SOME THINGS TO SMILE ABOUT THIS WORLD SMILE DAY

Happy World Smile Day!! I know, I know, there's a day dedicated to bloody everything at the moment and you can't keep up. Me neither. But this is one that I can definitely get on board with. In a study done recently it was discovered that 20% of Brits feel that they smile enough, so just in case you're one of them, today I'm going to try and fix that for you! 

It's Friday.

End of the working week. A good excuse for a drink. Ability to have a lie in tomorrow. Friday's fucking great, smile about that.

Your life is a gift.

Ah a bit deep and heavy, but it's true. Take a quick moment to think about the world and space and the concept of time and travel and solar systems. It may make you feel small, but it might also make you realise how lucky you are to be here, how your life is a blessing and how you must use your time here to do something great. 

Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.

So even if everything is shit and falling apart and you are despairing, you know that you can at least call what you are doing a workout. 

Fresh sheets are a thing.

Literally, at any point you can go into the cupboard and change your sheets and ensure that when you get into bed that evening you can be in crispy, starchy heaven. 

You woke up this morning. 

Another day, a chance at something new, a chance at a fresh start. You're alive and that's great.

There's a huge sale on at Asos right now.

If that doesn't make you smile (and your bank balance weep) then I really don't know what to do with you.

Chocolate.

Go to a shop right now and buy some chocolate. Open it. Eat it. Take immense joy and satisfaction from the fact that you're eating something so totally, incredibly great.

You sneeze at 100mph

That is both incredibly impressive and amusing. I think I will smile every time I sneeze now.

The sun is shining.

At least it is in London, so if it's not where you are then might I suggest you come and visit.

Every single episode of Gilmore Girls is currently on Netflix.

And that's enough to get me weeping with joy.

You can do anything that you want to do.

We hold ourselves back and that's just a fact. Whether we're scared of being rejected or of failing, often the only thing that is stopping us from doing things is our own fear. What we need to remember is that we are in charge or the decisions that we make and we are the masters of our own fate. If you want to do something, you can do it, right now.

A crocodile can poke it's tongue out.

And that's just adorable.

It's never too late.

Whatever it is that you aren't doing right now that you wish you were doing, you can do. It's never too late to make a change and do whatever it is that you want to do. Start now. Because you can.

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they do not drift apart.

Picture it guys, little sea otters holding hands and tell me that you're not smiling right now.

I once shoved my hand into an electric whisk just to see what would happen.

Go on, laugh at me, it's fine.

Somebody loves you.

What a blessing, to know that you are not alone. You mean the absolute world to someone and you must never take that for granted.

Music.

You are never on your own as long as you have music, and you'll always have music.

The rain.

Because you know what comes after the rain right? The rainbow.

Cows have best friends.

And the two best cow friends spend most of their time together *awwhhhhhh*

Somewhere, someone is having the best day of their life.

So whilst you might not be onto a winner today, revel in the fact that someone out there is ludicrously happy and be happy for them.

Bubbles.

Because scientist have proven that there is no way to say that word in an angry voice. Go on, try it, and then laugh. 

You are meant to be here.

Whether you're religious, spiritual or totally atheist, you need to accept that there is a reason for your being here. There is only one of you in this world and this is your one time here (probably). Everything in the world is too great and too complicated for your being here to be a total accident, if everything happens for a reason, then so did you. Never forget that the world needs you.

Smiling will make you happier.

So do it. Not just today, but every day.

Smile, laugh, live. 

(And then tit punch me for being so nauseating)