This is Ruth Kaiser, and her smile is in no way spontaneous. It took hours and hours and hundreds of tries. She finally settled on this picture because it makes her butt look small. Ruth is a teacher, a mom, an actor and an artist who happens to also be a small business owner of a chain of drop in preschools. Her Internet-based Spontaneous Smiley project is made up of thousands of people photographing and posting smiley faces they find in everyday objects. She hails from a family of artists, and she earned a degree in art from U.C.B. Someone once said that on a scale of 1 through 10 Ruth lives her life at 11. It’s probably more accurate to say 14 or 15. Ruth was married center span on the Golden Gate Bridge as meeting in the middle seemed like the perfect metaphor for marriage. She is meeting in the middle of her creativity and passion now by writing and illustrating children’s books because it’s never too early to teach and it’s never too late to learn how to live your life with optimism and gratitude!