Did you know that today is World Smile Day?
Harvey Ball, a commercial artist, was the man that created the smiley face in 1963. It is now the most recognized symbol of good will and cheer on the planet.
Ball chose the first Friday in October to celebrate World Smile Day. The first World Smile Day was held in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1999. According to Ball,
“the smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion . . . for at least one day each year, neither should we.”
World Smile Day’s slogan “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!” is one of the best sayings anyone could chose to live by.
If you’re looking for a reason to perform an act of kindness with a smile on your face, today is the perfect day to get your Smile On!
Michael J. White writes for a website titled Well Street. On September 25th, he wrote a great article about World Smile Day. He has a Top 10 list of things to do to produce a genuine smile:
Top 10 suggestions for creating a huge genuine smile:1. Start your day off with a big smile. Before you get out of bed, put on a hearty smile!2. Before you “dress for success”, smile for success!3. Practice smiling in the mirror. Include your eyes. They should reinforce the smile. Play some happy music in the background, e.g. “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” or “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.4. “Dance like no one’s watching!” That’s sure to bring a smile to your face!5. Say or read words that elicit a smile, such as: “Smile!” “Cheese!” or “Paparazzi!”6. Remind yourself throughout the day to wear a smile.7. Take a “Smile Walk”. Walk around and extend a smile to people you meet. It can be done at home, at work, in a store or restaurant, at your place of worship or even on the sidewalk. If you need help with this, pretend that you are a celebrity. Imagine that people are looking at you to see if you are friendly or not. Extend a warm smile to your fans!8. Make the effort to look a friend or loved one in the eye and give a heart-felt smile.9. Make a conscious effort to smile while talking with people.10. Have a photo taken of you sporting the perfect smile and post this photo on your social media sites.
Clay Aiken has one of the best smiles!! Check out these pictures.
Do You Have A Favorite?
Clay’s smile is completely contagious. I love all the pictures but the first one I love cause Clay looks so cute in his glasses. 🙂
We need to do this every day!!!! Happy World Smile Day everyone!!
Sorry Musicfan…can't pick…I love all the pics. Clay always brings a smile to my face. When I'm feeling a little sad, I always put on a funny montage of Clay, and it ALWAYS puts me in a good mood. He just has that effect.
#3 and #4 are scrumptious! Love that Clay Aiken smile. I myself am a smiler, if that's a word, lol. I've worked in the food business or in retail. Smiling is a part of the job and I do love it. I even TRY to get people to smile by saying something silly or just smiling right into their face. It's so hard NOT to respond unless you are a real sourpuss..heeee! 🙂
This is the first time I cannot pick out one or two – it just "impossible" – every smile is brilliant and
I love them all. Clay does own the greatest smile ever!!! 🙂 <3
Such a cutie. I adore them all but #2 is special!!!!!!
I cannot choose, all photos are my favorites, I think Clay was born with a smile on his face, he's so adorable, everytime i see him it puts a smile on my face.
thanks musicfan xox
Ilove them all he has a natural smiling face his smile would light up a dark room hes so cute he radiates warmth and love .. but if i had to choose just one .then it would be no 1 what a little cutie in his specs…..xxxxxx
my fav clay smile picture is no 1 when he smiles with his glasses clay was born with a smile one his face and may i say clay has one of the best and the greatist smile that i have ever seen in my life
what a cutie patootie. hope your goodie box makes you smile.thank you for being you,
Cannot pick a favorite this time. They all are adorable. Clay has the most beautiful smile that I know.
His smiling face just makes you smile back at him. 😀
I've checked out all of the photos over and over and still can't pick a favorite. Guess I'll have to stare at them some more. 😀
Love them all. But, #1 is just adorable. Whenever Clay smiles he has a way of lighting up the whole room. His smiles are so genuine. I also love #7. There is something about that one..those pearly whites are just beautiful, just like Clay is..inside and out.
Thank you for all the info and pix, musicfan; as always, a newsletter packed full of interesting trivia, and gorgeous Clay pix…
Gosh, how can we pic just one?? They are Clay smiling! And all the comments say so well what is so special about Clay's smile…
#1, just as lovinclay says, captures his magical light so well; and #4, he looks so cute and friendly you wanna hug him; and #5, he's just so darn beautiful it almost hurts; and #7, of course, that was the most fun night I've ever had watching a TV show!!
I so enjoy the news you bring us about clay always full of interest and fun a pure joy to read . and the vidios are just wonderful…thank you so much without you i would never get to hear about him… you do a great Job ….please keep them coming…with many thanks….and appreciation