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It's your lucky day. You can share some happiness, get some happiness, do a glorious favor for a dear friend of mine, and make the world a brighter place! All in as much or as little time as you have to offer.


♥ joy is contagious ♥

Inspiration for Project Happy Memory: The Shorter Version
by Christina

A few months ago, I was reading an article online about retrospective happiness. It explained that many of us experience happiness well after the fact, never realizing in the moment how happy and joyful we are. The article was good, but I don't remember much beyond that. What I do remember, nearly word for word, are the comments left by random strangers. Inspired by the story, a few took it upon themselves to write briefly about some of their happiest memories. The stories weren't long, eloquent, wild or shocking. But they were happy. I obsessively refreshed the page, day after day, hoping to find another. Eventually, the stories stopped coming, and I missed them.

But I realize now that the stories don't stop coming. They exist all around us, in every living body in every room, house, on every block, in every town, in every country, on every continent. It's just that no one has ever asked.

So, please. I'm asking. And I really hope you'll say okay. Write to me at projecthappymemory [at] gmail [dot] com or click "submit" and tell me one of your happiest memories. An instance that has made you smile or laugh. A time in your life that you thought was miserable but, looking back, was magical. You can be brief or prolific, silly or profound. You can give background details or you can leave them out. You can focus on the minute, the hour, the weekend, the year. Spend a little while thinking (it'll be fun, I promise) and then just start typing. It doesn't have to be perfect, you can submit anonymously (or use a pseudonym), and you can do it more than once.

Please share this website with the people you love.

Together, I think we can create something beautiful.

Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

This entry was originally posted on Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, as you fancy.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 29th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
Have followed via Tumblr and will defo add a memory or two. It's also nice to be reminded of those happy memories as, so often, it can be so much easier to only focus on the not-so-nice stuff. I love this project. Thanks for sharing.

In other news, have just added you to friends from my new LJ. Nothing wrong with the other one, just needed a change. :)
May. 30th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
You make my day with that Jon Stewart heart icon, every time. ;) ♥ ♥

I love this project too!!! My friend is a genius for thinking of it. Especially for those of us with mental health issues, it's so easy to forget the good and have the bad take over. Reading all these happy memories has been such a balm to my soul. I'm so glad you're planning to contribute and thank you thank you thank you!

Edited at 2011-05-30 09:10 pm (UTC)
May. 30th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
You make my day with that Jon Stewart heart icon, every time. ;) ♥ ♥

HEE. And you are the first person that came to my mind when I found it, too. ;D

Great to reconnect. <3<3
May. 31st, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
*looks at icon* *falls over in dead swoon from 4857548938 Jongasms*


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
May. 31st, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Aw, now look, you made him giggle ... ;D

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We celebrate peace. Yet we pay no attention to the ways of curing aggression in human beings. And when one sees in psychoanalysis hostility disappearing as people conquer their fears, one wonders if the cure is not there.
The Diary of Anaïs Nin; August, 1945

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