Welcome to the Bend JOY Project!
The Bend JOY Project is a challenge, a conversation, an opportunity, an experiment and a mission to bring joy in meaningful ways to keep our community happy, strong and beautiful.
Why This? Why Now?
It feels like everyone is weary of anything but the best humans can offer. Heck, we’d settle for mediocre. How can we notice and build habits that make our community happy, welcoming and friendly?
Like most ideas, the Bend Joy Project started small, wondering how we keep Bend kind. Conversations about a crazy kindness initiative kept getting bigger, as more people chimed in saying “I want to be part of that.”
We need one another, so why not share joy in line at the supermarket, in your neighborhood, on the Parkway, on the trail? It’s pretty simple, and to our community it could be simply wonderful.
Think of something that brings you or someone else joy. Kind words, generous actions, small deeds…they all count.
Do that thing, and capture it. Keep noticing and generating joy. What if the Bend JOY Project could touch and inspire goodwill in every single person in our community.
Keep it going. Share the moments that make you happiest. Share in person, on the mountain, at the dinner table, in the halls and online with #bendjoyproject.
Keep it going. What if the Bend Joy Project could touch and inspire goodwill in every single person in our community, building a movement of joyful acts?
The Bend Joy Project is curating a newsfeed of content shared across the community giving credit to all participants. Whether a photo, video and and/or a brief story shared, they want to hear about it!
Photos hashtagged with #bendjoyproject on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts with public settings will appear in the Bend Joy Project tag-board. These photos are being curated for inclusion on the Bendjoyproject.com website.
Also, make sure to ‘like’ the Bend Joy Project Facebook page so that you can follow along!