The Happy Day Project 2012

{For those of you looking for an update on our latest hospital adventures, I’m hoping to write up a post this weekend.  Re-entry has been…batty.  For now, this has been on my calendar, so we’ll start here.}

Did you participate in The Happy Day Project last year?

If not, the whole point is this:

Before the crazy that is the holiday season…before the shopping and the cooking and the twinkling lights and the go, go, go of the next couple of months…we’d like to take a moment to slow down and love on others.  Spread some sunshine.  Make someone’s day just a little bit happier.


Because nice is good.  That’s why.

Here’s how it works:

Every day I’ll give you an assigned task. Kind of like a Random Act of Kindness Week…but not really random.

Each day, you’ll also get a free printable that will help you make your happiness spreading just that much cuter.

In addition to each task, you’ll be given the option to fulfill the task virtually.  So let’s say that your Tuesday is crazy hectic and you have a million things going on that day already…there’s just no way you can squeeze that happy task into your day…no worries!  A few clicks of a mouse and you can spread happy alongside us!

Or maybe you want to spread happy beyond your own in-real-life world?…Do both! Whatever you want!  There are no rules!

I want to keep it fun and simple.  In fact, I pared this year down to five tasks instead of seven.  Just to make it a little more manageable.

This isn’t about wowing your neighbors with your Martha-esque skills.  This isn’t about stressing yourself out to keep up with the tasks. This isn’t about trying to out-do the other Happy Dayers.

This is about putting in a little bit of extra effort…even when you’re SO tempted to opt out because you’re busy or tired or…and make someone smile.

Easy.  Peasy.

And don’t feel bad if you start off great and then don’t finish off the week either.  Again, this isn’t a race.  No one’s keeping score.  Anything is better than nothing, right?

Don’t forget to include your kids!  The questions and conversations that will come of next week are my favorite part of the whole thing.

So, here is a sneak peek at the tasks for The Happy Day Project 2012:

Make sure you snap some pics throughout the week!  I’d love to see wrap up posts and your thoughts!

If you are on Instagram, hashtag your photos with #TheHappyDayProject so we can see what everyone is up to!  (I’m jeannettg if you want to follow on my own adventures)

Encourage one another!  Get creative!  Spread Happy!!!!

If you are planning on playing along, I’d love for you to link up below…double brownie points if you tell your readers about it and don’t be shy about pinning, Facebooking, Tweeting and whatever elsing about this! There’s even a cute button.

Let’s use our blogs for more than gratuitous pictures of our adorable kids’ Halloween costumes…I mean, I’m totally blogging those too…next week.  Not gonna lie.

NEXT WEEK.  As in, Monday.  Ready?  Are you in?

Bring it.


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    I’m looking forward to spreading sunshine:) Yay for Happy Day!


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    so excited for this!
    kara marie´s last blog post ..halloween as a christian holiday

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    Okay, so… I want to do this… because who wouldn’t want to be a part of something called HAPPY DAY PROJECT!? But I’m not sure about all the details… I hope I do it right.
    Anne´s last blog post ..Why I Celebrate Halloween

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    i participated last year. can not wait for this year. so glad you guys are doing it again!!!!!
    melissa @jonahbonah´s last blog post ..all dressed up.

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    Love this idea! Excited to join in this year.

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    being nice on purpose! Im in!!

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    i just posted it on my blog. seriously SO excited!
    melissa @jonahbonah´s last blog post ..the happy day project 2012.

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    Sounds like such a great idea! Hope to do what I can to play along. :)
    Yvonne @ Our LIttle Corner of the World´s last blog post ..Civil War edits

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    This is amazing, awesome, beautiful!! :) I am so excited about this, thank you so much for the inspiration!!

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    I will participate here and there ~
    Tami Von Zalez´s last blog post ..Random Friday, Insta-Friday and Buy Nothing Christmas!?

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    Thanks for such a wonderful project! I came to your site from Simple Mom and can’t wait to read more!!!
    Take good care!
    Elizabeth´s last blog post ..Plans Forgotten

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    Not sure how this works – but sounds great!
    Belinda´s last blog post ..Farmer Dillo Paints His Barn Book and DVD

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    I wish I would’ve gotten in on this Monday. I have a similar challenge on my Sharing the Shelter linky. I sent out 12 cards but I’ll do more for your challenge. This is a wonderful challenge to present and I’m thankful I found you.
    Pamela´s last blog post ..Name Above all Names


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