What’s better than spreading happiness and brightening someone else’s day? For the month of June, I am challenging you to write a note to someone every day letting that person know how much you appreciate him or her. You can write the note to the same people or you can mix it up. The notes can be given to friends, family members, co-workers, acquaintances, strangers, etc. Post a picture or write a comment on the challenge page on ChallengeLoop every time you write a note. This is a great way for us all to connect, share ideas and spread the happiness! If you miss a few days, no big deal. The winner only has to post 8 times to be eligible to win. Sign up here: http://www.challengeloop.com/challenge/happy-note-a-day.
You can use any notes you want, but if you want some “official” happy notes, sign up to be a Happster here and I’ll mail them to you ASAP: tinyurl.com/imahappster
The best part is: A randomly selected winner will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon.com!
One of my Happster friends, Allison, had a great idea for how to spread happiness for Easter. Once I heard it, I knew we had to do it! We got together and started working on the best way to make it happen. Here’s the plan:
1. Fill plastic Easter eggs with candy
2. Write happy phrases and words on the eggs with sharpie markers
3. Randomly distribute the eggs over the weekend so that some lucky people get a happy surprise!
Will you join us in spreading happy Easter eggs around your neighborhood this weekend? Let me know in the comments!
Become an official Happster & get free Happy Notes to make it easy for you to express gratitude to people you encounter here: http://tinyurl.com/imahappster.
Did you know that today is the world’s first International Happiness Day, declared by the UN? According to The Huffington Post, The UN decided to create this day “to signal the importance of going beyond Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of progress. We need, says the UN, better measures of society’s real wellbeing — including happiness.” Read more about International Happiness Day here.
In honor of International Happiness Day, I wanted to post about a project that I started a few months back called the Vintage Postcard Calendar Journal. I found the idea on Pinterest and changed it slightly to be more about positivity and happiness. The journal is made out of notecards, vintage post cards, and a fruit box. The original idea was to flip to the current date each day and write down something that happened. I decided to create this journal, but to specifically write something each day that made me happy. I absolutely love the journal because years down the line, I’ll be able to see all of the happy things that happened on that day. For example, I’ll be able to see the happy moments I wrote down on March 19th for 2013, 2014, 21015, etc. all on one notecard. Click here for the full how-to on creating this journal.
Question of the day: Do you journal? Do you find that it helps you organize your thoughts after a busy day?
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"Creating this movement is important to me because I've realized that happiness is truly contagious. I find it amazing that you can improve someone's day just by a small action like a genuine compliment or smile. There is so much negativity in the world that we need to come together and make the extra effort to practice appreciation and love."
Happster Anjana got in touch with her artistic side by putting Happster love all over her car payment envelope to bring happiness to whoever opens the envelope. Great idea! How are you going to spread happiness today?