Week 21 “HAPPY” Review

“The Constitution only guarantees the American People the Right to Pursue Happiness.”

“You Have to Catch It Yourself”

Sunday February 21, 2016. I have just finished watching the movie Happy. I ask myself this: Why didn’t Mark include this in our movie list? Although it is based along the same lines of what we are being guided in I now see why it was excluded. Or is it? The movie takes us on a journey across the continent in pursuit of what makes people Happy. It doesn’t focus on one’s Hero Journey. However it does touch on many aspects of our teaching. imageTake this chart for example. How many of you knew that when we are born/created 50% of our Happiness is Genetic? 50%! What a great start in life! If we were running a  race think of getting to start at the half way point. How could you possibly lose! Right? And yet so many of us do. The world without, Circumstances 10%, Intentional activities (yah that’s you) 40%. What does this mean? Look at it this way. Old Blueprint (10% & 40%) is 50%, are new blueprint(or our true self, Golden Budda) 50%. An even match. How do win? Skills! The Master Keys, Hero’s Journey!

The movie,co-produced by Tom Shadyac of I AM, takes us from the swamps of Louisianna to the slums of Kolkata in search of what makes people Happy. As it turns out it is very simple in deed.

I share with you a comment that Kelvin Ringed   shared with me on one of my blogs. This was said to him by his coach.

“I notice that when you’re helping someone else, you always perform; you’re always there. Whenever you make it ‘bigger than yourself’ you follow through.”

And I bet you all when we do this we are Happy. Being a service to others makes us Happy Right? So back to the movie. Now some of the scenes I must admit for some of us, we would shutter and say “How terrible” or “Oh My God” but in reality, and I think this is where Mark is sending us with expanding our comfort zone. One story a person shares is about getting run over by a truck a friend of her’s was driving. The outcome as she puts it, made her more Happier and grateful. I’ll tell you this, she doesn’t look as bad as you may think considering it was her head that took the full force.

Yet other scenes like the slums of Kolkata make you think of third world poverty and how can someone be happy there? Well they are. Even the Dalai Lama shares his perspective in saying this. I Quote:

“The first act after birth is relying on mother and sucking milk. At that time you have no idea who is that person. The mother’s side also, tremendous sense of care, affection, compassion so the bond between mother and child is not by law. Not by religious teaching but by nature.  Compassion from birth is in our blood, it is there, not only at beginning but of your whole life”

Doesn’t that have Master Keys written all over it? It is in us from the start! Love, compassion, to be of service to others and to be Happy!


The movie mentions that although Japan came together to rebuild after WW2, they are considered one of the unhappiest countries on earth. Yet Denmark is considered the Happiest country on earth. All I can say here is long as you don’t mind seeing an occasional unhappy scene, Watch the Movie! It is amazing!

One other thought to share that was mentioned in the movie is believe it or not is the Gratitude Cards. Yup! They mention that writing down five things you are grateful for each week will without a dout make you Happy. And her we have Mark and the team having us write three a day. Thats 21 a week! We should be so high on Happy by now we need to be tied to the planet.

So! What makes you Happy?

masterkey.dowcoachingworks - March 4, 2016

I love it – “We should be so high on Happy by now we need to be tied to the planet.” That is exactly how I feel. Everyday and everytime I read my MK material, I feel like I am so high!! Thanks so much for your sharing about HAPPINESS!

masterkeyrexp - February 28, 2016

Danny, you make me happy!!!

    dannycl - February 29, 2016

    Thanks Rex! It is such a rewarding act.

Eleanor Norton - February 27, 2016

If the movie is co-produced by Tom Shadyac, I want to see it. Thank you for sharing. I have an 8 year old in my life who always makes me happy. Giving out my notes of kindness to people also makes me happy. It would be a fantastic world if we could all be happy

    dannycl - February 29, 2016

    It certainly would!

traceymasterkey - February 25, 2016

Hi Dan thanks for your happiness nudge . Yes I think I am naturally happy it’s all those others ! You are of course right being of service . Have you found out how to be a guide yet ?

    dannycl - February 25, 2016

    Hey Tracey! Thanks for dropping by. I understand the guide stuff will come at or just after the coarse ends. Takes place in the summer. First things first.

    masterkeyrea - February 27, 2016

    Tracey, I am a guide and haven’t told them yet. I’ve just decided to have Faith in what I desire to help others and the details …………….what details, not my JOB.

    masterkeyrea - February 27, 2016

    Tracey, I am a guide and haven’t told them yet. I’ve just decided to have Faith in what I desire to help others and the details …………….what details, not my JOB.

MKMMAwendyht - February 24, 2016

Aloha Danny, Mahalo for your great blog! Happy is GOOD! I’m going to “file” the email which sent me your blog post so I can watch the HAPPY movie anon 🙂 What makes me happy? Helping people 🙂 Yours in Gratitude, Light & Love, Peace & Joy wendyht

    dannycl - February 24, 2016

    Mahalo Wendy.
    You will enjoy this movie. There is lots of cool info one may have never considered before. We certainly take too much for granted.

dannycl - February 22, 2016

Hey Connie! Aren’t they just the greatest?
Should be a great weekend. Looking forward to the work r&r.

mommamccracken - February 22, 2016

I was going to say that reading your blog is going to make people happy, but your followers have already spoken. So glad you are coming to skin line presentation on Saturday – send out some of your sunshine to attract others to attend as well. LOL Thanks for bringing movies for me to watch as well! Oh by the way, you mentioned using Don’t worry be happy – I used it in one of my earlier blogs ‘3 little birds – I always think of our Kevin when I hear it.

Kelvin - February 22, 2016

You know, Dan, every post you make gets better, and more powerful and more insightful. After this 26 weeks, you gotta make sure the rest of the world gets to experience those! Glad you’re in our MMA. Love it.

    dannycl - February 22, 2016

    Thanks Kelvin! I am glad our tribe is so connected. I do wonder at times if my blogs are better and or the humor is as puny as the last, and my followers never let me down.

      masterkeyrea - February 27, 2016

      Dan you are so close to the trees you don’t see the forest. From over here in Virginia, I see the growth, Virtues moving and the thoughts flying in one massive positive direction. So in short and I can do that. That thing is YOU.

        dannycl - February 27, 2016

        Hey Robert! Thanks. Yup what is right in front of us is out of focus. Guess I need to step back and be the observer.

fawnc - February 22, 2016

Isn’t it true, Dan, that writing 21 things that you’re feeling grateful for each week makes you so high you must be anchored to this planet?! 🙂 Well at least feeling very aligned with your thoughts and actions as you observe your life moving towards all that truly matters in your DMP. so very COOL!!! Thanks for posting all about this powerful movie and what you’ve gotten from viewing it. I liked it ALOT!! I like YOU ALOT!! Feeling grateful for that!

    dannycl - February 22, 2016

    Thank You Fawn. What can I say? It’s been a very Happy week and hearing from you always makes me Happy.

    dannycl - February 22, 2016

    Oh! BTW Fawn I just uploaded song also. You are quick at times. LOL
    No Worry Be Happy

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