Category Archives: 100 Smile Challenge

2015 Theme: How to Create a Ripple Effect of Smiles

This year on the 100 Smile Challenge Blog I am adjusting my perspective.  In the previous years of this blog the writing has been about How to Ignite Our Own Smiles.  In 2015 I would like to extend the focus … Continue reading

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Find Your Passion Challenge Role Model: Amelia Earhart: Be Remembered for Never Letting Anything Stop You

Today, July 24, is Amelia Earhart Day. “The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well.  The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s … Continue reading

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100 Smile Challenge: National Hammock Day: How Will You Relax Today?

July 22 is National Hammock Day.  The hammock seems to be the icon of relaxation so Today’s Simple Smile Igniter is to take time to relax and watch the world go by. “During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual … Continue reading

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Feel Good: Invite Inspiration A Bloggers List of 12 Inspiration Invites

Inspiration strikes when we provide it the opportunity.  When we expose ourselves to inspirations possibility we invite it to ignite us.  Discover where inspiration resides for you and bring those activities and influences into your life.  When we invite inspiration … Continue reading

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How Paying My Property Taxes Brought Me to a State of Gratitude

Cultivating gratitude is a form of cognitive – behavioral therapy with a focus on changing our thought patterns which can positively affect our current moods and level of overall happiness.   Today after I wrote a check for my annually … Continue reading

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The Language of Gratitude

I confess words can hurt me…I never understood that “stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” rhyme.  Words can hurt and words can inspire.  Words translate into physical sensations, visual images, thoughtful reflections and … Continue reading

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Create a Chain of Gratitude

The simplest way to form a positive connection with the people and things around you is to ignite your sense of gratitude.  When trouble is bringing you down and life seems to not be flowing in your favor reverse the … Continue reading

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Choose Your May Day Demonstration

Remember when May Day was about harvesting whatever flowers were in season, creating a basket of some sort, then hanging the creation on your neighbors doorknob, ringing the bell and running off as your once again unsuspecting neighbor opened the … Continue reading

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100 Smile Challenge: Stuck in a Rut? Do the Opposite and Get a New Perspective.

“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” G. K. Chesterton English author & mystery novelist (1874 – 1936) If you are finding yourself stuck or … Continue reading

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100 Smile Challenge: 9 Ways to Compliment Others on National Compliment Day and Everyday

Today, January 24, is National Compliment Day. A compliment is a gift we give another.  We acknowledge the blessing others are to us, the qualities that make them great, and reinforce the positive efforts of those around us.  Let’s seize the … Continue reading

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