As you may know, I created this blog in an effort to spread as much happiness as possible. The world needs more happy people!
I had this new idea while falling asleep the other night (when some of my best ideas come to me) and I got so excited that I could barely fall asleep. I’ve decided to create something called the “Happy Explosion”. Here’s how it will work:
1) Every week I’m going to spread happiness in a different way and leave it up to YOU to tell me how.
2) I’ll give you some options (you can come up with your own if you want!) and I’ll take the most popular happy act from the comments to do.
3) I’ll announce what happy act I’m going to do on Monday and then post about the experience on the next Saturday.
4) If you have a blog, I’d love for you to post your random act of happiness there. I’ll post a link up on Saturday’s post so we can all see each other’s Happy Explosions of the week!
How does that sound? Ready for the first week?
Happy Explosion: Week 1
A) Buy the person’s coffee behind us
B) Leave a note of gratitude for our mailman
C) Leave a sweet treat on a co-workers desk
D) You choose
You can use the button below on your blog if you want to participate in the Happy Explosion!
Just copy/paste the code below to add it to your blog:
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Let me know in the comments what you think we should do for the first week of “Happy Explosion”! I’ll have a post up on Monday with the winner so we can all get to spreading happiness ASAP!
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33 thoughts on “Happy Explosion”
I use a toll road to go to and from work. Once a week, I pay the toll for the person behind me. My husband does a Happy Act when he is in line for coffee, lunch, etc. He will buy the lunch of a service man (or woman) if the person is in uniform and it is obvious they are active or, for one of our other heroes in uniform: policeman, rescue worker 9they usually have on a shirt with embroidered badge stating they are EMS, etct), or law enforcement person. this is something done usually on an average of three times a month, if he sees them in line. Last week, we were in a restaurant for lunch and two EMS crew members were in a booth across from us. We heard some of their conversation about a rescue of a trapped dog in a car in water. the humans had fled the car. We asked for their check, quietly, from the wait person and then gave the wait person the money and tip for their lunch. It seemed such a small thing to do. We asked to not be identified as the buyers for their lunch. When they asked for their bill, the person told them their lunch was paid for . When asked by who, the person said, just some of your fellow diners and the diners said to tell you thank you. They looked stunned, but happy. It felt so good to do that. When they left, they asked for attention and then said, thank you to whoever bought our lunch. It meant a lot. The whole café erupted into cheers for them! Maybe it gave others the idea to something like that in the future. I hope so. But….buying coffee, etc. should become part of our lives to do a small thank you, at least, to all these people who use their lives to help us and keep us from harm.
That is such an amazing story. I completely agree that doing small acts of kindness should be a part of our everyday lives! Thanks so much for your comment and for continuing to spread happiness!
I can’t find your morning mantra post for some reason. I do what you do every morning (except go to the beach!) but I start my day off with this video as well. It is not the “official” video. Instead, it is a dog video. At some point, it reverses the times and you see that indeed, the best day of this dog’s life happened just that morning – he was adopted and brought to his forever home. It made quite an impact on me and sometimes when I watch, it still makes me cry – but happy cry! it’s a lot of fun, this video.
Can’t wait to watch!
I’m in. Not sure what I’ll do yet but probably the note for my mail woman!
Awesome! Looking forward to hearing about it 🙂
become viral! 🙂
Let me know what you think I should do next week! Buy coffee for someone, give a note of gratitude to the mailman, etc. 🙂
i have faith
when the moment
you will act kindly 🙂
I think I will pay for coffee for the person behind me! I LOVE this initiative!!! I will definitely participate and advertise it!! =)
Yay!! Thank you!!
I vote for coffee. My dad used to do that all the time.
Thanks for your input!
A thank you note for our mail lady is it for me! 🙂
Can’t wait to hear about if next week!
Thank you for starting this! This is probably a silly question but how do you “link up”?
There will be something at the bottom of my post where you can add in your blog post about it :). I’ll explain more next week!
I don’t know but I am going to make my wife happy by teaching her how to use the computer. She is technologically challenged so will get her connected to the world and so a happier wifey. Read my post on that here – http://manishkamdar.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/happy-explosion/
Leave a note fore the mailman!
I love all of these ideas! I vote for mailman but I’ll participate in any!
Thanks Megan! Can’t wait to see your post about it!
I vote for coffee!
Love that idea!
thanks for sharing.
I would be honored if you would follow me as I share my journey with Huntingtons Disease.
Maybe the mail person – I bet they get a lot of flack.. 🙂
I’ll be leaving a note for my mail person. I see her nearly every day! Great idea and long live the happiness project! PS: I’ll be sharing on my blog, The Soulicious Life as well!
That’s great! Can’t wait to see your post!