Inspire Me – Why You Should Smile

June 17, 2016


Everyone recognises a smiley smile. It’s universal and crosses all ages. It makes us feel good on the inside and out. Anyone on the receiving end of a big smile will no doubt feel great too. It’s incredibly catching don’t you think?


I was absolutely thrilled to find out I had been nominated for the 2016 MAD blog awards for Outstanding Contribution for making the blog world a bit ‘smilier’. As I said in my birthday post earlier this week, my nomination isn’t for something super serious, but it is super-wonderful!

Wonderful because actually, smiling might just be the most important thing you do today, and if I helped to get that beautiful sunbeam plastered on your face, then that in itself is a winner.


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I love how quotes can make you feel uplifted and ready for anything. Throw in a sparkly graphic or two and there you have something gorgeous that’s shareable, printable and ready to go when you need it the most. Enjoy!


New Series

This quote is part of my new ‘INSPIRE ME’ series. If you liked this one, then you might also enjoy:



29 responses to “Inspire Me – Why You Should Smile”

  1. aww I love this post! It really made me smile so thank you xx #Thelist

  2. This is lovely! I always try to remember that you don’t know how much a smile can touch someone if they’re having a really bad day – I need to smile more as i always tend to look a bit huffy! #candidcuddles

  3. Hi again, just coming back over from #candidcuddles and still loving this post!

  4. Love this! Always a reason to smile! Totally agree with you about quotes too, I love them! #candidcuddles

  5. This is so gorgeous! And I couldn’t agree more – smiling can make the difference to anyones day xx #candidcuddles

  6. This is such a lovely quote – and I love the plate sun too! 🙂 #candidcuddles

  7. Love it! It really is amazing what smiling can do for you & for others that you smile at. It can make all of the difference to someone’s day. Congrats again on your nomination – it really is so well deserved!! Thanks so much for sharing with #candidcuddles x

  8. Kaye says:

    Aw how lovely. So true how it’s the little things in life (and the free ones) that make us the happiest. #dreamteam

  9. kate says:

    thanks for this reminder. I love the pic of your daughter with the happy sun! Will be smiling and think of this post today. #DreamTeam

  10. Stopping by again for this weeks #DreamTeam keep that smile going babe! xxx

  11. Smiling is truly infectious. It can literally light up a room. Daughter 2 is going through exams this week and she hasn’t smiled for a couple of weeks – I’ve really noticed her lack of a smile and it upsets me. I’m hoping that on Friday it will be back 🙂 A thoroughly deserved nomination. Alison x #DreamTeam

  12. Congratulations on being nominated. That is really awesome and I’m sure it put a smile on your face. I love the sunshine and your daughter looks very happy. Angela from Daysinbed

  13. blabbermama says:

    Ohhh I love the new series. Looking forward to read more. A smile goes a long way and lights up any face 🙂 #dreamteam thanks for hosting!

  14. Such a lovely post! Its so true, smiling really can make all the difference. Loving the new series, great idea. Everyone needs a bit of inspiration and positivity in their lives 🙂 Good luck at #BML! Emily #DreamTeam

  15. Lisa says:

    Great post!! It’s true though, if your grumpy force yourself to smile. It does make a difference
    L X

  16. Petite Words says:

    Here from #dreamteam too! My first week linking up, if you have a reminder linky list I’d love to get a reminder each week, thanks lovely!

  17. You really do make the blogosphere a whole lot “smilier”! A gift which I can see that your little lady has clearly inherited from her lovely mum. That cute little smile is enough to make my dimples hurt. Just gorgeous. xx

    Thanks for hosting #DreamTeam

  18. I am smiling as I type this…and that is what I look for in a post…inspiration to a better life…thank you for reminding me to smile…loved the photography too

  19. emma says:

    so very true! it is hard sometimes but I try and remember what I have and to just try and be happy! #DreamTeam

  20. Well done for being nominated! I love the reasons to smile, especially the one about being prettier #dreamteam

  21. I loved this post the first time I read it and I still love it, it’s like filling my screen with sunshine thank you! And thanks for hosting the fab #dreamdream xx

  22. You’re dead right – we should all smile more often!! #BloggerClubUK

  23. Lucy says:

    Ah, how lovely.
    I need this today, having a tough day, so I am going to try and smile through it!

  24. Love this! Think this is something I need to remind myself some days, especially on the tougher days! x

  25. Such a great quote and it is amazing how a smile can lift yours an others spirits. Beautiful photos too. Thank you for hosting

  26. It’s so true that a smile can be infectious. I also think it makes us feel better to smile. If I’m having a bad day, I try to force myself to smile anyway, and before long, it is genuine!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

  27. Fridgesays says:

    Cute and snappy with a quote – my kind of blogger 🙂 thank you for sharing

  28. You can’t beat a smile and well done indeed on being nominated for something so lovely and infectious #BloggerClubUK

  29. Ah I totally agree with you. A smile is such a powerful thing. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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