Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Smile Can Eradicate Grief

The first Friday of October was celebrated as World Smile Day in many parts of the world. The Day has a very interesting history. Harvey Ball, an artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963, which became the most popular symbol of happiness and goodwill around the world. However, soon the symbol was commercialized and started losing its original meaning which Harvey had in mind. Harvey out of a concern came up with the idea of World Smile Day. He thought that everyone should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day. Ever since that first World Smile Day held in 1999, it has continued every year in Smiley's hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world. After Harvey died in 2001, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created to honor his name and memory.  The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day each year.
It is very important for human beings that they have smile, laughter and bliss prevailing in the society. In fact, that is one of the basic objectives of human beings – to be happy and smile, laugh and enjoy the life. However, it can be seen in our world that grievances, hatred, grief and sadness have dominated many of the human societies. It is because human beings have not been able to value their smiles and their bliss. Moreover, they have been subdued by grief – in most of the cases they give up their optimistic attitude and stop the actions that may help them fight their grief and attain bliss.    
There is no doubt in the fact that one of the most important cures for grief is action. The grief showers the sadness on the faces of the people, the tears on the faces of newly widowed women, who have lost the affection of the loved ones, the newly orphans that would never have their fathers back, nor their affections. Sisters who remain waiting for their brothers at door, and brothers, shed tears having the cadavers of the brothers in their laps. Grief takes all the happiness, smiles and laughter of the innocent people of the world including our nation. The darkness of grief is to be torn by action.
Life is a long tale of suffering, misfortune, difficulties and vicissitudes. A few of these mishaps are so inscrutable and mysterious that they defy explanation and are put down to bad luck. However, we have to understand this important fact that majority of them are of our making for which none but we ourselves are responsible.
To give up hope is to surrender and to surrender means to give the causes more chances to enter our homes and threaten us. Well said, “It is the hope that changes the history and it is the right action at right time that makes the sure events not to happen!”
We should never give up our will, as it reveals our strength, our deterrence against invasions, our hope, unity and determination that will lead to action. It is a common experience that if a hole in a cloth is neglected for sometimes, it grows so big as to require many stitches. What is true of a hole in a cloth is also true of social, political, and moral problems. If these problems are not mended for a long period, a time comes when they become irreversible and solution for them becomes unattainable. So for our better future, we must not get late for an action and cure our grief. Life is full of such instances, which prove that much harm can be done by a little thing which is overlooked or is altogether neglected.
However, for tangible actions we have to leave the comforts of our cozy abodes, move to the ground and be counted; otherwise, the history with its weak memory may forget our existence within no time.      
Keeping in view the today’s practical world and the competitive mood of state of affairs in the world one must be quite active and energetic to bring his ideas into life by taking suitable and favorable acts/steps against the customary problems so that he could promise his survival through the tough and rapid pace of political and economic struggle.
Currently we are suffering the worst form of terrorism and disorder yet again we lake the unity of thought and no clear vision to overcome the prevailing pathetic condition of the people. We are scattered into many groups and schools of thoughts. We are ill with the differences existing among us and on the other hand we wish to beat the present miseries. Every single person must strive to come together, join hands with one another and think with broader perspective, removing all our personal clashes and differences in order to bring about constructive remedies to our tribulations. But one has to bear in mind that these are only miraculous ideas which may never ever be acted over or even mused upon. Or if we consider them with better understanding, we will be capable enough to change these ideas to strong practical measures.