I was looking for something completely different and stumbled upon these clips of my being a goffball on the beach at Subic Bay, in the Philippines. After surgery week, and before we all said goodbye and flew to our homes scatter all over the globe, we had an afternoon off. Some of us went to […]
The Smiley Lady Blog
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!
I sure hope you’ll click to SHARE!!
You can find fun in every situation, if it is your intention to do so. One reporter’s headline about the Spontaneous Smiley Project was: Finding Mirth in the Mundane. That’s what this project is all about. But, when fun doesn’t seem to be there (ironing, errands, waiting in line), you can make fun. The story […]
My dear old dad used to love to play around with probability and the nature of randomness. One way this played out was in his daily shaving routine. Not wanting to “hurt the feelings” of any one flavor of shaving cream, by buying just one flavor, he bought them all. No. I’m not kidding, every […]
You don’t have to get wet! Your won’t mess up your hair or ruin your make up! It doesn’t matter if it’s chilly outside. The Smiley Lady has an easier, drier, warmer ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!! Scroll down to see the video.
I didn’t find this great Smiley. It was found by a stranger I’d just met. She came upon me photographing a car’s tail lights. She asked me what I could possibly find that was photo-worthy in a tail light. I showed her the Smiley Face and explained all about the project, and about looking for reasons to […]
I’m always saying, “Don’t miss opportunities to be happy.” Here an example from my life this week: I’m getting ready for the wedding of a friend. Getting ready includes figuring out what to wear. So, I’ve settled on a black and white polka dotted dress. Shoes, earrings, belt and sunglasses all polka dotted, too. Then […]
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 […]
Scroll down. Keep on going. A little farther. The video is below this happy photo of me and an adorable baby! As you can see looking at her grinning face, not all clefts are visible. Children with cleft palates look completely normal yet struggle to speak, eat and thrive. Could you part with a couple bucks?
Hi, everybody. I have the happy honor of posting for Positively Positive. It’s a post about volunteering for Operation Smile. (BTW, I get on a plane tomorrow for a medical mission to the Philippines). If you’re not familiar with the website, I hope you’ll enjoy noodling around over there, that is after having read and […]
Today would have been my dear dad’s 87th birthday. Dang, if you didn’t die way too soon. I miss you, Henry. It MMS (MakesMeSmile, the new LOL) that my dad shares his birthday with Prince (1958). No one would mistake them for twins!! That thought really just MMS! Still chuckling. Still.