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The Smile Epidemic

The Smile Epidemic is a project that helps individuals scan their environment to find gratitude and happiness and then share those positive impacts through digital and photographic media. The project is the brainchild of psychology student and former All-Star, Jim Moss, under the tutelage of Dr. Evans, an expert in Positive Psychology.

The concept is simple, but the impact; overwhelming. The idea: 1. Find something in your day that made you smile. 2. Write it down. 3. Take a photo with that sign in place of your smile 4. Post it to the blog.

The activity is simple but the impact has a far deeper reach . From a sign that states,"No More Cancer!" to the 400 students stating, "My teacher makes me happy", the photos prove that the epidemic is spreading.

Last week, the blog traveled. With just under one half-million impressions around the world in less than a week, this project begs the question: how can we interact with inspiration?

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Jennifer Moss, Founder, CEO , Spark Plug Consulting

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