smile on a stick

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Candy apple on a stick makes my tummy go 2-4-6.  I spent loads of playground time singing the candy apple song with my elementary school crew, but I hadn’t thought about the hand-clapping anthem for nearly 15 years when it popped into my head today.  What was the occasion?  A rah rah rah experiment aptly titled ‘smile on a stick.’

I just might have discovered the fastest way to make a stranger smile:
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All my smiles came from spending a gorgeous day in St. Paul with Lyda Ham.  She’s a talented Twin Cities photographer with lots of heart and just as many laughs.  Oh, and good news — Lyda writes a lovely blog of her own, and you can read all about her adventures here
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15 thoughts on “smile on a stick

  1. If you put a wrapped lollipop on the back of that stick, I suppose you would have a sweet smile 😉 Wonderful idea and I bet the possibilities are endless for the different types of smiles that you created 🙂

  2. I guess by holding that up there really is no way for people not to look like they’re smiling, though I’m pretty sure they were smiling on the inside too 🙂

  3. I love this! It reminds me a little of that old song, “Put on a Happy Face”! Such a great way to make complete strangers smile! You made me smile too! 🙂 The photos are brilliant and will definitely check out Lyda’s blog! 🙂 Keep smiling!

  4. This is such an awesome idea! I think I need to do a smile on a stick experiment here in Perth… very, very worthwhile! I was actually chatting with my husband yesterday about the ‘separation’ in Western culture. The fact that we often just sit in a space (like a waiting room, bus, cafe) without speaking… together but separate at the same time. This is a great way to bridge the gap between people. Automatic happiness on a stick! Love you and your infectiousness Jen xx

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