Happiness Happens

The story of the 9 Nanas.*

happiness happens

Courtesy: Happiness-Happens.

Or how 9 women plotted to bring some happiness into their community.

I was reading the online newspaper Signs of the Times (SOTT) this weekend, and was presented with an article from the Huffington Post with this headline:

It Ain’t Over: The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

It seems that one evening, over 30 years ago, nine women decided to pinch their pennies so they’d have a little money left over to continue a tradition one of their mothers had started years before: Sending homemade pound cakes to new widows anonymously to let them know that someone cared.

Since that time, their “conspiracy” has blossomed into a major activity in their area (around Memphis Tennessee) and has gained national recognition due to their decision to sell their cakes online to help raise money.

They still give all their gifts anonymously and on there own terms. But amid all the cynicism and fear that passes for “normal” modern life, what a refreshing story! There are MANY ways to make happiness happen. Try putting some attention on that purpose, and see what happens in your own life.

* Nana: Another word for “grandmother” in many areas of the United States.

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One Response to “Happiness Happens”

  1. elias Says:

    First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Many thanks!
    Note: This is a spam comment, but I like the question.
    Answer: I don’t do this. I crowd my head with the stories of other people, until I find something I want to write about. I have a viewpoint on life learned from my teacher and my experience. I have a purpose in my writing, which is to interest others in the idea that there is more to learn about life and that my teacher is one source of data about life. I write with that purpose in mind. You should always have a purpose for writing.

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