Friday, September 9, 2011

Sowing Happy ~


She does it daily.  My crumb sowing happy seeds of goodness wherever she goes.  

Shouldn't joy be contagious? 

When studying facial expressions and emotion in college, my project was completely focused on the smile.  As to not bore you with the details of the study, I'll just say this:  smiles are free, full of healthy benefits, make others copy-cat this grand upward muscle movement, and they make you look so much prettier. 

So will you sow some happy too? 

Let's all spread a beautiful smile every single chance we get!


[Gaia with Seeds ~ oil painting by Sean Patrick McArdle]

15 comments:

  1. "Happy is as happy does!" Today we shall be attending the funeral of a happy and spirited "104" years young lady. All I can think of is her contagious smile and charm. Just think of the memory of one's smile which leaves an everlasting impression.
    pve

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  2. A very beautiful oil painting of Gaia, Sean....and, such a beautiful subject. Smiling and laughter are the best medicines in the world from many points of view. I smile a lot....that's why I have smile lines on my face !! HAHA XXXX

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  3. Beautiful Mel, the message and the painting. Have a smile filled weekend. Xo

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  4. What a beautiful portrait! Of course, she is a beautiful subject. I remember learning about smile studies in college. Smiles ARE contagious. I shall spread some today.

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  5. That lovely painting of Gaia made me smile -- I will pass it along everywhere I go today!! Happy Friday Mel. xx's & :)'s

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  6. *smile*....what a beautiful painting...I don't know Gaia but from what I've seen of her on the blog I can tell your hubby captured her perfectly. Happy weekend dear!

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  7. Dearest Mel,
    Gaia looks like a fairy of all things made by God! A delicate little flower fairy spreading her magical seeds to grow. Sean captures the pure essence of her. So so graceful and laced with so much bright, delicate live energy~~
    Hugs to you my beautiful friend!
    xxx's

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  8. Sean is seriously talented -- I love this painting of Gaia. She looks both angelic and very much a young earth goddess. And I never thought about a smile having so much affect, but it does, doesn't it?

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  9. Your girl is a sweetie pie. And I'm almost ready to follow Sean down the painting path (this one of his is GORGEOUS). Got the supplies, now just need the courage...

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  10. Beautiful Melissa, and so true.

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  11. Amen my friend...a smile says so much and is always so welcoming. Your little one is stunning in this painting. xoxox

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  12. sowing smiles in my corner of the world... crumb is alluring in the artwork...
    thank you.

    xok.

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  13. A beautiful painting capturing a beautiful little soul. I love this post.

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  14. Beautiful words Melissa, love this post and painting xx

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  15. amazing painting (wow!) and you're right. smiles are free and sow seeds of joy and happiness. love this post.

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