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    • Nicholas Kraft

      Thank you! We're just as excited to be making the documentary. We're offering a digital download, DVD, or Blu-Ray as rewards for helping us make this film. Please check out our Kickstarter and consider showing your support!

  • Hillary Newman

    So excited to see this documentary when it's finally done. I want to nominate my grandpa as a happy dude. He had a brain aneurysm 4 years ago. For the first 6 months, things looked pretty grim, but little by little he started to recover and regain abilities. Within a year, he shocked his doctors with the amount of progress he has made. This year we will be celebrating his 93 birthday. I attribute his massive recovery to his happy outlook on life. He's all smiles. And while he has aphasia, he still manages to tell jokes and make people laugh.

    • Nicholas Kraft


      Thank you for sharing - we're especially inspired by people who find happiness in the most unlikely circumstances. There's a good deal of research that suggests that those with a better outlook on life recover from disease, accidents, and other traumas faster than those who don't.

      If you would like to connect us with him, please send me an email and give me some more information - we'd love to meet him!

    • Nicholas Kraft

      This is wonderful! Do you know her personally, or do you just read her blog? Thank you for sharing- we'll have to get in contact with her.

  • Morgan Grace

    What an awesome project! I have a group called the Happiness Project in Austin, TX. Come on by! As a future therapist, the positive psychology movement and studies on happiness and authenticity sure are intriguing. Thanks for this inspiration!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I was the happiest person I knew after having a major accident in 2008. I was totally positive, but I was in a neckbrace, was missing two front teeth, had broken feet and ankles, and a broken jaw. What made me happy were my visitors and the fact that I decided to start doing standup comedy, to make fun of myself. The interactions I had made my life so rich in the 10 months that I recovered.

    • Nicholas Kraft

      Beautiful. Once again showing that nothing has intrinsic value - it is we who assign meaning and you demonstrated that a life-altering accident can be used to alter life for the better. Congratulations to you.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Thanks Nick. I feel like a part of it is mindfulness, but a part of it is also who you surround yourself with.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      That being said, the happiest person I know now is my boyfriend Matty Cardarople. Because he's super selfless, always giving, and expects nothing back.