Week #22 – Come On, Get Happy!!! (And give some, too!)

Get Happy! (Photo credit: Granny Church)

Get Happy! (Photo credit: Granny Church)

Week #22 – Come on, Get Happy!!!  (And give some, too!)

I hope you all had a chance to celebrate a “Rob Church Kinda Day” this week!

But if not — don’t despair!  There’s another chance — and it’s tonight at 7:30p ET!

The administrators of Rob’s Facebook Memory Wall have declared the first-ever Happyness Hour tonight — Friday, February 13th — at 7:30p ET!  Friends from all around are invited to gather in person (or remotely) in honor of Rob’s 41st birthday week — to celebrate his life, share stories, and raise a glass to HAPPYNESS!!!

The local event will take place at Castaways Tavern in Hopatcong, NJ (Rob’s home town) — but you are all invited to participate wherever you are by declaring 7:30p tonight YOUR Happyness Hour!

And we’re not just gonna GET HAPPY…we’re gonna GIVE SOME TOO!

At Castaways — we will be accepting donations of food items (specifically canned pasta sauces, peanut butter, and tuna fish) to benefit West Side United Methodist Church’s food pantry,  which serves local families in and around Hopatcong.  And if anyone wants to splurge — they also really need coffee!  For families with limited resources, coffee is a huge budget-buster and an absolute luxury.  A can or two goes a long way to bring warmth and comfort to the adults at the head of those households!

Your assignment this week: Spread Happyness — and pay it forward this Friday!  Whether you are celebrating with us in person — or across the miles — carve out time to make a toast to happyness, and share your experience with us in the comments (or on Rob’s Facebook Memory Wall)!  And then — make a donation to your local food pantry.  Your pantry may have specific needs week-to-week, so check in first to see what items are in demand and add a few of them to your shopping list!

A protein packed lunch, an after-school snack, spaghetti night, or the warm smell of freshly brewed coffee…these things were all central to Rob’s childhood.  With your help, we can be sure they’re part of someone else’s too!

Spread Happyness — and share your Happyness Hour celebrations (and donations) in the comments!

2/13/15 by Grace Church
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6 thoughts on “Week #22 – Come On, Get Happy!!! (And give some, too!)

    1. Grace Church Post author

      Great seeing you guys!!! We had an awesome turnout! I’d say easily 30 people — and Gina will have the final count on donations but there was two full and heavy bags! GREAT JOB, TEAM HAPPYNESS!!!

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  1. jeanette

    I will be making a toast at 7:30 tonight, in honor of your brother, from the west coast of FL..Must say, you are doing him proud, I’m sure!

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    1. Grace Church Post author

      Love this, Jeanette! Thank you for thinking of him…and toasting to happyness!!! Enjoy those sunsets!!!

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  2. Pat Supplee

    As always, a real inspiration. I was actually raising a glass, but didn’t realize it was Rob’s birthday. Halfway around the world, I missed it by a day. But I shall be very happy to catch up tonight 🙂 Toasting to Rob — keep on riding!

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    1. Grace Church Post author

      Thanks for your post, Pat! I remember last year, this time, sharing your emails with Rob from your travels in Vietnam…which was of great interest to him! I love that you are toasting him now from your travels in Cambodia…and so would he! Thanks so much for following along…and spreading happyness halfway around the world!

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