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Spreading joy & kindness from coast to coast with #SmileAcrossAmerica for #InternationalDayOfHappiness

For the 3rd year in a row, we’re putting a #SmileAcrossAmerica with positive messages on billboards and bus shelters from coast to coast in honor of International Day of Happiness. All the messages this year focus on kindness and acceptance. International Day of Happiness is March 20th, but the inspiring signs will begin popping up in cities across the nation […]

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Students at St. Helen’s High School in Oregon are on the path that leads to AWESOME

A while back, Joe, the wonderful man who teaches Building Construction at St. Helen’s High School in Oregon, asked us for some old billboards. He thought it would brighten up the building he teaches in and give the kids some positive messging at the same time. We couldn’t agree more.   Here’s one of our messages, originally supported by Heather […]

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A billboard in loving memory of the awesome Scott Stencil

This board is special. A whole slew of people came together for this. Basically an entire high school graduating class. They put this up in loving memory of a classmate who recently passed. He would have loved this, they said.  Although the high school is in Estacada, OR, the billboard is in Tucson, AZ, because that was the closest #SmileAcrossAmerica […]

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Changing lives through taekwon-do and billboards

Kim’s Taekwon-do helps people work toward personal transformation every day through the martial art they teach. And now they’re also doing it through a powerful message on a billboard.  The big yellow board simply says, “Believe in yourself”. It’s one of the inspiring billboards put up every month by local positive thought organization, The Joy Team, and can be found […]

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May is National Smile Month!

May is National Smile Month! We’re celebrating with this billboard on SE Grand and Morrison in Portland, Oregon. We have just one agenda here: giving people one more reason to smile. This message is hand-drawn by Ava, an original member of the Junior Joy Team and master joy-spreader. While this billboard marks the last in our series with Awesome Portland, […]

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Introducing PB & JOY Project!

The Joy Team needs 1,300 jars (18 oz and plastic only) of peanut butter. And we’re going to need them every month, September through June. Here’s why. 25.4% of kids in Clark County live in food insecurity. Which is higher than the national average of 21.6% of kids, according to Feeding America. Through a new program launching this month called […]

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Sidewalk Chalk Project spreads joy every day

tell a happy story

The Sidewalk Chalk Project is doing some amazingly beautiful joy spreading! Every day for over a year this woman has chalked a positive message in hopes of giving others a lift, a smile, some hope. I found this video on their Facebook page.  I might just watch it every morning.  Starting the day with all these positive messages could do wonders. […]

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Chalk the Walks with us on Tuesday, August 21st!

Chalk the Walks 2012 is coming right up!  Join us on Tuesday, August 21st in this international event of spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of positive messages and sidewalk chalk. Here’s how you do it: Join the Facebook event: Chalk the Walks 2012! Chalk where ever you are (check with your city, but typically chalking is […]

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The Junior Joy Team Manifesto

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Start your weekend off with a good sign

Looking for a sign that the holiday weekend will be as wonderful as you hope for?  You’ve just found one. And, if you happen to be driving northbound on I-5 in Portland, Oregon, today you’ll see quite a few more. The Joy Team and The Junior Joy Team will be out spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the power of positive […]

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