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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Harvey Ball, and his creation.

On World Smile Day® the theme is “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!”.

http://www.worldsmileday.com                                              https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/smile-day/

Play Ball!

Ninety percent of this game is half mental. — Yogi Berra

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Major League Baseball season will begin with opening day slated for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball on Sunday, April 5.MLB-vector-logos-636x480

Cardinal Nation will be in full swing :-) as we play the Cubs with the first pitch scheduled for 8 p.m ET. All of the 28 remaining teams will open the season on April 6.Baseball Seed

 

 

Have fun, enjoy America’s pastime, and root for your home team …PLAY BALL!!!

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2015-01-20/opening-day-2015-dates-times-schedule-april-5-april-6-espn

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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Shout out!

cropped-Proudly-Handmade-in-USA.jpgwww.canterburyinc.org                                                                           www.madeusafdn.org
http://mcg.metrocreativeconnection.com/publish/sections/calendar-details.php?Made-in-the-USA-Day-1679

Administrative Professional’s Week!

Sweets and a Smile!

Sweets and a Smile!

Time for a special “thank you” to the administrative staff who keep all of your workplaces running smoothly. A Seed of Happiness is ALWAYS appreciated and as the Seeds of Happiness Guy says: “You can’t go wrong with a Smile!”

Add a Smile to your favorite beverage. Looks great on a desk!

A Smile plus your favorite beverage looks great on any desk.

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Just add coffee or tea and the workday is off to a perfect start! (Our latest colors are: yellow, blue, red and purple. You can even choose right or left handed versions.)

 

Waffles for Everyone!

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.SOH Waffle 2

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:

SOH Waffles* 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.

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/waffleday.htm

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/waffle-day

http://tidbitfun.com/03/25/waffle-trivia/