What is the "Smile On Life"?
The Smile On Life Fund will serve to be the charitable arm of Be Your Life Company, doing business as Smile On Life, and founded by Mark Moreau. The mission of this company is to create profits for charity by serving to foster transformative reminders in the world; that life is sacred, unique, connected and a blessing; that each person is unique gift; and that we are called to express our uniqueness with love and gratefulness.
As a practicing dentist for over 25 years, Dr. Moreau strives to offer excellent dental care to his patients and has enhanced countless smiles through his cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic expertise. In keeping with his commitment of caring for others, Dr. Moreau pondered the questions, “What do I really wish for my patients?”; “Would it be any different than what I would wish for my children?” Real happiness was the answer to both questions, but a happiness that goes beyond the accumulation of things and experiences to a kind of happiness that Mary Oliver points to when she writes, “Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude"? The intention behind the Smile On Life Fund is to celebrate the blessing of life, to contribute to the overall well-being of others and to remember those people whose passionate embrace of life serve to inspire us to courageously say ‘YES’ to life.
A simple purposeful ‘smile on’ oneself, others or on life reflects the virtues of goodness, kindness, compassion, respect, tolerance, gratitude, understanding, hope, and love.
A smile filled with love and gratitude has the power to light the world, ours and others. So in pausing and asking ourselves, “on what or on whom do I choose to ‘Smile On’ in this moment,” we just might be ‘answering with’ the ray of light that the world is looking for.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer once said, “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame with us”.
Want to help?
Your donations can be sent to the "Smile On Life Fund" which has been established at Saratoga National Bank and Trust where they will be collected and passed along to the Jimmy Fund.
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