I've got BIG news: Today is World Happy Day and this week starts Random Acts of Kindness Week! Can it get any better?!
Thanks to Twitter, I found out about #WorldHappyDay just in time for today's global event and I hope this comes in time for you to celebrate the day too. Here's what it's all about:
World Happy Day marks the screening of "The HAPPY Movie", a documentary film all about what makes people happy and why. Created by filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Roko Belic, this film takes us on a journey through 5 different countries to explore the secrets behind "the world's most valued emotion", and has already been recognized with a bunch of big-deal film awards. It's no wonder....everyone wants to be happy!
Take a look at the trailer at the end of the post to get a sneak peek of the film and then go find a screening near you and buy your tickets!
Random Acts of Kindness Week runs this year from February 13-19. Last year's movement was quite a success, and as a part of their Extreme Kindness Challenge – Our Ticket To a Kinder World. which encouraged people to participate in RAKW by performing at least one kind act per day for seven days, resulted in thousands of people making a conscious effort to make the world a better place. The thing that's pretty cool about this movement is that stories about RAK are so easily shared through social networks and word of mouth.
The Happy Movie trailer:
Happy - A Documentary Trailer from Wadi Rum Films on Vimeo.
The power of doing good and making the world a better place is pretty darn strong.
See what's going on with these events by following:
@RAKfoundation and tweet about your act of kindness using #DoKindness
@TheHappyMovie and tweet about your experience using #WorldHappyDay
and, of course,
@OptmlOptimist (sorry, I couldn't resist)
Start planning your RAK for next week and beyond. You'll be amazed at how many others pay it forward!
Have you seen The Happy Movie? Let me know what you think of it in the comments below!