Hello, loves. I hope you're having a great day. Happy Thursday. So I know today isn't the devotional article you were expecting. I'm actually changing #TheSmileProject completely. We're starting a new slate. Don't worry, I'll explain it all.

So, here's why I'm deciding to make a change now. I have noticed throughout the months that the content has slowly moved away from the initial idea. This is completely my doing. I tried something and it didn't work out the way I planned. And that's okay. Making decisions like this will help me make #TheSmileProject better. So, like I said, I'm changing everything.

1. New Team

For those who are still on the team and want to continue being on the team, please message me so I can put your name down. I've spent a lot of time sending messages that I'm not sure really reach anyone, so I would appreciate it if you would message me with your team status.

For those who want to join the team for the first time, go to our website (huntkaym@wixsite.com/thesmileproject), go to Our Team and fill out the card on the page with the correct information.

2. New Positions

Recently we had two positions, writers and quoters. Those two will still apply, but now there is another position, the activist, which is basically small acts of kindness. If you choose to have this activist position, I will personally message you with little ideas on how to make people smile. You'll also get access to little cards you can make or print out to hand out to people around you.

I think this will make a great addition to the project. Hopefully, we'll make #TheSmileProject more impactful and well known.

3. Articles

For those who create articles, please tell me your topic and what it's called at least 3 days before the article goes up. This way I can jot it down. I want to have a better record system so when I do put these articles on the website and create a spot for it.

Make sure you use #TheSmileProject as well so everyone who follows the project can find it and so I can find it as well.

4. Social Media

The social media will remain the same. I might add a few pages later on, but I'll notify you when that happens.

That's pretty much it for now. I'm still making changes, so keep an eye out for these articles. Now, let's get into the actual article, shall we?

#TheSmileProject -- 5 Ways To Make People Smile

1. Hand Them A Positivity Note

Write something nice on a piece of paper and hand it to someone. Seeing something nice, whether it's a quote or a compliment can really make an impact on someone's day.

2. Send A Little Text.

Still have the number of a friend you haven't talked to in a while? Send a quick little text. It could be "I've been thinking of you. How are you?" or "I hope you're having a great day. We should catch up soon." Write something you know will make them smile. A text from an old friend always does the trick.

3. Buy Someone A Present.

Unexpected presents are the best. You know that person has been thinking about you and went out of their way to get something they new you would enjoy.

4. Send A Funny Video.

Found a video or vine you thought was funny and know your friend would enjoy? Send it. You don't know the kind of day they're having. It might make it better. Plus, laughter is the best medicine.

5. Perform A Simple Act Of Kindness.

It could be someone you know or a complete stranger. Perform an act of kindness. Buy the coffee for the person behind you in the Starbucks drive-thru. Hand out flowers at the park. Do something that will not only make someone smile, but you smile as well.

That's all I have for you today, beautiful hearters and Smilers. I can't wait to see where this project brings us. We need more positivity in the world.

Like I always, I hope you have an amazing rest of your day and wee. Remember to keep smiling. You never know who needs it.

XO,
Kaylee

Looking for the ultimate positivity playlist? Check out my article on the Odyssey online. You can find it at:

www.theodysseyonline.com/ultimate-positivity-playlist.

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