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A Smiley Lady’s Blog: Creativity #1

October 29, 2014
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A Smiley Lady’s Blog: Creativity #1

Often people feel that creativity is something they simply do not have, something you either you have or don’t. What if instead you viewed it as something you ignited or did not ignite? How do you ignite it? By doing! Everyone can ignite creativity. You…

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Getting Your Act(ions) Together: Inject Humor into Your Life

October 27, 2014
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Getting Your Act(ions) Together: Inject Humor into Your Life

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Nancy was telling her friend about an incident that happened several years ago at a party. Nancy’s husband got drunk and made a spectacle of himself. “I was so embarrassed,” she said, “and so angry that I was practically ready…

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Our Smiley Lady Ruth Suggests: Find the Joy in Strangers!

October 26, 2014
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Our Smiley Lady Ruth Suggests: Find the Joy in Strangers!

Oakland A’s Bag Smiley I had such a joyful day recently, made special by strangers, that I wanted to share it with everyone. My beloved Oakland A’s were in the playoffs. It’s been 6 long years since we’ve made it there, so you bet, we were…

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Film: Whiplash

October 25, 2014
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Film: Whiplash

Whiplash | Director Damien Chazelle | Score: 8.3 I had a conversation about this film before I got to see it with a friend of mine who couldn’t understand how a movie about a gifted student in a prestigious music school could offer much in…

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Halloween Safety Suggestions for Trick or Treaters and Their Parents

October 25, 2014
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Halloween Safety Suggestions for Trick or Treaters and Their Parents

Halloween safety is important. It is easy to forget about safety when so much is going on at one time.  People in costumes, looking and behaving differently than usual.  The days being shorter and it getting dark earlier.  People, especially children being excited about candy and…

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A Smiley Lady’s Blog: Pep Talk

October 22, 2014
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A Smiley Lady’s Blog: Pep Talk

 In every moment, All the day through: Smile or frown? It’s up to you. From A child’s book of Optimism, A SMILEY BOOK OF COLORS www.tinyurl.com/3c2qyd6  You Deserve a Pep Talk!  Who’s Your Go To for this Important Role? Today I was kind of floundering through a…

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A Quote for You

I came to understand that is was all right to do things for people as long as I did it for the sake of doing it... the value being more in the act than in the result.

- Joanna Field