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Oct
07 2011

World Smile Day – October 7, 2011

Syndicated from: Work Smart Live Smart Stress and Wellness Tips

 World Smile Day      SMILING IS A FUN WAY TO LIVE LONGER!    Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.  the first Friday in October each year is known as World Smile Day and it is a day to share your smile with the world.``A laugh is a smile that bursts`` Mary H. Waldrip Smiling is contagious.  It changes our mood. Smiling boosts your immune system. It lowers your blood pressure and blocks pain.  Smiling makes your face look younger.``Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been`` Mark TwainBeverly`s Hot Tips For Celebrating World Smile Day:Use It.  ``If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.`` Les Giblin Fake It Until You Make It. We have been conditioned to worry.  Having some worries to think about has been imposed by society as a “normal” state. Don`t follow along. There is a theory entitled the "facial feedback" hypothesis. Research has shown that the muscles in our faces that allow us to smile actually stimulate our brain and when this part of the brain is stimulated, it makes us feel happy. Combat worry with a smile.Share It.  There are friendly smiles and romantic smile.  There are many different smiles and different ways the act of smiling can be done. Smiles can communicate feelings, show kindness. or help take someone’s mind off their problems.  It is free and it is easy to do.If you would like to find more strategies to help you deal with health, wellness and stress - please visit the resource section at http://www.worksmartlivesmart.com/pages/stress_resourcesIf you have some strategies to share - comment on this posting! To bring Beverly to present her stress and wellness strategies to your team or to find more wellness days, weeks and months - visit http://www.worksmartlivesmart.com/      .Providing the tips and strategies to help you gain more joy, success and meaning in your life.

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