About this Happiness Blog

Welcome to the Happsters, a blog about happiness. I believe that happiness comes when you focus on the 4 G’s: Gratitude, Growth, Giving & Gathering, so I focus a lot on these four elements of a happy life in my writing. I’m all about supporting others, appreciating everything I have, continuing to learn and grow, striving to help others, and coming together as a community.

About the Author


My name is Kelli & I live in San Diego, CA with my husband, Billy. I’m a life-long learner and enjoy finding new ways to increase happiness and joy, spread kindness, express creativity, and deepen my connection to myself, my community, and the planet. A few courses I’ve completed that have impacted what is included in this blog are the “Science of Happiness” Course through UC Berkeley, “Mindfulness Fundamentals” through Mindful Schools, and the Sacred Wild Apprenticeship. I graduated from USC in 2010 and started the Happsters in January of 2013 when I was inspired by a news clip of volunteers from an organization called “Happier Boston” performing random acts of kindness at their local train station. In that moment I had an “aha” moment that would change me forever. I realized I wanted to complete as many random acts of kindness”as possible and start a movement called “Happsters.” Within a few days I created this blog and printed thousands of “happy notes” that I sent around the world for free so others could leave kind words for people they came into contact with each day: mail carriers, waiters, their loved ones, strangers, etc.

Since then, we’ve created a beautiful community both here and on Instagram of amazing people who want to spread kindness, learn about happiness, and connect with other kind people. I hope you’ll join me on this journey! Questions or comments? Email me at happsters@gmail.com.

Happsters has been featured on BuzzFeedCosmopolitan Magazine, USA Today,  Self Magazine, MTVHuffington Post, The Wine & Spirits Podcast with Monica the Medium, Everyday Health and many more.

A few fun facts about me:

♥ Community is incredibly important to me, both online and offline, and is a big part of the reason that the Happsters has become such a meaningful part of my life. I’ve met the BEST people through this movement and I am so grateful for all of you.

♥ I loooooove a good quote and think that a simple sentence has the potential to change how we view the world. I share quotes on my Instagram page.

♥ One of the activities that makes me happiest is gardening. Right now I’m growing cut flowers in my backyard and am on a mission to give away 1 million flowers. You can learn more about my flower adventures here.

♥ Sandwiches are my favorite meal and I eat them every day – sometimes multiple times a day – and avocados are my literal jam (on everything).

♥ My favorite game is Tetris and my favorite sport is ping-pong.

♥ I took guitar lessons after college for 6 months and came out only learning half of Eric Clapton’s song “Tears in Heaven.”

♥ Kittens are an instant happiness boost for me and I look up pictures of random kittens daily.

♥ I like to think of myself as crafty, but my husband ends up finishing most of my projects.

P.S. I started the Happsters for fun and have a full-time job (at Inspire360), so I try to get back to everyone as quickly as possible. Please be patient with me :). Sending you love!

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427 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for following my blog, discovered in play. What a great site you have here– makes me happy just to know you exist! 🙂

  2. I love your blog. You have such a great purpose! Thanks for liking one of my posts and becoming my first follower. I cannot wait to see more from your blog 🙂

  3. leaving some love and gratitude for the follow! So glad i stopped by, I had no idea I was a happster until now!! #imDEFaHAPPSTER … I’m so excited to shout it out on my daily #blessingsrollcall #brc …. namaste.

  4. Thanks for following my blog, which led me to read yours. I do believe that surrounding yourself with positivity changes you, and it’s always a pleasure to read musings from another unapologetic optimist! Even when life is hard, there’s always a good result if you look hard enough. 🙂 -Kelly (www.travelgrrrls.wordpress.com)

  5. Hello, Happsters! I write to welcome you to Diabetic Redemption.com’s family of readers. I am happy to have you join us. On my site, I have a Friends Page, where my readers leave info about themselves and their blogs. I hope you will feel inspired to do the same. Again, welcome!

  6. Hi, I am not sure how you feel about awards, but I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, you can check it out on my blog,and I do hope you can accept. Dont4get2smile2day

  7. Thanks for the like and the follow! I am a happy woman, I belong. I get the coolest experiences from people who read my blog, thanks for yours!!!

  8. What a lovely, charming blog. Thanks for the follow and best of luck making people happy. (I’ll try my best to do my part.) 🙂

  9. I so love your mindset, mission, and motto! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing kindness and beauty with others, and brightening someone’s way. Thank you also for stopping by my Blog and liking The Force Is With You, and choosing to follow upcoming posts. May God continue to bless you for all the good you are sharing and inspiring.

  10. Thanks so much for following Chronicles Of A Dystonia Muse. I do my best to embrace a positive point of view as I blog about dystonia, my little known neurological movement disorder. You certainly made me happy leading me to this site. -Pamela-

  11. I can always use a little more happiness! Love the content and goal of this blog. Thanks for following. Also, I liked you guys on FB from my personal page. It would mean a lot if you could do the same for me 🙂

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