I read an article in Good Housekeeping about Angel Blythe Campeys (@yesreallyangel) happiness protest. You can read the whole article here (http://t.co/S0TqPCFw) but basically Angel decided that she sees people protesting against things all the time, all negative and scary, so she had the bright spark plan of a happiness protest. I LOVE this idea! Her and a group of friends all stood on the side of the road, outside parliament I think, and waved signs saying things like ‘be happier’ ‘laugh more’ ‘you are perfect’ ‘joy joy joy’ and other fun, happy slogans. She said that everyone hooted and waved and left smiling.
How awesome is that?
The past few weeks we’ve dealt with that dam painting, children being raped and filmed, policemen being killed, more car accident than I can count and it goes on and on. I love the idea of holding happiness protests all over SA, but I don’t see it happening. We all have busy lives and unfortunately its often the things that make us happy that get forgotten amongst the piles of laundry, unread emails and dirty nappies! All I’m saying is, take a page out of Angels book and smile at a stranger, give a random hi-five or even a hug. It might just go a long way.
Let’s make a happiness movement, where every day we strive to make one person happy. It can be yourself, but by choosing to make a stranger happy, you’ll make yourself happy in the process- so you’ll be killing two birds with one stone!
#behappier and #payitforward 🙂
Follow angels blog, its awesome! http://randomhighfives.com