The Happy Bucket Challenge

 In Family, Personal Development

happy bucI used to be a real ” B$TCH “ when I was younger, I had a huge chip on my shoulder.

I would fight, blame, give people bad looks for glancing at me and always thought others were talking about me.

Without knowing, I didn’t like who I was inside.

 

Nor had I learned the true meaning of happiness, acceptance or personal responsibility for the outcomes that were happening in my life.

Until one day….

My Dad challenged me, He said “Rhonda, you will never turn out to anything of value if you continue on this path”.
I looked at him with a curl in my lip and anger in my eye.

“What are you talking about, I am a great athlete, I get great grades and I am not a screw up like most kids my age”

“You don’t get it”, he replied

We get out of the world what we give, and if you continue on this path the world will stop giving to you.

You may be a great athlete, and probably have more dedication than most adults, but you do not appreciate what you have, and that chip on your shoulder is holding you back from getting the most out of life. ( even at 15)

Today I want you to do something, he said.

I want you to walk through the day holding virtual buckets filled with happiness. I want you to walk hard, swinging your arms, splash that happiness on everyone you come in contact with and see what happens. See how you feel by the end of the day.

Reluctantly I did it.

And guess what happened?

I felt different inside, people smiled at me, others said hello and one man gave me a hug I had never met. From that day on I made a decision to be different, to look at the world with rose colored glasses and to truly choose happiness.

pealeI became addicted to books like:

“The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale 

Ask And It Is Given By Esther Hicks

The Way of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

and of course my all time favorite The Celestine Prophecy.

The Unstoppable Family motto today is “Happiness Is a Choice, and That It’s Found Within”.

I am eternally grateful for my “Happy Bucket Challenge” that day and would like to create a world wide “Happy Bucket Challenge” for adults, children and the world at large so that we can create a happier planet.

Next week we will be releasing our “Happy Bucket Challenge” Video and will choose 3 others to take part in the challenge and shoot a short video of themselves, their children, families or communities creating happiness around the world.

Would you like to join us?  Head over to our Facebook Page “Happy Bucket Challenge”  to watch the newest video’s and post yours.

This is a great video shot by Peter Sharp another person who spreads happiness around the world.

Happy Bucket Challenge 2015! 

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  • MagicBrad

    I’m looking forward to strutting the streets of Asheville, NC with my “Happy Buckets”, drenching people with HAPPY WATER. 🙂

    • Brian Swan

      Nice…I look forward to seeing it 🙂

  • Nicole Tindell

    I always LOVE spreading joy and one of my signatures is my smile so I just need to video it! Talon said he wants to help too. Yay! 🙂

    • Brian Swan

      Can’t wait to see Talon in action spreading happiness 🙂

    • Rhonda

      Let’s do it! Post it up…and tag the challenge:)

  • Vashon Borich

    Love the idea of a Happy Bucket Challenge! I’m game! Let’s do this!

    • Brian Swan

      @vashonborich:disqus….nice, look forward to seeing your video 🙂

    • Rhonda

      Alright Momma..your on!

  • Bruce

    The way of the peaceful warrior by Dan Milman is one of my favorite books. Thanks for great post too!

    • Brian Swan

      One of our favorite books as well. Gracias, @disqus_IngzwiLul3:disqus

    • Rhonda

      Mine too Bruce…such an eye opener to greater things in this world

  • CJ Pereira

    I am so looking forward to this I feel that there is not enough smiles and happiness given out on daily basis thank you for this Unstoppable Family

    • Rhonda

      You video will be epic with your boys too

    • I agree! Looking forward to your video sister

  • Marisol Dennis

    I love the happy bucket challenge ! Lots of lives are about to be transformed.

  • Jon Tripp

    You guys are great! I really have to think about how would I share my happiness to others? But just as you said, as I go around to other people, I splash it ALL OVER THEM. And the best part, they don’t even know what happened until it is too late. Thanks Rhonda for splashing us all with happiness.

    • Rhonda

      Splash away my friend! Anyway is a great way!

    • Splash away big guy!!

  • Kim Justice

    Looking forward to this challenge – especially in February in Chicago – wooo!

    • Rhonda

      Looking forward to seeing it! Cold and fun!

    • Do it girl! You are such a happy gal.. it would be hard to not be happy around you

  • Stephen Moody

    Happy Buckets, oh yeah this is gonna be fun 🙂 Thank you Hanalei for having a vision to spread Happiness around the world. You are truly one of my greatest inspirations.

    • Rhonda

      Looking forward to yours!! Moody the Happy Giant!

    • She is a special gal! Just think of all these amazing humans that are growing up in our community. So exciting!

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