Every year for many, many years I have spent a goodly part of each February at the Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale. It’s like a grand Treasure Hunt. Just like the search for the Smiley Face, you don’t know what you’ll see, but going on the hunt is always worth it! Everyday new stuff being […]
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!
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It’s February and that means my birthday month has started! That’s right I start celebrating as soon as the month begins. It’s a lot of celebrating but I’m up for the gig. My kids don’t call me The Strongest Woman in the World for nothing. Some people think it’s a bit much that I consider […]
Another great thing about having 2 working eyes: depth perception. I’m no longer missing when I reach for the handle to the refrigerator door! Good Golly Miss Molly, don’t let anything slow me down in the pursuit of food!
A Smiley Captain/Smiley Aficionado wrote to me this week. Why? With questions about his love life. Was I deeply honored. You bet! Way! Like really, like way, way, way! He’s only barely older than my oldest child. That he would seek my guidance as the “Smiley Lady” made my eyes fill and overrun with tears! […]
Just home from a very glamorous photo shoot at Home Depot. Fabulous headshot achieved. Quite a success! Take a gander at this lovely portrait. Smile. Be Happy. Ruth Plug Smiley
This activity of blogging is really an interesting experience. My son and my brother suggested I do so to create the persona of the Smiley Lady. They felt that the website lacked the goofiness of its creator. I am goofy. I am often the manic, bouncing off the walls, Smiley Lady. But, yikes. Put that […]
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. Fred Rogers
Do ever search for a pen while you’re in the car and become frustrated that there never seems to be one, no matter how many times you’ve tucked one away? Me, too. All the time. I finally wised up and had this light bulb moment: Don’t put 1 pen in the car, put in 20. […]
When you’re kind of a number nut, you enjoy things like today’s date 1/11/11, or when your odometer hits landmark combinations (or makes poker hands). I remember back in Dec. 1987 thinking women getting pregnant this month have a shot at giving birth 8/8/88. Then go figure, who gets born on 8/8/88? Princess Fergie’s daughter. […]