The Gift of Happy

posted by Momo Fali on November 23, 2009

We are heading into the time of year when my bulletin board is running out of tacks and my day-planner is so stuffed with lists, invitations and recipes that I can’t even shut the cover. Welcome to the holidays, folks.

But, no matter how crazy things get, I always try to stop and reflect before I walk out the door each day. Which is why this hangs in our back hallway. To remind myself, and my children, that no matter what you’re going through and no matter what you’re dealing with, you will always have your dreams.

This is why I was thrilled to be handed an opportunity of a lifetime last week. My family and I attended the fun-filled world premiere of “The Gift of Happy”. This short video was created by retailer, AJWright to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Just before the holidays get out of control, we were reminded of our good fortune. We were shown that sometimes corporations really do care about the little guy and that AJWright’s campaign to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs inspires the rest of us to do what we can. And, the children, who build success through the Boys & Girls Clubs programs, are learning to follow their dreams.

Please visit, and watch the video. I’m sure you will enjoy it and when you do, AJWright will donate $1.00 to the Boys & Girls Club of America. That’s what you call a win-win!

Speaking of winning…if you view the video and come back here to leave a comment about your viewing experience, you will be entered to win a $50.00 AJWright gift card! That’s a win-win-win!

Don’t forget to tell me what you thought of the video (and let your kids watch it too…mine really enjoyed the story) and make sure to leave a valid e-mail address with your comment so I can contact you if you’re the winner. The deadline for entering is Monday, December 21 at noon EST.

Oh, and look at what I found on the ground of the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus. It seems to me that I needed another reminder to stop, reflect and remember that you always have your dreams. I hope you will help these children achieve theirs.

UPDATE: Congratulations, Kathy! You are the lucky winner! Merry Christmas!



    Who knew there were "world renowned shadow puppet experts"?? That was a great video, I wonder if they are selling a "Happy" at AJ Wright, because I will go right out and buy one or two!
    And p.s. it gave me chills that they had the same Thoreau quote as you – freat story.


    i meant to say GREAT – not freat…

  • Anonymous

    That was a cute story! I love shadow puppets and never thought there was so many.

  • Anonymous

    Very moving, and a great reminder especially during the holidays, I will be sure to show Lilli too!


  • Erin

    =) very nice

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