WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

December 9, 2008

~SMILES AND HUGS ~

I Have always loved the "Smiley Face" since it was created in 1964 by Harvey Ball... He created this to promote Friendship, Peace and Happiness... In 1970 I ordered a roll of 10,000. Smiley stickers for my Business and with each invoice I send out I would put a Smiley sticker on it and and under neath would sign it "Hugs and Smiles," Gloria this was my way of passing on the Friendship, Peace and Happiness to my customers... Now I would love to pass this Friendship award to all my great friends I have made in blogland so we can keep this sign going.. We all can use Friendship, Peace and Happiness in our lives...now you also know why I sign everything "Hugs and Smiles" Please take this and pass it on to someone who also need a Smile in their lives...

Hope all of you have a great day and remember to smile...
Hugs and smiles Gloria

34 comments:

Kristen said...

How cute...I'll snatch that thank you very much...and pass it along.
Thanks for stopping by today

squawmama said...

That is so sweet of you Gloria... I love Mr. & Mrs. Smileys too... If you notice I use them a lot in my post... There is just something about them... Have a great day and thanks for your fun award you have given us... Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

profenretraite said...

Oh thanks so much, Gloria! I needed a hug and a smile!...Debbie

Chris said...

Thanks Gloria, i'll just drag that home with me.

Hugs,
Chris

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria, What a sweet thing to do! Cute award, too! I'll gladly take the award, because I treasure our dear friendship! So glad you joined blogland, you are such a welcomed asset! ...always encouraging and spreading cheer! :) ~Hugs, Rhonda

Sue said...

Hi sweet G! I want to say thank you for the hugs and smiles you leave for me everyday, I truely adore you Gloria!!! Hope you are having a fab day! love ya bunches!! xoxox

Melissa Miller said...

Awww! Thank you Gloria!
Yep, you are my friend. :)
I'm posting this right now.

Lynette said...

What a cutie - and I can just imagine you sticking that on orders and signing "hugs and smiles"

Diane said...

Hugs & Smiles to you too, Sweet Lady! ♥ Diane

lvroftiques said...

Aww Gloria I always LOVE a hug and a smile from you best!! *winks* I'll proudly take lil smiley with me! I always loved him too! Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Aww Gloria I always LOVE a hug and a smile from you best!! *winks* I'll proudly take lil smiley with me! I always loved him too! Vanna

Linda said...

Nothing better than a million smiles! No one likes a grumpy gus!
Smiles right back at ya!

Chari said...

My Dearest Gloria....

Girlfriend, you are a smile and a hug just waitng to happen...everywhere you go...everyone you talk to...any which way...you darlin' are just a big ol' hug and a smile!!! I knew that about you when we first met on RMS! Your sweet spirit just reaches through this ol' black & white type...and is always felt!!! I love you honey!!!

Chari
PS...by the way, I'd be honored to pass your smiley along and will be doing so!!!

ann said...

OH VERY SWEET GLORIA.EVERYBODY NEEDS A HUG AND A SMILE...ANN

niartist said...

Gloria this is so nice of you! I'll pick this up and pass it along for sure! Wonderful post, as always!

Tootsie said...

how cool! you would like my friend's bathroom...she is such a smiley face freak that she did an entire room with them! she also had her car painted and wears them all over...
she also has a rubber ducky thing..that we will not discuss.
again..thanks...I am not feeling good and this made me smile...

salmagundi said...

Thanks!! I'll take it and put it on my sidebar. What a great reminder of the 1970s. We have some old plastic glasses with the smiley face on them - I would have thrown them away a long time ago, but my kids always pick them out to use when they are home. Reminds them of their childhood. After I'm gone, I can see them fighting over them instead of some great dishes (like the Pickard punch bowl)!!! Take care, Sally

Glenda said...

I don't have a blog but I'm taking Smiley with me too. Thanks.

Tomarie said...

What a sweet thing to do QG! I love your award! I remember when "smiley faces" became so popular. I had a long necklace and the whole thing was gold itty bitty smiley faces. I wore it with a body suit (member those), a mini skirt and Go-Go boots! Man I thought I was styling! LOL :-)
L~

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Thank-you my good friend! It's mine!! lol I love the smiley face!!
Hugs, Terrie

laurie said...

Gloria, this is just so like you to be passing around hugs and smiles! I love it. Thank you! laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

I think that's so cool that you did that in your business...and you're right..everyone can use a nice smile!

Bo said...

Awwww Gloria...how sweet of you to send me a hug & a smile all wrapped up in an award...I'll take it right home with me...Big hugs & smiles back at you! ;-) Bo

imjacobsmom said...

Thanks Gloria! I could always use a smile and happiness! I'll definitely be sharing this! ~ Robyn

Deb said...

Hi Gloria! I'm smiling!☺ Thank you very much! Deb

ksarra said...

Happy, what sweet memories I have of those original smiley faces. I'm sooooo glad to see they are back. When I was about in 9th grade, we sold magazines for prizes. Mine was a big chalkware smiley face that hung on my bedroom wall for years. I wonder where that thing is now??? That's the bad thing about reminiscing, I start to want to find all my old stuff! Ha.

Lynne said...

What a wonderful idea.. I did not know the history behind the smiley face..so I got a history lesson, a hug and a smile...thanks from my heart..hugs ~lynne~

Jessica said...

Gloria~ everytime I come here I smile. This is a darling award and will wear it on my blog proudly! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new headboard...I am really so happy with it.

Big Hugs~ J

Justine said...

Aw, how could you not love that sweet smiley face!!!!

Justine :o )

Picket said...

Oh you little sweet toot...I will gladly take that beauty home with me...huh?...what you mean it's just for friends...I thought we was friends...oh..it's all been a lie! lol lol I'm taking him anyway!

Helen said...

Thank you, thank you for the hug and smile! I will attempt to take this with me BUT I'm still trying to get music on my poor little blog, we'll see.

Dawna said...

Good Morning Mom,
I love You and thanks for the smile I needed it im at work see u soon love you ,Dawna

Happy To Be said...

Dawna...Baby girl I am so happy to hear from you..you are the light of my life..and see you soon YAHOO!! have a great day..Hugs and smiles Mom..

Shelia said...

Morning, Sweet Gloriness! Oh, thank you so much for the smiley! That little round yellow head has always made me smile! You're the bestest!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)