Though I jumped for myself and my own personal declaration of Happiness, it seems to have inspired many others to embrace their choices – to be happy or to not. People became aware that they were choosing to worry, blame, hold grudges or make excuses – and that they were continuing to make these choices on a daily basis. Now they seemed to truly understand that they could make a new choice at any time. In Happiness 101 we had Declaration Day. I got dressed up in my suit and tie and gave participants the opportunity to make their declaration of happiness and do a presentation marking the occasion. Two students performed the transition from a cocooned caterpillars to a pair of butterflies. I gave out certificates and took pictures, complete with ceremonial handshakes. These certificates hang on the walls their walls as a reminder of their commitment to Happiness.; a constant reminder amidst mundane chores to seize the day.
After jumping (13,000 feet) for joy, Frank takes his first steps into a happier life.