The “I Am Happy Project,” the brainchild of Edwin Edebiri of Corning, California, is inviting people worldwide to participate in a “10 Days of Happiness” campaign which will run from February 1st through the 10th.
Participants are encouraged to join the Global Happiness Conference Call at 4 pm pacific or 7pm eastern to focus on one of the project’s manifesto “Ten Ways to Be Happy TM” for each day of the ten-day period: There will be different speakers feature in each day.
Day 1: Item # 10 Create a goal or dream list and work diligently towards them.
Day 2: Item # 9 Be active and make healthy choices.
Day 3: Item # 8 Learn to manage your time and your money.
Day 4: Item # 7 Create a list of all the things that make you unhappy and find a solution or ways to eliminate them.
Day 5: Item # 6 Create a list of all the things you are thankful for or that make you happy.
Day 6: Item # 5 Make time for the 3 F’s: Faith, Family & Friends.
Day 7: Item # 4 Donate your money according to your pocket, even if it is a dime.
Day 8: Item # 3 Volunteer your time one on one or to a group.
Day 9: Item # 2 Smile more and learn to laugh at yourself.
Day 10: Item # 1 Decide to be happy and make it your top priority.
The idea for the I Am Happy Project began early 2009. Edwin Edebiri, troubled by all the ongoing news reports on recession and human suffering, wanted a way to encourage people to focus on “the things that really matter, such as faith, family and friends”.
Edebiri believes that whatever we focus on grows, and felt that shifting people’s focus to thoughts of happiness would in turn foster more positive feelings and optimism in individuals and their communities. The mission of the I Am Happy Project is “to spread happiness globally one person at a time.” Happiness is defined as: “a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, satisfaction, pleasure or joy. Happiness comes from deep within, and not from people, situations or circumstances."
Over 8500 happy people in 61 cities and 18 countries had joined the movement. Membership in the I Am Happy Project, which is free, informal and spread by means such as word of mouth, Facebook and Meetup.com only requires a commitment to happiness. Most local chapters have monthly meetings to bring like-minded happy people together. The group also sponsors “Happiness at School”, to teach students “How to be Happy” and Community outreach, where members visit venues such as hospitals, nursing homes to spread happiness where it is most needed.
To find out more about the I AM Happy Project, to find a Chapter near you or to participate in the 10 Days of Happiness, visit http://iamhappyproject.org/
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The I Am Happy Project is a non-profit charitable organization which began late 2009 by Edwin Edebiri. The mission is to spread happiness globally one person at a time and is currently in 61 cities in 18 countries. http://Iamhappyproject.org