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Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 5!

Here are a few fun facts about our Chief Prankster. Get to know him, you’ll never be the same! ūüôā

Bill

And this is why one of Bill's nicknames is "Stretch".
And this is why one of Bill’s nicknames is “Stretch”.

Nicknames: Wild Bill, Stretch, Billy-Boo, Billiam.

Your job at SOH: Official title is Pre”seed”ent. Basically I run the business side of Seeds of Happiness.

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Your favorite thing about working at SOH: Knowing that every day we are touching the lives of others and making their day a little brighter and happier.

One word to describe yourself: Energetic

Rock 'em, sock 'em Bill.
Rock ’em, sock ’em Bill.

Something people might be surprised to find out about you: I was part of a group which broke the world record for the largest “YMCA” dance¬†group.¬†It was during college while visiting friends at SMSU.

Your favorite smell:              Wood burning.

If you had a super power, it would be: For fun, being able to fly. For a purpose, making ice like Frozone. I could help a lot of people by making water for them.

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Who would play you in the movie of your life: Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey.

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Laughs for Everyone Today!

‚ÄúLife is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē¬†¬†¬†¬† L.M. Montgomery,¬†¬†Anne of Green Gables¬†¬†¬†¬†

April 14: International Moment of Laughter Day

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Today is another very special day that will put a big smile on your face. The objective of this day is to get people to laugh, and to laugh more often.Billphoto 1

 

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What’s important is that you bring about laughter (and happiness) to those you come in contact with today. Tell a joke, act the fool, give them a Seed of Happiness…

"JAKE!!!"
“JAKE!!!”

…whatever it takes, successful participation in this day results in whole-hearted laughter! ūüôā

Jake Santa .

 

 

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Bobby Van—“Make me Laugh”

"When you're smiling the whole world smiles with you!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Moment of Laughter Day was created by Humorologist, Izzy Gesell to encourage people to laugh.)

http://www.izzyg.com/content/International_Moment_of_Laughter_April_14th/1002

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/April/momentoflaughterday.htm

 

Waffles for Everyone!

March 25 is INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY. Waffle Day began in Sweden as Våffeldagen; this day historically marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by the eating of many waffles.SOH Waffle 2

This remarkable dough-based gridded cake can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, snack or dessert.

Take this day to explore the variety that the world of the waffle has to offer you:¬† topped with fried chicken or stacked and drenched in sugary maple syrup, dusted with confectioner‚Äôs sugar or coated in chocolate or cream…yum!

A Few Waffle Fun Facts:

SOH Waffles* The word ‚Äúwaffle‚ÄĚ is from the Dutch, meaning ‚Äúwafer.‚ÄĚ

* In the late 1800’s, Thomas Jefferson returned from France with a waffle iron.

* Eggo Waffles were introduced in supermarket freezer sections in 1953.

* Since its founding in 1955, the Waffle House chain has sold more than 500 million waffles.

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/waffleday.htm

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/waffle-day

http://tidbitfun.com/03/25/waffle-trivia/

 

 

 

 

 

You need a gift? We’ve got gifts!

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person,¬†a beautiful thing.‚Ä̬†¬†¬†—¬† Mother Teresa

A big Seed of Happiness is a unique gift for the wedding party or the bride and groom. AND we carry lots of colors to match the wedding palette.
A big Seed of Happiness is a unique gift for the wedding party or the bride and groom. AND we carry lots of colors to match the wedding palette.

Seeds of Happiness¬†will surprise and delight your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers…ad6b11738bed7af56e57b43b88e30b65

Whether it’s a wedding, a¬†baby shower or a¬†bar mitzvah; a Seed of Happiness is always a¬†terrific surprise.

Bas mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, Hannukah…Yarmulke Seeds of Happiness will make wonderful keepsakes to remember all of these Jewish celebrations.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the gift of Happiness!
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the gift of Happiness!

 

 

 

Easter bunny gifts.
Hostess gift for a St. Patrick's Day party!
Hostess gift for a St. Patrick’s Day party!
Nothing says "Love" like Seeds of Happiness at Valentine's Day. <3
Nothing says “Love” like Seeds of Happiness at Valentine’s Day. <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day…ALL¬†holidays and celebrations are terrific times to share a Smile!

 

 

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Favors for wedding guests..

 

 

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Baby blue Smiles for each shower guest.

 

Sunny Smiles for Mom.
Sunny Smiles for Mom.

The possibilities are endless!

March 3: We want YOU to Be Happy!

If you want¬†others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy,¬†practice compassion. —Dalai Lama

We didn’t proclaim this day, but we certainly embrace it. March 3 is National¬†I Want You to be Happy Day.Large Snowman Web Celebrate today by doing more than wishing someone is happy. Do something to make others happy. It can start with an E-card that will put a smile on someone’s face. Other ideas include a phone call,¬†giving positive compliments, or cooking a special meal. And best of all, give them a Seed of Happiness! ūüôā Be creative. There are endless ways to¬†help others to be happy. And remember, at Seeds of Happiness we want you to be happy EVERYDAY!leprachaundog1

Ripe and ready to be picked!http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/special-holidays/national-i-want-you-to-be-happy-day/

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/behappyday.htm

Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 2!

Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me.¬†— “The King & I”

Seeds of Happiness crew having a lunch break...yum!
Seeds of Happiness crew having a lunch break…yum!

At Seeds of Happiness we have¬†gotten to know some of our customers and we would like our customers to know a little bit about us!¬†¬†So, here are a few fun/funny facts about our second Smile Artist…

JEN

Something people might be surprised to find out about you: After graduating from college and searching for the “perfect” job (loooooooong before Seeds of Happiness!), I accepted a job selling a commercial trash service. I rode a trash truck for 13 hours (beginning at 3 AM) to “learn about the service”. That was my first and last day on¬†the job!

Favorite Smell: With a total throwback to childhood and a nod to current parenthood, Vicks Vaporub. It’s comfort to me.

One word to describe yourself: Dedicated

If you could have one “superpower”, it would be: ¬†Mind reading. My family already thinks I can do it, might as well make it official!

Your biggest fear:¬† Well, I have been told that it is not wise to let anyone know what your fears are because then they can¬†taunt and torture¬†you with that knowledge. That being said, my worst, most horrible, scariest fear¬†is¬†enormous, giant¬†chunks of…CHOCOLATE!

Favorite things about working at SOH: There’s a tremendous amount of satisfaction with¬†sculpting Seeds, knowing that I’m creating happiness for people to share.¬†Mark (The Seeds of Happiness Guy)¬†has set this wonderful tone for us, including laughter; lots and lots of laughter. It really is good for the soul!¬†¬†We are the SOH family, in every sense of the word and I love working with these awesome, wonderful, amazing friends! I am honored and humbled to be a part of it. ūüôā

Smiling and sculpting!

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Sculpting and smiling, smiling and sculpting.
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Sophie and Jen making magic with the clay.

 

Jen with her miles of Smiles!
Jen with her miles of Smiles. Now, THAT’s dedicated!

There are no STUPID Questions!

September 28 – Today is Ask a Stupid Question Day. It’s your opportunity to speak up, and to ask all those questions you were afraid to ask. Today is the day to unload them.

BE BOLD! C’mon give it a try. Nobody will laugh…O.K., we’ll start it off with a few questions we’ve been holding back on:

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Hey Professor, what about that boat?

Q: ¬†If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat?

Q: Do fish get thirsty?

Q:  What rhymes with orange?orange
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Do you think they want a drink?

The origin of this special day goes back to the 1980’s. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in being teased.

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/gallery/stupid_question?

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/stupidquestionday