Put on a Happy Face!

Ned LaughingHow many of you remember Dick Van Dyke singing and dancing to Put on a Happy Face in the original film version of Bye Bye Birdie? I do. In an effort to cheer up a friend who’s “down in the dumps”, he encourages her to “spread sunshine all over the place, just put on a happy face!”

When I’m in a great mood, I guess I can’t help but smile. When I’m walking through my day, passing total strangers on the street on the walk from my car to the office, or from my office to the car, or from my office to the Arcade in downtown Nashville to mail a letter or pick up a quarter pound of nuts or a batch of sushi, I suppose I toss that smile at everyone I pass, because nine times out of ten, I get a big, sweet smile in return.

Either I influenced that, or there are a whole lot more happy folks walking around than I thought!

Try it yourself. Let me know how it goes.

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  1. I think it would be safe in saying that you are the cause of all of those smiles! Who could frown at you, Ned?


  2. Okay, that’s better… The initials I put were all wrong.

    I guess there are bunches of happy people roaming Nashville, if that’s the case.
    . . .
    Sorry! Couldn’t keep a straight face!

    You sure put a smile on my face today… Now if only we could read.

    Me (You do know who I am, right?)

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