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 :)