Fake it till you make it. They (whoever “they” are”) say that the simple act of smiling can lead to real happiness. So forcing a smile - even when you are sad - can actually make you happier. Can forced joy lead to actual joy? Dana is determined to find out.
During a particularly tough day, Dana - in a state of desperation for a positive moment - turned to Brad and said they needed to commit to daily moments of joy. Brad responded with an eye roll, “You mean forced joy?”
Later that day, while walking along the riverfront, Midnight Train to Georgia started playing on a nearby speaker. Brad turned and grabbed Dana and they danced together, tears streaming down their faces. Brad kissed Dana, smiled, and said, “There’s your forced joy!”
And the Forced Joy Project began.
Follow along on Instagram to see how we are appreciating the tiny joys in life. We welcome everyone to join in and participate in the #forcedjoyproject. Life is tough. Let’s force some joy.
Forced Joy Project Videos (basically lots of dancing & singing) Click each video to see full size.