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Three, Two, One…BLASTOFF!!!

 

Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars…”

It’s a big day for Seeds of Happiness; we are LAUNCHING our new website! It is new and improved and we are very excited for everyone to go for a ride. It’s interactive, informational and very easy to use on the go. Check out how the Smiles are made, who makes them and who buys them.

AND, we will be updating it pretty much daily with the creative, and also silly stuff which goes on at the Smile Factory. So climb aboard, you’re in for a very fun ride!

 

 

Keep Smiling Today and EVERYDAY!

October 2, 2015 – World Smile Day

wsd2The original ‘smiley’ was created by commercial artist Harvey Ball in 1963. Concerned about the commercialization of the iconic graphic, Harvey established Smile Day, which encourages you to participate in acts of kindness and to smile and make others smile. Since that first World Smile Day® in 1999, it continues every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.

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Dog Days of Summer…Woof!

“Saving 10,000 Dogs – One Day at a Time”.                                                          –Colleen Paige, National Dog Day Founder                                                            fa236b5102e28414b16ca786825e166fAugust 26 — National Dog Day

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Jake, aka The Seeds of Happiness Dog, is also a rescue dog.

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Lefties Have Rights!

Lefthander’s Slogan:                                                                                                       “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it”.

leftAugust 13th: If you are a Leftie, then Left Hander’s Day is just for YOU!                       Left Hander’s Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976 and started by Left Hander’s International.  So, if you’re one of the few, CELEBRATE!manfrom03michelangelo-buonarroti-the-creation-of-adam-hand-83494                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Harry-Truman-and-pencil* Lefties are also called “southpaws”. The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
* Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
* During the 1600’s people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks!6413196_lefthandedwhoopigoldberg

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A Few Famous Lefties:

Oscar Oscar de la Hoya (Boxer)

Harry S.Truman (U.S. President)

Whoopi Goldberg (Actor)

Babe Ruth (Baseball Player)

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Michelangelo (Artist)

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A few famous Lefties: Babe Ruth (Baseball Player) Oscar de La Hoya (Boxer) Steve McQueen (Actor) Michelangelo (Artist) Marilyn Monroe (Actor) Michelangelo (Artist) Jimi Hendrix (Musician) http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/lefthand.htm “>http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/lefthand.htm                               http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html

EVERY Week is SMILE Week at Seeds of Happiness!

I think that anyone that smiles automatically looks better. —Diane Lane

National Smile Week is celebrated during the second week of August and was established to promote dental health and the maintenance of a brilliant smile. But smiling has a positive effect on more than just your looks. It can be therapeutic and can also create a friendlier environment wherever you may be.1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

 

 

 

What’s even better is that smiling is contagious, the more you smile, the more others will smile with you!

1441397_10151996968753641_1635680114_nA smile is the most universally recognized social expression. Smiles translate into every culture, language and  social context and can be recognized up to 300′ away.

"When you're smiling the whole world smiles with you!"So make sure to smile today, smile tomorrow and smile every day…turn smiling into a daily habit!  rose and larry 6_4                    

 

 

 

http://webclipart.about.com/od/events/ss/NationalSmileWeek.htm http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/august.htm                         http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/08/11/put-on-a-happy-face-its-national-smile-week/      http://www.mrsfields.com/blogs/blog/tag/national-smileweekaugust-6-10/

We All Scream for Ice Cream…CONES!

110 Years ago today, JULY 23, 1904, a tasty treat was invented in our town:

St. Louis, Missouri, Home of the First Ice Cream Cone
Do you love ice cream? How about an ice cream cone? Did you know that the first cone was introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904?

Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri fills a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream, and the ice cream cone is invented.Worlds Fair cones

The story goes that when the ice cream vendor ran out of paper cups and spoons, he put the ice cream in a rolled up waffle that the man in the next booth was selling — and an invention was born — by accident!

IMG_2356_thumb[1]So you can thank  Chuck for giving us one of American’s favorite desserts…one scoop or two?!? 🙂04-Nonfiction-Stories-Inventions-that-Were-Mistakes-Ice-Cream-Cone

 

 

http://www.holidayinsights.com/history/history07.html
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/mo/es_mo_cone_1.html

Bring Your Dog to Work and Say: “Cheese”!

Friday, June 20, 2014 = Take Your Dog to Work Day
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. – Robert Wagner1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

This is a serious holiday for “Man’s Best Friend”. It is sponsored by Pet Sitters International. The day is to encourage employers to experience the fun and relaxation which comes with allowing pets in the workplace! And in addition, to encourage pet adoption; there are LOTS of great dogs out there who need forever homes. 🙂

We would like to see YOUR dogs in YOUR workplace! We are having a drawing and the prize is a “Happy Dog” Big Seed of Happiness! Just e-mail a photo of you and your dog at your workplace. OR if you do not have a job which allows Take Your Dog to Work Day, just send us a photo of you and your dog. OR, even if you just WISH you had a dog and want to enter, send us your e-mail, too…everybody can play!

E-mail:  sales@seedsofhappiness.com

Deadline for entry is Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. CDT. A winner will be drawn and announced by the end of the week. Good luck, thanks for playing and WOOF!

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“Win ME, win ME!”

My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.                           – Elayne Boosler

 

Jake is one HAPPY pooch!
Jake is one HAPPY pooch!

http://www.takeyourdog.com/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/June/dogtoworkday.htm

A Smile for Every Dad on his Day!

Father’s Day: Sunday, June 15, 2014

What to get Dad for Father’s Day? Hmmmmm? The traditional tie doesn’t really work anymore with our increasingly casual society. But a Smile…yeah! As Mark Borella, aka The Seeds of Happiness Guy always says: “You can’t go wrong with a Smile.”

* Maybe he is a baseball fan: How about a Big Baseball Seed of Happiness?Baseball Seed

* He can always use a baseball cap, and we guarantee that when he opens this gift he will be smiling! (p.s. AND they are on sale right now; 20% off!)

All the cool dads are wearing them!
All the cool dads are wearing them!

* Your dad can start his day with a Smile in his coffee mug.
MUG* Or, we have two different sizes of tumblers to hold his hot AND cold beverages.CUPS
So, there are lots of fun choices for your dad…let the shopping begin!

To the Veterans, We Honor you.

Spike!
Spike!

Memorial Day is a holiday which typically marks the beginning of summer vacation…bbq, floatrips, picnics, and many more fun and relaxing outdoor activities. It’s a federal holiday, most people are off work for a three-day weekend…yea!
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But, we should not forget the reason we have a day off work and are out having fun. Memorial Day is a day of remembering those courageous men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. memorialday-postMany people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice while serving our country. To those men and women, we salute you.cropped-usa-soh.jpg

Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 6!

Here are a few fun facts about the youngest member of the Seeds of Happiness team.        1780228_10152173441553641_788231488_o

Sydney

Nicknames: Syd, the Kid.

Something people might be surprised to find out about you:  I had been to all 48 states in the continental U.S. before I was 18.

Your job at Seeds of Happiness: Basement troll, model, glazer, grinder.

If you could travel anywhere in the world: Thailand

Your favorite smell: Freshly mowed grass.

If you had a super power, it would be: Breathing underwater

Favorite childhood memory: The first two years of my life when I was still an only child. 🙂

Who would play you in the movie of your life: Beyonce.

Favorite ice cream: ALL!!!

What is in the trunk of your car: Six pair of shoes; I’m a hoarder!

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Smile and Thank a Teacher!

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about  besides homework. —Lily Tomlin

May 5-9, 2014 is Teacher Appreciation Week.

A Seed of Happiness Apple for the teacher!
A Seed of Happiness Apple is a fun gift for your favorite teacher!

The first full week in May honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to. Teachers mold our kids in a positive direction; from Kindergarten through college, they are an important part of our children’s lives.

 

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So let’s give ’em their due. If you happen to be a teacher reading this, we personally offer our thanks! And, to show our gratitude, an apple for the teacher is always appreciated. Check out our Seeds of Happiness Apples, we have two sizes for your favorite teachers!
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. —Albert Einstein

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/teacher.htm

Smile, It’s Babe Ruth Day!

1933-Goudey-Babe-Ruth-149-243x300“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” —Babe Ruth

babe-ruthApril 27 honors one of baseball’s greatest players ever. On this day in 1947, “The Bambino” returned to “The House that Ruth Built” to be honored. He attended Yankee Stadium for Babe Ruth Day.

babe-ruth_04563sBatting average: .342
Home runs: 714
Hits: 2,873
RBI: 2,213
Pitching W/L record: 94-46
ERA: 2.28550912_t607

babe“Baseball was, is, and always will be, to me the greatest game in the world”    —Babe Ruth

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/baberuthday.htm

http://www.baberuth.com/stats/

 

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! 🙂

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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