Category Archives: Be A Smile

Cats Playing the game “Patty-Cake”… so funny!

How in the world do animals entertain us so much…?
this is a really fun take on cat antics…

Our narrators make a good point with their voice overs of the dialogue that can be going on with these cats. Image two kids playing and if this were to happen… What part of the dialogue becomes the hook?


Be a Smile! Be a Cause! Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross
Artist and Life Coach

“I Met the Walrus” video with great message and annimation

Great art and great message… standing up for something you are passionate about will bring to you, a much greater, fuller, bolder way of living than if you were sitting in the middle of the wave just floating along.

Voice what you believe in, find others that believe the same. Create the atmosphere that will move your dreams forward. If you are the first… then create your own tribe… keep talking about what you believe in from the heart and others will find you.

Be a Smile! Be a Cause! Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross
Life Coach and Artist

Dog & Elephant friends (CBS Evening News, 2009-01-02)

I once had a dog who was my best friend, confidant, and playmate. She and I went everywhere together and she taught me many lessons I might not have learned had I not loved her so much.

In this video we see the love of animals not their differences. We see the tail wag and the trunk swing. We see compassion and play. Liking the other for who they are at the moment…

How can their friendship make a difference in your life? Do you know someone who doesn’t have a friend, or is sick and could use a hug? Some times… all it takes is a look in the eyes and a SMILE to make someones day. Try it sometime and see what happens.

Be a Smile! Be a Cause! Be IT Now!©
Karrie Ross

Have you seen the Dog Dancing to the Merengue? She’s a Keeper!

Attention Animal lovers! This video is so cute and you can see the joy and love in the dogs, Carrie, eyes for her owner. I’ve never seen a dog standing so long and dancing no less! A must see and keep visual.

This is a good example of persistence, determination and patience on the both part. The owner spent time and energy on training and loving this dog…and the dog wanted to please her owner… and I’m sure there was a ton of laughter between the two. They have their 15 mins of fame and more… as the video will hopefully go on for a long time and be revisited often.

Please note that this dog is from Chile, her name is Carrie, and the owner’s name is Jose Fuentes.

Remember this when you take on a project in the future…and know that your time and effort does pay off.

Be a Smile! Be a Cause! Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross

Things we abhor and adore… how this helps us see our inner-self…

We abhor in others what we have disowned in ourselves. We adore in others what we haven’t owned in ourselves. The wise neither abhor, nor adore anyone. They see perfect reflections of their own true nature everywhere. ~ Nithya Shanti

I see me in others all the time. It’s when I realize I do when they are acting a certain way, that it matters.

I remember seeing someone get upset and frustrated that they had too much to do and over extended themselves and were getting aggravated with associates for asking questions. I knew how they felt as I’d been there before, so how could I abhor their behavior when I had a relatedness to it. I was accepting instead.

Or there was the person I simply adored the way they played and finally found it in me. And they adored the way I loved and found it in themselves.

We all make a difference in the world… lets hope we see the how and change.

Remember, Be a Smile! Be a Cause! Be IT Now!®
Karrie Ross

Dolphin Bubbles… “play” is all around us… we just have to see IT!

Play. Do you play… just for the fun of it? Do you remember the last time you did and how you felt?

These are important questions to ask yourself… play reduces stress and adds energy to your life. We see children play for hours and make statements of wishing to do that to. Who’d a thought a Dolphin would blow a bubble and then play with it like these images show us they do… try it, find something to play with right now. A paperclip, a pencil, a piece of paper or blade of grass or let sand run though your fingers… this is all mindless play and allows the brain to rest and reflect. Hello Corporate America… try this and see how much more creativity you get out of your employees… and why some companies are putting in ‘game’ rooms…

I love the water and the life that it brings… these are amazing videos… enjoy!



Keeping the positive and alowing perspective. Abraham-Hicks

This is so well presented I felt it was something good to share. Around minute 4 it’s stated “You cannot keep telling the same story without continuing to live the same circumstances.”

We all hear about being positive and present to it. To see and know we already have what we are looking for or want. Yet, for some reason we keep it from ourselves which increases the wanting and the not having in the keeping from action that our thoughts put us in. I just saw the movie INCEPTION that presents the concept of to imagine and in the imagining don’t draw from the past, the known as that confuses and prevents the forward movement. And if you want to change a thought, belief that the new thought needs to be simple and have a reference, a connection to ‘something’ from the past to attach it to for the new thought to be accepted by the subconsciousness. In the movie a homemade pinwheel that provoked a feeling of an experience.

What I learned from the movie INCEPTION was.

1. imagine a new path/story you want to actualize in your life. In the movie they created mazes and obsticals to over come.

2. find a memory of a time when it was felt and reference something from the memory to attach the new thought to. In the movie it was the photo of the father/son with pinwheel as the connecting point

3. keep the new thought simple, basic so the subconscious will allow it to be accepted. In the movie several were presented as they went to each of three layers of depth. Basically, I don’t want to be like my father.

4. face the reality, see through the wants and desires that cloud judgment, weaken our ability to move forward be stronger. In the movie the main character was troubled with thoughts of his past that kept showing up in his work, that of being an inceptor in the dream space, his wife and children always showed up and disrupted his current intentions. At the end, he confronted her and HIS memory of what was real not his guilt of…the things done that can’t be undone… dwelling on things that cannot be changed.

Remember, be a cause. Your first cause is to yourself. Changing perspectives and understandings. Share with us an experience you have had.

Be a Smile! Be a Cause. Be IT now!®
Karrie Ross