Smiling Vs. Frowning

    I have heard many number about how many muscles it takes to smile vs how many it takes to frown. We are a culture that is completely fascinated by the numbers and the breakdown of things, so this is no surprise to anyone that is from America. I told someone that it takes more muscles to frown than it takes to smile and they challenged me. I love a challenge for sure. So I set out to get some more facts on this. The first place that I read the data on it actually told me that it took 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile. Then another place told me that it takes 26 muscles to smile and 62 to frown.

    At the end of the day, these statistics are just numbers. However, I am going to continue to get as deep into this as I possibly can. There is no prize for finding this all out except maybe to know how to make my face stay as young and as stress free as I can. These things get into my core in case you have not noticed as of yet. There a re definitely those who seem to smile through everything and most of the ones that I know are in pretty good shape facially.

    There a re so many things that smiling as much as you can do for us. I have known this for quite some time. I actually have people in my life that smile so much that I see then that way even when we are not together. That is a compliment to them in many ways. Then there is the aspect of those who don't have a particularly uplifting smile, yet they are happy and they try as hard as they can to show it. It may look like a smirk, but it's a smile. I have met a few people like this in my travels.

    I can say this for sure. When I smile, there are different juices that flow which lead to nicer things that are said and done. You ever notice how easy it is to open up a conversation with someone if you lead in with a smile? Now try it the other way and start with a grim or angry face. The difference is truly night and day. It's a great habit to put into play. Lead with the smile, banish the frown at all costs. Because even when you don't feel like smiling, a smile can change that vibration. Are you smiling now? Smooth sailing to you.

                                                                                                    Chase
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