Today was the 36th day of Campaign Smile and I had yet another idea to garner some of those 1 million smiles I set as a goal. I know I love to get a gift so I thought I would give a gift to one of my subscribers this month. I’ll draw and announce the name on August 30th so sign up and get registered to win. I plan to offer more gifts as we go so even if you don’t win this month you’ll already be entered into future contests and you’ll find out about them as soon as I post. I found a small plaque with a picture of James Dean and a fantastic quote by him that I thought was particularly poignant to what I am trying to do.
The quote is, “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow.” As I go out each day to “campaign” I am striving to make my life experience as well as that of others better. None of us ever dreamed of growing up and spending our work and home lives miserable and dreary. There are way too many people walking around in a daze just trying to make it through each day until they die. I don’t believe that is why we are here. I think each day is supposed to be full of wonderful experiences, both small and large. I hope that my efforts can help other people experience the wonderful, happy, dream lives they imagined when they were young. It’s a start and can lead to making a life what it should be.
1. As I was driving down the road I noticed a woman standing with disinterest, holding a sign for a small business. She was leaning against the sign and waving to traffic in a half-hearted manner. When I waved back and smiled at her she demonstrated the beautiful smile she had been holding back. She no doubt had a much easier time of it after the boost from her smile.
2. I took our dog to the vet and received plenty of smiles there. She is always popular at the vet, wherever we live. Nothing they do to her ever dampens her enthusiasm for seeing other people, getting petted and receiving treats. Perhaps we could all take a page from that playbook and remain positive until and even after receiving reason to be otherwise. Between the doctor, the tech assisting and the four ladies at the front counter she managed to reel in 6 smiles for the campaign. With 7 total new smiles the total for the smile campaign is now 99. Triple digits are just around the corner!
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