Clay Aiken – National Make Someone Smile Week

Did you know that yesterday began National Make Someone Smile WEEK (July 18-24)? That’s right. All across the country thousands of florists are delivering flowers to people in hospitals, nursing homes, and foster care centers to people who might not otherwise get any flowers.

Started in 2000 by Teleflora, it has become “the floral industry’s most successful charitable program. Last year’s program spanned 144 cities throughout the United States and Canada, more than 2,000 florists donated their time. Teleflora’s program delivered more than 35,000 bouquets to those most in need of a smile.”

According to the company, Teleflora will be donating more than 50,000 of their Be Happy Mugs to their member florists, who in turn will work with local wholesalers and growers to secure donated flowers. The florists will then use these flowers to design cheerful Be Happy Bouquets that will be delivered to those most in need of a smile – such as hospital patients, senior citizens living in nursing homes and assisted living homes, and recipients of Meals-on-Wheels programs.

So, what can we do to celebrate Make Someone Smile Week? Don’t you think it would be kind fun to knowingly walk around with the intention of making others smile? What a great way to raise your own positive vibe as well as the positive vibe of others. Besides, it’s hard not to smile yourself when you are consciously making another smile.

So here are some tips for how to bring about a few smiles…feel free to use them, tweak them, add to them or come up with you own.

1.) Share a sincere compliment
2.) Share a hug
3.) Tell a good joke
4.) Just smile at someone for the sake of smiling
5.) Make a funny face
6.) Break out into a song and dance
7.) Whistle the theme song from the Pink Panther
8.) Play Clay Aiken’s Tried & True for people (or any of his music)

Someone at the Red Recruiter had a fun idea:

This is somewhat of a Twitter challenge of sorts, but it would go like this…

Do one thing to make someone smile this week and send out a Tweet saying what you did.  Tomorrow, I will buy a complete stranger a cup of coffee at Starbucks.  Big deal, no.  Will it make them smile, hopefully.  Will it make me smile, yes.

So, to share it with everyone, you just want to make sure that you include the hashtag #smileweek in your Tweet.  This would be an example:

“Just bought a guy named Bob a cup of coffee at Starbucks. He smiled. #smileweek”

“Just picked up the tab for a young couple at Chile’s.  They smiled. #smileweek”

“Brought lunch to a man that lives outside of our building. #smileweek”

“Bought my wife flowers and delivered them to her office. #smileweek”

Just think of all the possibilities!

If I want to smile, I look at pictures of Clay who happens to have a great smile!!

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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – National Make Someone Smile Week

  1. I think "Make Someone Smile Week" should be every week of the year!!!!! It's the easiest thing on earth to do, and can always brighten someone's day…..

    Clay always makes me smile, whether it be in song or just watching him be funny. He always lightens the load and exudes happiness. These have been the best 7+ years ever….I would not trade them for anything.

  2. I know for a fact I'll be smiling BIG TIME on July 23rd (hum, wonder why????)

    I agree with Judy, I try to make someone smile every day – life's so short, why not go through it smiling?

    and yes, Clay Aiken has the best smile, it starts at his toes and when it reaches his eyes, it's just magic!

  3. Yes, I think everyone should try to smile every day. They say if you laugh a lot and just plain have fun, you will live longer. Clay has always got a smile for everyone and that is why I love him. I will most certainly have a big smile on my face on July 25 when I go to Melbourne to see Clay. In fact, two of us will have that smile on our faces…my daughter and I. Oh, I almost will the rest of the audience at the King Center.

  4. What a wonderful idea started by Teleflora. Like SueReu, I know I will be smiling big time on Friday when the Timeless Tour starts. 😀

  5. Wow! This is really exciting that you're all participating in Make Someone Smile Week! Thanks so much to musicfan123 for posting it. This is our 10th anniversary of sponsoring the program and it keeps getting better every year because of the support of our florists and wonderful people like all of you.

    Thanks so much, again!

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