Dec 17, 2010-- "If people think I'm crazy, I don't care." Arms spread wide, feet tapping and hips swaying, Erica "Happy Lady" McElrath of St. Louis greets daily commuters on the street corner while rocking to the beat of her headphones. McElrath, who lost her full-time job in January, now spends her days doing what she loves: dancing in the street. "I don't want money. I come out here to make people smile." Her message is simple: do something that you enjoy, no matter what your circumstances. True to her word, McElrath may just be the happiest face on your daily commute. And her bravado recently earned her a job offer as a dancing Statue of Liberty. "Just be happy and do what you love," she says. "The money will come." (7504 reads)
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