Quote from David Amram about Princess Wow’s Smile Revolution

“In a world that often seems impersonal and uncaring, Mindy Fradkin-Mousaa aka Princess WOW, reminds us all that something as simple as a smile can have a profound effect and lift up people’s spirits. Her simple heartfelt philosophy is very refreshing by reminding us of our basic humanity and that dealing with other people in a compassionate and loving way is the most rewarding thing you can do.”

David Amram, musician extraordinaire
David is one of the truly great men on the planet who has scored movies for “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Splender in the Grass” and has worked with Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, my wonderful husband, Roland, who Pete Seeger says is one of the greatest unknown musicians in the world,  and many of the greatest of them all over the years. Roland has been friends and worked with David since 1969 as well Pete Seeger.
David is a wonderful person, always upbeat, and loving. There is a documentary film being made about David now in the works. Stay tuned.
www.davidamram.com

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. I vow to live more fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

“If we are peaceful, if  we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”

“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s sufferning and bring that person joy.”

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.”

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist Monk who lives in Plum Village in France. These are all wonderful quotes from this great man.

Smile With Love

“When you smile, the love in your heart becomes visable. The genuineness and warmth of your smile gives an assurance that all is well. One smile wipes out a world of loneliness, doubt, and fear.
Pause now and connect with your inner heart. Allow it to unfold outwardly as a smile. Let your heart smile go out to the whole world. Keep smiling from your heart during this brief moment, until you know you have left your love imprint on everyone. Let your smile include everyone, even those you don’t particularly like.
This is what it feels like to think and live as a Love Master.
There is nothing sweeter about you than your open, beautiful, generous, and healing smile!
The entire world says, Thank you!”

Excerpt from the wonder-ful book, “Love Skills, For Personal and Global Transformation,
Secrets of a Love Master” by Dr. Scott Peck and Shannon Peck

The Value of a Smile

Esther Francis wrote this when she was inspired by my invitation to be on The Smile Revolution Radio Show.

The Value of a Smile

“A smile is a blessing, a benediction, a gentle breeze–an energy wash that is friendly and warm.

When a “passer-by” on the street smiles at me I feel welcomed, as if that person is affirming my presence on the planet.

A smile is the silent sign-language that says that life is good, you are good and I am good, no matter what is happening.

A smile is a sun that pierces through clouds of discouragement and brings a hug without arms.

When I smile I feel so good, it’s as if my entire being is made lighter and lifted by the corners of my mouth as they rise.

A smile is easy and costs nothing but its value is immeasurable.

Yesterday I made a decision to notice smiles in the course of my day. I discovered that most of my smiles came about when I passed or saw other human beings.

A smile is a welcome, an embrace, a generous flowering of heart, conveyed effortlessly and joyously.

Smiles sweep away the clutter of a worried mind.

Smiles are like stars bringing light to darkness. Imagine our universe, its millions of galaxies, each shining with millions of smile-light.

My imagination makes me smile when I’m playful and happy. When I allow it to dwell on what I’m afraid of my smile disappears. All I need to do to find it again is to re-direct my imagination to anything marvelous, delightful or delicious that makes me smile. Gratitude is a grace that restores my smile. Thanks for family and friends, food and beauty, all the blessings in my life I can so easily forget to appreciate. I’m smiling now as I realize that I need to remember and realize this!”

Esther Francis, copyright 10/10/07 www.estherfrancis.com

Does HATRED pay?

“There is immense wisdom in the old proverb,”He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty.”
Hannah More said,”If I wished to punish my enemy, I should make him hate somebody.”

Found in the book,
Miscellaneous Writings by
Mary Baker Eddy, written in the 19th century,in New England

Buddha said

“You cannot run out of smiles.”

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you. As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart…speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakeable.”

Being Friendly, generous, and compassionate people!

These quotes are all from Patch Adams. If you haven’t seen the movie about his life which stars Robin Williams, please rent it. He is a joy revolutionary.

“The most revolutionary act you can commit in today’s society is to be publicly happy.”

“If compassion and generosity were the measure of success that money and power are now,
how would your life change?

“Do you dare to be universally friendly to end violence?”

“If being publicly joyful, even silly, were beneficial for our society, would your participate?”

Sometimes Joy is the source of your smile…

“Sometimes joy is the source of your smile but sometimes a smile is the source of your joy.”

Thich Nhat Han

I found that on Yahoo’s Livin’ in the Moment by David Romanelli who said,”Smile- everything is evolving just as it should.”

This is what I tell people, Choose to smile, Remember to smile no matter what is going on in your life or around you. All IS well inspite of what appears to be going on. If you will smile, your life and all of our lives WILL go in a better direction. My goal is for the world to be smiling, friendly, loving, kind, forgiving,less greedy,sharing more freely and happy. This is achievable if we all take responsiblity for our thoughts which produce our actions. Think about children how they are naturally.
We were children…We need to keep our eyes open and learn from them..instead of thinking we know it all. Yes, we have much to teach them, but they have much to teach us as well. We also need to treat them with more respect.
Please spread the word today. Spread the smiles. Tell someone there is a Smile Revolution on. Make their day.
Mindy Fradkin