2018 Year in Review The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee
2018 saw the expansion of The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee, the local chapter of The Way To Happiness Foundation.
The Way to Happiness, a book written by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1980s, is comprised of 21 precepts, each one predicated on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of others—and that without the survival of others, neither joy nor happiness are attainable. In the three decades since it was authored, more than 115 million copies of the book passed hand to hand, thus inspiring the international movement which is spreading throughout Nashville, TN.
Volunteers for The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee (TWTH-TN) began the year by visiting neighbors and resource centers in the Nashville area and telling them about the guide for better living, describing it as "spreading magic." Following that, volunteers took part in a large event for peace and distributed hundreds of booklets.
To observe World Environment Day, the chapter held a conference on sustainable fashion. The conference began with a keynote speech on sustainable fashion by Elisabeth Donaldson of 365 Days of Thrift. She covered why thrifting is important for sustainability and the facts of how the fashion industry harms the environment. This was followed by an Eco Conscious Panel discussion with Homesteading Hero Janelle Hillman, high style thrift blogger Audrey Rhodes, and CEO of New Frontier Tiny Homes David Lattimer. Following the panel discussion was a fashion show featuring all thrifted clothing, arranged by stylist and thrift blogger Tori Beth.
Next, TWTH-TN was at a local Father’s Day celebration distributing booklets and speaking with people about why it is important to "Honor and Help Your Parents," as one of the precepts in the booklet mandates.
For International Friendship Day, TWTH-TN worked with the Nashville Church of Scientology to organize a large event to bring people together. A diverse crowd joined together to learn about one another and forge true friendships by taking part in guided dialogue.
Volunteers took part in the National Night Out Against Crime, distributing booklets to those taking to the streets in support of a crime-free community. They were then invited to a "Back In School" event to help spread positive messages to young people.
TWTH-TN is making a true impact across Tennessee and reaching other parts of the world. To learn more about the program, or to order copies of The Way to Happiness booklet, visit twthtn.org.
by: Chris Blythe