Category Archives: Joy Team Updates

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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Kids Shower Police With Happy Packets

Yesterday, Vancouver Police were visited by a joyful group of elementary school kids who showered Happy Packets on the West Precinct.  Heart-covered bags for every employee of the Vancouver Police Department–caringly stuffed with personalized notes of appreciation, a Hersey’s chocolate kiss, a Bit-O-Honey and a Love Your Life card from The Joy Team–were handed out, left on desks or put […]

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Going to Hough Elementary today for our very first JOY Assembly!

We’re going to Hough Elementary (go Hough Hawks!) today for our very first JOY Assembly, and we are super excited! Nearly 300 students will learn why joy matters, hear from The Junior Joy Team members who go to school there, and learn more about the second recipients of our Happy Packets: The Vancouver Police Department.  Officer Tina Smith will talk to […]

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The Junior Joy Team shares smiles and brings joy to City Hall

The very first Junior Joy Team project went so well that the heart of the city was swelling with joy.  The kids had so much fun sharing smiles that Junior Joy Team member, Carter Jacob asked before walking out the door of City Hall, “Can we do this again tomorrow?” And as for the folks at City Hall, did it […]

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The Junior Joy Team will kickoff Random Acts of Kindness Week spreading joy at City Hall

The Junior Joy Team will be planting our first seeds of joy in the heart of our hometown: Vancouver USA’s City Hall. We picked February 13th, the first day of Random Acts of Kindness Week, to do our very first Junior Joy Team project. The inaugural group of 10 Junior Joy Team kids, ranging in age from 6 to 11, will […]

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2012 Members of The Joy Team

Our 2012 membership is starting with a bang! Welcome new and returning members of The Joy Team for 2012! Amy Bebo Cedar House Media Dana Damara Michele and Brian Larsen Carol McKeag, CPC Jennifer Powers Cherie Waatti Zen Flow Yoga Thank you all for starting 2012 by helping us spread joy, optimism and inspiration! Thank you, thank you!

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Introducing: The Junior Joy Team

  I am so super excited to introduce you to The Junior Joy Team: a group of children coming together to spread joy, experience the depth of community connection and discover the power they hold within themselves to be happy. We’ve just had our second meeting today, during which the inaugural group of kids sat down to put joy on […]

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Joy and Juicy Inspiration for 2012 with WOVI!

Come out for some Joy & Juicy Inspiration this Saturday with Women of Visionary Influence! I’ll be speaking, and so will the fabulous Susan Glavin of Be The Gift. Saturday January 7, 2012 at The Melting Pot (downtown Portland near 5th and Park) 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Come at 11 to meet and greet! $15 for WOVI Members, $25 for […]

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95 smiley face balloons on the wall…

My dear friend and fellow spreader of joy Dana Layon-Damara of Zen Flow Yoga and I, along with our kids, went out to pick up 75 smiley face balloons today. Add those to the 20 already in house and there are now 95 big yellow smiles filling my living room (aka: The Joy Team office). These balloons, each accompanied with […]

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Joy To The World…ala The Joy Team

Christmas is just one week from today and I find I’m singing Joy to the World in my head with increasing frequency the closer it gets. I just can’t help myself.  But because I can’t remember all the words I keep making up different ones. Fun, playful, joyful words.  And I put them down on paper.  Then I invited people […]

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