Guest Blogger

Ruth Kaiser

Ruth Kaiser

Artist and children’s author Ruth Kaiser, is excited to share with you her new children’s book of optimism called A Smiley Book of Colors (Random House & Golden Books). Dr. Greene had this to say when he finally got his hands on a copy: "I knew it was going to be good, but this is so much more than good! This is incredible!!”

Ruth Kaiser is also a preschool teacher, TED Talk speaker AND the creator of the popular online art project Thousands of people find, photograph and share Smiley Faces they find in everyday objects. The Spontaneous Smiley Project is a joyful community of people of all ages from all over the world.

The project is as much about finding happiness as it is about finding Smiley Faces. Ruth blogs as the Smiley Lady. Here she shares her observations about choosing to view life more optimistically. Enjoy her whimsical outlook on making the everyday into the spectacular. As a teacher and mom, she brings a wisdom and perspective that can be enjoyed by parents.

And the next time you or your child need a giggle break, check out the Smiley Gallery or sing along to “Smile. Be Happy!” or “Do You See What I See? A Smiley! A Smiley!” songs Ruth co-wrote just for kids!

Click to let Ruth know that you’d like to receive info about "A Smiley Book of Colors" release party, book signings, and library and museum events.


Blog Posts by Ruth Kaiser

  • perspectives-hubcap-page

    The Years Will Fly By, Will You Miss Them?

    “Oh the miles we logged.” says Hub Cap Smiley.

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    Giant List of Smiley, Joyful Things

    My giant list of smiley things makes me smile every time I walk into my office. I have a giant list of smiley things taped to the wall in my office. I started it when I took the class Awakening Joy. Discussing ways to be more joyful was a very pleasant way to spend one […]

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    Working on your Internal Optimistic Narrator can Change your Life

    Keyboard Smiley was glad to see me when I came back to my desk. Today’s been a busy day. Middle of the afternoon, lots of stuff to still get done. I took a break and pulled out a puzzle book.   After 20 minutes I said to myself, “Ok. Quit wasting time. Back to work.” Yikes. […]

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  • chocolate pudding smiley

    Just Say Yes

    Chocolate Pudding Smiley Not in the tub; hard to believe  but on that day I forgot to snap pictures!

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    The Smiley-est Times of the Day

    Cell Phone Smiley helps me to remember the Smiley-est moments of my life.

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