ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – We could all use a little more happiness right? Well, head down to the Nob Hill area this Saturday morning, Central between University and Girard. A group of smiling people wearing bright yellow shirts will be Sprinkling Happiness.
Created by Laura Lavigne, The Happiness Sprinkling Project is a nationwide phenomena. It travels from major city to major city, spreading positive messages using large signs with affirming messages. This weekend there will be 46 signs up for grabs.
This is how the project works: A group of people get together, wearing bright yellow shirts. They gather at a busy spot in the town where they live. They hold up signs. Happiness signs. Signs that say things like, It’s Going to be All Right and Breathe and You are Loved. They do this for an hour and as they do, magic happens. People being ‘sprinkled’ on their way home from work are surprised, puzzled – and moved. They smile, they wave, they honk. Many join in and start Sprinkling themselves. The messages are surprising because they ask nothing of the viewer but instead send an expected burst of light, helping people tap into their own hope, strength and joy.
The Sprinklings started in May 2012 and have been spreading rapidly. They have been received with a mix of surprise, delight and occasionally tears of emotion.