I Smile First


It’s an initiative that encourages people to be the first to smile in any encounter. Smiling is easy, and it’s free — what a great way to increase happiness and civility in our communities! All you have to do to join is take the I Smile First Pledge: “Each of us is worthy of a smile. When I encounter another person, I will offer them a genuine smile, regardless of whether they are smiling at me.”

I Smile First was the recipient of a Burnt Oranges Community Action Grant at AfterBurn: Restoration. We’ll be using the grant to set up our website, t-shirts, cards, buttons, and stickers. With our I Smile First collateral, we’ll go into our communities, teaching and encouraging others the importance of being the first to smile.