Life can sure get you down, and I know the idea of smiling to feel better can seem silly. But I think now, more than ever, we need to dig deep and find enough joy to break out into a big smile.

The National Day calendar proclaims June 15 as National Smile Power Day.

God knows that day in and day out, we can easily find things that put a scowl on our face. You know how I rant constantly about my horrible commute and the awful traffic. I'm not alone in often starting and ending my day with a note of angst.

That said, I've often been told I have an infectious smile. And that, my friends, makes me SMILE. So it was my mission today to bring out some happy faces in my work place. Watch me brighten everyone's day:

Smiling is infectious for sure. Research has proven that smiling really does increase attractiveness and likability between humans.

Smiling creates a greater trust and increased interpersonal cooperation.

Smiling at someone can help them to relax and relieve their stress while at the same time, it will make you feel right.

Smiling, even if you don't feel like it, will lift your mood and can make you a happier person.

I'm pretty sure we all rolled our eyes when our mom said, "Turn that frown upside down!

But mom was right. So put a smile on, snap a picture of it, and feel free to post it on the i95 WRKI Facebook page. #SmilePowerDay

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