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National Make Someone Smile Week Begins Today

“The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.” ~ Robert Bloch

Did you know that today begins National Make Someone Smile WEEK (July 20-16? That’s right. And 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.”

Eden Florist will be participating in Make Someone Smile Week by dropping off flowers to my local library, favorite grocery store clerk and more.

Check out the article “How do you Make Someone Smile? Send Flowers, of course!”   It’s my list of  21 people and places to send a smile and get on in return.  and be sure to visit: EdenFlorist.com to send flowers to someone who needs a lift.

And when you give a smile, it is almost impossible not to get one in return! And wouldn’t it be nice to be “blamed” for doing something good (for a change)? *SMILE

So keep smiling! And be sure to send someone flowers to make them smile too!  It could be a total stranger or someone you love. Its up to you.

Feel free to leave your LIST of people you would like to make smile in the comments section below. If we get enough response, I may even have a contest and give free flowers to the writer AND the person she/he wishes to send flowers. How about that to make someone smile?

Happy Make Someone Smile Week!

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!