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~ World smile day~ 2nd October 2009


By Arlene


~Tomorrow is world smile day ~ so go out there and make someone smile ~ and from me a smile and a hug to all those who need one on GOY!
~ 2nd October 2009


Welcome to the World Smile Day® 2009 website.

Well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.

As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we. He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day®. Ever since that first World Smile Day® held in 1999, it has continued every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.

After Harvey died in 2001, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created to honor his name and memory. The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day® each year.

This website was created to provide information about World Smile Day®, Harvey Ball and Smiley. Browse the archives to learn more about past World Smile Day® events, Smiley and his creator – Harvey Ball. And be sure to join the celebration this year on Friday, October 2, and “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile”!

World Smile Day® 2009

This year, on October 2, 2009 we celebrate the eleventh World Smile Day ®. As ever the theme for the day is “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.” And, as ever, the image that leads the way on this day is the smiley face.

Get involved on that special day by organizing events and activities at your school, business or organization. Recognize members of your community for their acts of good will and kindness. Spread the word. If each of us becomes a World Smile Day® Ambassador and help just one person smile that day – the world will be a better place. Harvey Ball believed that each of us, as individuals, can make a difference in this world. World Smile Day® is the day when all our individual acts can make the world a better place.

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Thank you Arlene for the many smiles you have given to's one smile brings another and another and here.. I start with you... :o) Love ~Cat

1 Oct, 2009



1 Oct, 2009


I haven't stopped smiling since i joined wonderful GOY.....:>)...:>)...:>)...For Arlene... xxxxx

1 Oct, 2009


I think we could all do with smiling more, it costs nothing, may make someone elses day and will certainly make us feel more cheerful ourselves! So nothing to lose and all to gain....... No need to wait until tomorrow, I'm off to practice now......:o).....:o)).....:o)))......:o)))).......:o)))))

1 Oct, 2009


Smile and the world will smile with you :-))

1 Oct, 2009


~your'e so right Lily! ~
~glad to be able to make you smile Caroline! heres to lots more of them!
love x Arlene

1 Oct, 2009


Here's a bizarre smile to you all, %> - Smiles are so contagious. Thanks Arlene for the reminder!

1 Oct, 2009


Now there is something I have no problems with. I laugh and smile all the time, it usually infect others around me.

1 Oct, 2009


I only have to think about my family to smile. My cat is sitting beside me and that makes me smile.

1 Oct, 2009


:o) :o) :o)

Thanks Arlene . a big smile from me to everyone on GOY ............

SMILE .........X

1 Oct, 2009


I have a :o( face as we have nt got any on GoY yet, we keep having to use codes, even though I along with others have asked nicely from AJ and Paul, but what the heck they won't get me down, here is smiles galore in code for all on GoY and your self Arlene, :o)))))) :o)))))) :o)))))):o))))):o))))) :o))))) :o)))))

1 Oct, 2009


Plenty of smiles from me
:o) :o] :o} : > < : {o: [o: (o:

1 Oct, 2009


What a brilliant concept.

A smile costs nothing but gives so much :o)))

2 Oct, 2009



3 Oct, 2009


RATZ missed it!!!! another 364 days to go before I'm allowed to smile again, sheesh! stuff it ..i'm gonna smile today instead :~))

4 Oct, 2009


Lots of smiley smiles to everyone....:o) :o) :o) :o) :o))))) !

2 Nov, 2009

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