Call out for Happy People

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It’s been a few weeks since I blurted out the plot for our Happiness Challenge App and a lot has happened since. There’s been some inspirational meetings of minds, stimulating conversations (you know who you are!), and some amazing ideas bounced around.

Now comes the crunch time. We need your help. But first, if you need a refresher on the challenge app go here and read, then come right back.

I want to add something. I consider myself a happy person, although sometimes I get busy and I forget to smile (I have an hourly reminder for that now!). I personally want to use this challenge to boost my happiness baseline and to find cool new things I can turn into my own habit of happiness. Of course, by doing them I will be spreading happiness and hopefully making a bit of a dent in the world.

So how can you help? I am glad you asked!

Simple. We need a flood of happiness challenges! We need your ideas, good, meh, crappy, whatever you got, because even if you have something you think isn’t a diamond, it might be a diamond in the rough.

Did I hear you say kudos?! Heck yeah! There is kudos for each submission that is approved (If you are so inclined). Each challenge will have the name, nickname (or anon) of the person who submitted it, so everyone who does your challenge will know you were it’s source. Instant happiness kudos!

And if you really want to be famous, I’m sure we will find a way to link it to you. So far we have a few challenges, but we really need hundreds and for each of the different intensity levels.

Are you up for it?

We are thinking there will be two types of challenges, freebies, and cheapies. Naturally freebies need to be something that is an action which doesn’t cost them anything but their time or effort. Cheapies something that doesn’t have any major expense. The challenges need to be something that pretty much anyone can do, anywhere, ideally. Some examples to get you thinking:

  • Let someone in front of you in a queue (freebie + easy)
  • Smile at a stranger today instead of looking away (freebie + easy)
  • Compliment a work colleague for their excellence. (freebie + easy)
  • Learn a new joke and tell 5 new people today (freebie + easy)
  • Pay for a stranger’s coffee (cheapie + easy)
  • Visit a nursing home and hang out with some oldies who haven’t had visitors for years (freebie + effort)

Now, to suggest a challenge (or 10!), we will have an official challenge submission form in a few days, but right now we want to get you to raise your hand to help. If you are cool with doing that simply pop your first name and email in the box below and we’ll send you an invite to the submission form as soon as it is ready for you.

Help us out by liking and sharing this with everyone you know who thinks like you do.

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Luke F

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  • Margaret

    Wrap your arms around yourself and hug.
    A daily hug from yourself..

  • Ellen Lambert

    Tell someone who you really don’t care about that they look very nice today.

  • admin

    Thanks Ellen and Margaret, make sure once the form is out to add those in 🙂

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