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Convo Starters: Smile Like You Mean It!: The Science of Smiling

Some scientists believe that the act of smiling can make a person happier, and some say… no way, happiness only comes from the inside. What do you think?


Mindy has Gramma G-Force hold a pen between her teeth sideways across her mouth, while not allowing her lips to touch it in an effort to sort of force her smile muscles into a smile whether she wants to or not. Find a friend and try this smile trick out! Then discuss how you feel afterward.


What are some things that always make you smile? Share them with someone and ask them to share the same with you? See if any of your things are similar.