Apply to join our team and bring some Joy, Ease, Connection, Whimsy and Encouragement into the world.
In French, we call it "adding butter into the spinach."
Light up adults, children and students all over the planet with Happiness Sprinklings, delight seniors, nurses, families and more with the Happy Café, bring some peace of mind where there may have been stress, foster connection and a sense of belonging with free community events, raise the gratitude in schools and all over the country, remind (and show) people that they are not alone, and that life does not have to be hard. Invent new ways to make life sweeter, easier, happier.
Become an important part of a growing joy-based leadership worldwide movement, a web of heart centered, resourceful and enthusiastic Ambassadors.
Watch your own happy-meter go up.
Inspire others through joyful, easy action.
To believe that it does not take a degree, nor a million dollars to make someone's day.
What the position requires:
Your eyes and ears "out there," ready to let us know when you notice a situation where we may be able to bring a little sweetness.
Your commitment to kindness in your everyday life.
A $5 monthly contribution to the Happiness Fund, which we use to make great things happen.
Your excitement about the work we are going to keep on doing, together.
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If you are an organization with a vision that aligns with ours, we invite you to become a Happiness Sponsor by investing at a higher level, and help fund our organization's basic needs, so that we may focus on doing what we do best: make the world a happier place. Let's talk.
*if you would like to receive a tax deduction, please click here, and scroll to the Anacortes Center for Happiness line.
A few words from our Sustaining Happiness Ambassadors:
- "I am happy to support the mission of the Anacortes Center for Happiness with a little “green energy.” Everything about the Center is uplifting: from the name itself to following the FB posts, blogs, photos, movies, events, to meeting the people who choose to grace its doors. It’s a small way to show my gratitude for reminding me how to smile and raise my vibration so that I can endeavor to affect others around me in a positive way." - Michele Duncan King, www.DandelionAdventuresInLife.com
"We would like to thank you for so many wonderful hours of your inspiration and positive energy. In our world, which seems to grow smaller by the minute, we hear so much negativity, it seems to become more and more difficult to focus on the positive, wonderful things that transpire every day. The Anacortes Happiness Center highlights and provides vast amounts of the good our world has to offer, and we are proud to support this in a way that means something to, not only us personally, but to the many who experience joy through the Center and your caring nature." - Judy and Rick Wallace
I once wrote, “Nothing pleases the giver more than to see the joy of the recipient. We’ve all seen the shock of surprise on a loved one’s face instantly transform into happiness and, at times, downright glee. The only thing more wonderful than experiencing that joy is to be the cause of it.” (Ku-Chē: The Way of Being, 9.2). As part of the Anacortes Center for Happiness, we see countless faces exploding into happy smiles and eyes sparkling with joy. What a joy it is to be a part of lighting up the world and the people in it with shared happiness, love, and affirmation. Never underestimate the power of simple sincere kindness; never underestimate your own superpower for sharing that kindness. -- Beth Fairchild, Author and food blogger.
"It is an honor to be a small part of supporting the Center for Happiness, the Happiness Sprinkling Project, and Laura Lavigne. It is not only a delightful way to spread happiness to others, but an important mission worldwide. I'll never forget my first "sprinkling" in Seattle... people were smiling and waving and accepting FREE HUGS! I was moved to tears by the reactions of people being "noticed" and loved. I think I got more out of it than they did! After all, you can't sprinkle happiness with out getting some on yourself! If a small donation a month ($10.00) can further spread happiness, I'm all in!" - Helen Merry
"This work is so deeply important to me. It feels like an expression of who I have always known myself to be, but somehow got buried along the way. The Center for Happiness, the Happiness Sprinkling Project (and let's be honest,anything Laura puts her hands on) is a huge hooray in the direction of all of us reconnecting with our bottomless well of joy." - Hadea Tift - Acupuncturist & Author_
"I believe every Happiness Sprinkling gives the world a delightful infusion of joy and unexpected happiness. Each has a reach far beyond its actual location. Each helps bend the arc of the universe a little faster and a little further toward a just and joyful world.” - Kate Anderson
"This is the best investment I could make for community health and wellness and it keeps on giving.” - Joan Barlow, Native Springs Spa
"I am pleased to be a supporter of Laura Lavigne’s work via the Anacortes Center for Happiness. And it’s for completely selfish reasons. Because I can never forget the feeling of standing on the street corner in Portland, Oregon with a Happiness Sprinkling sign. It might have been my third Sprinkling, it was a Sprinkling that one of my kids, either Peter or Bria, had sponsored. There was so much commotion at rush hour!!
And there we were in that beautiful downtown with our signs and balloons…seeing busses full of commuters pass, yet somehow through a window of each bus my eyes aways connected - really connected - with one other human being… and when that happened and that person saw the sign I was holding, their expression changed. Every single time. Cares and tiredness fell away and they broke out in a smile. A wave, a thumbs up. And something else happened…my heart got lighter and lighter.
It’s those precious moments in time!! I could tell you about so many magical moments from every Sprinkling... and then there is the amazing fact that this is now world-wide and it started right here in our town!
So…here is my selfish reason for supporting this… because Happiness Sprinklings bring me joy. And of course, because of all the other good things the Center offers, through Laura’s work: Women’s group, healing, dance, meditation, the arts…it’s a venue to host positive events that foster happiness. It’s good work, and I am so pleased to be a part of it." - Sandra Starbuck June 2015
"Why am I a Happiness Ambassador? Because for the pittance I share each month, I am supporting the creation of the world in which I want to live." - Mary Beth Conlee
"My life is a series of events and people showing up on my path helping guide me to my true nature and life lessons in love.
I happened upon the Happiness Sprinkling Project after joining the 90 day gratitude challenge group on Facebook. I read a friend’s post about it in my newsfeed and thought “hey, that’s for me!”
Soon, I was warmly enveloped in the vibe that is the Center For Happiness in Anacortes WA. I thought longingly about this tribe to whom I felt I belonged, but was estranged. I learned about the Happiness Sprinkling Project—I knew then, that my tribe had called and set forth the mission to spread happiness "wherever you are". My doubts crept in--I thought—how can I do this in my small communities? But I knew I had to be a part of this movement! I was giddy.
I have participated in groups 4 times over 2 years —I have encouraged others and hope to energize a group in Glasgow, Scotland in the not so distant future.
I became a sustaining ambassador because I’m not always available to gather a group, but I want to support this profound work in an ongoing way. I believe this is an essential healing practice;both for the givers and the receivers. I want to ensure that others get a chance to see the signs in action as well as hold a sign and see the delight, the tears and the hearts open up as the magic of the gathering unfolds. I will never be the same—may you find the healing that is The Happiness Sprinkling Project." - Cindi Newman
"Rose & I feel very grateful for the Center for Happiness. We have been inspired by workshops, entertained by movies, delighted by concerts and exhausted from dancing our socks off! Most of all, we have made wonderful, new friends. If you’re looking for a greater sense of community with people who care about art, music, fun and the quality of their inner lives, this is the place for you." - John and Rose Brierley
"I have had the distinct honor of hosting 3 Happiness Sprinklings in my area in the last year. I have come to see, first hand, what these signs of encouragement, joy, and happiness can do the unsuspecting individual. There they are, walking or driving down the street, preoccupied with the mundane or maybe even scary thought, and BOOM! They suddenly see an affirming sign, which speaks to their very soul. It's Going to Be Alright. You Are a Good Parent. You Are Loved. Somehow, the message they receive is just perfect for them, personally. I am a hospice nurse, and I love sprinkling happiness in my community, where I live and work. I became a Sustaining Happiness Ambassador to help keep this very important movement going. We need more happiness on this planet. Won't you join me?" - Sharon Brown
Anacortes Center for Happiness 619 Commercial Avenue The Ballroom (55 steps up) Anacortes, WA 98221 360.464.2229