|[The significance of World Smile Day]
it is a day dedicated to good cheer and good work. The catch
phrase for the day is "Do an act of kindness - help one
person smile". The symbol for the day is, of course, Smiley.
The act of kindness itself is up to the doer and it can be the
smallest thing. I truly hope that schools throughout the world
will celebrate World Smile Day. If our children learn early
the power of a smile and a kind act the whole world will be
a better place. The first World Smile Day was held on October
1, 1999 and since then has been held annually on the first Friday
in October. It would be wonderful to see people around the world
wear a World Smile Day badge on this day. Take time out now
to discuss with friends and colleagues what you can do to be
part of World Smile Day. Decide what you want to do. It need
only be something small. Let's all work together to spread smiles
across the world.