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Be Cheerful by Emily McCarthyMy sweet mom passed this along to me – I truly believe this! A smile is really beautiful and can light up a room.

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MotherTeresa Quote by Emily McCarthy, Photo by Sarah Buck Photography

I’m currently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – although I’m only in the first part of the book. it got me thinking about happiness in general. I know that I am a happy person…but do I always come across as happy? I think the daily grind can get the best of everyone – including me. But why does it? Why can’t we smile as we empty the dishwasher? or take out the trash? Is it because we hate doing those tasks? Really, they aren’t so bad I guess. Maybe I’ll try smiling next time I’m feeling grumpy about the daily nuisances of life – maybe it will make it more ‘fun’ – what do you think? Then I started thinking about exuding happiness – wonder how much a difference is makes when I smile at a complete stranger in passing? I know if someone smiles at me and compliments my outfit, for example, it sure does add some pep in my step – brightens my day. I’ve tried doing this at least once a day – complimenting a complete stranger. It could be a lady’s haircut, a gentlemen’s tie – today it was the nanny at the pool. I kept noticing how sweet she was talking to the kids she was watching. It was so endearing and I went up to her and complimented her on it. She seemed so surprised that anyone had noticed – it seemed so natural to her though. She wasn’t trying to be nice – she really was happy and loving to the children. She seemed like a really happy person – and she exuded that! I challenge everyone to share happiness at least once a day. You never know the effect it can have one someone. Send them a note, give them a call, pay for their lunch – the smallest task can truly change someone’s day. In the meantime, enjoy this quote from Mother Teresa. Photo by Sarah Buck Photography.

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  1. Amanda Knight says

    So crazy I am reading this tonight, but I literally just blogged about it this morning and how I wanted to be someone who exudes happiness. An older man who works at the gym makes me feel happier just by being around him. I love it. I so want to be like this. I take like too seriously sometimes. I would love to know your thoughts on Thr Happiness Project and if it is worth reading!


    June 4, 2013
  2. Amanda Knight says

    So crazy I am reading this tonight, but I literally just blogged about it this morning and how I wanted to be someone who exudes happiness. An older man who works at the gym makes me feel happier just by being around him. I love it. I so want to be like this. I take life too seriously sometimes. I would love to know your thoughts on The Happiness Project and if it is worth reading!


    June 4, 2013
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I was thrilled to hear from Lori Good out of Los Angeles, California. Lori works for a promotional marketing company and wanted something a little more personal to send out to potential clients. She wanted to represent her personality and have multiple elements to her branding so she could pick and choose what to incorporate into the marketing material. For some clients, she would choose the neutral color palette of black, white and gold, while other she would add a feminine element with the pink and leopard. This is a great way to keep your branding cohesive while creating a custom look for the audience. We are working on Lori’s new website to coordinate with her new branding – cannot wait to show you the final product!

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  1. Jenn says

    Seriously your stuff is so awesome. I pinterest you. I feedly your updates. Keep posting these beautiful brands!


    June 4, 2013
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Introducing the new Pediatric Dentistry of Johns Creek. Pottery barn kids meets bright colors and trend-setting patterns!

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