The longest word in the dictionary

It’s not “Floccinaucinihilipilification” (which is “the act or habit of estimating or describing something as worthless, or making something to be worthless by said means.” – Oxford English Dictionary).

Mary Poppins/Julie Andrews image borrowed from

Mary Poppins/Julie Andrews image borrowed from

It’s also not “Supercalifraegilisticexpialidocious“, believe it or not (sorry, Mary Poppins).




Nope, the longest word in the dictionary is SMILES (because there’s a mile between the S’s)…  😀 Hahaha…ha?

Image Jim Carrey laughing from

Image Jim Carrey laughing from

Last month, June 15th was listed as “Smile Power Day“. But I say, why can’t it be every day? A smile is one of those things that can change all kinds of things for the better! It can:

  • Add years to your life
  • Make you a happier person
  • Make someone else a happier person
  • It’s a mood change for the giver and the receiver
  • Improves relationships
  • In business, it sends a great customer service message

There is great power in a smile. It’s contagious, too. And it’s an evolutionary trait!  Did you know that your smile can be a predictor of how long you will live? Or that every, single person is born smiling? I bet there are other things you didn’t know about smiling.

In this TED Talk video, Ron Gutman talks about “The Hidden Power of Smiling”.  Laughter may be the best medicine, but it all starts with a smile. 😉

So go out and smile today! Make a conscious effort to do it more today (and every day!). Spread the wealth and do something good for your health and those around you.  I’ll venture to say you won’t regret it. 🙂



About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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2 Responses to The longest word in the dictionary

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    It is funny the reaction you sometimes get when you smile. I have been trying to remember to smile at everyone. Some people duck their heads and almost run…but then others smile back at you…makes it magical.

    • dragonkatet says:

      🙂 Thanks, Jo. It is odd, isn’t it? You would think everyone would smile back, but I guess some people don’t even trust a simple smile. But it’s good to practice anyway. Yours might be the only smile they see all day!

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