Sacramento, CA, January 07, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Tired of the negative messages about the economy, the recession and general doom and gloom coming from the media? Well, somebody is doing something about it. Actually, make that several thousand somebodies, and growing.
The “I Am Happy Project,” the brainchild of Edwin Edebiri of Davis, California, is inviting people worldwide to participate in a “10 Days of Happiness” campaign which will run from January 6th through the 15th.
Participants are encouraged to join the Global Happiness Conference Call at 12 pm pacific or 3pm eastern to focus on one of the project’s manifesto “Ten Ways to Be HappyTM” for each day of the ten-day period: There will be different speakers featured each day. Each call will be about 10 to 15 minutes and cover 2 to 3 nuggets that will make your 2014 a happier year. The call in number is 712-432-0900 and the access code is 391022#.
Day 1: Decide to be happy and make it your top priority.
Day 2: Smile more and learn to laugh at yourself.
Day 3: Volunteer your time one on one or to a group.
Day 4: Donate your money according to your pocket, even if it is a dime.
Day 5: Make time for the 3 F’s: Faith, Family & Friends.
Day 6: Create a list of all the things you are thankful for or that make you happy.
Day 7: Create a list of all the things that make you unhappy and find a solution or ways to eliminate them.
Day 8: Learn to manage your time and your money.
Day 9: Be active and make healthy choices.
Day 10: Create a goal or dream list and work diligently towards them.
This year you can follow the “10 Days of Happiness” on their Free App – the Happy Button. You can download it for free on Apple ITunes and Google Android or follow this link qr.bgexpertsllc.com/HappyButton
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 he 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 15,500 happy people in 64 cities and 18 countries have joined the movement. Membership in the I Am Happy Project, which is free, is informal and spread by means such as word of mouth, Facebook and Meetup.com. It 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 and 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 iamhappyproject.org