Friday, November 23, 2007

Need a place for happymaking?

Trying to find a cheap hotel in Vienna I've decided to visit some web sites looking for the perfect hostel (downtown, cheap, clean). After two googles I found a very list with them, all having funny names like Wombat, HappyHostel, etc.

Of course the one I'll present you today is HAPPY HOSTEL

The apartments of HappyHostel are located in the centre of Vienna in a typical Vienna building in a quiet and safe residential area in a little street without traffic. This is only three minutes to walk from the west railway station, the subway and tramway stations and the much loved
shopping and walking street „Mariahilfer Straße“.

By subway line 3 (U3) you reach the St. Stephan‘s place in 10 minutes.
By U6/U4 also only 10 minutes to the Palace and Zoo Schönbrunn.

All the apartments are completely equipped with kitchen, bathroom/shower/toilet and cable TV. Additional service for all guests are available for a little charge loundromat, dryer, and telephone/fax on demande. PC with free internet access!
For one person you will pay from 17 to 40 Euro per night, depending on your preferences.

Wish you all happy nights there:-)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Basic Rules for Happymaking

The person leading the happymaking session shall be called HAPPYMAKER. The subject shall be named HAPPYMAKEE(not to be spelled monkey)!

  1. Choose a mental healthy person (otherwise it won't work)
  2. Don't wait for that person to come to you-> Attack!
  3. Don't start laughing at other's idiotic problems
  4. Be patient on learning why your Happymakee innocent is and why all the problems he has are usually ruled by providence.
  5. Don't forget to a smiling Happymaker
  6. Don't let yourself touched by negative energy
  7. Try showing the positive side in all presented problems
  8. Convince the Happymakee that you are really there to help (this rule is more successful if you respect rule no 1)
  9. Tell your honest opinion only if it helps, otherwise stick to an objective one
  10. Make this sessions on a regular basis (rule no 2 applies in case of each session)

Good luck!

Monday, November 5, 2007

On my happymaking theory :-)

First of all my apologize for naming this blog happymaking4u instead of happymaking. It seems that a very evil creature decided to use this lovely word that gives a name to my theory for other more evil purposes :-)

I started this blog wishing to share my happymaking idea with some of you so that you can share it with others or make it your own rule of life. Without being hypocrite I could say that we should live our life trying to make people happy, and not just our families or friends, but also people you would never think about helping, people whom you consider as not needing help or not being in your area of "help readiness".

Before starting a conflict on how much I really help others I will go into letting you know that this so called help could also be a moment we share with others trying to make them happy, trying to make them forget why they were sad, even offering them your advice. So it's not necessary that we solve the people's misery and save the world...we must only try to give others a second of our life, to let them know that we care.

How did this start? Simple.
Trying to cheer up a colleague from work and not having a very good timing in finding ourselves the availability for talking about the things that disturb us. So we decided to schedule a meeting, to pencil in a time, to book a meeting room and to send an invitation. Not knowing how I should name the invitation I thought about "happymaking" so that the title itself was supposed to cheer her up.
I have also added a funny picture and we were good to go.

After 15 min telling me why she was unhappy with her job and personal life we decided it would be nice to have another week, 15 min, another funny photo, another update on her problems. What made her happy were not my solving skills to her problems, as I don't like playing as a psychiatrist and I am also mocking people who do that, but it was the fact that she could share all the stuff with somebody who wanted to hear her....of course the funny pictures helped much.

So we had a regular happymaking session, we also motivated our absence from the office as having an important happymaking meeting :-) People started being curious about what we were doing and when they did find out, they asked for scheduling similar meetings also. Now don't imagine I started doing this with everybody, but some of them shared this nice experience.

One of them was also my boss....a boss requires by definition a longer happymaking as he has, by definition, more problems than the other regular employees :-) So happymaking turned into trips during the weekend.

I think I will stop for now and let you share your opinion on happymaking or even on making others happy if you think that my theory sucks. Despite your thoughts I'll keep pursuing this idea of happymaking and during our next conversations I'll give some more examples on how all this really began a few years ago, when a lovely person told me that my mission in life is to make others happy.