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.
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’s sugar or coated in chocolate or cream…yum!
A Few Waffle Fun Facts:
* The word “waffle” is from the Dutch, meaning “wafer.”
* 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.
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. Celebrate today by doing more than wishing someone is happy. Do somethingto 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! 🙂 Be creative. There are endless ways to help others to be happy. And remember, at Seeds of Happiness we want you tobe happy EVERYDAY!
Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me. — “The King & I”
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…
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. 🙂
Sophie and Jen making magic with the clay.
Jen with her miles of Smiles. Now, THAT’s dedicated!
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:
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?
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.