“I’m just try’in to make people smile. And I’m count’in on it be’in 33,000.” – Jayden Hayes

Now try saying that through four missing teeth, at age six, after the loss of both your father and your mother.

The CBS Evening news aired a positive, amazing story recently and we had to share it. I could not embed it like most of our videos, but this one is worth going to some trouble to watch. Click on the following photo, and you will be introduced to a startlingly remarkable little soul. (Suffer through the 30 second advertisement that opens that video. It’s really worth it!) If only we could all be as positive as young Jayden in tough situations!

Image: Jayden hayes pushing the corners of his mouth up into a smile
Via: CBS News 1


In fact, this one is so magical, we’ll leave it there and let Jayden’s energy remind us all to stay open, curious and hopeful.

~ Dr. Lynda

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  1. Hartman, Steve. “After Losing Parents, 6-year-old Embarks on Smile Mission.” CBS Evening News. CBS News, 7 Apr. 2015. Web. 20 Aug. 2015. <http://www.cbsnews.com/news/after-losing-parents-6-year-old-embarks-on-mission/>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.