It all started years ago, trying to understand why teenagers were unhappy... and realizing that we have an epidemic of unhappiness.
I wrote one book: Falling in Love with Your Life, and that is not enough... Now I am on a half year journey of understanding - and want to include other points of view.
Along the way I found few principles:
1. Happiness is waiting to get out, not to get in. It is a choice.
2. Happiness is contagious, if you make a choice to be happy today, you will spread happiness.
3. We have taken happiness for granted. Life doesn't have to be perfect to be awesome.
This is an invitation to participate in this book - to co-create happiness.
What We Need & What You Get
We need a little bit of money to make sure we can hire an expertise we don't have.
Funds will be used to:
1. Editing: $ 500, to pay a professional editor to make sure the book has a flow and works well.
2. Book Inteior Design: $800, to make an awesome book design, we have plenty of pictures from around the world that can be used. Yes, from Australia, the US, France... but also from Saudi Arabia, Estonia and Guatemala. Happiness is universal, right?
3. Cover Design: $500, this will be a contest, we know so many creative artists... you will also get to chose it - whether you contribute or not
4. Marketing: $1200 (3300 per month for 4 months), to help promote happiness in the world.
5. Free books: 1500 books to be distributed to non-profits that seek to help with depression or other unhappiness related challenges. Again, you can chose a non-profit (see contributions) - book cost is expected to be $3 each.
Unhappiness is a major problem, especially in developed countries. Chances are that all of us have a relative or friend who has suffered or is suffering from depression. Now it is time to do something about it, collectively.
I would have reached my goal if I can get you to think about happiness NOW. You can help others by telling them how you make yourself happy... and at the same time, you become aware of hapiness....
PLEASE NOTE!!! you can send your story and we'll include it... this is a campaign to make and distribute the book!
Other Ways You Can Help
Please help us by promoting this project, and help the world by talking and thinking about what make you happy (not only about problems).
We have also set up a page on facebook: falling in love with life.
Create a happiness club... meet every now and then to talk about happiness!
and I'll be posting reflexions from others and mine along this trip on the website
I'll be sending postcards along the way but be quick, as I travel quick too! see updates!