Well, the Happiness Happens nanas are at it again. Or, to be more precise, they never stopped being "at it" in the first place. As communicated in a May 16 blog post (www.memphismagazine.com/Blogs/901/April-2011/Happiness-Happens-Group-Takes-It-on-the-Road/), these nine anonymous women kicked off 31 days of giving in all 50 states during August. Now, the results are trickling in.
Says a news release from The Nine Nanas' media relations specialist, Sarah Hughes: "Although this month-long deed was to find people throughout the U.S. and surreptitiously make happiness happen, 75 percent were 'do-gooders,' but all were well-deserving."
A few of the recipients of the nanas' generosity include Kimberly Carter, a music teacher in Lithonia, Georgia, who inspired her mother to pursue a teaching career; Sandy Clark, a community organizer and school volunteer in Wilmington, Delaware; Paul McClure, a retired Memphis attorney who does pro bono work for the poor; and several others here, there, and everywhere.
To read up on the nanas, see my original story on them at www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/random-acts-of-happiness/Content?oid=2648056. To read more about their August exploits, visit www.happiness-happens.com.
And on behalf of everyone who might be reading this, our hats are off to you, ladies. Here's to doing something good in the world while expecting nothing in return.