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
Monday, April 6, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
"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
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Happy March to All!
I'm working on a new way for the Little Happys to travel far and wide - a little contest that will be a fun experiment...look for the unveiling early next week.
Spending the next few days making a stockpile of Happys, fleshing out the contest and letting my creativity bloom...oh and passing out Happys whenever possible.
Til next time...I hope you all find ways to be and share happy.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
The original intent of this Project was to brighten peoples' days. I got some really nice smiles out of the folks I gave them to - and that alone was worth it. While I'm sure homeless people appreciate and need any change I might be able to give them, giving these cheerful, colorful happys felt much more personal and I looked them in the eye in a way I don't when I'm giving them a few coins.
I can't WAIT to pass out more.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Working diligently on batches of Happys. Exciting things brewing and more to come soon! Working with lots of great people to help our project grow wings.
Happy to all,
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thought you all might like to see what the free version of Little Happys look like. They're essentially pictures of the little feltie ones. The back has directions if people would like to participate in The Project...but hey - it's always okay if people just want to love their Little Happys and do nothing more.
I'm still sending out FREE feltie versions to those who want to be Happy Ambassadors - and I have room to add on a few more. Let me know - I'm only an email away (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'm especially interested in getting these out beyond the borders of California and the US.
Happy Happy! girlgolite♥