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Smile Across America

If you believe in signs from the Universe, you might be more likely to see an inspiring one this week thanks to Smile Across America.

Starting this week, 37 billboards with positive messages from Smile Across America and their partners are popping up in 19 cities nationwide.

But hold on to your happiness meter (aka hedonometer), there’s more. Connecting the dots between the locations of the billboards on the U.S. map forms the shape of a smiley face.

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Could this campaign get any cuter? Only if babies, kittens and puppies were involved.

Behind the cross-country project to build community by spreading joy, optimism and inspiration is The Joy Team, a 501(c)3 corporation based in Vancouver, Washington.

The Joy Team

“One positive message can make a huge difference in someone’s day.” — Michele McKeag Larsen, founder of The Joy Team

Michele mentioned via email that if you want to get involved, you can go to and become an official member for a $25 donation, download and share free posters, visit and/or underwrite a billboard in your town.

The billboards are planned to be on display by March 20 for the International Day of Happiness, created by the United Nations in 2012.

You know what would make this post better? 

Less writing, more billboards. 

More billboards.

That notion brought to mind the famous — and also smile-inducing — Saturday Night Live skit, “I gotta have more cowbell.”

I gotta have more billboards!

Anything Is Possible Billboard

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Would you like more wisdom and positive messages from places beyond billboards — such as books,  songs, television shows, movie scenes and artwork — to inspire your life and creative spirit?

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