Smiling is good for you -- both physically and mentally. In fact, there are a slew of scientific studies that prove the physical and psychological effects of smiling. And I'm not talking about fake smiles, but honest-to-goodness smiles that reach your eyes. They not only affect you, but also have an impact on others around you.
It began as a project to boost her pitiful self-esteem. From the moment she stepped out of her front door until she retreated into her home, she made it her goal in life to say, "Hi" or "Hello" to as many people as she could, and to do so with a friendly smile and more confidence than she actually felt.