Join the 2017 Back Yard Bird Count!

About the 2017 Back Yard Bird count

Back Yard Bird Count, Identifying Birds, and Going Outside is a great way to bring out the smiles as you look for Birds in your area.  Prepare for’ The 20th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017. by downloading the Audubon App…link provided below.   Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources.

In  preparation for this count you can download the Audubon App that provides all birds in the Eastern and Western States including sounds and images.  The apps are located on the right side of the page.   This app is free.   Have  placed this app on my phone and tested it out.    As I am a novice…it is fantastic.  It also locates where you live and lists sighting near you.  Again…it is free.  Now I  will prepared to hopefully identify the birds in view.

Send a comment and let me know what you see and if you have any questions.  I will try to find an answer to your questions.

Outdoor Cams added to Spreadin’ Smiles Blog

Hi!  Hope you are having a good week.  I have had a few challenges with this site this week.  You know how it is when you want to have everything go in the right direction and then it happens.

Perfection is a good thing to go for.  However, as things happen and with  a test of patience I now can say I am introducing Warm Creek Smilin’ Place.  As I have dreams for this place I am starting out with  providing some ‘Cams’ for you to enjoy.  One part of our mission is to ignite smiles by bringing nature into our viewers lives.   So, please click on the navigation bar and visit the first cams at Warn Creek Smilin’ Place..  Remember, they are all bringing you a live look at the land and the animals.  Sometimes they escape our view however, they do come back.  Trust me on that.  The only one that is not live  are the bears of the North.

Also, added one more item to our shop.  It is a wall hanging with an attached box to hold your keys. hopefully, with a few smiley faces so when you leave your home or your office you can put some in your pocket.  Just maybe you would like to make someone smile and you will be prepared.  Love giving them out to children as well as adults. Fun celebrating those smiles smiles on their face that are igniting the world around them.

This week I visited the hospital to support a friend.  Filled my pocket with smiley stickers and cards.  Had so much fun giving out the stickers and thanking them for all they do in providing such care.  One nurse was surprised to receive one.  She was happy to get this little sticker.  Her response, “Wait til the rest of the nurses see this.  They will be jealous.”  So, I reached in my pocket and gave her a whole strip and said, “Have fun with these.”  I think it made her very happy to have some fun.

So, as I write to you this morning, I am indeed smilin’.  Of all the projects I have created and worked on , this campaign is the most fun.  Hope you will join me.  If you have not subscribed to our email messages please do.  Also, visit our store!

Hope you enjoy the cams.  I keep one of the cams on my computer.   The first one is a bird feeder.  During the day it is quite lively.

Last thought.   If you have questions or comments please go to our comment page.  Love to hear from you.

Oh…Happy to say this is a secure site.  Just happened.  So when you make a purchase in the store, your information is protected.

Have a great day and  ‘Celebrate your Smile. ‘  We are blessed with many things that are free.  One  thing that does ignite the world is our Smile.   As Mother Teresa said, “Peace begins with a Smile.”  So I say..”Let’s be a part of that campaign!

Until the next time.,  Have a Smilin’ Time wherever you go.

                                              Adele

Welcome to the New Year, 2017

Year’s end is neither an end nor a  beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.  Hal Borland

Love this quote by Hal Borland.  What a special life as a writer and naturalist.  Loved traveling and writing for many different small newspapers and a writer for the New York Times writing “Nature Editorials.”

I do want to visit the library and read some of his books.  His love of nature just out in the countryside to the wilderness invites all of us to  go outdoors starting with our own backyard.

What a great way to begin the New Year but choosing some authors  who provide new insights to life and living.  As you can see one of my things to do this week is to go to the library.   Hal Borland is on the top of authors I want to learn more about and gain his special insights on the outdoors.

As Hal Borland’s quote speaks out to me..I agree !  Personally I agree to looking at the new year as a continuous growth of who we are.  I know that I just keep on learning about me and how I can grow in getting out of my own to do more.

So with that in mind, I do hope many of you will join me in connecting with our special day enjoying our world around us and celebrating the wonderful smilin’ people around us.  It is fun.

Without naming names, one smiley sticker was handed out at a restaurant.  The waitress was so kind she received a smiley sticker.  What happened next…?  She was so happy with this little gift she could not help but hug this smilin’ gifter.  This is what happens…dear reader.  I have been doing this for some time.  Amazed every time on how a little smiley sticker brings a special positive connection even for a brief moment.

So Keep on Smilin’!  Join us in Spreadin’ Smiles and go to our store to buy your starter packet.  Hope you will then decide to join  this campaign.  This is also my wish for this year.  Hoping I can in some special way have many join me.

Have a great day!

Adele

Writing right here in the “Experiosity Tree House”

Paradise Valley, Montana

NEW SPREADIN’ SMILE PRODUCT INTRODUCED

Hello everyone!  Happy New Year!  Hope your year is so terrific you will have to pinch yourself.

The Spreadin’ A Smile Campaign project is my main mission for this year.  As  each day begins I always ask myself what am I going to work on today for developing new important parts to the Spreadin’ A Smile Campaign.  I have to experience each step.  As I realize a part is needed for the campaign I take the steps to create an answer.

Now that the small beginner smiley packet is completed,  my next big question was…”How can I remember to take the smiley sticker and cards with me?’  How can a reminder be in front of all of us who join the campaign to begin the day with celebrating smiles throughout the day.

With this big question on where I look to find an answer, I decided to clear my head and go shopping for some items.   Voila, I came up with the answer. .. Wall signs are so popular both at home and in the office. so,  why not create a sign to hang by the entrance  door at home and also for businesses offices.  So I found a shutter I could use and than picked up a box to add and become the home for the smiley stickers and cards.

Voila, the “Ignite Smiles Today” Wall hanging with attached container was created.  I am happy to present to you our next Spreadin’ Smile Product…. The Ignite Smiles Today Wall Sign and Smiley Sticker container.  Hope you like it.

Since these signs have my brushes on it, I can paint another saying that would be better for you.  Already, a person has asked for his message to read :Smiles Ignite Happiness.”

If you have any questions, please contact us at resilienceliving@gmail.com or call 352-250-6107.

Again…looking for more Smilin’ ideas.  If you wish to share some ideas please contact me.

Have a great day and great week,

Adele

The Spreadin’ A Smile Campaign is presented by

Resilience Living, L.L.C.

and

The Experiosity Project