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January 30, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

January 27, 2019

For this week’s Service Spotlight, I’d like to take us halfway across the world to Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India where we find Lakshman Molleti, a fellow grantee from The Pollination Project. Without further ado, allow me to introduce Lakshman Molleti and  Anima...

January 23, 2019

When I was in high school, our student council held blood drives a couple times a year. The first time I remember hearing about a blood drive was during my sophomore year, on the border of 15 and 16, where only those who were “old for our grade” were able to donate, th...

January 20, 2019

My favorite thing about the Smile Project Road Trip was the people we met along the way. Every day I am reminded of the kindness they showed us. Recently, one of my new friends from Bakersfield, California connected me with Tonia R. Griffin, the CEO and Founder of the...

January 16, 2019

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things Laura ta...

January 13, 2019

Today’s Service Spotlight comes to us all the way from Jinja, Uganda. I am super excited to introduce Sharitah Nakimuli, the founder of the nonprofit I Am A Girl.

Liz: Let’s start in traditional Smile Project fashion. Give me a “Happiness is.”

Sharitah: Happiness means o...

January 9, 2019

My grandparents have always made the perfect pair. I could almost guarantee that no matter the circumstance, when I would walk into their home in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, my grandmother would tell me that she thought I was losing weight – even though I’ve weighed...

January 6, 2019

During the Smile Project Road Trip, I found myself driving from Anacortes to Seattle, Washington with a box of Happiness Sprinkling signs from the Center for Happiness. I was to meet a woman named Angie in a mall parking to drop off the signs – a fun alternative to the...

January 2, 2019

I’ve only ever lost people suddenly. I can feel the punch as I was told in person of a sudden medical passing. I remember hearing a voice waver over the phone with news of a friend’s suicide. I remember searching my friend’s eyes, hoping it was some sort of twisted jok...

January 1, 2019

Never in my wildest dreams would I have dared to wish for what The Smile Project saw this year. Perhaps the best way to talk about the year is through the daily joys that lead me there. Without further ado, let’s take a moment to walk down Happiness lane.

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