Seeds in memory of the children and teachers lost at Sandy Hook - Seeds of Happiness

Seeds in memory of the children and teachers lost at Sandy Hook

Seeds in memory of the children and teachers lost at Sandy Hook

February 12, 2017

I was working at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Troy when a knock at my door lead me to receive a Seed of Happiness. This lovely woman was giving them to employees at the hospital in memory of the children and teachers lost at Sandy Hook elementary school. Tears welled up and decided I had to share my story with you and I posted it on Facebook for all to see. My daughter was in first grade when this tragedy unfolded. What a wonderful idea you came up with and what wonderful people are spreading the smiles!


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Thought I would share some reactions from giving out the SOH to strangers..

A waitress at a bar we hit. "I have had a horrible week and this right here has made it ok, I don't think you realize how much I needed this.”

Stranger on the street "you mean this is for me, to just make me smile?" And then she cried and hugged me..

A waiter 'I think this is the coolest tip I have ever gotten" (we left cash too haha).

Then today I gave away an SOH to a patient that saw it on my desk. She asked what it was and I showed her a card while I checked her in for her appt, she then pulled out her phone to look it up. She seemed really upset today, so I gave her mine. I can always order more. She then said she has to tell her mom and sister about them.

And now my favorite... I sent a few care packages overseas. I got an email last night from a deployed chaplain stating that I made a small group of grown men cry happy tears. I guess it was a bad day- and my package with SOH arrived on that day, and that small reminder to smile just helped.

So I hope on the hard tiring days y'all at SOH know you are making a difference. And you are helping people like me make a difference. All the happiness

- Shawna

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I originally bought 8 of these cute little seeds of happiness for a group of girls I was mentoring. At the end of our session, I gave each person a seed of happiness and spoke to them on the importance and the importance of spreading happiness throughout the world. The seeds were a HUGE hit. 

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Just a thank you for what you do. When I went for my chemo yesterday some other kind patient had left a SMILE for each of us. It is now on my desk to offer me a smile whenever I need it. Wanted you to know that what you do matters!

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