Happiness Walk USA
HAPPINESS WALK USA
A project of Gross National Happiness USA - a 501(c)(3) - all donations go to the walk via GNHUSA and are tax deductible.
Traversing a big country with walking shoes and an audio recorder, reporting on happiness and what matters most in life.
- Paula Francis, along with others who join her, is walking 8,000+ miles around the United States.
- She collects and share stories about happiness from the thousands of people she meets along the way.
- GNHUSA believes this information must be central to the work of our governing and economic systems.
- The Happiness Walk inspires and empowers local action to create greater happiness and wellbeing for people, animals and the planet!
The Happiness Walk raises awareness about the personal and societal benefits of focusing on what matters most in life. Among the things that people consistently say matters are family, relationships, caring for others, God and faith, health, education, freedom, opportunity, nature, animalss and more.
This is not necessarily surprising, BUT IMAGINE if this collective wisdom drove policy. Imagine if our common values were embedded in our social, economic, and environmental systems.
Happy people strengthen families, communities, businesses and government. It is the purpose of our institutions to serve our collective wellbeing so let's bring them into alignment with our values.
This project is part of a global movement already in motion to expand our measures of progress to include wellbeing and happiness. What the walk brings to that larger movement is a voice - YOUR VOICE - a powerful, clear, unified voice articulating what people say matters most in life.
Please give what you can. Your donation is tax-deductible. GNHUSA is a 501(c)(3) Receipts will be sent for donations of $250 or more.
Wishing you all much happiness,
Gross National Happiness USA
Walk website: www.gnhusa.org/happiness-walk
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Please take a moment and view the trailer to our upcoming documentary and share with your friends.
...for The Happiness Walk (and the happiness movement)! The remaining $6,200 (or so) of our campaign will be used for the production of a movie trailer!
We are thrilled to be working this summer with Bess O'Brien of Kingdom County Productions to create a tantalizing preview for a full length feature documentary.
Bess, and Patrick (with the camera), will be traveling with us June 15 to 19 to capture a bit of The Happiness Walk experience around Vermont. The vision of the Walk goes far beyond the borders of our home state, of course, but, quite frankly, filming the trailer in Vermont is most efficient and affordable. The documentary itself will be filmed next winter and spring somewhere between New Orleans and Houston.
IT IS TIME
We cannot express how thrilled we are by the opportunity to take our experience from the road to the big screen. Ultimately, the happiness movement will lead to radical systems redesign guided by our common desire for happiness and wellbeing.
An energetic, national conversation about happiness, values and what truly matters in life will inform that process, and the energy it creates will nudge the shift along.
This movie will provide an enormous shove to that process.
Please support this project. Thank you.