Today was the first time I really had a chance to get out and share Little Happys myself. I had a work engagement in downtown San Francisco and loaded up with a hot-off-the-presses batch. I ended up giving them all to homeless people - it just seemed they needed them the most of anyone I saw. I realize these folks probably don't have computers, so I won't know the stories of these happys - but I do know each time I passed one out, I felt like I was giving that person a little bit of my heart and it was a wonderful feeling. I also left a happy in a random brochure holder - we'll see if that one reaches someone who ends up telling their story.
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.
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♥