Happiness Walk USA

Exciting News! We are really close to analyzing the interviews from the first half of the Walk to learn what matters most to people! We just need $4,500 more so we can get this information out to YOU and BEYOND! There is a hopeful and helpful story to tell. We have more in common than you think. Please consider a donation to this very timely and important project. THANK YOU!

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  9,000+ 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.

The walk has covered over 6,000 miles, from Montreal, Quebec south to Florida, west to Santa Monica, CA, north to Seattle, WA with a hop over to Hawaii. The walk resumes in 2018 to head east back to New England for an estimated September 2019 finish.

This project is part of a global movement
 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.

Many thanks.
Wishing you all much happiness,

Paula Francis 
Happiness Walker
Gross National Happiness USA
Walk website: www.gnhusa.org/happiness-walk
Facebook: Happiness Walk USA
Twitter: @HappinessWalkUS
Instagram: HappinessWalkUS

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