A little late, but here’s my account of our World record breaking hug marathon, which we undertook just before Xmas in 2017 to raise awareness for the ever increasing homelessness crisis in the UK – and to promote our effort to bring communities together to support societies most vulnerable ourselves, as the UK government is ignoring them. Everyone can get involved and find effective ways to help people who are homeless near them to begin building a better future on The Brighter Tomorrow Map
1) Is it an official World Record? a) Maybe. Our main camera our GoPro was on low quality to save space, and the quality makes it difficult to see the clock. If anyone is good enough to clean the footage up and make the clock visible, then we can submit it, although it looks too poor to recover.
I made it my mission in life to teach people how they can make the world around them a little friendlier, safer, and happier by using positive projects and activities to target societal issues, and so I seem to have talked myself into something a bit out there again.. Next Saturday, on the 7th July I begin the over 900 kilometre walk from London to Edinburgh, 20-30 km/day, carrying a fabulous free hugs flag created by Irene and creating a new world record for the World’s Longest Free Hugs Event in Terms of Distance to promote our platform focallocal.org re-launching
I was talking to an old friend the other day, he was complaining at me for not having a house, stable job, wife, kids, etc. My explanation why seemed to satisfy him, and so I thought some of you guys might find it interesting as well.
Most nations are no closer to solving involuntary homelessness than they were in the 60’s. A connected community solves homelessness on its own, and so a few years back i decided to apply the Focallocal model and see whether we could bring people together to tackle the issue ourselves.
The new website and app are designed to put you, our members, at the centre of our action and decision making. We need strong and clear foundations to keep focused on the original mission and vision to create a friendlier, safer and happier world.. I hope these are good enough, i’d love your feedback x
In February we received an email from WhatsappTV asking if we could host an Eye Contact Gathering for them to film and air on Sky One. As a great opportunity to introduce the idea to more people around the world i naturally agreed. Watch it here!
We’ll be sticking with the term ‘Public Happiness’ as it’s a far more accurate description of the goals that drive our community forwards in our mission to build a happier, more connected, and safer world. I’m glad that you’re with us and reading this!
Join me outside the houses of Parliament for a 36 hour group hug to remind politicians as they break for Xmas and their warm homes, that it is an absolute failure of duty that they are taking a break while the record numbers of people sleeping cold on the streets has more than doubled, and they haven’t responded to this national emergency since it began 8 years ago!
I’ve got a challenge for you. Go onto Google search and type in ‘ugly smile’, then click on images
I saw a post on social media making fun of a woman for having an ‘ugly smile’, to me that person looked extremely cute, and i became curious to see if i could find one
Discard any forced smiles for the camera and try to find an ‘ugly smile’. I simply can’t! Here’s the 1st few that came up to give you an idea:
If you agree with me, what lesson can we take from this? #1 happiness is beautiful.