Did you know today October 2, 2015 is WORLD SMILE day! It’s the first Friday of October every year. A perfect day…it’s a Friday!
The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. Harvey Ball is known to have created the Smiley Face in 1963. The World’s first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.
After Harvey died in 2001, the “Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation” was created to honour his name and memory. The slogan of the Smile Foundation is “improving this world, one smile at a time.” The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day each year.
The simple act of smiling does far more than just make you look friendly – it can change your life and the lives of those around you.
Just for fun…Here are the top 10 reasons why you should SMILE!
1. It boosts your immune system
2. It changes your mood
3. It lowers your blood pressure
4. It gives you a natural high
5. It melts hearts
6. You’ll be remembered
7. Smile your way to success
8. You’ll look younger
9. And live longer
10. A quote to smile about
“A smile costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.” – Dale Carnegie
Grab your camera, say cheez … and SMILE and take a picture because it’s World Smile Day, and It’s Friday and the start of the weekend…
Now that’s something to smile about!