Category Archives: Joy Team Updates

Chalk the Walks and spread joy!

Here’s a FUN way to spread joy that the whole family can be part of. All you need is a little sidewalk chalk and about 10 minutes on August 23rd. Chalk the Walks (a project of The Joy Team) is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk. Remember when you were a kid and […]

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City of joy, love and wisdom

In late March of 2011 the Wall Street Journal released a study finding Portland, Oregon, to be the the 2nd most miserable city in the U.S. The Joy Team founder and Chief Joy Officer, Michele M. Larsen, has found much evidence to the contrary. In fact, looking at photos taken in recent years for her blogs, ISpyJoy.com and LicensePlateWisdom.com as […]

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Today is The Joy Team’s first birthday!

Although The Joy Team truly began with a mother and her daughter spreading messages of joy, optimism and inspiration across Portland and Vancouver in November of 2009; the official beginning of The Joy Team as a non-profit corporation in the state of Washington began on February 19, 2010. One year ago today. With the mission of spreading joy, optimism and […]

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The Joy Team helps launch the second Off the Mat: Confessions of a Yogi

The Joy Team was honored to be part of Dana Layon’s release party for her second book in a series of seven called Off the Mat: Confessions of a Yogi. The Joy Team founder Michele Larsen (that’s me!) got to speak for a few minutes about the work we’re doing spreading joy through the amazing power of positive messaging–and billboards. […]

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Joy Overstreet is our 1st new member of 2011!

We joyfully welcome our very 1st new member of The Joy Team for 2011: Joy Overstreet of Joyful Spaces. The JOY Team. JOY Overstreet. JOYful Spaces.  I think it was meant to be.  Don’t you? Thanks oodles, Joy, for being our 1st new member of 2011!  And for all you do to spread joy in the world! P.S. You can […]

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Introducing the Joy, Kindness & Love Directory

It’s a new year, and with it comes new hope–and a new directory that will bring together a unique group of inspiring organizations working to make our world a better, happier place.  The Joy, Kindness & Love Directory offers free listings to organizations spreading joy, committing or encouraging acts of kindness, and those bringing more love into our communities. This […]

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The Joy Team grew last week!

Welcome to our newest member, Robert Bednark! Thank you, Robert, for helping us to spread joy, optimism and inspiration to millions!

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Thank you, new member Nel Rand!

The Joy Team grew last week!! Welcome to our newest member, Nel Rand! Thank you for helping us spread joy, optimism and inspiration to millions!

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Welcome new member: Urban Fiber Arts!

Urban Fiber Arts joined The Joy Team today as our newest member! Love to knit? Live for joy? You might really like this store. Shop owner Cindy Abernethy sent this note along with her donation: On behalf of Urban Fiber Arts and Knit For Joy, under which I publish knitting patterns. Joy to all! Thanks, Cindy and Urban Fiber Arts, […]

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Singing Leaf’s Collin Prasch at her billboard O’ JOY

Collin Prasch of Singing Leaf visited her billboard on Thanksgiving and came back with this joyful photo. Singing Leaf features a line of handmade original artwork using natural leaves collected and pressed by Collin. Learn more at SingingLeaf.com.

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