iPhriday and World Smile Day

It’s iPhriday as well as World Smile Day


Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world but their world. Start small. Start now!

learnt today that World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. That means it’s today, 7 October. The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. Harvey Ball is known to have created the Smiley Face in 1963. The World’s first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.

This afternoon my husband and I went for a walk through the forest and we came across this smiley face painted on the wall of a disused radio/police communication shed, which has been unused for many years. I thought this was a very fitting find for today’s World Smile Day. I called it serendipity smiles.

Sending out smiles to you all   for World Smile Day!

My family tease me about my ‘Debbie smiles’ as whenever a camera is nearby I pull out a big smile regardless of what I’m doing. So you can imagine how much I love the idea of World Smile Day. I made it my mission today to smile at everyone.  It’s amazing what an effect a smile can have on people.

iPhriday is where we get to share a photo taken with a mobile phone anytime during the week.

Thanks to Lisa at Graydaysandcoffee for starting this Friday fun. My previous iPhriday posts are here – iPhriday posts.

Have a great weekend!

Deb 🙂



4 Replies to “iPhriday and World Smile Day”

  1. this is why I like blogging – because I am in the know!
    thanks for the info – and you should check out trent’s blog – he has a weekly smile challenge (#weekly smile)
    and he also has something in common with you – his blog is called trent’s world -and you have deb’s world – and you both like smiles.

    anyhow, happy smile day to you too.

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  2. I’m one of those people who get all warm-and-fuzzy whenever I find an unexpected smiley face.
    Unknowingly, I posted on Instagram today something that make me smile with hashtag “smilefortheday”. Who knew it was World Smile Day?!! NOW, I find out 🙂

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