Share a Smile Day

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About the Holiday

Share a Smile Day encourages everyone to smile at someone. It's an easy act of kindness and is healthy too. Smiling can reduce stress and lower blood pressure. They are also contagious. states that "According to neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni, we all posses something called mirror neurons, cells in the premotor cortex and inferior parietal cortex that are activated when we perform a given action as well as when we witness someone else performing it. And when it comes to smiling, mirror neurons respond to the acts of both seeing and doing." Sun Warrior News includes other interesting facts on why it's good to smile in 15 of the Best and Free Health Benefits of Smiling

Famous people quotes about smiling...

Mother Teresa: "We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." and "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."

Chinese Proverbs: "Never regret something that once made you smile." and "Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile."

Leo F. Buscaglia: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Gift Guidelines

  • Smiley Face button, or t-shirt
  • Smiley Face cookies
  • A funny greeting card
  • Gag gifts

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