Let’s start, as I often do, with a tangent.

…..There are

There’s a lot of ‘this-just-in’ trendy info that covers almost every aspect of Happiness.


Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, The Happiness Project ~ an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. On her blog, The Happiness Project, she reports on her daily adventures in the pursuit of happiness.


In the expanding universe of TED talks, Dan Gilbert will surprise you with his take on science of Happiness.

Malcolm Gladwell offers up the nature of choice and Happiness with a story about spaghetti sauce.

There’s plenty more chatter here about Happiness ~ how to buy it, how to design it, how to measure it.



But at Happster.com, it’s not about pursuing Happiness.  It’s about making someone else happy.

Happsters make other people happy. Through random acts of Happiness, they make the world a better place.



What’s better than spreading happiness and brightening someone’s day?


Each day in June, Happsters are writing a note to someone to tell that person how much they are appreciated.


Like the idea?  I do.  I’m a Happster.  Join me, become an official Happster and get free Happy Notes here: http://tinyurl.com/imahappster. Happster’s goal is to have 10,000 Happsters spreading happiness in their communities by 2014.


What are you waiting for?  Join the movement.  Spread the word. Make someone happy.   www.happsters.com.


Toni 6/4/13

12 thoughts on “CHOOSE HAPPY

  1. I love this one, Toni–and you are the Poster Child of the movement! So much of life is choice, which is what I remember each time I recite the serenity prayer. Some things can’t be changed, but each of us CAN choose to be happy and pass it on to others. You do that every day–and I’m sure trying! I have the perfect mentor, friend! M.


  2. Do you know how happy this post makes me? *bursting with happiness* Thank you for introducing the Happster movement to me. I love it!!!
    Would you mind if I reblogged this entire post on my site at some point next week? You have included such fine links … all information everyone should know. If only we could spread the joy of your post to other parts of the world that truly need it! Let’s keep trying. Please email me at psands (dot) stories (at) gmail (dot) com


  3. This reminds me of the little notes I’d hide in the kids’ and Jack’s lunches. Years later I found a stash of them under one of the beds. I love that they weren’t thrown away in the school trash. This is a great post, Toni. “Be Happy” is right up there in my mind with “Stand Up.”


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