I was standing in a grocery line today and noticed a man about my age in the next lane. My goodness, he looked grumpy. I realized it was merely something that seems to happen as you get older. I think our smiles start to sag along with everything else. And nothing ages you faster than to have that turned down mouth look. Then I could hear Louis Armstrong singing…

When you’re smilin’, keep on smilin’,
The whole world smiles with you.
And when you’re laughin’, oh when you’re laughin’
The sun comes shinin’ through.

But when you’re cryin’, you bring on the rain.
So stop your sighin’, be happy again.
Keep on smilin. Cause when you’re smilin’,
The whole world smiles with you.

In customer service, we are taught that a smile can be felt through the phone. Try it – it’s true. When we smile while we talk, it comes through in our voice. It’s a good thing to remember.

We’ve all heard all the smile benefits, so I’ll just stop here. And remind you to keep on smilin’. You can’t help but feel better when we think of something that makes us smile and we all have something to smile about.