The Smile Project is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading happiness, founded by Elizabeth Buechele. It all started on a random day in the fall of her senior year. She was driving home from school when this thought crossed her mind: "Day 1: Happiness is…those perfect car rides where the radio just plays all the right songs."
Since then, Liz has posted a "Happiness is…" every day, exceeding 3,000 days. The Smile Ambassador Program is a way for individuals to do just that, commit to finding happiness and joy in every day.
The Smile Ambassador Program was announced on social media on September 13. More details were posted a few days later.
Ambassadors are joy recorders and are encouraged to share their joys on social media with #SmileProjectAmbassador. The hope is that this will spark more individual gratitude and awareness as well as a community of kindness and love.
Ambassadors are also added to a Facebook group and will receive monthly emails with questions and challenges to help expand comfort zones and broaden horizons. Prior to the program's announcement, there were already seven "unofficial" ambassadors.
Here's what Buechele has to say about recording joy daily, "Cultivating a daily practice of recording my joy has by far been the simplest and most important thing I have done in my life…If I could give any gift to someone I love, it would be the life-changing magic of a consistent gratitude practice."
Some of the ambassadors have been recording their "Happiness is" for years and others just a few days. I have joined this already amazing community and will officially begin my "Happiness is" journey on October 1.
If you want to learn more and/or are ready to join, click here.