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Real Men Wear PINK!

OCTOBER – Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. (First is skin cancer.) About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. At Seeds of happiness we are ALL big supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including the male species. See the proof below!

Real men of Seeds of Happiness.
The real men of Seeds of Happiness.

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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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Pink is our Favorite Color!

MSAB3_rgbOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
The good news? Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early.

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Peace, Love and Smiles.

All we are saying is give peace a chance. — John Lennon

SEPTEMBER 21 – International Peace DayInternational_Day_Of_Peace_Wallpapers

International Peace Day seeks a global cessation of violence and war. Each year on this day, celebrations are held in hundreds of countries, all with the same goal in mind….to stop war and violence. Created and sponsored by the United Nations, this day seeks to end war, starting today.

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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                    

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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Smiles Made in the U.S.A.!

July 2 is Made in the U.S.A. Day.

To commemorate this special day, we are featuring the Smiles Behind the Smiles,     Part 7. Seeds of Happiness has partnered with Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. to produce the molded balls of clay which are then sculpted at the Seeds of Happiness studio. Canterbury is a sheltered workshop in suburban St. Louis. Their mission is to produce high quality work through a dedicated workforce primarily comprised of people with disabilities. We are fortunate to have a very dedicated, hardworking AND fun couple working on our project.

Larry and Rsemary love to work on SOH!
Larry and Rosemary love working on Seeds of Happiness!

Rosemary & Larry

Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!
Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!

Your job at Canterbury: Rosemary cuts the clay and inserts the pieces into a mold. Larry uses the press to form the little balls of clay. In addition, they work on assembling mailings.

Canterbury Enterprises, Inc.  Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.
Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.

How long have you worked at Canterbury?: Four years. And we like to work TOGETHER!

 

What you like about working on Seeds of Happiness: $$$!!!

How long have you been married: Rosemary and Larry will celebrate their SILVER wedding anniversary this fall. Congratulations on 25 years!

What you like to do on your days off: We like to go to different places around St. Louis. And, Rosemary does the driving; Larry is chauffered!

Favorite ice cream:  Rosemary likes all flavors, but vanilla is her favorite. However Larry is NOT an ice cream lover, but his favorite foods are hamburgers and bratwurst…picnic food!

Dean, the  production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!
Dean, the production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!

 

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Rosemary shows off her beautiful smile!
Larry and his press.

 

 

 

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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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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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