Smile! October 7th is National Smile Day. While there doesn’t seem to be definitive research as to the number of muscles required to smile, there is evidence smiles can 1) elicit more help;  2) result in positive perceptions by others; and, 3) activate a positive mood. Recently, Matt Logan commented on the importance of a smile as a therapeutic tool. A smile is a powerful tool in life. Maybe that is one reason they are often mentioned in songs. Here are just a few for this National Smile Day!

Here are a couple for those working with older adults:

For those working with children consider:

For those looking at an intergenerational group, consider:

Thank you for photos: Grafixar and  kevin_p