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.

This day has TWO goals: To honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse.

In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind, aid in search and rescue, and seek out bombs and drugs.

540_293_resize_20130801_0b1f478b76225c6a0a4f8a44670dafe2_jpgUnfortunately, dogs also need us to save them from homelessness and abuse. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day!910339470_10152460281513641_3670362514301144365_o(3)fotoportadaosmografochica

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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)

SteveMcQueen (Actor)

Michelangelo (Artist)

Jerry Seinfeld (Comedian)lefty soh                                                                                                                                                                                                           http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/lefthand.htm                               http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html                                                    http://www.seedsofhappiness.com/seeds-stuff/smile-mugs

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!

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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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Shout out!

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