Had the BEST time participating in a flashmob dancing to Michael Jackson’s THRILLER in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most participants. At the stroke of noon here in California, and simultaneously in cities all around the world, thousands of average ghouls from every walk of life did their best to dance […]
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 ONION LOVERS’ DAY!! If I had to make a top 10 of foods and limit myself to those 10 foods for the rest of my life, no question ONIONS would make the list. I’d round my list off with chocolate, peanuts, cheese, sourdough bread, ice cream, potatoes, avocados, spinach and carrots…argh limiting it to 10 is […]
I’ve been a teacher pretty much forever. You mommies reading this–I might have been your teacher. That’s how long I’ve been at it! And in all these years I am surprised anew by some of the common sense things that end up not being all that commonly known. When I was a young mom taking […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? Read about an earlier mission trip in […]