From Wikipedia,In physiology, a smile is a facial expression formed by flexing the muscles most notably near both ends of the mouth. The smile can be also around the eyes. Among humans, it’s customarily an expression of pleasure, happiness, or amusement, but can also be an involuntary expression of anxiety, in which case it can be known as a grimace. There is much evidence that smiling is a normal reaction to certain stimuli and occurs regardless of culture. Happiness is most often the cause of a smile. Among animals, the exposure of teeth, which may bear a resemblance to a smile, is often used as a threat or warning display – known as a snarl – or a sign of submission. In chimpanzees, it can be a sign of fear.Did you know that you can make a difference with a ‘Smile’? World Vision Australia has a Smiles catalogue with many ways to help those out less fortunate than ourselves. Here is a list of what we did in 2007During 2007, record numbers of Australians gave children, families and communities in need a lot of reasons to smile. Supporters ordered over 85,000 life-changing gifts valued at $4 million. These included:

  • 5,167 blankets to keep young children and the elderly in Zambia warm.
  • 5,918 sets of two mosquito nets to protect families in Ghana, Sudan and Cambodia from malaria.
  • 11,501 courses of immunisation for children and pregnant women in Sudan and Zambia.
  • 8,087 school supplies kits for children in Cambodia, Kenya, Ghana, Honduras and Lebanon.
  • 8,396 contributions of clean water in Kenya.
  • 7,817 lambs for families in Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Somalia and Sudan.
  • 6,118 contributions of nourishing food for families in emergency situations.
  • 12,464 goats for families in Myanmar and Africa.
  • 3,666 veggie packs for families in Lebanon and Liberia.
  • 3,031 HIV and AIDS camps & shelter for orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda.
  • 3,225 eye surgeries in Zambia.
  • 1,558 contributions to reforestation in Mongolia and Sudan.
  • 2,647 piglets for families in Cambodia, Uganda, East Timor and Myanmar.
  • 1,030 cows for families in Azerbaijan, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
  • 1,468 emergency relief kits for desperate families affected by crisis such as famine, flood, earthquake or conflict.
  • 325 fish farms for hungry families in Liberia and Rwanda.
  • 230 yaks for Mongolian families.
  • 329 contributions of clean water for Liberian communities.
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