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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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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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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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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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What people are saying about The Joy Team

Ever heard the “if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make any sound?” question? So, if a joyful billboard goes up in a city and people don’t comment on it, is it spreading any joy?  The answer is YES. But fortunately we know this because people do comment on the […]

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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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