Smiling? Happy? or do you need a RAK?
Post date: Feb 09, 2012 5:25:40 AM
I was reading the Dom this morning (as I am want to do) and there was an article about the yellow smiley face
Much of it was stuff I knew but had forgotten.
In the mid 1960s Havey Ball designed the yellow smiley as part of an internal communications plan to help the staff of two merged companies work better together
In the 70s it became the biggest selling lapel button along with the tag line "Have a nice day"
In the 80s it was used as the sticker attached to ecstasy tablets
In the 2000s the original designer thought the devise was losing its potency so in order to reclaim it he set up World Smile Day
I thought "must remember that because it'll make a good blog for today".
As I was writing some other stuff for work today I came across "World Happy Day" which is on Saturday 11 Feb.
Further tracking of this appears to be promotion for a documentary called Happy and some synchronised screenings of this - though not in NZ. Wonder if that means we are already Happy and don't need it in NZ? or too far gone to be saved from depression?
So I am left wondering if World Smile Day Day is in any way linked to World Happy Day? And the answers appears to be not at all - Smile Day is October. Random Acts of Kindness Week does start on 13 Feb - but that appears to be random association.
So can I tie it all together?
with a stretch
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. so said Bernard Meltzer
so share your happiness, smiles and random acts of kindness like kisses!