World Smile Day announces that a smile and a good mood will save the planet from evil! If everyone gives positivity to others, then they will receive a boost of energy for the whole day! This is the most accessible emotion in the world – why not use it every day instead of a dull frown? Join the celebration on the first Friday of October!
The holiday was founded in 1999 with the goal of making people smile and do good deeds every day. Sometimes even one kind word can have a huge impact, confirming thousands of stories. The date also reminds us of the creator of the emoticon – the symbol that has become a part of our lives. Do you remember the last time you sent a smiley via messenger? It was probably today or even 2 minutes ago. It was drawn by graphic artist Harvey Ball, who probably didn’t expect to wake up famous the next morning. Few creative individuals can boast of such fast recognition. The smiley has also been featured in popular films such as Forest Gump and Watchmen. It is so recognizable that you can probably conjure up an image of it in your head right now! It’s no wonder they say that everything ingenious is simple, because there is nothing special in the drawing.
Did you know that a smile:
- generates a good mood and is contagiously transmitted to the recipient;
- is the same in all languages – you will understand the interlocutor without words;
- is more often seen in children, while adults think about problems, worries and tomorrow;
- is divided into 18 types, according to American psychologist Paul Ekman;
- prolongs a person’s life;
- is seen in animals, though there is debate among scientists about this.
How to take part
In the modern world, there is a devaluation of smiles. Our mission is to restore the warmth and sincerity that it deserves. Spread positivity, tell people of the benefits! Do something that makes you laugh: watch a comedy, play the guitar, sing your favorite song. There is no room for sadness today!
When is World Smile Day celebrated in 2023?
World Smile Day is observed on the first Friday in October each year.