Which comes first, the smile or the happy feeling?

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
August 22, 2011 6:37am CST
We don't smile because we're happy - We're happy because we smile! I heard this statement this past weekend and realized that it was true. Laughter clubs have sprung up all over the world, and are accepted internationally. Some people even claim that laughter can cure some diseases. What do you think?
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• Philippines
23 Aug 11
I always tell this to my friend that "Laughter is the best medicines". It's indeed always true. When I'm tired from work I always watch movies that is funny. That's my everyday medicine.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
23 Aug 11
Hi silver, I agree, laughter is good medicine. Thank you for your comments. Blessings.
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Your welcome pose! Just tell me if your sad and I'll make you smile.(Just kidding)
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
23 Aug 11
Hi Pose123, laughing face looks really natural and brilliant if it's from one who is authentic happy. A happy guy will infect all the people around with his brilliant laughter unconsciously. There is a saying here, one would live healthily if he laughs out loud genuinely 3 times a day daily. Yeah, smiling to others shows courtesy and friendly and may be it isn't show that the person is happy truly when doing so for that might be a habit. Such smiling face is shown when in front of the camera as well Happy posting and have a nice day
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
23 Aug 11
Hi lkbooi, Thank you for sharing those thoughts and we agree. Blessings.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
23 Aug 11
You are most welcome Pose seems that my nagging made me forgetting to answer whether happy feeling or smiling comes first. Here is my reply, smiling would follow the pace naturally when we are happy. Thanks for the info about the accepted internationally Laughter Clubs, sadly to say that though they have sprung up all over the world now, yet it's not available in my place.
@buenavida (8342)
• Sweden
22 Aug 11
I guess most times we smile because we feel happy, but we can also deliberately affect our feelings by smiling even when we donĀ“t feel like smiling. The smiling in itself can make us thing positive thoughts.
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
23 Aug 11
Spot on, that is a great saying pose, and I feel that buenavida here has it right, smile even if you don't feel like it, it may not make your situation any better, but you'll feel better, and just feeling better about something can help you over come the obstacles, at least that is my feeling on the matter. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
23 Aug 11
Hi buenavida, Thank you and I agree. Blessings.
@hafiz008 (450)
• India
22 Aug 11
I also heard about the statement that laughing can cure diseases. But I think that it aids to cure disease. Laughing to increase life which means they are happy during life. In the time of sorrow they are depress which results to many disease. I laughing club will helps to keep our minds strong.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
22 Aug 11
Hi hafiz, Thank you for your thoughts. Sharing a smile with another will certainly make us feel better. Blessings.
• United States
24 Aug 11
Absolutely it is good for us to laugh. When you feel good your body tends to respond in the same matter. Many times I have had doctors tell me keep your frame of mind in check in order for your body to work its best.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
7 Sep 11
Hi, Pose123. I believe that happiness comes first, then a smile comes afterwards. We have to be happy in order to smile. I agree that laughter can cure some diseases, especially Cancer which is known to come from having an extreme level of high stress.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
7 Sep 11
Hi cream, Thank you for sharing your thoughts here. Blessings.
@pibi713 (187)
• China
5 Sep 11
We think we only smile when we are happy. Actualy if we smile we will feel happy. Keep smiling will give us a good mood. The diseses are caused by psychological problems. When we are not ease we get diseases. Laughter can cure the diseases. Ilove warm smilng. Do you know Chace Crawford? I love his smile so much. His smile is as warm as the sunshine.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Sep 11
Hi pibi, Thank you for coming here and we agree on this. I too believe that smiling can make us feel happy. The more we smile the better we feel. Blessings.
• Mexico
28 Aug 11
Hi Pose: Both possibilities could be true. I couldn't smile if I am not really feeling it. Otherwise it would be fake, so I need to be prepared to be happy. We can take the choice to be happy even if we are passing through difficult situations so for me you should want to be happy and feel it in order to smile. ALVARO
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Aug 11
Hi starsailover, Thank you for that response. I don't think that the smile has to be fake. We may be concerned over something or even not feeling well, yet if an old and good friend shows up, we almost always smile and feel better, and I don't think the smile is fake. Blessings.
@ydj524 (5)
• China
26 Aug 11
I did a test,it sames that smile and happy concurrently occur. But sometimes even if we are angry with somebody, we also smile to him.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
27 Aug 11
Hi ydj, Thank you for sharing this. Blessings.
@yentongs (29)
26 Aug 11
I think they both happen simultaneously. I tried thinking about which really comes first, and I realized that while you are thinking of a happy thought, a smile would slowly creep on your lips without you realizing it. And really, it happens both ways. When you smile, you feel good about smiling, like there is nothing wrong with the world, which gives you the happy feeling. Or when you smile at someone, and the person smiles back, you feel good that you made someone feel good. It could also happen the other way. Like, when you pass a crucial test, you feel happy and relieved, and the first thing you do is smile. Or when this perfect girl agrees to be your girlfriend, you feel good throughout and you smile. So, it could be both ways, or they happen simultaneously:)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
27 Aug 11
Hi yentongs, You make a good point and thank you for sharing. Blessings.
@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
25 Aug 11
It depends. For instance, I may be feeling moody but I can still smile if I hear a good joke or if I see a funny pic. I may be feeling happy and so I smile. Therefore, it's hard to say which comes first. Laughter is therapeutic and so I believe that some diseases could be cured just by laughing regularly. Laughing can produce a positive change in our outlook and that's why I say it could really cure some diseases. I went for a music workshop two years ago and according to the trainer, all of us (ie. all living things) have energy vibrations. Our energy vibrations can determine our state of health. The happier we are, the more positive vibes we have. That's why it's important to laugh more.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Aug 11
Hi huilichan, It is very important to laugh more and I believe that laughter does have healing capabilities. Thank you for coming here and sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
Smile or smiling is our way of expressing that we are happy. So SMILE is the action word for the emotion happy. I would agree that laughter is the best medicine, or better yet the are instrumental in the faster healing of diseases. Imagine that feeling of being light headed every time we share a good laugh or smile with friends or even watch a funny movie?
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
25 Aug 11
Hi gabedward, Thank you for your comments. Blessings.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Haha i got confused because I believe that we smile because we feel happy. But I totally agree that laughter can cure diseases. It even makes people look younger and that's scientifically true. Happy myLotting!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Aug 11
Hi ronadelle, Thank you for coming here and sharing your thoughts and keep smiling. Blessings.
@mark_413 (19)
• China
24 Aug 11
I think most times smile comes after the happy feelings. If you get the happy feelings, the body will generate something good which will fight with the diseases.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Aug 11
Hi mark, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Keep smiling. Blessings.
• China
24 Aug 11
Smile is good for our health,our work,and our relationship between each other,especially in this high pressure world. I heard that laughing is good for our stomachs in some way.But laughing too much is bad for our lungs and kidneys.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Aug 11
Hi shuijiujia, Thanks for sharing and that's the first time I've heard that we could laugh too much. Blessings.
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
a simple smile brings new hope, and happiness. A smile is brought by happy feelings in our heart:))
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Aug 11
Hi sweet, Thank you for sharing those thoughts. Blessings.
@Bashful87 (123)
24 Aug 11
Smile can be define in different situations, depending on how it is being manifested. There is a smile which is just pretentious and the other is genuine. Smiling reflects the truth inside ones heart.The real happiness as well is reflected from a real smile.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Aug 11
HiBashful, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. Blessings.
@Maychii (21)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
hmmm... in some cases, that might be true.. but in my point of view, there are also some instances where in laughter isn't always the best medicine.. a CRY can often cure our hearts too..
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Aug 11
Hi Maychii, I'll be the first to agree that we often need a good cry as well. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings.
@buddha3 (1029)
• India
23 Aug 11
No..I don't agree with your first statement. We can only smile when we are happy but not the other way round..It's just very difficult..If someone does it, he/she would seem abnormal to us.. But yes, laughing and being happy can prevent and also cure some diseases, as i have read about many such cases.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
23 Aug 11
Hi buddha, Thank you for commenting. It seems we may have to disagree on this as I think that the smile or the laugh can come first and make us feel better. That's fine however as no one expects to agree all the time. Blessings.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
23 Aug 11
I would say its the happy feeling, which causes the changes in the body and then the lips..we smile or laugh depends on what the feel is. When we are overjoyed we laugh and jump. When its a satisfactory happiness, it takes in a smile. Laughter makes the entire hormones and body parts active and thats increases immunity, so it says it will prevent diseases. So happy feeling is cause for smile and laughter!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
23 Aug 11
Hi besthope, Thank you for sharing and keep smiling. Blessings.
@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
23 Aug 11
I think perhaps personally for me I feel I smile because I'm happy. I think being happy or enjoying something causes me to be happy. I like to smile but for the most part I don't feel I smile unless I feel happy. My husband says that I smile too much. I don't think that that is possible. I think it would be neat to have laughter clubs around. I think that laughter does help disease, to have a positive attitude. I don't know if I feel it cures diseases.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
23 Aug 11
Hi Dominique, Thank you for commenting and I don't that we can ever smile too much. Blessings.