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It’s Smile Week :)

In honor of National Smile Week, celebrated the 2nd week of August, we bring you this tribute to smiling: A Smile

A smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it. A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature's best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. — Anonymous

This week, we also celebrate the Smiley face, most likely invented by H.R. Ball who never applied for rights to that creation.

And here are some books about smiles, humor, and things to be happy about, from our collection:

A smile in the mind : witty thinking in graphic design. Beryl McAlhone & David Stuart. London: Phaidon, 1996. Subjects: Graphic arts — Humor; Wit and humor, Pictorial.

A smile as big as the moon : a teacher, his class, and their unforgettable journey. Mike Kersjes, with Joe Layden. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002. Subjects: Special education — United States — Case studies; Children with disabilities — Education (Secondary) — United States — Case studies.

The smile at the heart of things : essays and life stories. Brian H. Peterson. Bucks County, Pa. : James A. Michener Art Museum ; New Haven, Conn : Tell Me Press , 2009. Subject: Art museum curators — United States — Biography.

All smiles [compiled] by Bruce Velick. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1995. Subjects: Portrait photography; Smile — Pictorial works.

Wokini : a Lakota journey to happiness and self-understanding. Billy Mills with Nicholas Sparks. New York : Orion Books, [1994], c1990. Subjects: Happiness; Self-realization; Indian philosophy — North America.

Library of wit and humor : from the writings of the world's greatest humorists. Mark Twain … [et al.] ; with Philosophy of wit and humor / by Melville D. Landon. Chicago : Clarkson & Cooper, c1901.

One Comment

  1. There is nothing better than having a bright smile. A person who has a bright smile can be more confident. And they don’t look like they’re growing old! Those who joined this campaign had a good experience. Wear that bright smile all the time. 🙂

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