I’ve got a challenge for you. Go onto Google search and type in ‘ugly smile’, then click on images
I saw a post on social media making fun of a woman for having an ‘ugly smile’, to me that person looked extremely cute, and i became curious to see if i could find one
Discard any forced smiles for the camera and try to find an ‘ugly smile’. I simply can’t! Here’s the 1st few that came up to give you an idea:
If you agree with me, what lesson can we take from this? #1 happiness is beautiful.
Want to know more about your community, where the Positive Action Movement began, and why? grab a nice drink and a snack, and enjoy reading the story of the road to creating our Positive Action Community
We hit the National news again as The Independent report on one of our projects. Ok, they got some details wrong as i’m told time for research was very limited, but its a big step in the right direction. Oh, and the writer enjoyed what we do so much she’s joined us, Welcome Elsa. If we’re really lucky, and nice, she might spread a few of her magically talented words here one day :0)
Me and Katarina were staying in Klagenfurt on the Focallocal Roadtrip 4 Connection, using FL events to spread happiness to Austria. We decided on Give a Bubble and invited our CouchSurfing host Ramsey and his flatmate Becks to join us spreading happiness and connection in their local community.
Becks wasnt at all sure about joining us, as a soldier in the Austrian army the idea of blowing bubbles was initially a little far out from his usual environment, and comfort zone.
We picked a spot to sit in the sun while we made and decorated some “Unisciti a Noi. Prendere Una Bolla” signs (Join us and Blow a Bubble signs (i hope). We then picked a spot where lots of people were passing, near the Verona Stadium (a cool Colosseum style ancient building)
After Lyon the road trip took me 2000 meters up into the mountains, to an astonishingly beautiful, peaceful and calm lagoon oasis, on the border between France and Italy called Lac du Mont Cenis, which was too perfect to pass without spending a day enjoying the sunshine and crisp fresh air.
There were mountains surrounded in mist, so i went for a couple of hours climbing to..
It takes less than 5 mins to set up a Positive Action Activity, and less than 5 seconds to add some Positive Action into your day, so why does nearly everyone i meet say they are too busy? this is the biggest challenge we face at Focallocal
It took a long time for a the perfect name to come. thank you to everyone who helped bounce ideas around with me until a name came up that was right for our big, fairly slow, colourful, and cheerful van. Conn(i)e is driving around the World spreading Connection, so the name is simply the essence and spirit of our van and road trip, and it seems to fit the reliable but slightly sluggish old girl like a glove ..perhaps a glove for all the happy hand prints our members decorated the side with :O)
So please welcome Conn(i)e to our community, and if you see her knock on the side and ask for the paint pens i have inside so you can add your colourful and positive art and decorations to make her look even more awesome! Conn(i)e has come a long way since the day i bought her. for a start, no rust, all the door locks work now (up from just one) and the solar panel and leisure battery mean i can cook and plugin my electronics inside.