National High Five Day


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The team is celebrating and spreading positivity through high-fives!

Leela Bindingnavele, Editor-In-Chief

Today marks the annual celebration of National High Five Day, a day dedicated to spreading positivity through this simple yet powerful gesture. The tradition of high-fiving has been around for decades, and it continues to bring people together and create a sense of camaraderie.

According to the National Library of Medicine of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, high-fives are one of the best motivational factors. High fives create serotonin (a natural happiness chemical) in the brains of both the high-five giver and the high-five receiver. Additionally, being ambiguous, high-fives are a “good job,” “good effort,” “keep it up,” and “I’m proud of you” all in one!

Take a moment today, and every day, to celebrate high fives and spread some positivity. Whether it’s with a friend, family member, or even a stranger, let’s lift each other up with a happy, well-meaning, LIGHT, slap on the hand that can make all the difference.

Happy National High Five Day, everyone!