Archive | July 2009

Florascope – Leo


If your birth sign is a Leo (July 23-August 22), throw caution (and practicality) to the wind and express your artistic side – be careful with the bankbook! You are more perceptive to other’s hidden agendas this month. Decorate your home with wildflowers, such as asters, daisies, snapdragons, and alstromeria.Need to order flowers for the Leo in your life?  Visit EDEN FLORIST

Smile Week Going Strong on Twitter – What are YOU DOING?

National Make Someone Smile Week is really taking off. In fact, there is lots of buzz going on at Twitter.  People are coming up with a variety of ways to “spread the smiles across the miles.”

Smile Week on Twitter

Smile Week on Twitter

It all started last night when I posted about it being National Make Someone Smile Week ~National Make Someone Smile Week Begins Today I was linking to the post I wrote yesterday here..

Michael Long aka @theredrecruiter on Twitter retweeted a message I posted that had been retweeted by someone else. Here it is: @HeidiRichards I’m digging this smile week thing! Let’s spread it! 😉 #SmileWeek

Then Michael sent a message saying: “What are you doing for #smileweek? I’m going to buy a stranger a cup of coffee tomorrow. (Spread the smiles!!!)” followed by:

“Help spread the word about National Smile Week! Here is how to play! #smileweek

To which I replied “Whoohoo wouldn’t it be kool if #SmileWeek made Trending Topics????” (BTW, Trending Topics are the Top Ten topics people are talking about on Twitter. )

@HeidiRichards Absolutely! Let’s hope that #SmileWeek takes hold tomorrow when everyone gets to work! 😉

That was the beginning!  Since then hundreds of people have tweeted and retweeted about Smile Week sharing what they plan to do. People are buying cups of coffee for strangers, calling people they haven’t spoken to in a while, paying the tolls at toll booths and so much more.

So I thought it would be fun to find out what MY READERS are doing to Spread the Smiles Across the Miles for National Smile Week.

so far, my staff and I have sent flowers to two local nursing homes, the local post office, a hospital information desk, local library and I have given my UPS, FEDEX and Postal Carrier flowers.  Not to mention all the fun quotes, riddles, stories and good will shared on Twitter!

Let’s get this Smile Week ball rolling so fast it goes round the world at least once!

Are you up for the challenge?  If so,  feel free let us know what your plans are and what you’ve already done (in the comments section below). And if you are on Twitter, leave your Twitter ID and be sure to post your replies on Twitter with the #SmileWeek hashtag so others will see what you are doing.

Looking forward to hearing your ideas and goodwill stories!


PUT ON A HAPPY FACE… by Dana Wilson



“One Halloween after taking my daughter trick or treating, the doorbell rang. It was very late and I couldn’t imagine children still being out at that time of night “trick or treating.”  I said, ‘who is it?’  The voice on the other side of the door said, ‘it’s my birthday.”  I opended the door and there HE stood.  My boyfriend with an open ‘trick or treat’ bag and this angry scowl on his face.”  I just stood there trying to look happy to see him.  I was, but I was also upset.  You see,  I had forgotten his birthday!  After what seemed like an eternity ….I put on a Happy Face. He still wasn’t smiling back so I said to him “you look so cute when your angry.”  I filled his bag with candy, said Happy Birthday, and finally got a smile out of him!  Although he was upset for a while, my sense of humor and sincere regret sure helped to get me out of the doghouse!” (submitted by Dana Wilson – Milwaukee, WI)

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My Love for a Set of Teeth

My Love for a Set of Teeth by John MacNanamee

“When I first met my wife, I was a wild and crazy guy – into motorcycles.  She was (and still is) the complete opposite.  She is always well dressed and me, well let’s just say that most of the time, there’s dirt under my fingernails.   When she finally decided she would go out with me, I picked her up on my ‘chopper’  (motorcycle), which did not impress her any.  The date didn’t go too well; we ran out of gas about a mile away from her home and she had to help me push it to a gas station.  Then we got back on the chopper to go out and the front pipe came off, shot a flame and caught my pants leg on fire.  To top it off, I took her to a biker bar and she freaked out.  In order to get her to go out with me again and stay together, she said I needed to get a driver’s license, get a job and get a set of front teeth! So that’s how I got out of the doghouse with her.”
Ps. “We’ve been together 25 years (dated for 3, engaged for 18 and married for 4)  They say that opposites attract, I guess it’s true!
(submitted by John MacNanamee – Pembroke Pines, FL)

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Forget Me Not AGAIN!

This Story was submitted to Eden Florist by someone who took our original “Doghouse Survey”. (names were withheld at writers requests – and to protect the innocent)

Forget Me Not AGAIN! by Inez M.

“My husband usually gets in the doghouse when he forgets my birthday or our anniversary.  He usually remembers a day or two later when someone reminds him! That’s okay, though because he generally makes it up to me by sending me two dozen of biggest, most beautiful, fabulous red roses!  Big red roses always do it for me!

And he gets something special in return! My good mood!” (Submitted by Inez M. – Miami Beach, FL)

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I Left My Heart FOR San Francisco

I Left My Heart For San Francisco by Marie

“I was engaged to this guy and we had set up a joint savings account.  One day I decided I wanted to go to San Francisco, so I took money out of our joint account and went on a trip.  When I got back, he was really mad at me and wouldn’t talk for two weeks. To punish me, he wouldn’t take me anywhere, we just stayed home.  He made me promise never to do that again, but after that our relationship just went downhill.  He never really trusted me again and I thought if he’s going to act like this before we get married, what’s it going to be like after?  So you could say, I got out of the doghouse when I got out of the relationship.  It turned out to be less than I hoped for, you really learn a lot about someone when money is an issue.  I am just glad I found out before we got married.”        (submitted by Marie in Miramar, FL)

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