World Smile Day

October 06, 2023
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller


The ‘World Smile Day’ is celebrated annually on the first Friday in October.


Who and How? 
Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963 which became the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.
After few years he came up with an idea for World Smile Day to devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.  The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day, celebrated every year since 1999.


British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate.


Ever wondered why a smile is so important ? Let us look at some of the benefits of a smile.


1. Changes the mood 
Research says that the simple act of smiling can make you feel happy, even when you are not. If you’re not feeling happy for any reason just try to put on a smile. You will notice that your mood will improve because smiling actually triggers brain activity with a release of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.


2. A Smile is contagious 
Smiling is said to be contagious so those around you will also be happier and feel better when they see you smile.
A smile can lighten up a room…


3. Smiling makes us more attractive
It is a fact that we look more attractive when we are smiling that’s why we are asked to smile before we click a picture.


4. Better relationships 
A smile or laughter communicates that two people are part of something together. Therefore, it strengthens bonds and deepens relationships.


5. You May Live Longer
A 15 year Norwegian study published in 2016 found that women with strong senses of humor lived longer than others. In fact, they were 73% less likely to die from heart disease and 83% less likely to die from infection. Men with a better sense of humor seemed to be more protected from infection only, with 74% less risk of death associated with high scores in humor.
Laughter stimulates organs enhancing intake of oxygen, stimulating heart and other muscles and decrease heart rate and blood pressure. Less stress, better social relationships and a stronger overall feeling of happiness can indeed help you weather the physical effects of aging.


So let us find ways and opportunities to smile and laugh more.


Peace begins with a smile. — Mother Teresa.


Dr Sangeeta Srivastava
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  • Shreya Kothari
    October 07, 2023 at 11:52 am

    Our college is the best college...They always take care of our studeis our future and also make sure about our smile.. The teachers staff members are […] Read MoreOur college is the best college...They always take care of our studeis our future and also make sure about our smile.. The teachers staff members are best... All are friendly...There a cute and sweet Smile on Our teachers as well as Staff members.. Thank you so much for this smiles 😊 Love to be a Tp Bhatians Read Less

  • Bhumi pandya
    October 07, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    Same to you dear sweet Ma'am you also may live longer and longer ☺️


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