Friday, October 3, 2014

Come on, Show Me A Smile

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”
- William Arthur Ward -

Every year, the first Friday in the month of October marks ‘World Smile Day’; a celebration coined and initiated in 1999 by Harvey Ball, the creator of the famous yellow smiley face.


After he died, the "Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation" was created to honour his name and memory. Its message is "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.".

So I’m going to end my blogging week by trying to make you all smile on this special holiday because smiling is fun.

Young and old like to smile...




So do cats...




Dogs...




And other animals...




Smiles can be found everywhere...




And I bet if you ask her politely, even Grumpy Cat will smile...




Oh well, you can’t win them all. But I hope the rest of you smiled.

As for me, smiling comes easy since I married a goofball.




A beautiful, smile-filled weekend to all my blogging pals!

29 comments:

  1. Very pleasant post today, I 'm smiling.

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  2. And you both have BEAUTIFUL smiles! Have a great weekend, Martha!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! Hope it's a good one for you. Be good...LOL...

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  3. Okay, you had me smiling from the first photo! :)

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  4. OMG that baby's dummy cracked me up!

    You have a great weekend full of smiles too, Martha :)

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    1. I know! It's so darn funny :) Hope your weekend is a good one so far, Wendy!

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  5. You found some pretty creative smiles. I really like the two smiles at the end!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Red. Smiling is the universal language!

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  6. Daisy's mom taught her dog how to "smile"

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    1. That is really cool! You should share a photo of that.

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    1. We put the heat on today. Burrrrr.

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    2. We had to, as well! The weather has really turned on us.

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    3. Quickly, I find, too. Though after the chill of mornings, the afternoons have been heating up nicely.

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  8. I just learned a new fact! I did not know that the first Friday of October is World Smiley Day! Thanks Martha!!

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    1. It's a great holiday, isn't it? I just ran across it this week!

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  9. Thanks Martha! This was great! Good to married to a goofball, eh?

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    1. It sure is great, Jim. But you know that already 'cause you have a goofball of your own!

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  10. That baby cracks me up.
    Be well and have a nice weekend, Martha.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! I hope your weekend has been great so far :)

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  11. Aww, thanks for making me smile :-)

    I like your blog - will be coming back :-)

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    1. It's always nice to see new visitors. Come and visit any time!

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  12. I smiled, smiled bigger burst out laughing lol love the grumpy cat, and of course the most wonderful goof in the world thank you Martha, always :)

    oh look ah new visitor, NEW VISITOR, you will NEVER STOP COMING BACK, THIS IS A GEM OF A BLOG

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    1. Keep on smiling, girl! It's good for you. And it makes me happy :)

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  13. Enjoyed this post, especially the photo of the two of you. Haven't turned on our furnace yet, but my turn will come....

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    1. We certainly can't get away from the cold coming up. I'm just hoping for some nice autumn days to be able to continue to enjoy the outdoors. I don't mind cooler days; I'll dress warm. I just don't want frigid and rainy. That's when you're stuck inside.

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