People have asked what traveling with Operation Smile has been like. The best way I’ve found to explain the impact it has on my life is to share the impact that Operation Smile has had on the lives of a few of the people they serve. Meet Gustavo. He’s a happy, lovable, eleven year old. He […]
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People were forever asking me how I got to be so darned happy. So I started speaking
to school groups and blogging about choosing to view life more optimistically.
Smile. Be happy!
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We’re well into the 4th hour of the drama of the semi truck hanging over the edge of our steep, windy road. Two tow trucks and a gaggle of workers all trying to keep it from falling into the creek below. Amazingly, everyone is being jolly. So much so, they all deserved some cookies and […]
Someone recently asked me if I was always happy. Certainly not. But I do think I am almost always in a state of well-being. One can have a feeling of well-being even when feeling sad. Well-being comes from so many arenas. One of course is pleasure, the pleasure of something yummy or cozy or funny. […]
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Have you ever re-read a book? Me, almost never. Too many books, too little time. That said, there’s a book I read years ago which I am now re-reading. It is a memoir by the Madeleine L’Engle, the author of A Wrinkle in Time. Last night I finished the book I was reading and went to the […]
The silly that comes with a martini wears off . . . The pep that comes from a cup of coffee fades . . .
I had a very funny conversation today. I was explaining all about the Spontaneous Smiley Project to someone knowing zip about Smiley, hardly knowing me, and under the impression that I was there to talk business. To him I must have been the crazy lady with the goofy hobby . . .a real wack job. […]
The happiest moments in our lives deserve more than a cursory nod once a year. I suggest that pausing for just a moment, every day, to remember the joy associated with these events, is a way to have a happier life. To that end, my cell phone sends me a little musical message four times […]
Taking a rest is not a crime, not a sin either. I’m just saying. Everybody needs to lighten up about being critical of how others handle their TO DO list and how they handle their own TO DO List. Actually, everybody needs to lighten up about everything. Today I am going to attempt to lighten […]
Back in 2008 Ruth Kaiser was a preschool teacher with an offbeat hobby. She took photos of Smiley Faces she found in everyday objects. Ruth found Smileys in food, on cars, on clothes, in nature, well, everywhere. When she joined Facebook to spy on her kids to have a window on the world of her perfect children, […]
Why is it most resolution come in the form “Here’s a way in which I’m bad, so here’s what I’ll do to stop being so bad.” ?
Instead of resolutions based on the premise that you are bad and need to fix yourself, I suggest resolutions to bring more joy into your life. 1) Wake up 10 minutes early every morning and luxuriate in the coziness of my lovey bed, instead of popping up and out. 2) Have a little bit of […]