Do an act of kindness & make one person smile!
Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognisable symbol of good will and cheer on the planet.
Over the years Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialisation of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in its overuse. From this concern came his idea for World Smile Day, a day to be reminded to do an act of kindness and make one person smile.
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. 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.
While acts of kindness should be a daily activity it's good to be reminded, celebrate the smiley face and the feeling of happiness and satisfaction that doing an act of kindness brings.
Great to teach our children from a young age. :)