How do you hope to impact people with your work?
I think every morning you have a question to answer — what do I want to put into the world today? Will I focus on what is good—or bad—in my life? Will I put some hearts, hugs and high fives into the world? Or will I add a few more gray clouds, poop emojis and half empty glasses?
I want to help you be a force of good. Which is why every product, piece of art and silly joke we create is meant to be shared — meant to give you a small, simple and fun way to put joy into the life of another. I want to remind you how good it feels to you make another human happy. I want to show you it doesn’t take much. And I want to encourage you to do it every day.
Because I know one thing to be true — the simple act of making one human smile every day has ripple effects. Not only in your own life but the lives of those who see you do it. Your small act of kindness inspires others …which inspires others…which inspires others. And when people think about each other more the world becomes a kinder place — one cheesy pun, one silly joke, one greeting card at a time.
You encourage people to make one human smile every day, but sometimes life gets busy…like really busy. Give us some easy tips.
Oh, I see you, I feel you and I get you, my friend! Life can be a lot sometimes. And not every day is gonna be perfect. However, I think when we work to form the habit of taking a second or two to think about inserting a smidge of joy into someone else’s life every day our own life becomes richer for it. So here we go…
Got one second? Give someone a good greeting—like a really good greeting. Say their name. Look them in the eyes. Shake their hand. Give them a hug. And be genuinely glad to see them. Make them feel like they’ve known you for 100 years and that they’re most important person you will interact with that day. They will feel it, trust me. And it will feel like a million, kazillion, two-thousand billion bucks.
Got two minutes? Grab a marker and head to the bathroom. Draw two eyes and a smile on the toilet paper roll. (If you’re a weirdo like me and keep spare googly eyes around…add these too!) This should be enough to induce a smirk from the next captive audience, but if you’re feeling extra crafty write them a little note too.