Friday, October 7th, 2022 is the world day of the smile. Created by Harvey Bali in 1999, this artist, creator of the smiley smile in 1963, is now known worldwide.
Who has never smiled when receiving a message containing a smile emoji? This little symbol is synonymous with good humor and joy. Initially used for an internal insurance campaign, the smiley has always aimed to improve the mood of employees.
Smile Day is therefore sponsored by the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation, which was created in honor of Harvey Ball.
Smiling is a major act for good health, just like sport or healthy food.
Indeed, many studies have been conducted on smiling and prove that it has therapeutic virtues on the body and mind. It also strengthens our immune system and lowers our blood pressure.
A Chinese proverb even says “Smiling three times a day makes all medicine useless”.
The smile communicates a positive emotion on our own bodies but also on the bodies of other people who receive it. It makes us more attractive and opens a door to human communication, a grimace repels and a smile attracts.
Moreover, the smile is also a great asset for the beauty, it offers a natural lifting and makes you look younger.
The movement to smile requires 17 muscles and 17 seconds of this movement is enough to overwhelm our body with well-being and put us in a state of relaxation.
The smile is also a weapon “He who smiles instead of getting angry is always the strongest”, a Japanese proverb that defines the power of a smile.
The smile as a true driver, according to a 2012 study by Tara Kraft Pressman. Smiling participants in this study reduced their stress and increased their motivation and therefore their productivity.
The smile is therefore a source of happiness, relaxation, joy, motivation and beautifies our face.
There is no need to remind you that it is more than important to smile, not only on this symbolic day, but every day of your life.
If smiling is not your strong point and you don’t know how to do it, try to be thankful for everything you have, pay attention to the small details of your life and look for every opportunity to push your smile to its peak.
Don’t hesitate any longer and go for it because you shouldn’t wait to be happy to smile but smile to be happy! Cheese!