September 29, 2019

The Smile Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading Happiness through acts of kindness. Our flagship program finds its home in the SPARK Clubs. SPARK stands for “Strengthening Positivity and Reinforcing Kindness” and these groups are formed by inspirin...

September 25, 2019

Every day I am reminded of the many ways people choose to serve. I feel so grateful to have stumbled across many organizations, corporations, for-profit businesses, and individuals who are dedicated to serving and supporting the missions of nonprofit organizations - ev...

September 22, 2019

One of my favorite things about running The Smile Project blog is the opportunity to connect with other changemakers across the world. It was in the pursuit to learn more about the effort of others to improve the state of our planet that I connected with Fontoh Desmond...

September 18, 2019

Today I decided to “Count My Blessings”

As the saying goes

It started off this morning

It started in my toes

One was the condition

Upon which I rest my head

The comfort of fresh linens

The safety of my bed

I thought about the warmth

That flannel sheets provide

I thought about ho...

September 15, 2019

There was a time in the tumultuous years that are elementary school, when I can distinctly remember standing no the blacktop at outdoor recess discussing music, movies, and television shows with my peers. It was a time – for me at least – of always wanting to be in the...

September 11, 2019

I mean, there really isn’t a reason for me to do it, I could hear myself saying as I tried to justify a decision that chose productivity over Happiness. I’ve always been a big fan of multitasking.

When I realized that a favorite activity of my first year of college frie...

September 8, 2019

I was sitting at breakfast the other day, across the table from the kind of friend with which you share hopes and dreams.

We were catching up on different projects we were working on and the aspirations we held for them.

She began to tell me about a particular step she h...

September 4, 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 La...

September 1, 2019

“I’ve never cancelled a flight before,” I heard myself saying as I laid in the grass in a Los Angeles park, cancelling my flight that was boarding in six hours.

When I chose Adventure for the month of August, I didn’t think it would lead me here.

Summer 2019 was one for...

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