” A smile is optional but highly recommended.”

Tess told a young inmate in one of the episodes of ‘Touched By An Angel”.

smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth and by flexing muscles throughout the mouth.

Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known.

Newborns often exhibit smiles within the first three days of their lives, especially while sleeping. However these early smiles are spontaneous and are not a response to outside stimulation.

A smile does indeed have great power and great social rewards. However, it has been proven that an authentic smile is much more effective than a counterfeit smile.

Happiness is most often the motivating cause of a smile. However, there are many exceptions, especially among animals. The exposure of teeth, which may bear a resemblance to a smile, is often used as a threat or warning display—known as a snarl—or a sign of submission.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile

A Safari Tourist: Look dear! That lion is smiling at us, I bet it is happy to see us. 😀

Lion: You bet I am… 🙂 (Tummy: Goo~ Goo~)

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