Friday, October 2 is World Smile Day. The perfect chance for us to do what we do best... SHINE and cast rays of light far and wide!
Four line history. In 1963 Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Massachusetts, creates smiley face. Quickly, it becomes the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer. Harvey doesn't like the over-commercialization of his symbol, so in 1999 the inaugural World Smile Day was born. The intent? Get back to the basics. Devote one day to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. Want to know more? Click here.
I had fun brainstorming a few ways my family and I could celebrate.
Treat bags for your neighbors
A traveling treat for your office
(the other side of the note card is a smiley face)
New tooth brushes for the kids in your life
Cupcakes for your children's friends
A note on the desk of your favorite assistant
Smiley faces on windshields of cars
Today is Tuesday. Four days and an unlimited number of ways we could spread the word. Our goal today? Generate AS MANY IDEAS AS POSSIBLE. All day. Non-stop.
This is no time to be a bystander. Facebook a friend. Twitter. Pick up the phone, text a message, send a fax or even a smoke signal.
Today, the sheer number of comments counts. The more comments we have, the more ideas we generate. The more ideas we generate, the more likely we are to find one that works for us - and the more we shine!
See you in the comment section.
Signing off until tomorrow...