The Smile Project

Introduction

“The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to remember and record them.

Life changes every day. Sometimes in good ways and sometimes – not so good ways. Some moments bring us happiness and some, sadness. I learned it a long time ago that you can’t always have happiness alone; life will throw a pile of sadness in front of you from time to time. Things will go wrong, people will leave and sometimes you will wonder who exactly is beside you. In those times, everything will become meaningless. Everything that once made you happy will fade away. Nothing will be able to make you laugh or feel like what you have is enough. You will start questioning, judging and analyzing everything.

But when that time comes, how do you get back up again and start seeing life differently? Differently from what you feel…

That is where the Smile Project comes in. The Smile Project is about focusing on the happy things in life and taking the time to remember and record them. It is a way to create a place in your heart for the hope lost in time. It is about lifting yourself up and realizing that things are way better than what you feel. So regardless of what your mind keeps telling you every single day, pick up your pen and start recording whatever it is that makes you smile every single day of your life. You deserve a life full of happiness, love and laughter. Here is my bouquet of smiles.

– IshKishMish

  1. Dec 3 –  Realization
  2. Dec 4 – Choice
  3. Dec 5 – It’s warming up
  4. Dec 8 – Difficulties in staying positive
  5. Dec 9 – Sleep well
  6. Dec 10 – Mind and body
  7. Dec 11 – Be right here with yourself
  8. Dec 12 – Relax
  9. Dec 15 – Mistakes
  10. Dec 16 – Love
  11. Dec 17 – Tears
  12. Dec 18 – Contentment
  13. Dec 19 – Sleep well
  14. Dec 22 – Exploring the depths of your heart
  15. Jan 5 – What God wants for me
  16. Lessons from the Smile Project
  17. The Inspiration for the Smile Project

Smile Project Moments

  1. Jan 21 – When you can’t find a reason to smile
  2. Jan 26 – The best way to live
  3. Jan 29 – It was not always all smiles
  4. Feb 4 – Wuhuu! It’s party time!
  5. Feb 18 – Being Loved
  6. Feb 25 – The Warmth of Cold

All smile project posts are also displayed below. 🙂

 


Smile Project Moments [2]

I haven’t been feeling like smiling at all lately due to some things. I see something beautiful, I don’t want to take a picture. I see a message, I don’t want to reply. I see the awesome plus temperatures, I don’t want to step out. I have been too consumed in something and even though I have been still been reviewing my day to try and remember what has made me smile, I haven’t been feeling like I want to smile. Today, however, I went to the store to get a few things and as I was waiting to pay,…

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The Inspiration for the Smile Project

Today, I would like to share with you the inspiration behind the Smile Project. This was supposed to be the introductory post for the project but interestingly, it has become the closing post.   Recently, I have been thinking more and more about why I started this blog. It was to collect the good moments of life and learn to cherish them. It was to learn to smile every day and inspire others to do the same because a smile changes everything. I will tell you a story of a stranger. A year or so ago, I was having a…

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Lessons from the Smile Project

Every day in life, we question a lot of things. Why do we have to do this? What good will come of this? What am I gaining as a result of this? How is that fun? Blah, blah, and more blah. When I began the smile project, I did not have much faith. What was I hoping to gain? I was not sure. But I had the idea in my mind for a while and I had been delaying it as much as possible. But then one day I decided to just stop questioning and analyzing everything and just give…

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[Jan 5] What made me smile during the holidays?

Date: Jan 5, 2015 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) Being home: Being home and just being home in this cold and eating awesome food made me happy. 2) The Random Dances: It is a tradition in our family to dance on any occasion that we can get together on…

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[Dec 22] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 22, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Making of Pita Bread: What a joy it is to make something new in the kitchen :D. Since I have been addicted to Pita bread recently, I thought I’d try making it myself. So finally after letting the dough rise…

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[Dec 19] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 19, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Winter Leaves: It was so hard to get out of bed today. For some reason, even though I fell asleep on time, I felt very tired in the morning. I wished it was Saturday so I wouldn’t have to…

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[Dec 18] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 18, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Work Progress: Every day, I am learning cool tricks to create different charts in Excel and it’s so much fun. For mathematic geeks like me, seeing a visual representation of the numbers is an exciting moment. Slowly and slowly, I am moving…

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[Dec 17] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 17, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Last Team Meeting: Today was our last team meeting of the year and my boss had brought breakfast and drinks for all of us. Unlike other days, he told us to put away our notebooks and enjoy the chitter…

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