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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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This billboard saved a life

With our billboards, we have made people smile and laugh. We have encouraged and inspired people to keep believing in their dreams. We have reminded them they are loved and worthy of everything they can imagine and many things they can’t. We have helped people out of depression. And this morning I learned we have saved a life. In a […]

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Portland Billboard Reminds Us: Life is Amazing

Research shows happiness leads to success in nearly every domain of our lives; including marriage, health, friendship, community involvement, creativity and, in particular, our jobs, careers and businesses.  Portland-based author Heather Strang lives this truth and has a mission to inspire and support people to be, do and have everything their hearts truly desire.  She does this internationally, one on […]

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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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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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JOY: Music For All

Music For All Starting today 12 classical music groups in Portland are working to bring the JOY of music to everyone. Anyone who recieves food stamps or has the Oregon Trail card can get tickets and enjoy the fine arts of music and dance for just $5 through the Music For All program. Find this group and others working for […]

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Roy & Skai enjoying the moment

Roy and Skai McKeag from Santa Fe, New Mexico, were out in Portland, Oregon, today enjoying the billboard they sponsored through The Joy Team. Their message: Enjoy the moment. It appears they are doing just that. Thank you, Roy and Skai McKeag for spreading joy!

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a billboard for joy!

As you’re driving to work or a board meeting or a dentist appointment today you might see a big yellow billboard reminding you to choose joy. Or maybe one nudging you to believe in yourself. Or maybe one boldly declaring You are totally awesome! Believe your eyes. You can choose joy, you can believe in yourself, and yes, you really […]

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8 billboards go up next week!

We have the location list and are thrilled to announce 8 billboards will be going up around Portland and Vancouver NEXT WEEK!  Beginning April 5th they’ll pop up in the metro area. Want to know where? Check back here on Monday, April 5th for a list of locations. Wahooo!!

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Ready, set, GO!

The Joy Team is now an official Washington state non-profit organization. We’ve filed with the IRS and opened a bank account last week.  YAY! We have billboard designs prepped and ready. All we need now is you–spreaders of joy, optimism and inspiration.  Become a member of The Joy Team and help us put up the first round of billboards in […]

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