Inspire Me – Why You Should Smile


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.


5 top reasons why you should get your smile on

  • It can make you feel happier.
  • It can help to reduce stress.
  • It can help to increase your productivity and also your creativity.
  • A smile on your face can make you even more good looking than you already are!
  • Smiling can positively affect those around you.


Be a Beautiful Beamer


Be a Beautiful Beamer



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:





  1. June 19, 2016 / 12:16 pm

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

  2. June 19, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    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. June 20, 2016 / 6:03 am

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

  4. June 20, 2016 / 6:36 am

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

  5. June 20, 2016 / 7:31 am

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

  6. June 20, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    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

  7. June 21, 2016 / 5:22 am

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

  8. June 21, 2016 / 5:42 am

    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

  9. June 21, 2016 / 7:11 am

    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

  10. June 21, 2016 / 7:53 am

    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

  11. June 21, 2016 / 8:05 am

    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!

  12. June 21, 2016 / 9:38 am

    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

  13. June 21, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    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!

  14. June 21, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    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

  15. June 21, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    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

  16. June 21, 2016 / 6:22 pm

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

  17. June 21, 2016 / 11:07 pm

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

  18. June 22, 2016 / 3:08 am

    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

  19. June 22, 2016 / 7:42 am

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

  20. June 22, 2016 / 10:30 am

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

  21. June 22, 2016 / 12:58 pm

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

  22. June 22, 2016 / 1:14 pm

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

  23. June 22, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    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 🙂

  24. June 22, 2016 / 8:14 pm

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

  25. June 22, 2016 / 10:03 pm

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

  26. June 23, 2016 / 3:27 pm

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

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