February 26, 2020

At some point, early on, I bought into the story that I was impatient. I was a fast moving kid who was always on to the next adventure and at some point the seed was planted that I was also impatient. 

If someone planted the seed, I watered it and gave it sun. It became...

February 23, 2020

I didn’t like them. I didn’t like them because they’d hurt me. I didn’t like them because they’d hurt me and most people have that honest reaction to people who have hurt them. I didn’t like them and at the same time, I knew it didn’t matter. 

I was recently in a situat...

February 19, 2020

This is a guest post written by Kristen Parry. Kristen is a firm believer in Happiness and Love as the two prominent pillars of life. She finds joy in the details of each day and is excited to contribute a small piece to a movement she's supported since... literally......

February 16, 2020

A few weeks ago, I received one of the most delightful emails a person can get. Regular readers might remember Robyn Mays of Digital Butter, a great organization we featured in a past nonprofit resource blog post. Robyn recently connected me to Jessica Riding and Nasta...

The thing about having been working on The Smile Project for over eight years is that this year will be my ninth Valentine’s Day for “Happiness is.” I began regularly writing for the blog in 2014, meaning there’s that many years for more long-form posts about love as w...

February 9, 2020

I was scrolling through one of my women’s entrepreneurship groups on Facebook the other day when I saw a post from Vanessa Ann Miller, CEO and Founder of Speak Positivi-Tee. She described her brand as one focused on “positive self talk and spreading kindness through th...

February 5, 2020

This is a guest post written by Zack Shively, Marketing & Logistics Manager of The Smile Project Road Trip.


I was thinking about one of my favorite games, Chrono Trigger, the other day (and when I say “the other day,” I actually mean every third minute of every day)....

February 2, 2020

Earlier this year, I was thrilled to be connected to Katie Dahlheim, the Founder of the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project in South Carolina. 

I love this project for its simplicity. People taking care of people. Without further ado, allow me to introduce Katie and her pro...

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