Friday, October 7, 2011

World SMILE Day 2012

Hello Everybody! 
Today is a special day, it is:

As is 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 7th, and "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile"!

I was so happy dat Sugar asked me and our sweet furiend Dory to co-host dis wonderful event wif her in Blogville! 
Dose two sure can smile!

Don't you just LUVS da SMILE tags we all is wearin'?
Thank you Sugar!
I sure hopes dat all of you will take some time today to do something nice AND smile at somebody!
I bet it will make their day a happier one! 
Don't you agree?
Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Don't furget da Blogville Safety Week Parade is today too! 
Go and visit Fire Chief Bucky at K-9 Katastrophe to watch!
Happy Birthday to my mom!

World SMILE Day Blog Hop
Hosted by Sugar, Dory and Me
Did you smile on your blog today?
Please join us!


  1. Oh my word Maggie you guys are the best promoters of World smile day
    Benny & Lily

  2. I will be smilin.. fur sure. Where did you all get those cute SMILE tags?? Happy Birthday Mom!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  3. You sure have the bestest smile Maggie Mae :)

    Happy Birthday to your momma too. May she have a great one with lotta noms for you.. urmm.. for herself.. and for yous too.

  4. Hello Maggie Mae, it is a pleasure to meet you. We think you have a super duper smile.

    Happy Birthday to your Mom.

    Smiles and Purrs,
    Cindi Lou and The Kitty Krew

  5. Maggie Mae - Yours is truly world class smile .

  6. Happy World Smile Day Maggie Mae. Your smile is one of the sweetest. Happy Birthday to your mum too. Hope she has a big smile when she gets spoilt. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  7. Happy World Smile Day! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  8. Happy Smile Day Maggie Mae!! You guys are all awesome!!!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug (now we have to go and dig up our smile pics!!)

  9. We are smiling right along with you, Maggie Mae!
    Happy Smile Day :-)

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. Happy Smiley Day to you Maggie Mae! :D Great info about Harvey. I didn't know that :)

    Waggin at ya,

  11. I'm smiling at you Maggie Mae. Thanks for spreading the cheer.

    pawhugs, Max

  12. Woof! Woof! Happy World SMILE DAY! and Happy Birthday to your mom. Lots of Golden Thanks for co hosting this event with me. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

  13. Happy World Smile Day and thanks for hosting. Also, Happy B-Day to your Mom what a great day to have a birthday. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  14. Happy Smile Day Maggie Mae and Happy B-day Maggie Mae's Mom...I bet you are both smiling big today.
    Thanks for helping Sugar
    Hugs from your BFFF, Madi

  15. YAY! The seconed time I tried to link up worked!!!! Got my smiling face up there too! hehe, Lovies, Miss Mindy PS, Happy Birthday to the MOM!!!

  16. Hey Maggie Mae!
    Wow, that's so interesting about Mr. Ball and his smiley face! I didn't know any of that! Great smiles today. :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  17. Oh, I just LUVED learning that about Mr. Ball! And I just LUVED seeing your smiling face this morning, Maggie Mae! I sure do luv to smile, too. I'm gonna get mom to hurry up and get us a smiley postie up right now!

    Wiggles & Wags,

    PeeS. My mom said it was your mom's birthday so please give her some extra sloppy kisses from me, 'kay?

  18. Hi Maggie May, Thank you for telling us the history behind World Smile Day. We loves learning stuffs like that.

  19. OMD...wee didn't nose da real history on World Smile Day..dat was cool!

    Wee all smiled on mee blog today too.


  20. Hi Maggie Mae! We are so happy to meet you! We learned about you from Sugar's blog and we have to follow you cause Mom had a Boxer named Brandy growing up and we ADORE Boxers! We also have a Sheltie who is participating in World Smile Day today!!
    Thank you for the history behind this special day!

  21. Happy World Smile Day, Maggie Mae - you have a beautiful smile. Thanks for the history lesson about the smiley face.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. We've got our smiles on at The Daily Oskar & even over at Pet Blogs United.

    Thanks for co-hosting such a great event!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  23. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mommy! AND now you can smile at her all day! I bet you made her a big cake too! Enjoy!

  24. Big smiles for you and your mom! I hope she has a wonderful birthday!!

    Your pal, Pip

  25. Thank you for sharing this with us, your smile is just beautiful Miss maggie mae

  26. Oh, Maggie Mae, aren't you cute? We have a boxer in our family, too. His name is Rajah and he belongs to the grandchildren who live nearby.
    Happy Smile Day from
    Lindy and her mom:

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  27. Happy Smiling Day Maggie! I think you have the best smile today :)


  28. WOWOWOW!!! Your Mon's Birthday is today?? That sure is something to smiley about!!

    Dory, Jakey & Bilbo

  29. Heyy Maggie Mae,
    Thanks soo much for complementing me on my smile =)
    I just had to stop by and say...
    My smile is nothing compared to yours =P

    I hope that you have a wonderful day.

    Your friend,

  30. Happy World Smiley Day, Maggie Mae and Birthday Greetings to your Mom!

    Thanks a lot for putting this special event together with Sugar and Dory. Smiles sure make a big difference!

    Have a great weekend ahead!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie (Tabby, too)

  31. Maggie Mae, you always give us a smiley day.

    XXXOOO Daisy,Kendra & Bella

  32. I love your little grin. It isn't easy to smile with jowls.


  33. I didn't know the history behind the smiley face so thanks for sharing!

    You have a wonderful smile, Maggie Mae!

    I wanted to pawticipate with my boys but furgot all about it. School and work keep me busy these days. Boo!

  34. My mom thought it was THIS week, so we didn't join in on time. But we have a nice smiling boxer post in the works! Better late than never, right? Who can't use more smiles! :D