Happiness Sprinkling Project

I joined the fun of the Happiness Sprinkling Project at the Life Messages Book Launch last weekend!   This movement begaHappiness Sprinkling Project on October 4, 2014n as an outreach project of the Anacortes Center for Happiness, which sends sets of signs travelling all over the world Sprinkling Happiness to volunteers in yellow enjoying the experience with the public.  My good friend and colleague Anna Hill has become a Happiness Ambassador promoting living in an attitude of gratitude and happy with hopes of enhancing the world emotionally, spiritually and ecologically.  This feels aligned with the mission of Dynamic Balance!

Happiness Sprinkling Project

Mary-Anne Selwa, Margaret Saliba & Eleanor Hayward Sprinkling Happiness at the Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre.

When she invited me to participate, I jumped at the opportunity.   I arrived at the Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre the night of the event eager to start.  To my surprise the other volunteers were fellow fellow friends & colleagues from Milton Area Female Entrepreneurs!  Anna handed us yellow ponchos and our choice of signs.  I’ve always wanted to hold a “Free Hugs” sign since seeing others doing so in the past, so when I saw the marvelous Margaret Saliba holding one, my jaw dropped; she saw the look on my face, happily handed it to me and quickly picked up another with my gratitude :D

Happy tunes were cranked up on Anna’s portable music system and we all danced while greeting guests to the Life Messages Book Launch event.  Several stopped for a welcome hug!  It’s been proven that a twenty second hug releases a burst of oxytocin, a ‘happiness’ neurotransmitter from our brains and scientists suggest we need to experience at least eight hugs a day in order to feel happier and more content with life.  We sure boosted the oxytocin quotient that night!  The yellow ponchos were meanwhile appreciated as the rain joined in our celebration of positivity.  We boogied along as I reveled in the turning autumn maple leaves in burning colours around the entrance of our venue along the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, in harmony with nature’s beauty.  Thank you Anna and fellow volunteers for making the world a better place!  I hope reading this post has improved your mood :)