Nature Smiles – Support The Outdoors in our Schools. Volunteer in supporting a great Nature Space for your children’s schools. Here are the statistics to share in the importance for Natural Play Spaces in our schools.
Visit Children and Nature Network! They provide so many tools and resources for this movement “to get children outdoors during the school day as well as after school.” Click on the link above to learn more.
This is brought to you by our Experiosity Smilin’ Campaign located at the Experiosity Smilin’ Place. Contact us and provide info on other resources we can share in what is already happening in your school yards and parks.
Best in Living in the Moment and Making a Difference!
The Garden Store,,,Discount Store Garden Shop,,, All Over! Most seeds are on sale now. Even our library has an seed exchange cabinet. They are free!!!!!!!
All seeds with the right care will bring SMILES to you and all people around you! Gardens are know for taking care of that Stress we do not want. So….
Here are some Seeds
Plant them…and they could look like this. It is Lavender weekend, all the Lavender is in full bloom in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Gorgeous. During my trip last weekend here is a photo I took of a garden of Lavender.
Still have time to plant. So I invite you to Send out a Flower Smile Today.
Have a great day! I am going out to see more lavender gardens today! Oh, the colors feed my soul! What is your favorite flower. Send me a photo and I will post it.
Join Us …Invitation to Spreadin’ Smiles Naturally. Questions for you too.!
Moving to Port Angeles, Washington and opening a Store Front for all of our activities and retail goodies has been quite a wonderful experience. My eyes have been open to a world unlike Yellowstone.
I have been working in Yellowstone for 6 years. Loved every minute. Woke me up to what Muir wrote about and was trying to tell us about the woods and the mountains and the special medicine that only the natural world could provide.
For me …Over and over again and again these special years living and working in Yellowstone I began to really understand how the natural world touched people who really could not live without a hike coming up in the next few hours or few days. Touched by those who carried a camera with them at all times to capture that special moment. Catching a photo of a great bison near the car or a wolf running after an elk or an Osprey on her nest by the river are just a few of the many moments people share every year. It is so amazing! Facebook is such a great venue to keep in touch with what is happening in this special place. If you have never been to a National Park, look for a National Park near you. You will know what I mean when you make that special visit and not just visiting one time; moreover, many times. You just can not spend a day without looking outside and seeing what is happening at any time of the year.
So…As I write this blog post, I have a question to ask you..
“What does the natural world mean to you? ” Do you go outside often?
“Do you spend time taking kids outside and enjoying time discovering what you can findoutside?” (even worms and spiders)
“Would you and your kids have fun calling a special number and report what you find outside. We are planning a special Kid’s Nature Reporting Club. We hope that you would also decide to take a camera with you and you can then share a photo of this special treasure and send them to us to … Experiosity Smilin’ Place.”
Planning to create videos and a reporting map with your findings. We hope that many will join and help us learn about the types of animals and plants from all over. This will be a Smilin’ Activity that people of all ages will enjoy.
I hope you will send me your comment. Please know your identity will be kept private. However, we do need your email and name so we can follow-up with you on your first contact . Please send your comments and contact information to … firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate you joining us We will also send you more inforation on our program and where to call in your nature report. Also as a thank you, we will send your children a picture of Chuck and Curio, our mascots. It is our goal to reach as many children and their families to join together to share the 0utdoors where each of us live.
Please forward this post and invitation to your friends. We thank you! A Big Thank You!
Adele Arnesen, Founder and Creator
Resilience Living, L.LC. 316 W. 1st Street Unit #2 Port Angeles, WA 98362
We wish you all a Bright World filled with Smiles… Our Mission!
What a day! I am finally back to this special blog… “Spreadin’ Smiles Blog”
First, I want to thank so many people who have subscribed to my Spreadin’ Smiles Blog. It is so exciting to see so many of you are interested in reading my blog. Hopefully, you are also interested in joining me in celebrating people who are igniting the world with their smiles.
Right now…let me share what is happening with this campaign. All this work has moved to the State of Washington. There is even a storefront where I hope you will visit Our place is called Experiosity Smilin’ Place. What I plan to do is begin connecting with the community of Port Angeles, Washington. The town has already reached out to me in wanting to be a part of the mission in bringing smiles through activities we will develop right here at our Experiosity Smilin’ Place. Have included a photo of our children’s playhouse which will promote both reading and having fun with puppets. I have never known a puppet who did not bring a smile to anyone’s face. So…our first phase is to bring art, books and puppets to the Experiosity Smilin’ Place along with calling out to all Kids to become an Experiosity Kid Reporter.
You ask …What does a Kid Reporter report? Nature Happenings! There is a special phone number to call to report what they have seen. We are talking about reporting bugs, rocks, flowers as well as the big fellas like cougars, wolves, elk, deer that they see including their location along with their name so we can give them credit for their report. We certainly will protect the children by just using their first name however, we want to include a list on all the findings right here on a kid’s report wall we are developing.
If you are interested in promoting this Kid’s Campaign with me, just let me know. You can add a comment here on this website or for privacy give me a call at 360-504-3591 Just leave a message and I will return your call within 24 hours.
Now, Ias I blog tonight I wanted to also include two other photos. They are both taken right here. in Port Angeles The photo above was taken today at Ediz Hook. Oh, the sun was out and it was so serene. Love going here at the beginning of every day. Gives me that time to just enjoy the specialness of our land and sea.
The photo below was taken this weekend. Went to Olympic National Park. The road to Hurricane Ridge was closed however, still had such a view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It was just awesome.
This is certainly a time of celebration for me! Tomorrow I will be going to Vancouver, B.C. to attent the Children and Nature Network Conference. Look so forward in connecting with people who are part of the mission of igniting smiles through their work with nature and children.
There will be lots to report. As I am very curious we will see what I learn and who I connect with.
Will be blogging my report on Thursday. Until then, let me hear from you. Love many of you to join me in our mission …”celebrating people who are igniting the world with their smiles” and sharing what others are doing in helping bring smiles to those who have challenges.
The Sky is the limit with this mission. Join me in sending smiles to people throughout the states and the world beyond.
Good Night. Have a great day tomorrow Spreadin’ Smiles!
Adele Arnesen, Smilin’ Blogger :}
Spreadin’ Smile Blog and Campaign is brought to you
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.
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!
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.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, Dear Readers! This is a season of celebration. We wish everyone a wonderful and blessed holiday season. Here in the mountains of Montana the snow brings to all of us a picture book feeling of what we view on Christmas cards.
May all of you treasure your moments with family and friends. May you share many smiles on your journey throughout the holidays. What a special time to celebrate all the treasures of friendships.
This Christmas I am so thrilled to share Spreadin’ Smiles Packet with friends that include many smileys to give out to others. So much fun as my friends take a look at the packet and begin to open it to view the contents. I am having so much fun watching the expressions on everyone’s faces as they wonder what this is all about. What made me so happy is that they all seemed to enjoy looking through the little packet.
As this celebration is the beginning of the “Spreadin’ a Smile Campaign” with the Mission to celebrate those who ignite our world around us with their smiles, it makes me feel so humble to be able to highlight the gift of this idea. The smiles that are around me in this world are unbelievable. They have probably been there all the time however, never noticed as many as I do now. The more I do this and hand out smileys the more I gain a connection with the people around me. It is this connection that I am pushing. I want everyone to feel the same moments. There is a quote on the packet. “Peace begins with a Smile,” by Mother Teresa. Have you witnessed a crying child in Walmart or in a restaurant and wishing the little one would somehow stop crying. Parents always are so frustrated. So….wanted to test what a Smiley would do. So every chance I get I give out a Smiley to these dear cryin’ little ones Guess what happens…tears stop and after a look at the little smiley on their hand, each one looks up, stares at me, and all of a sudden sends me a smile through all their tears. Some adults are shocked when this stranger comes up to them and thanks them for their smile as I hand them a smiley and say thank you for making this a bright moment.
Smilin’ is magic to all around. I know I reap the benefits. It opens a connection with others. I have received jokes, new friendships with stories to name a few. Someone even wanted to know who I was and wanted to write my name on the ballot for President of the United States. Could not believe that one and neither could my friends who witnessed this.
The stories are endless. I invite you to join me in this mission… celebrating others who freely ignite the world around them with their smiles. I have just started a little shop with smile items including the little smile packet I have put together. As this week moves on during the holidays. I will be posting caps, signs, and bags that have my hand prints on them as I create various fun items to promote smiles for this campaign. If you have any ideas send them along via this site or on our Spreadin’ Smiles facebook page. . Love to hear from you.
Or ….send an email to email@example.com. I would be so grateful to receive your ideas as well as joining me in spreading the word celebrating smiles. Have so many goals to meet to support the growth of this mission including giving forward to the setting up of a non-profit to promote our natural world that certainly brings out the smiles in everyone. It will include nature books for kids. Literacy is so important. This will be a fun way of supporting the celebration of smiles; moreover, making a difference in the youth of our children and preserving our land.
Do bookmark this site. More to come as all parts to this new trail are falling in place. It is like having many puzzle pieces that are slowly providing a picture that I know will be truly wonderful! You are definitely a piece to the puzzle.
So…Happy Holidays!!!!!!!! As we also like to give out Hugs and Smiles. Know a Hug and a Smile are coming your way.
Thank you, Debra, for this special Poem. Your special poem will be enjoyed by many as we realize your message within you poem “Share A Smile” can create magic. Our smile can heal, become contagious and has the power to light up our lives. You gift to Spreadin’ A Smile Campaign is so special. Know that we are sending a smile back to you!