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Bren ROCX It! Bren Spreads Kindness Through Giving Smiles

Bren ROCX It!   Bren Spreads Kindness Through Giving Smiles

In 2003 Bren, a whimsical artist, decided to do a month long experiment where he left his “happy” character paintings in random places with a note attached which read, “This painting is yours if you promise to smile at random people more often.”  Shortly after, numerous people contacted him to share their stories of how his paintings had touched their lives, and in several cases gave them hope. One painting was found by a woman on her first day of chemotherapy.  Finding and having Bren’s painting helped her deal with her illness and treatment.  Another painting was found by a...

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Denise, You Rocx It! The Small Things We Do Have A Big Impact on Others

Denise, You Rocx It! The Small Things We Do Have A Big Impact on Others

For “mom and son time", my son and I often head to our favorite coffee shop, not because the drinks are our favorite, but because Denise is. Denise has a way of making you feel special.  When we see Denise, my son’s face lights up.  I feel a sense of joy come over me just by seeing her smile. She greets every regular customer by first name, and knows all their favorite drinks, yet she has no idea of the positive impact she has on other people’s day, just by being her cheerful self. I was thrilled that she was...

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Ted ROCX It!  Luv Can Come from Anywhere

Ted ROCX It!  Luv Can Come from Anywhere

It was Christmas Eve 1976 when I received Ted the Floppy Bear from Grandma Patti.  I was 4 and distinctly remember his head popping up and me lifting him out of the gift box.  It was luv at first sight.  The timing of Ted coming into my life couldn’t have been better.  By Spring I was 5 and my parents divorced.  My father abandoned me and all of his responsibilities as a father.  On top of that, I was left alone with my mother who was mentally ill and then became addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol.  She luved me...

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