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  1. jyo says

    Such a lovely post and lovely quotes, u look beautiful as always….and yesss a warm smile is the universal language of kindness and it’s the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart(again quotes )

    • LauraJ says

      The universal language of kindness…I love that. It’s so true! Thank you for your kind words as always

  2. Kerry LifeandLoves says

    Oh you are so right, smiling makes us feel happy! I was once told that the first thing you should do in the morning is smile at yourself in the mirror. I love it when someone smiles at me, its such a lift

    • LauraJ says

      I might try that…although I usually wake up and my eyes are half closed until I have a shower. Smiling is such a great lift though! x

  3. Lise says

    Smiling is always nice! I struggle a bit with it because I have hereditary bad teeth, discolored and all no matter what I do with them so it’s something I’m self conscious about.. Trying to teach myself to smile with my mouth closed, that could help a little bit at least 🙂 This is a great post anyways. x

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! My best friend’s teeth are quite discoloured. I don’t notice it, but he is quite conscious. I wish I could smile with a closed mouth but because of my overbite, I just look weird. Like my lips won’t go together lol. I appreciate you reading x

  4. englishwithkirsty says

    I like this post. I was very good at the London commuter “don’t even think about talking to me because I haven’t had my third coffee yet” face, but now I don’t work there any more, I smile more at people on my travels!

    • LauraJ says

      I use to commute to London daily for work and I hated the idea of talking to people, never mind smiling. It’s just such a stressful environment and everyone desperate to make their trains. I smile more now as well, like suddenly trains are more enjoyable!

  5. You Can Always Start Now says

    There is nothing more attractive than a great smile. I am a big believer in if you make eye contact with someone (stranger/anyone) you smile, nod whatever but you acknowledge that person. You are right it could change their day.

    • LauraJ says

      I had braces on my bottom teeth and then the retainer afterwards was too small and so I stopped wearing it. I now have really bad bottom teeth but luckily my smile hides it! Thank you girl xx

  6. Melina Elisa | Ivefoundwaldo says

    This is such a great post! I’m the same way as you! I’m constantly smile with my teeth! I used to try to do that sultry pout, but I honestly don’t know how to do it and not look odd, so smiling is what I’m going to stick with! I really like some of the quotes you chose for this post, they really do hit home for sure xxx

    Melina |

    • LauraJ says

      Brainy quote is like my everyday website now! I swear I spend too much time looking for quotes to go with an article!
      I didn’t even try to be sultry. I just put my mouth together as if I was going to give someone a scary kiss. If I track down my old files from high school, I might show one day. xxx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you lovely! There’s this one spot in my bedroom that makes my skin look good and that’s where I was standing – and always stand 😛 x

  7. Paolo B. says

    Smiles from strangers walking are so rare these days, so true. With all the benefits of smiling it’s a wonder why they aren’t more widely use This post made me smile. Thanks Laura!

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