The original ‘smiley’ was created by commercial artist Harvey Ball in 1963. Concerned about the commercialization of the iconic graphic, Harvey established Smile Day, which encourages you to participate in acts of kindness and to smile and make others smile. Since that first World Smile Day® in 1999, it continues every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.
Harvey Ball, and his creation.
On World Smile Day® the theme is “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!”.
Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies. — Gene Hill
Happy National Puppy Day. :-)
The annual holiday celebrates puppies and encourages pet adoption. National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige. You can tweet photos of your puppy using the hashtag #NationalPuppyDay along with the tag @Natl_PuppyDay.
Lefthander’s Slogan: “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it”.
August 13th: If you are a Leftie, then Left Hander’s Day is just for YOU! Left Hander’s Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976 and started by Left Hander’s International. So, if you’re one of the few, CELEBRATE!* Lefties are also called “southpaws”. The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
* Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
* During the 1600’s people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks!