World Peace Day Celebration
On the 21st of September 2018, over 100 people from all walks of life came together to cultivate world peace! We celebrated with a very special peace concert with the amazing Nimo and a loving-kindness meditation for the world.
We linked up with some incredible young people in Afghanistan who were about to do a “heart march” risking their lives to walk through the dangerous streets of Kabul, with hearts and peace signs standing up for world peace. Our hearts were warmed by their courage and inspired by their outlook, “we are just as likely to die scared in our houses, we have to stand up for what we believe in and march for peace, and if we don't, what message does that send to our younger brothers and sisters!?” Very inspiring young people (who are all safe and leading the way as brave peace warriors)!
All the guests were so inspired by the young people that they wanted to send their support and sent this message of love and encouragement to them!
Heartfelt message to Kabul young people :-)
Two amazing ladies in the community Trishna and Ani (who anchor the Service Space community here in London), who have supported us soooo much on our journeys, surprised us at the end of the event by showing a video capturing all of the magic that we have co-created together this year! Our hearts melted!
Watch the Museum of Happiness Highlights Video:-)
Sharing Love and Peace Globally
The evening before World Peace day, one of our amazing volunteers Ani suggested we get together and make some big heart signs with messages of peace. After the peace concert, the signs were sent to our friends in Spain who had an amazing "heart march" in Burgos city centre, attracting hundreds of people! The march was inspired by Nimo's latest video We Shall Overcome: Love Will Rise Again.
If you are ever in Spain, do go and visit the beautiful community there, they have started a very inspiring ReLOVEution! :-) The gift ecology is very strong there! :-) People have gifted land, so they can have a community kitchen garden and the community have offered up their homes to be used for nourishing community activities and have been named "House of Peace" where people go to meditate and "House of Wellbeing" running a range of weekly wellbeing activities. Very inspiring!
To find out more about gift economy/ giftivism, check out this wonderful talk by Pavi Mehta (who we have the privilege of going to visit in the US next week :-))
Moving on Party
Thank you to everybody who came to the party! And for those of you that couldn't make it, don't worry there will be plenty more parties to come! :-)
We did a little kindness raffle, giving away gifts and skills like coaching sessions. Our hearts were warmed as members of the community started to auction their amazing skills to raise funds for the MOH. Our hearts melted at the kindness, generosity and the support from the community.
Deep Gratitude to Sarit
Sarit did our Happiness Train the Trainer back in Feb and has been spreading happiness far and wide her whole life and in particular these past months at the MOH. Sarit came on board as our Interim Community Coordinator and kept the happy ship bobbling along, whilst Shamash and I seeked new partnerships and venue opportunities. Without Sarit these past few months would not have been possible! We can’t express enough gratitude for her coming into our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Sarit for all you have done for the MOH and beyond! :-)
She is now continuing to spread the happiness as a gratitude champion! Yay! Check out more info here! :-)
The Museum of Happiness community has been selected as one of the top 100 in the world out of 46 countries yipeeee! Great work everyone! What we have co-created together is really special, we are so grateful to have such a loving and supportive community! :-) We are off to California to meet other community leaders and receive mentorship for how to co-create more meaningful happy communities all around the globe. Our vision is to have Museum of Happiness communities all over the world and with Facebook’s support this dream is more possible than ever! Eeeeek exciting! :-)
Meet Our New Happiness Mascot: Lola
One of our amazing volunteer, Kevsar, is off traveling for a year and has lent us the beautiful Lola to take good care of while she’s away! How lucky are we! Lola loves cuddles and is an expert in living in the present moment. She lives and breathes the MOH values exceptionally and really looks forward to meeting you all soon! :-)