[ World Smile Day ~ October 5, 2018 ]
Sometimes all it takes to make the day better is a smile, whether it’s one someone gives to you, or one you share with another. 😊
[ History of World Smile Day ]
It was a simple thing ~ a circle with a few dots and an upturned curve, but put all together Harvey Ball created one of the most iconic symbols the world has ever seen. We are, of course, talking about the “smiley face,” arguably the very first emoji to enter the world.
Harvey would later express concern that the sheer commercialization of his little symbol would strip it of its original intent and meaning. It was out of this concern that he created “World Smile Day,” a day devoted to the spreading of simple joy and love to everyone regardless of race gender or geographic location.
Harvey sadly passed from this world in 2001, but the foundation he helped create, the “Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation,” has carried forth his message of simple peace and love as the sponsor of “World Smile Day” every year. Whether you’re simply expressing a bit of silliness or doing a small act of kindness to help someone smile, “World Smile Day” is your opportunity to help brighten the world and make it a better place through the simple power of the smile.
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THANK YOU to daysoftheyear.com for portions of this post. *smiling* ✿
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