Photo Friday: What’s a Smile Worth?

What's a Smile Worth?

This sign was spotted in downtown Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon in Canada. Nailed on the side of one of the old wooden buildings that are common in the centre of town it was advertising a dentist and the message made me smile.

‘A smile increases your face value’ the sign proclaimed. It raised a smile and it made me think too.

Puns aside a smile really does increase your face value. Think about it. Who would you rather hire, hang out with or marry? Someone with a smile on their face or someone sporting a permanent frown?

So if we agree a smile is valuable how much is it worth?

Good eye contact and a smile from you will give a little pick up to your children, your friend and even total strangers. A beautiful smile lifts our spirits as much as a good coffee, a sunny day or even a bar of chocolate no matter who it comes from.

So a smile is surely worth paying for and yet they can’t be bought.

A smile holds huge value yet it costs you nothing to give.

A smile may be priceless in the best possible way.


So tell me friends, what do you think? How much is a smile worth? 

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  1. Heather March 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    It’s the Occam’s razor that vaults the happy and optimistic to more favourable outcomes more often than the frowny types that swear the Universe is out to get them…

  2. QwkDrw March 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    No need really to ask. Annabel you’ve called it perfectly, “A smile may be priceless in the best possible way.”

    While you were composing this post, did Apple Computer come to mind at all


  3. A lot, Annabel. I know I must prefer to see a smiley face wherever I go. And that includes in the mirror!! And I write as someone who knows how to weep too… but slapping a smile on my dial often helps cheer me up a lot when down.

  4. Cate March 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Hi Annabel,
    Cate xx

  5. MightyTravels March 20, 2014 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Some people really try to make the life of others easier. Sweet!

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