Today is a day, for everyone, to share the power of the smile.
There are many people that do not realize how much power and magic is behind in a smile.
A smile can be as simple as a silent hello to those that you pass by.
A true smile also offers acceptance, encouragement and appreciation as well as helping to calm one’s anxieties, fear, nervousness and etc.
A smile lets someone know that you care.
When you smile at someone, you are telling them that they are valued and worth the smile that you just gave them. Smiles are morale boosters and confidence builders.
Research has proven that smiling really does increase attractiveness and likability between humans. Smiling creates a greater trust and increased interpersonal cooperation. Smiling at someone can help them to relax and relieve their stress while at the same time; it will make you feel good. Smiling (even if you do not feel like it) will lift your mood and can make you a happier person.
Do you remember the song called, “When You’re Smiling?”
“When You’re Smiling,” is a song by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher, and Joe Goodwin and made famous by Louis Armstrong, who recorded it at least three times, in 1929, 1932, and 1956. Duke Ellington also recorded it several times earlier in his career.
Today’s YouTube video clip is shared by user name Sara Ariff, in this lovely slide show presentation of “When You’re Smiling,” by leftover cuties with lyrics of the song.
Let’s not confuse National Power Smile Day, with World Smile Day, because World Smile Day is celebrated on October 2nd of this year.
As is well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.
As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.
The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we. He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day.
Ever since that first World Smile Day held in 1999, it has continued every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.
In lieu of today’s story, perhaps there’s more to this than can meet the eye, and maybe I’m flooding you with too much information for a Monday, but remember this, “Do not let the world change your smile. Let your smile, change the world!”
Written & Designed by JD Mitchell