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September 28, 2016

In December 2015, I graduated from college.

I moved home for two weeks for the holidays and then on New Year’s Day flew to Europe for a potential internship. I lived there for about two and a half weeks and – when I ultimately decided it wasn’t best for me – I flew to N...

September 25, 2016

Happy #ServiceSunday everyone!

I am psyched to introduce this week’s world shaker. I first “met” Mike during my freshman year of college. We connected through the internet as people interested in happiness and smiling. You see, Mike runs an organization called A Million...

September 21, 2016

Nobody really knows what they’re doing…. And that’s the greatest realization in the world.

I’ve been talking for a while now – think a measurement in terms of years – about wanting to really transition The Smile Project into a business…to turn what started as Facebook p...

September 18, 2016

One of the perks of always having a notebook on me is that I’m able to jot down whatever thoughts come into my mind at any given time – usually with the intention of expanding upon them at a later date.

However, this note that I took last Sunday at church is so simple a...

September 17, 2016

This morning, I asked my roommate if he wanted to work out together. He said yes and we agreed to go this afternoon.

This afternoon, I was sitting in our living room working on The Smile Project when he returned from the lifting at the gym.

“You still want to go running?...

September 14, 2016

I did a quick Google search to get an official definition of “wallflower.”

After I ruled out writing about the southern European fragrant yellow, orange-red, dark-red, or brown flowered plant of the cabbage family, I settled upon the informal second definition.

Wallflowe...

September 11, 2016

**Trigger Warning**

    suicide, eating disorders, mental illness

Saturday, September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day.

We’ve all heard the quip about how you wouldn’t tell somebody with a broken leg to get over it so you also shouldn’t tell somebody with a...

September 7, 2016

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking.

More than that, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and one of the thought questions I posed to myself was the idea of competition. I couldn’t tell if I was a competitive person.

I was thinking about this for a while and came to a coupl...

September 4, 2016

On July 4th, 2016, I decided to completely 180 the way I posted Happiness is quips. I posted the following status:

Day 1700:

Happiness is.. not making things about yourself. I recently realized that for the past 1,699 days, I’ve made Happiness is posts that only relate t...

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