June 15th Power of a Smile Day
A Day for Happy Smiles and Positive Thoughts
June 15 is the official date to celebrate Power Of A Smile"Day. Whether you are spending the day alone or out in a crowd it is your job on that day to smile as often and as openly as you are able to. So get ready to spend an entire day sharing the joy that a smile can provide and for those who have missed this day have no worry for you will get a second chance to share a little happiness on July 17th which is World Emoji day.
You have the power within your smile to make your little corner of the world a much happier place and all you have to do is smile. This is the philosophy of Power of a Smile Day. To make the World a better place one smile at a time. Are you up to the challenge? All you have to do to participate is to smile at those you encounter throughout your day.
Smiles are universal. No matter which country you originate from it is understood that a smile is a greeting. When we see another person smile it gives us a warm happy feeling of welcome. A smiling happy person within a room can bring a feeling of contentment and happiness to an entire room full of people. There is a lot of power within that simple gesture. It not only makes other people feel good but it also has wonderful health benefits for everyone involved. Smiling makes you more attractive, more content, and more happy within your world.
It can improve your immune system by reducing your stress levels and feelings of anxiety toward life. By simply feeling less stressed you can reduce your incidence of illness and possibly even increase your longevity. That is a whole lot of benefit to receive from just one simple act.
It Releases Endorphins in the Brain
If you wonder why smiling makes you happy well there is a physiological reason for this phenomenon. When you smile your brain releases a chemical message that is known as an Endorphin. These Endorphins are a feel good message that travels down the spine to spread a feeling of well being throughout the body.
This chemical message is strong enough to relieve emotional as well as physical pain so that you experience a sensation of happiness and well being instead. Within the medical community endorphins have been compared to Morphine in the strength of their pain relieving ability.
Endorphins have the ability to make you feel all warm and fuzzy so whenever you smile you feel happy. Smiling is also contagious so when you smile you have the wonderful opportunity to make other people smile as well. Smiling is one of the nicest gifts that you can give to another person because it is a gift of happiness.
Happy Crafts are a Great Way for Kids to Celebrate
You can create a Power of a Smile Day necklace or bracelet using nylon thread and large bright happy beads. Use a fast dry marker or ink to draw little smiley faces on each of the beads before you thread them onto your string.
Create a collage of happy images using old catalogues and magazines. Rainbows, butterflies, flowers, smiling faces, and sunshine are all very happy images but I am sure the children creating this craft project will find some amazing ways to display a feeling of happiness.
Make your own unique magnetic Smiley from yellow felt. Use a lid to trace the circle designs onto the yellow felt square, cut out your circles, and decorate them with unique and amusing smiling faces with a black felt marker. You can easily glue googly eyes to the felt if you want a more humorous Smile. The finishing touch to this craft project is a dab of glue on a small magnet, attach it to the center back of your circle and you have cute magnetic Smiley face. These can also be made using yellow construction paper.
There are an amazing array of happy theme craft ideas and most can be very easily created by even the tiniest fingers. An easy fun kid's craft project is to paint a clay pot or glass jar in flowery, sunny, smiley image.
Plant a sunflower plant. Sunflowers are one of the happiest flowers out there. They love to feel the sun on their face. Grab some construction paper and use it to design a bright colorful flower. Paint a smiling face on its front, tape it to a straw, and plant this flower in a pot. You could also simply display your flower on the wall using tape or a thumb tack or put it in a nice picture frame for display. Aw heck, go ahead and paint a smiley on anything from a paper bag to the T-shirt that you are wearing.
Cookies, Cake, or Pie? Oh My! How Tasty Happy Truly Can Be
A happy day would not be complete without a few happy treats to eat. Decorating cookies or cupcakes in bright colors and brilliant smiles is definitely a fun way to celebrate. These are especially enjoyable crafts to make because you get to enjoy your edible creations a little later in the day.
It can be fun for kids to get their hands into dough. Parents can help the kids can bake up some edible happy cookies or simply decorate sugar or gingerbread cookies that are already made. You can serve up a happy cake for dinner or have the kids decorate cupcakes in a happy or smiley theme. Icing is a key tool in decorating and today there are easy to use tubes that are great for parties where children will be doing the dessert decorating.
Host a Tea Party or Backyard Picnic
Baker's Dough Crafts for Kids are Fun
Kids can craft up some happy ornaments using bakers dough. For creating silly caterpillars, smiling flowers, grinning happy face circles, silly animals, or a classic lady bug, the classic Bakers dough has been used by mothers and teachers around the world.
It is simple to make with just a few basic ingredients and these craft creations can last for virtually forever. Play dough is the perfect craft project to assign to busy fingers. Both young and old alike are happy to spend an afternoon creating and baking these kid approved craft projects.
Basic Bakers Dough Mix:
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
About 1 1/2 cups of water
Knead dough until smooth. Add extra flour or water if needed. Divide dough into three piles and then add a different food coloring to each of these. If you want to hang your ornaments be sure to create a large hole before they are put into the oven. Now it is time for your creative group to begin crafting. Bake your creations at 300 degrees for around 45 minutes or until set. Spray shellac to coat and create a shiny appearance.
Smiles are Contagious so Share Them With Everyone You Meet. Have a great Power of a Smile Day. Who knows maybe you'll see me out there smiling back at you as you are smiling at me.
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