A Smile is Contagious
Have you ever just passed someone in a store and they smiled at you? You probably smiled back and immediately felt happy. That's because smiling is contagious. Not only is it contagious but it has so many health benefits for us. When someone smiles their brain releases tiny molecules called neuropeptides which immediately reduces stress (SCLHealth.org). Now that's a great stress reliever that doesn't cost you a dime! LOL.
I've been in a store or restaurant and smiled at a cashier or store clerk who appeared to be having a bad day and I've seen their attitude shift immediately for the better. So many people are walking around stressed out, angry and depressed that it's not often someone is greeted with a smile. Because it's so rare I think it's truly appreciated.
Our mom always said you catch more bees with honey than with vinegar. I think she was saying to us how important it is to be nice to people despite how they may be acting around you. Our motto at Carolima's is Great Food. Great Service. In order to offer great service we always have a great attitude and smile at our events. We want guests to feel warm and welcome.
Do me a favor and just smile at someone today. See how impactful it is not only for them but also for you. It makes you feel sooooo good!