The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee Sends Kids Back to School with Positive Messages

The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee participated in the Edgehill Back in School celebration this past weekend by distributing booklets at a neighborhood event.

Nashville, TN, September 29, 2018 --( The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee volunteers joined community partners, neighbors and police for the Back In School celebration this past weekend to help send kids back to school with all needed supplies and the right message.

"True joy and happiness are valuable," begins the common sense guide, The Way to Happiness, written by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1980s. Since then, the book has sparked a movement and has been reprinted and passed hand to hand to a wide variety of cultures and peoples. In Tennessee, The Way to Happiness Association works with communities and neighborhoods to spread the booklet to as many people as possible. Organizers say that when the booklet is passed from hand to hand, it is like oil spread upon a raging sea, the calm flows outward and outward.

The Tennessee Association launched its campaign to distribute the booklet in 2009. Since that time, the group has visited local health fairs, festivals and community gatherings.

The Edgehill Back In School celebration was kicked off this year as a way to help students who have started the school year only to find they didn’t have all supplies they needed. Vendors brought various supplies including calculators, backpacks and more to give away.

The Way to happiness volunteers passed the booklet to students and parents. The booklet details 21 precepts predicated on the fact that one's survival depends on the survival of others. According to, "This code of conduct can be followed by anyone, of any race, color or creed and works to restore the bonds that unite humankind." The Way to Happiness aims at giving people back a sense of what is right and wrong in a way that is easy to understand. In the three decades since it was authored, some 80 million copies of the book passed hand to hand.

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Chris Blythe