My dad and mom always told me to smile an everlasting smile. To some, smiling seems hard to do, because they think their life is so full of nothing to smile about. If you are the type who finds it hard to smile, then you need to take a moment and think about the reasons why you should get that twinkle in your eyes. Below, I am going to give you 10 reasons to smile in life. Take note that every single reason may not be for you, but you will find at least one reason on here to smile about!
10. You Have a Job
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If you are the type that has a job, then good for you! In this day and age, there are many that are living without a job, somehow. Hence the reason so many are on unemployment. If you do not have a job, then you can easily get one.
9. Your Son or Daughter is with You
If you have children, then you should be happy to have them with you. Do you realize what a blessing it is to have kids? Sure, they are easy to make, but they really are a blessing when they are born.
8. Your Car
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I do not know about you, I know I’m a girl, but I like cars! If you have a nice car, then be happy about it. When I say nice, I mean something to your liking. It doesn’t have to be to other people’s preference. Personally, I like cars with a lot of power that have been souped up.
7. Your Husband
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My husband always makes me smile when I am down. He does not stop until he succeeds at it. It’s nice to have a husband that cares. Surely, if you love your husband, then he will make you smile.
6. Your Wife
If you just so happen to be a guy that is reading this and you are married, then your wife is someone who can make you happy. Surely, she loves you and tries her best to make you smile. It probably affects her when you are down. When my husband doesn’t smile, it has an effect on me.
5. New Clothes!
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Okay, I have a confession to make – when I am down and feeling blue, getting a new outfit cheers me up. There’s just something about a new outfit. Surely, girls understand what I mean by this. Right?
4. Your Flower Garden
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Do you have a flower garden? I love flowers. While I do not have a flower garden outside as I live in an apartment, I do have many plants inside. If I weren’t able to have plants, I don’t know what I would do. Plants always make me smile.
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I am a big music fan. I like anything that has a beat. Some of my favorites include Massari, Ludacris, Eminem, DMX, Metallica, Avril Lavigne, Westlife, Def Leopard…this list could go on forever, so I will just end it right there.
2. Smile That You Are Still Living
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Isn’t the fact that you are still living and breathing in good health something to smile about? Each morning, when you wake up and feel good, that is reason enough to smile. When you have problems, always realize that it could be worse…
1. Your Pet
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This is a picture of my dog, Copper. Yes, he’s sticking his tongue out…after he chewed up a football. Pets are therapeutic to me. They always have been. In that past, when I was down, all I would have to do is pet my cat. Now, I pet my dog Copper or watch my bearded dragon, Grendel stare at me when he is sitting on my desk. I often wonder what he is thinking. Animals are so innocent and smart. They know how to make you smile.
If you believe that you are depressed and none of these ten tips make you smile, then it may be time to get some help. There are many ways to get over depression. It is important to stop focusing on all of the negative in life and start smiling! Do some of these help you smile?
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