you know genuinely smiling can improve your personal and professional life in innumerable ways that you can never imagine? It’s true: a smile is a powerful ingredient that can help to improve your health, show your confidence, and give encouragement to others.  Smiling is not just about you, it’s also about people around you. You can brighten everyone’s day, whether they are your loved ones at home or colleagues at work.

Smiling can go a long way, bringing the best feeling to the person around you. It’s a symbol of purpose and vitality that not only increases trustworthiness between people but creates friendship as well. Trust and friendship created through smiling are robust and unbiased. Smiling at someone, give them a safe feeling, helps them feel valued and compelled to welcome and accept you no matter your age, color, gender, status, or culture.

Studies have shown that smiling contributes to higher productivity. Smiley face symbolizes happiness, and happy people love their work and form a great relationship with others. A happy team can be creative, confident and fix problems faster. They have a positive energy that helps them make better, informed and consistent decisions. A genuine smile can help close the deal you’ve been working on. It shows your confidence and determination in yourself which translates to a positive effect on others.

Research has also proven that people with happy expression are always attractive and seen as younger than their real age. On the contrary, people with sullen expressions look older and less likable. So, if you’re constantly searching for a way to turn back the clock to achieve a more youthful-looking face, you don’t have to submit yourself to plastic surgery or purchase expensive facial creams. All you need to do is smile and make it part of your everyday routine.

It’s imperative that you recognize and appreciate all the good that can come from one little facial expression, so remember to share your smile with the world, because when you smile the whole world smiles back.

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Love A Tree Today

Love A Tree Today

“From little seeds grow mighty trees.”


Are you a Dendrophile? Then your love of trees can be celebrated today! May 16th is officially the day to recognize and celebrate the importance and beauty of trees.  It is “Love a Tree Day.” So even if you are not a Dendrophile, get out and love a tree.

All trees are a vital part of nature removing carbon dioxide as it creates oxygen.  They help reduce erosion, and moderate the climate. Trees are multifunctional and necessary for life.  They not only provide shelter, shade, fuel and lumber, but are habitats for many species and plants.

Did you know there are approximately three trillion mature trees in the world and date back to over 370 million years old. There are between 60,000 – 100,000 different species of trees and the number of trees worldwide total 25% of all living species.

The worlds oldest tree started its life during the Ice Age about 9,550 years ago and still lives in Sweden.  By celebrating “Love a Tree Day” you could be responsible for starting the life of a tree that could live even longer.


How you can celebrate Love a Tree Day.


  • Plant a tree.

Planting a tree is a fun activity that can involve the entire family.  Visit your local nursery and invest in a sapling that will thrive in your area.  Not sure what kind of tree to get? You can always ask your nursery for some help in choosing the best tree for your area, or you can check out this website,, to get helpful advise as well.


  •  Take a nature walk or hike.

Walking is always a good activity whether it is for leisure or exercise.  It gets the muscles moving and stimulates blood flow in our bodies.  So, taking a walk or hike amongst the trees is a great way to celebrate today.  You know the saying “stop to smell the roses,” well on this day, stop to take in the sight and sounds of the trees. Take a rest under the canopy that they provide and just be at one with nature if even for a short time.


  • Go for a picnic.

Packing a light lunch or snack and enjoying it while sitting under a tree can be both refreshing and relaxing.  This will give you the opportunity to enjoy a meal in nature.  Try taking a friend or family with you for great conversation and memory making.


  • Get to know your trees.

Enrich your knowledge of your environment.  Find out about the trees in your local area.  Ask an arborist or find some research explaining the type of timber that grows in your neck of the woods.  Are they evergreen or deciduous? How old are they? What is the oldest tree in your area?  Getting to know your surroundings can help you have a better understanding and respect for where you live.


Remember to take advise from a tree.

Stand tall and proud. 
Go out on a limb. 
Remember your roots. 
Drink plenty of water. 
Bend before you break. 
Be content with your natural beauty
Enjoy the view.