World Smile Day: Significance, Quotes and Greetings

Bhubaneswar: World Smile Day is being celebrated on October 1 this year. The day is devoted to smiles by encouraging people to act kindly and make others smile.

World Smile Day is celebrated on first Friday in October every year since 1999. The day spreads cheer across the world with a message that smile knows no political, geographic or cultural boundaries.

Significance of World Smile Day:

Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts had first created a smiley face in 1963. That smiley graphic picture became the most recognizable symbol of goodwill and good cheer in the world.

With passing of years, Harvey realized that the original meaning of his symbol had lost due to ‘over-commercialization’. Out of that concern, he came up with an idea for World Smile Day, the day that marks act of kindness. He declared the first Friday in October each year would be celebrated as the World Smile Day. Hence, the World Smile Day is being held annually on first Friday in October since 1999.

World Smile Day quotes:

“I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.” — Goldie Hawn

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” — William Arthur Ward

“Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.” — Anna Lee

“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.” — Andy Rooney

“Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life.” — Jeanne Calment

“Smile, it’s free therapy.” — Douglas Horton

“Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world.” — Lawrence G. Lovasik

“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.” — Rashida Jones

World Smile Day greetings:

A smile can take you a million miles. Smile brightly, stay happy and celebrate this World Smile Day.

The world can be a dark place, make it brighter. Light it up with your smile on this occasion of World Smile Day.

Smile, it’s the key that fits the lock on everyone’s hearts and makes everything easier. Wish you a very happy World Smile Day.

It is very easy to be kind and smile at others. Brighten up your day as well as others and celebrate this World Smile Day.

Meet everyone with a huge smile, for the smile is the beginning of love and happiness. Happy World Smile Day.

Smile is the most effective therapy against sorrows, grief and hatred; it does not cost a penny even…Happy World Smile Day.

If you want a change, be the change…change your life with a beautiful smile, Happy World Smile Day.

Smiling is the universal sign of happiness and love, so smile and enjoy this occasion of world smile day.

If you see someone without a smile on their face, give them one of yours. Wish you a very happy World Smile Day.

Amongst hundreds of languages all around the globe, a smile is the one language that everyone can feel and understand. Happy Smile Day.



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