10.2008 Smile NYC 115: ...I actually devoted my lunch break last Wednesday to searching for one of your paintings, and I am really glad that I went. I ended up taking lovely, little walking tour around mid-Manhattan - from FAO Schwarz, down along 5th Avenue, took a stroll through Central Park, hung out with the sea lions for a bit at the Central Park Zoo, then finally headed over to the Ed Sullivan theater, where I found one of your paintings just sitting against the post along the queue line. The painting now sits above my desk. I have been struggling a bit with school recently, but seeing this painting reminds me to always remember to smile, because most of the time, a smile is really what you need to get through the day. I absolutely LOVE your Smile Project. It's really amazing how a painting can bring smiles to many, even across the globe. And I just love how such a simple thing can make a difference in someone's life. Going on that picture-searching venture last Wednesday reminds me that whenever life gets too stressful, all I have to do is open my eyes, look around and smile. And hopefully, doing so will get others to smile too. Good luck with your future projects and travel safely to your future destinations!! Joanna >>>