On May 31, National Smile Day encourages everyone to wear their best smile!
The first recorded smile on record took place on 126 B.C. Okay, we made that up. But did you smile? Joking aside, we generate a smile when funny things happen or find pleasure in the things we do. Someone we love or enjoy spending time with may be the cause of a grin or beaming look of joy.
Smiles are powerful! They not only create engagement between two people but the more a person smiles, the healthier their brain can be. Smiling has a direct link to our brain and can help to reduce stress.
There is so much a smile can do. Just one smile can brighten someone’s day. It can also improve your day. Smiles are infectious. A healthy smile can develop confidence and generate a new outlook on the world.
- World Smile Day is dedicated to the smiley face, which was created by Harvey Ball in 1963. He also came up with the idea for World Smile Day, which was first held in 1999.
- The first email smiley face was sent at 11:44 am on September 19, 1982. The message was not originally saved they were able to retrieve a copy 20 years after the fact.
- Even artificially produced smiles have been shown to induce happiness. So saying “cheese” for a photograph really works.
- “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a frown and have wrinkles.” (George Eliot).
- It takes 37 muscles to frown. And 22 muscles to smile. So Smile. It conserves energy!
Smiling is more contagious than the flu!
- Smiling reduces blood pressure.
- The average woman smiles 62 times a day.
- The average man smiles 8 times a day.
- We buy 14 million gallons of toothpaste each year.
- Smiling while talking on the phone makes you sound friendly.
- There are 19 different types of smiles.