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May 2016

Mama Mia!

The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1908, Congress refused to make Mother's Day an official holiday, joking that they would have to proclaim also a "Mother-in-law's Day". Yikes! Talk about out of touch. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate mothers? But in 1914, Woodrow Wilson designated Mother's Day a national holiday to honor moms.

It’s National Smile Month!

What a gorgeous idea had by the UK several years ago when they dedicated this month to dental health.  And while the health of our choppers is paramount to our wellness, I think we should also dedicate this month to the act of…smiling!

We see the bumper stickers all the time: Practice random acts of kindness. What if this month, we made an extra effort to smile? What if not one stranger passed us on the street that didn’t receive one our radiant grins?