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January 29, 2020

For years, people told me to start a Smile Project blog. For months, I would write “blog post!” in my planner only to cross it off and add it to the next week when it, inevitably, didn’t get done. 

I knew if I started writing blog posts for The Smile Project, I would ha...

January 25, 2020

Day 3000:

Happiness is.. a comprehensive look at over eight years of intentional joy. I started posting ‘Happiness is’ when I was a moody 17-year-old. I didn’t know a thing about Happiness. And still, for 3,000 consecutive days, I made an intentional decision to figure...

January 22, 2020

Once I was applying for an exciting opportunity. When I told my friend about it, I defaulted to, “But it’s such a long shot. I don’t even want to get my hopes up or think about it.”

There’s a familiar proverb, likely from 17th century Spain or Italy that warns: “Don’t p...

January 19, 2020

As we begin the new year, we once more begin our search to share stories of inspiring individuals and the organizations they run. This week’s #ServiceSpotlight is coming to you from Frisco, Texas. Andrea Sibley is the Founder of No Guts All Glory, a group whose mission...

January 15, 2020

I have a distinct memory of getting into an argument with my older brother. I don’t remember how it started, but it ended with him saying, “there’s always someone cooler than you.” My little heart pouted. Naturally, when we both ran to Mom, my brother protested that he...

January 12, 2020

I’ve been involved with The Pollination Project, a grant-funding organization for a number of years now. Every single day, The Pollination Project awards seed grants up to $1,000 to an individual or group who is making a difference in their community. This global organ...

January 8, 2020

United States radio host Bernard Meltzer ran an advice call-in show from 1967 through the 1990s. Bernard is accredited with the following quote: 

“Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no,...

January 5, 2020

Remember those “Eat This Not That” books that talked about healthy dietary switches? For some reason when it came time for me to reflect on my 2020 aspirations, that is what I thought of. 

I wondered what small swaps I could make in my life. I thought about the times wh...

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