The Happygolitely Project

I realize, a little more each day, how important it is for us all to reach out to each other, to support each other, to show one another we care. We are all part of the same; we are all human; we are stronger together. When we feel united, we feel happier for the sense of connection.

An idea popped into my head to create ‘a little happy’ that could be given/shared. Then it came to me to make this a social experiment. To somehow get these little happys out to people so that they could give them to whomever they felt needed it. I knew some people would give them to friends or family who were having a bad day or needed a boost; but my grander vision was that people would pass these on spontaneously to seeming strangers –

-to anyone who looked like they would benefit from a small gesture, a little happy, that came out of the blue & proved to them someone cared, the Universe cares.

Then I came up with our tag-line:

“A Little Happy Goes a Long Way”

I hope these Little Happys span the globe – to travel over continents & bodies of water, over cultural differences & language barriers, past financial problems & economic crises, through the hands of people who would otherwise remain unconnected.

Please send me your Happy Little Story – tell me how far your Little Happy traveled – tell me who you shared yours with – tell me who shared theirs with you. Let's all create a web of happiness as far as we can imagine.

In happiness, ~girlgolite♥

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Baja Times

The trip to Northern Baja was exceptionally terrific and very relaxing. Spent lots of time just wandering over lava rocks on the beach, discovering tiny little communities of sea creatures of all shapes and colors. It was a back-to-nature kind of time I felt lucky to have.

I also met Carlos - from a few posts ago - who my husband gave a Little Happy to - he's as delightful in person as I expected him to be.

As always - so much to be happy for. Hope you're finding your happiness, too.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Travels For Me!

Happiness abounds...

My Dad made it successfully through his heart surgery last week and I am steeped in gratitude.

Now I'm off to visit him and my Mom and then on down to Baja California - along the way and throughout, I intend to celebrate my gratitude through giving many Little Happys to those whose paths I cross.

I've been passing out Happys and the fun of sharing them hasn't diminished in the least. The simplicity of my endeavor makes it possible - and so, in order to keep this project manageable, and in the face of other obligations, I have decided to keep it as simple as I can. That means those Contest Happys that have already gone out will be part of a limited release - a test project - that may not be repeated. All I ever really hoped for this project was that I could spread happiness in a way that represented my spirit - and that through my efforts, others might be connected in a Happy web. The more complicated I make it, the less likely I am to continue. Simple and sustainable - that's my motto!

Cheers to continued happiness. I'll be back after the 15th - til then - LIVE YOUR HAPPINESS!

~girlgolite :)

Monday, March 30, 2009


I can't believe it's April!

Happys went out last week to New York, North Carolina & Idaho! The ribbon of Happys continues to grow...

My Dad is having heart surgery this week, so if all you Happy Friends can keep a happy in your hearts for him and think good thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it!

Pockets-full of happiness to each and every one of you.

~ girlgolite ♥

Friday, March 20, 2009

Welcome Spring!

It's Spring and time for colorful celebrations!

Here's a Happy Story from a special Team Member in New Jersey:

"I also gave a Little Happy to the janitor who works in my office building. She seemed very surprised and thankful and said the Little Happy was "SO CUTE"! It definitely put a smile on her face! Good to see her smiling as I am thankful for the hard work she does around our office. I usually stay pretty late and see her after hours cleaning away. She deserved the thanks and the "pick me up" for a job well-done!"

Exactly the kind of stories we like to hear. An unsung hero getting a pat on the back and a message of friendship in unlikely circumstances.

I've been a little pokey about getting the contest really up and running...but I haven't forgotten!

Have a wonderful, first weekend of Spring.

~girlgolite ♥

Friday, March 13, 2009

HAPPY Friday

Welcome to the end of the work week! In the spirit of happy work environments, here's a note from a Happy Ambassador in New Jersey:

"I also gave one to my boss who was thrilled to get it, and said, "WOW that it SO CUTE!" and she smiled BIG!"

How many times do we get to make our bosses smile for something not work-related? Probably not often enough. Boss's are people, too!

Many more Happys have been sent off to float thru the world and hopefully make it a happier place! I've also started sending out the numbered Happys for the contest. It'll be fun to watch them travel.

Aren't you excited to be part of something that's all about Happy and nothing but Happy?

Here's to your weekend - and your Happy!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Stories Are Emerging

After the heartwarming tale of Carlos, a mini-avalanche of stories came in yesterday - SUPER! Here's one:

"Two of my Little Happys have found homes. I was at my local Hallmark store yesterday and gave them to two of the clerks there, who had frazzled "It's Monday" looks on their faces. They loved their Happys.

...Spreading Little Happys all over southeast Wisconsin..."

We all know how difficult it must be to work in most kinds of retail jobs right now. I bet those two clerks were buoyed by the gesture of kindness from our Happy Ambassador in Wisconsin. Good going, Amy!!!!

More Happy stories on the way tomorrow!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Little Happy goes to Mexico!

Que divertido!

A Little Happy was shared in Mexico - yay! The picture above shows Carlos, a lovely man down in San Felipe, Baja California. My husband was down there for a quick trip and spotted Carlos selling magazines and odds and ends out of his trunk. He also noticed that Carlos gave a big smile and a thumbs up to everyone who passed by - no matter whether they stopped to buy anything or not - he was a human drop of sunshine. Definitely a fellow deserving of a Little Happy of recognition.
Coincidentally - or not (???) - our newest Happy Ambassador is from Tennessee - and do you see what's written on Carlos' sweatshirt? Imagine that.
And the Contest I promised to provide details for? Have me mail you (for free) one Little Happy - it'll be numbered. The contest is to see who can make their Little Happy travel the farthest and widest by mailing it someone you know...and they mail it on to someone they know...and so on and so on and so on... Each person who receives the Happy, if possible, is to take a picture of Little Happy somewhere in their area - at home, downtown, in front of a famous landmark - wherever - then email the photo to me at After they've taken the picture and enjoyed Happy for a few days, they mail it on to the person of their choice - and the chain of happiness will grow! I'll keep all photos in a gallery we can all enjoy and the contest results will be continually updated and we hope to create a map to show the flight patterns of our Happys (cute husband who went to Mexico is in charge of that technical step). The numbers on the Happys will help us keep them all straight. I'll be posting the contest details in a few other online places - we'll see who decides to join in the fun.
I'll be fleshing out further details over the next day or so and I'll post a pic of the contest packets I'll be mailing out.