Clay Aiken – You Make Me Smile

Did you know that yesterday began National Make Someone Smile WEEK (July 21-27)? That’s right. All across the country thousands of florists are delivering flowers to people in hospitals, nursing homes, and foster care centers 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 200 cities throughout the United States and Canada, more than 2,000 florists donated their time. Teleflora’s program delivered more than 25,000 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 some of Clay Aiken’s music for people

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!!

So…What’s Your Plan For

Make Someone Smile Week?

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Comments

  1. Clay has the capability of making smile "Almost " ALL of the time!!! 🙂

    I hope I make someone smile just as much – just by caring and being kind! Hope everyone here
    will make lots of smiles all week long!!! 🙂 <3

  2. Clay always makes me smile! What a great blog today, as always. I was smiling as I was reading it!

  3. Clay has such a beautiful smile. He lights up any picture or stage! I like the idea of doing something random to make someone smile. I’ll try that! Thank you Musicfan for all your posts which make me smile! 🙂

  4. #6) song & dance. Does it count that my friend and I went to see "Swing Time" with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers and smiled through the whole movie and then went for ice cream (it was National Ice Cream Day on Sunday). I keep smiling because I'll be seeing Clay in a couple of weeks in Joseph… along with my sister-in-law.

  5. Clay has such a beautiful and sincere smile. When I see him smile…it really does make me smile. I think just by being nice to everyone will make them smile. Also, I am sure that everyone who is going to see Clay in JATATD will be smiling. I will be smiling if I get some clack to watch from it.

  6. I love the idea of trying to share smiles with as many people as we can….however, somehow I don't see myself singing and dancing in front of anyone. At least people would get a good laugh!!

    Many thanks for the blog…I love reading here!

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