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Self-Concept Thursday

By January 27th, 20213 Comments

Self-Concept Thursday

Face Time

“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.” ~Janet Lane

No matter what you think about yourself, your most influential and accessible asset is your face. Before you say a word, your countenance delivers a nonverbal communication to everyone that you encounter. What message are you conveying?? With the pressures of life, we often walk through the day preoccupied with our tasks and agendas. We’re disconnected. Closed off. We avoid eye contact. We’re about our business. We’re soooo serious.

Consider becoming more conscious of opportunities to share a bit of your light with the world. You don’t have to attempt huge, miraculous acts to “be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Receiving something as simple as a smile can completely change the course of someone’s day. We underestimate the positive energy that can be created from this simple exchange. The world needs all the goodwill that we can generate, don’t you think? Make smiling a part of your delivery in everything you do. You will find that the quality of your interactions – including everything from passing a coworker in the hallway to giving a formal presentation to a group of people – will improve.

A smile conveys confidence and warmth and makes people feel at ease. Your inner awareness manifests as outer charm when you share a smile. While I don’t think of myself as the most influential person; in many situations, my easy friendliness and smile have helped me diffuse tension and create productive environments.

Hands down, smiling is the number one weapon in your arsenal to combat negativity and generate peace. It costs nothing, yet it gives and gives.

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” ~Charles Reade


I’m doing an all call for inspirational quotes, videos, short blogs, and articles that relate to improving self-esteem, and developing a positive body image and sense of self. We’re calling it Self-Concept Thursdays! Send your submissions to using Self-Esteem as the subject line.

***In the meantime, leave your Positive Affirmations below!


  • Barbara Naturally Speaking says:

    I believe that a smile typically creates a positive energy. Smiles are often contagious. I also noticed that when people are in a bad mood it affects the mood of others, how they say "misery loves company". I think smiles do generate a positive energy. I try to make a conscious effort to smile frequently daily as it tends to rub off on me, and the people around me. It's just refreshing!

  • Takeya says:

    I get the same response sometimes…people think I'm being fake because I can't possibly be happy all the time. Even that makes me smile because it's an opportunity to share an encouraging word…"I'm alive and in relatively good health! It's almost Friday! My car cranked this morning! Why not smile?"

    Thanks for the reminder of the power of a smile!

  • bludini1 says:

    I agree but you would be suprised at how many people always tell me I smile too much or why am I so positive all the time, as if it is the wrong thing to do, go figure.

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