International Day of Happiness is March 20th! To celebrate, we've partnered with the Joy Team
to put up 1,000 inspirational billboards in 252 cities and 42 states... creating 104.4 million smiles!! The national campaign, Smile Across America
, was created to help Americans celebrate and rekindle their inner joy!
"One positive message can make a huge difference in someone’s day," said Michele McKeag Larsen, founder of The Joy Team. "Our affirmative billboards have inspired people, made them smile, helped them celebrate birthdays and deal with cancer, memorialized loved ones and even saved a life at least once. Imagine what 46 of them across the U.S. can do."
"Think happy. Be happy." "Something wonderful is about to happen." "Stop. Smile. Breathe. Life is beautiful." "You make a difference." "Do more of what makes you happy." These are just some of the messages that will inspire and uplift people across the nation. A complete list of the smile cities and PDFs of the positive messages can be found at SmileAcrossAmerica.com
. "The moment we saw the billboards and story behind The Joy Team we knew we wanted to be part of it," said Patti Hughes, Founder/CEO/Creative Officer of Natural Life
. "We love to make the world a better place and inspire people to live happy. We, too, believe that words can change the world. One kind word can change someone’s entire day!"
Positive messages influence our thoughts. Our thoughts affect our beliefs, the words we speak and the actions we take; which shape the circumstances and events of our lives. Happier, more optimistic thoughts lead to happier, more optimistic people. Why does happiness matter? Not only does research show the health benefits are huge; but it also shows happiness leads to success in nearly every domain of our lives; including marriage, friendship, community involvement, creativity and, in particular, our jobs, careers and businesses.