Flickering Coastal Lights Bid Good Night to Kids at Children’s Hospital (WATCH)


Flickering Coastal Lights Bid Good Night to Kids at Children’s Hospital (WATCH)

Every night for the last six years, the city of Providence has given a sparkling good night show of hope to the kids who might not have any. At 8:30PM each evening, yacht clubs, hotels, restaurants, tugboats, and police cruisers participate in the Good Night Lights display by flickering their lights on and off for the… Continue reading

Create “Smiles for Kids” – Support Joybug Visits to Pediatric Hospitals


SW Florida based Joy Kids Universe, is a company dedicated to instilling a foundation of gratitude, compassion, self-love and joy for all children.  In this Smiles For Kids Campaign, we are inviting our friends and colleagues to become a valuable supporter of our joy-inspiring Joybug visits to the bedsides of young patients in pediatric hospitals. Joybug comes directly from the pages of “The Joyful Universe of Casey Rose & Joybug” book series.

These visits will bring much needed smiles and moments of relief from the emotional and physical stresses of illness in young patients, their family members and caregivers.  Complementary books are  given to the children, as well as story-time readings of the book.  Joybug visits encourage smiles and positive feelings to help enhance a patient’s healing power to the fullest.

The $5,200 in funds raised will greatly support:
1. A year of bedside visits by Joybug to children in pediatric hospitals.
2. Complementary books for each child, authored by one of the founding partners of Joy Kids Universe, titled “The Joyful Universe of Casey Rose, A Happy Joybug Story”.
3. Much needed expansion of Joy Kids Universe “Smiles For Kids” campaign.

We thank you for your sponsorship and support of Joy Kids Universe’s mission of “Spreading Ripples Of Joy All Over The World”.

With much gratitude and appreciation,

Joy Kids Universe, Pediatric Hospital Patients, Families & Caregivers
#selflove #sharethejoy #evolution

Demonstrate Good Behavior


Demonstrate good behavior.  How you live your life is sending a message to everyone around you, especially to your children.

Your personal power is in what you do, not in what you say.  I’m sure you have heard the old saying, “Actions speak louder than words”.  Isn’t that the truth?  Are you happy and kind to others?  Do you gossip about others behind their back?  Do you proclaim that life is hard?  You see, how you behave in every situation around your children and how you treat others sends a very strong message about who you are.  What’s even more noteworthy is that it is in a child’s nature to pay close attention to the behavior that you demonstrate and to imitate your behavior.  Why?  It is an expression of a child’s love for you.  Children want to make us happy and show us love.  One way that children know how to express love is to simply behave as we do.

We are here, at Joy Kids Universe, to help you demonstrate to the children in your life that you are a force for positive change in the world.  The best place to start an avalanche of happiness is by demonstrating good behavior.  Don’t demonstrate a behavior of highlighting challenges.  Do demonstrate a behavior of creating solutions.  This is what you want to show your children.  This is what they will imitate.

I recently went to a seminar given by one of our Joy Kids Universe Advisory Board

Paint Brightly Every Daymembers Karen Garvey.  Karen is a wonderful light.  A person of excellence who is a shining example of how to live a life filled with uplifting action and purpose.  During the seminar Karen had two canvases hanging on the front wall.  One was a blank, white canvas and the other was a blank, black canvas.  Karen had one, purple marker in her hand.  The purple marker could leave a mark on either of the canvases.  But the only marks that could be seen were the marks on the white canvas.  What Karen was demonstrating was that when we choose to act on negativity and hardship and challenge we are, in essence, ’painting’ on a black canvas.  No matter how many times we ‘paint’ on a black canvas however, none of our brilliance can be seen.  On the contrary, when we choose to act on positivity and prosperity and wonder we are ‘painting’ on a white canvas for all the world to see our magnificence!  So let me ask you, what color is the canvas that your children are seeing you ’paint’ on?

Sometimes we are sent into unhappy places, not to ‘paint’ on a muted canvas, but rather to make a difference or to demonstrate positive and good behavior.  We cannot ‘paint’ on a child’s canvas, but we can demonstrate through our own behavior how we ‘paint’ on our own canvas.  We can project our brightly colored canvas towards any child’s canvas and shine a little light in their direction.  Sometimes love and compassion is all that is needed.

There is no need to offer your spoken advice when your are not being asked for it.  Just keep ‘painting’ your canvas with joy.  Love can never backfire.  When a child is ready to shift towards happier tomorrows they will choose to ‘paint’ as you do on a brighter canvas because they will want to live the way you have demonstrated your consistent, happy behavior.  Keep doing the right thing.  Keep being respectful.  Children will come across your path that need your light.  You can be kind.  You can be a positive influence in their life.  Children don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.  When you take time to ‘paint’ brightly in unhappy places, that is when your light has the greatest intensity.  Talk is cheap. Your actions are valuable.  Demonstrate good behavior.

Always give your best.  Let your actions do the talking.  ‘Paint’ brightly every day!

Do you have some thoughts of your own on this topic?  Please leave your comments below.

By, Joanne Henig, President / Co-Founder / Author / #selflove #sharethejoy #evolution