Share a Smile Day is an annual American holiday designed to bring a smile. Psychologists advise to smile more often. So you not only dispose other people to you, but you improve your health. It is proven that smiling, a person relaxes, goes away irritation. A healthy nervous system in today’s busy life is very important. The holiday is celebrated annually on March 1.
It is believed that Share a Smile Day was first celebrated in 1997. It was probably started by very cheerful people who decided to give this world more smiles.
Researchers have concluded that the skill of smiling in humans developed a long time ago, even in their ancestors – apes. Primates can use a kind of smile to show their congeners that they are harmless and are not going to attack or be aggressive.
A smile, like laughter, is our brain’s response to positive or amusing events in our lives. For example, after a successfully completed task and praise or reward, there is a release of the happiness hormone (dopamine), which causes the facial muscles to react with a smile. Smiling people always make a good impression and other people perceive this as a signal that they are open to communication, are in a good mood and do not wish evil. This perception is embedded in us on a psychological level. We just can’t think differently.
- A smile makes many small facial muscles work. The more a person smiles, the less likely it is that his skin will quickly become flabby and lose elasticity with age.
- The smiley smiley that is widely used in correspondence today was invented in 1936 and was originally the logo of an insurance company that Harvey Bell created for $50.
How to celebrate
Smile more often and stay positive on Share a Smile Day. Often joke with your family and friends, colleagues at work. Watch comedians perform, funny animal videos or comedy movies. Do everything you can to put a smile on your face more often.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users how often they smile or give a smile to other people.
When is Share a Smile Day celebrated in 2024?
Share a Smile Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on March the 1st each year.