October 4th is World Smile Day! Here are some ways to celebrate 🙂
World Smile DayActivities
Wear your smile
Smiling is a simple way to spread happiness and cheer throughout the day. As we established before, smiles are contagious and by smiling at others we can have a palpably positive impact on the world. Let your ear to ear grins start a happi-demic.
Send a positive note or card to a friend
Sometimes the best way to make someone smile is to send them a thoughtful card or give them a motivational note. Let that be the reason someone smiles today.
Do a good deed
Part of the celebration for today is doing something that elicits smiles through our actions. One of the most powerful ways to spread a smile is by doing something nice for others. Consider volunteering your time at a hospital or your local soup kitchen, help a friend out with that big favor, or finally schedule some family time. Actions speak louder (and happier) than words.
Why We Love World Smile Day
It makes us happy (even when we’re not)
The simple act of smiling sends a message to your brain that you’re happy, which signals the brain to pump out tons of feel-good endorphins. In a sense, by smiling we initiate a positive feedback loop in our brains that reinforces our joy. Smile, it’s like free therapy.
It spreads cheer
Research shows that smiling is in fact contagious. Seeing a friend smile can make you activate the muscles in your face to mimic their same expression, even when we’re not aware of it. When you smile, the world smiles back.
It can help you land a job
Job interviews are heavily based on first impressions—you can’t just wear a suit or dress, you have to wear a smile too! Smiling tells other people that you are friendly, confident, and conscientious. Sounds like traits that most companies look for in potential employees, right?