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70 Reasons to Smile

Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a published author. Follow her "Single Life" series for dating advice.

Reasons to smile list

Reasons to smile list

Wear Your Smile Proudly

A smile a day keeps the blues away. At least, in my opinion, it does. We could always find a reason to smile. It's not that difficult to do. Smiling is a simple pleasure in life.

Even when you think there is nothing that could make you expose a goofy grin, I bet you can.

When is the last time you made someone smile? Do you remember how good that made you feel? It's an amazing feeling and so easy to accomplish.

When is the last time someone made you smile? I bet you never expected it, but you were grateful and remember it vividly.

Wear your smile proudly. If you walk through life with a pout, people feel sorry for you, which in turn might lead them to lack respect for you. So, go ahead and smile twenty-four hours a day. Yes, even while you are asleep.

There's more hope by dazzling others with your smile than by greeting them with a frown. No one likes a Debbie Downer.

The best smiles are the unexpected ones. The ones that you least expect, the ones that make you stop and think... what are they up to?

The power of a sunshine smile is wonderful. So smile more often and remember that happy looks good on you!

Reasons to Smile

1. Life and its many simple pleasures.
2. The aroma of coffee or tea first thing in the morning.
3. Fall TV season and summer reruns.
4. You lost a couple of pounds instead of gaining them. Hopefully, those pesky pounds won't find you again.
5. The compulsive texter getting pulled over for... texting while driving.
6. Your favorite sports team wins.
7. Listening to your favorite music loud enough to possibly damage your hearing.
8. Watching children laugh and play, and then doing as they do. Hop, skip, jump, laugh... smile.
9. Being a parent and/or grandparent and making memories.
10. Winning... anything.
11. Rays of sunshine.
12. The Walmart greeter who welcomes you and the money that you are guaranteed to spend.
13. Rain, thunder, and lightning storms.
14. Not feeling bloated.
15. The beach, feet in the sand, waves, smell of the ocean, and collecting shells.
16. Karma... you gotta love it.
17. A good belch.
18. A drama-free day.
19. Overcoming a fear.
20. Paying off a car loan and having enough money for a full tank of gas to proudly display your paid-off car around town.
21. A wedding and the happiness that surrounds it, even if it's a shotgun wedding.
22. When someone gives you an "atta boy/girl" for a job well done.
23. Baby animals of all types.
24. Passing a yearly health physical with flying colors.
25. No new facial wrinkles for at least a week.

Cute kids make us smile

Cute kids make us smile

More Reasons To Smile

26. Cable TV with its 1,000 channels.
27. The American flag and all its glory.
28. Zero balance on your credit that even possible?
29. The musical chimes from the ice cream truck and rushing to greet it.
30. Giving yourself a challenge and meeting your goal.
31. Being picked up when you are down or when you trip and fall. Ouch!
32. Birthdays, presents, decorations, balloons, candles, and getting older.
33. Making a wish on a shooting star and your wish coming true. Or just making a wish.
34. Realizing you never forgot how to ride a bike.
35. Hootin' and hollerin' at a concert until your voice is hoarse.
36. Giving or receiving a warm, loving, friendly, or caring hug.
37. Giant trampolines.
38. Making someone else smile...a stranger, family, friend, foe...we have the power with a smile.
39. Finding a bargain. Super sales. BOGO sales.
40. Hearing your ex isn't as happy as he/she says they are.
41. A letter/text/email/phone call from a blast from the past.
42. A home-cooked meal, prepared with the special, secret ingredient... love.
43. Chocolate... any kind at any time in any shape or form.
44. Social networking with all its bells and whistles.
45. A vacation, doesn't matter if it's for a night or a week.
46. Naptime; this applies to all ages.
47. Change of seasons... depending where you live. In Florida, we don't have much of a change.
48. A hot shower to begin a new day.
49. Dreaming of a loved one who has passed on—I wish this happened more often for me.
50. Christmas morning, before you realize how much you overspent on gifts.

Even More

51. When you stand your ground and don't back down.
52. A radiant rainbow with ravishing ripples of color.
53. When your jeans zip up without greasing your body down.
54. Reading your favorite comic strip.
55. A bowel movement... this applies to all ages.
56. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.
57. Freshly laundered bedding.
58. Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles.
59. A brisk walk on a cool evening, inhaling fresh air.
60. Looking through old family photos or videos.
61. Your dentist telling you that you are cavity-free.
62. "Law & Order" TV marathons.
63. Family, friends, babies, grandbabies, and pets.
64. Good hair day regardless of heat, humidity, rain, or hat head.
65. Getting poked on Facebook.
66. Positive thoughts that pop into our heads when we need them the most.
67. Hearing the words "I love you!"
68. Free panty coupons from Victoria's Secret!
69. Freshly baked cookies and a cold glass of milk.
70. When I'm called a princess (quote from my 6-year-old granddaughter).

Being silly makes us smile

Being silly makes us smile

© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

What are your reasons to smile?

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on May 24, 2014:

Smiles to you MT! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on May 24, 2014:

Shyron...Excellent idea! We have plenty of smiles to share! :)

Shasta Matova from USA on November 22, 2013:

What a wonderful list! There are indeed so many reasons to smile! Voted up and shared.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on November 22, 2013:

Who needs a reason to smile? And, if you see someone without a smile, just give them one of yours.

Voted up U/F/I and shared

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 18, 2013:

Thank you all for adding your reasons to smile! :)

JPSO138 from Cebu, Philippines, International on November 17, 2013:

Now I have plenty of reasons to smile.. Thanks to this hub. Up for this!

kikalina from Europe on November 02, 2013:

Great hub and voted up. Coffee always makes me smile :)

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on November 02, 2013:

Hi Sunshine,

I loved this one with pictures of your babies and all the things that make me smile. Here is one of mine---I love to smell sunshine in my sheets and pillowcases. I hang them on my clothes line. See I am a Country Girl for sure.

I voted up++++

Have a great Sunday and kiss the babies for me.

Bobbi Purvis

Rosemary Amrhein on November 02, 2013:

Love makes me smile :)

Nell Rose from England on November 02, 2013:

Another reason to make us smile? You always make us laugh Linda, so thats one big smile! Lol!

Stephanie Marie Severson from Atlanta, GA on October 31, 2013:

Thank you. I enjoyed this hub.

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on October 31, 2013:

Linda: Fabulous article! I loved reading this and anything with pictures of Lily, Faith and YOU in them make me smile! You are definitely the messenger of sunshine! I have three favorite from your list - #14 which I can relate to. LOL #58 - I love bubbles and they make me smile. especially when they are in champagne. LOL And the best one of all #67, anytime someone says "I love you" I definitely smile! Great list and reading this, of course, made me smile!

lovedoctor926 on October 29, 2013:

Hi Sunshine, I enjoyed reading this hub. These are all good reasons to smile. Nice photo of Lily, Faith in the pool and the last one of you being silly with faith. I love the pink sunglasses. Happy Halloween! I thought I would find a spooky hub.

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on October 25, 2013:

I love Freshly laundered bedding too.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 19, 2013:

DDE ~ Sueswan ~ AudreyHowitt ... Thank you for the smiles! :)

Audrey Howitt from California on October 19, 2013:

You made me smile today!

Sueswan on October 19, 2013:

There are so many reasons to smile. A beautiful hub to read on a grey rainy day. Passing on the smiles. :-D

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 16, 2013:

70 Reasons to Smile awesome ways to smile and you said so well, voted up and useful

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on May 25, 2013:

Beingwell, LoveDoc, Careermommy...Thanks for stopping by and sharing some smiles! :)

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on March 29, 2013:

These are great reasons to smile. I love thinking about the first time I became a mother and the anticipation of seeing my son everyday. I'm smiling right now thinking about it. And being around family and creating special memories also makes me smile, there are just so many reasons to. This hub is voted way...up!

lovedoctor926 on March 29, 2013:

Great hub! These are all very good reasons to smile. Now, you have me smiling. There's something about the beach, sound of the waves overlapping the shore, smell of suntan lotion and children building sand castles that just makes me smile. I guess it reminds me of my childhood summer days. Voting up and sharing.

beingwell from Bangkok on March 29, 2013:

I shared this inspiring hub. A heart beat is definitely a reason to smile! Even a strand of grey hair!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on February 21, 2013:

Thanks Michael! Keep on shining! :)

Michael John Mele from Seffner, Florida on January 06, 2013:

Great hub...I love the positive message...thanks for sharing. I also love the use of Uncle Kracker...because he is one of my favorite artists.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 14, 2012:

Gsidley, a good belch is worthy of a I've been told:)

Dr. Gary L. Sidley from Lancashire, England on November 13, 2012:

Some great examples in your list. I particularly liked (and smiled at) "a good belch."

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 08, 2012:

IntergrityYes ~ joytruthlove ~ am301986 ~ samnashy ~ CSNewYork ... Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing a smile! :)

CSNewYork from New Jersey on August 08, 2012:

This is a really nice use of a hub. Really enjoyed this! Vote up!

am301986 from New Delhi on August 08, 2012:

great hubs.....and great list. nice hub.

joytruthlove on August 08, 2012:

great hub....

the aroma of cinnamon

milk swirling around in hot tea

greetings from a dog

Sam Graham from Australia on August 08, 2012:

Great hub, It made me smile, even laugh out loud. Thanks.

IntegrityYes on August 07, 2012:

I voted up. OOH! HAH-HAH!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 07, 2012:

Hi Anjo and Urmil!

Thank you for stopping by. Keep on shining!:)

Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on August 07, 2012:

This is so cute. Thanks for such a smiling hub.

Anjo Bacarisas II from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines on August 07, 2012:

geezzz.. so inspiring! Life is the highest level of making us smile.

Oh! forgot something..

#71. Reading this hub :)

It should be "71 Reasons To Smile"

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 07, 2012:

Hi Nyamache, I appreciate you sharing your comment. Thank you!:)

Joshua Nyamache from Kenya on August 07, 2012:

I like it when others make me smile and when I also make others smile. It feels good. We have many reasons why we should smile. This makes me to recall what is said in the book of Proverbs 17:22, "A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones." This is the good reason why we should be cheerful and this includes smiling.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 06, 2012:

Thank you for your comments! Keep on smiling!:)

arminaswittenburg on August 06, 2012:

Yes life. That will do it everytime. Good or bad. I am still here.

Thank you for sharing.

Icematikx from United Kingdom, Staffordshire on August 06, 2012:

I agree, brilliant hub. I try to smile wherever possible!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 06, 2012:

Hi rannt, Thank you for adding another reason with your comment!:)

rannt from Slovenia on August 06, 2012:

There are some great reasons to smile =)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 05, 2012:

Hi Free and Carrie! I appreciate you both stopping by to share some smiles :)

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on August 05, 2012:

What a cute hub, that made me smile. It is interesting to learn what makes different people smile. The universal expression of joy just makes me smile. I have to agree baby animals make me smile, but also make me laugh cause they are so cute. Thank you for such a positive article.

Free2writ3 from Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania on August 05, 2012:

Great hub...

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 05, 2012:

Thank you all for your comments! Keep on spreading the infectious smile! :)

letswriting on August 05, 2012:

Smile day :)

Melanie Chisnall from Cape Town, South Africa on August 05, 2012:

You are right, there really are SO MANY reasons for us to smile each and every single day. Thanks for reminding us about the simple things in life :))

dinkan53 from India on August 05, 2012:

Yes a cup of hot coffee makes me smile too. A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside- Waitley, Denis. Voted up and interesting.

healthylife2 on August 05, 2012:

Great hub...made me smile! I would add a hug to the list.

mmsu from Pakistan on August 05, 2012:

Great hub!!Well written!!

Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on August 05, 2012:

I'm afraid we may never have any reason not to smile ever again. What a nice way you brought out this Sunshine625, thank you, great article. Voted up, and useful.

deergha from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!! on August 05, 2012:

nice hub....thanks for this one.....voted up and awesome.....sharing as well:-)

Lightshare on August 05, 2012:

Beautiful hub Sunshine. Life is just what time. Then why should we waste the time to be happy and make others happy with our smile. Thanx 4 smiling thoughts..!

Mahaveer Sanglikar from Pune, India on August 05, 2012:

Great Hub, thank you for sharing. It costs nothing to smile, but many people like to show sadness on their faces.

Suzie from Carson City on August 05, 2012:

OK....Fine with me! An Oldie but a Goodie! Worth another comment if you ask me.......Your daughter is so pretty.....she's got those adorable Sunshine dimples! Your whole damned family is beautiful.

Good shot of Michele on the trampoline!!


Stephanie Henkel from USA on August 05, 2012:

Reading a Sunshine hub makes me smile, especially when I get up early, the coffee is ready, the sun is shinning into my living room and I read a happy hub first thing on a beautiful morning! :)

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on August 05, 2012:

I'm smiling today because GB won 6 Gold medals yesterday and the country is buzzin' - we are people from a little island filled with pride :o) so this hub fits the bill for me!

OrangeBlobOValor from California on August 05, 2012:

That baby at the end scared the bejesus out of me o.O

MomsTreasureChest on August 04, 2012:

Thanks for the reminder!

Mary from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on August 04, 2012:

Wonderful hub just reading it made me smile if you don't mind I would like to share this if it made me smile I know it is bound to make someone else smile as well.

Athena Clara from California on August 04, 2012:

Great to see optimism around here now-a-days! Thanks!!

Venugopaal from India on August 03, 2012:

Smiling face to me is an encouragement. Thanks for sharing.

Nell Rose from England on August 03, 2012:

This hub makes me smile! lol!

Matthew Kirk on August 03, 2012:

Never heard that one, don't get me wrong, its a good flag as flags go, but its still just a pattern, not something I would say is glorious

lannm from Out here somewhere on August 03, 2012:

Sunshine I enjoyed your Hub a lot.... I am looking forward to reading more Hubs..

Becky Bruce from San Diego, CA on August 03, 2012:

Christmas morning... before you realize you spent too much of gifts! haha so funny. As a positive person I always think of the millions of reasons us humans have to be happy!!! Thanks for sharing so many great reasons to smile

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 03, 2012:

Hi umakeit...I totally agree :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 03, 2012:

Unless u are an American I wouldn't expect u to appreciate #27 Matthew. Its considered rude to insult another country's flag.

Matthew Kirk on August 03, 2012:

Just caught number 27: "The American flag and all it's glory." Really weird and pathetic -the whole hub.

umakeit on August 03, 2012:

Smile is the best medicine in life. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 03, 2012:

Securityproducts3, HouseBuyerUS, Intriguewriter ... Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them :)

Matthew Kirk, You're welcome!

intriguewriter from worldwide on August 03, 2012:

awww this is so cute! I am going to tag this article and do a list of my own reasons to smile. I think sometimes people do forget to smile and sit in misery when there are some reasons to smile every day. Thank you once again, I really really enjoyed reading your reasons to smile. wonderful.

Matthew Kirk on August 03, 2012:

Do another to replace it and make it your 71st?

HouseBuyersUS from Centreville, Virginia, USA on August 03, 2012:

hello Sunshine...your wonderful hub give me reason to smile...great work...up!

securityproducts3 on August 02, 2012:

72nd reason. This hub.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 02, 2012:

Matthew: Done. I'm not changing the title since it's my 70th hub. Thanks for the smiles today!

Matthew Kirk on August 02, 2012:

Well I'll give you till tonight

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 02, 2012:

Modern Lady, thank you fir bringing on the smiles:)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 02, 2012:

For now Matthew you'll have to be happy with a comment shout-out since I can't edit a hub via mobile. Enjoy your shout-out:)

Modern Lady from Chicago, IL on August 02, 2012:

We could all use a few more smiles. Thanks :)

Matthew Kirk on August 02, 2012:

I won't be happy until its up in the body of the article and it is changed to 71 reasons to smile....

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 02, 2012:

I did. In a comment. Smile, be happy :)

Matthew Kirk on August 02, 2012:

Put it up?

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 02, 2012:

#71 Matthew Kirk's comments. They make me smile! :)

Matthew Kirk on August 02, 2012:

I was doing better before I inexplicably got this in my feed.

"Free panty coupons…” made me particularly sick

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 02, 2012:

Hi Matthew, I hope you are doing well. You don't seem like you are. I'm sending you some sunshine smiles to help brighten your day!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 02, 2012:

Hello Rajan, Thank you my friend. Feel free to share some of those cookies!:)

Matthew Kirk on August 02, 2012:

Another strange and pointless hub drowned in a sea of the trademark, undeserved hubpages euphoric praise.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 02, 2012:

Linda, you hub had me smiling all the way. I love when there is SUNSHINE on my hubs. Also, the smell of freshly baked cookies is heavenly.

Relate to most of your reasons.

Votes up and beautiful.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 01, 2012:

Oh yum M&Ms!! I'm smiling with you Christy! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a smile:)

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on August 01, 2012:

If chocolate makes you smile then right now I have a huge smile on my face :) (shoves M&Ms to side of desk...). Great hub and so positive. Gotta like that. I do... so I am sharing!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on June 26, 2012:

Mary and Debbie, I thank you two wonderful women for your kind words, bday greeting and smiles :))

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on June 24, 2012:

what a fun hub... smile and laughter the best medicine.. whether you give or receive.. Happy BIRTHDAY LINDA!!


Mary Craig from New York on June 24, 2012:

List after list, laugh after laugh, Sunshine always makes me smile!

You mean everybody smiles when they take sheets off the line and put them on their bed...then get into bed to the smell of fresh air?

As always voted up, funny, and interesting.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on June 24, 2012:

Thank you KK!

Thank you Nell for the birthday wishes! I'll save you some cake!:)

Nell Rose from England on June 24, 2012:

Just had to come back and read again, brilliant! Happy Birthday!

kk01011991 on June 23, 2012:

Nice Work Maam

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on June 22, 2012:

Thank you prospect for your nice comment and for agreeing there are always reasons to smile!:)

Bradrick H. from Texas on June 20, 2012:

Well done hub. I agree with many of the things you mentioned. There is nothing like a good laugh or smile unexpectedly, and like you mentioned there are always reasons to smile, even when things look dark. Voted up, and congratulations on reaching your 70th hub.