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Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Pursuit of Happiness in Nashville

The Pursuit of Happiness


This week, I am home on a stay-cation here in Nashville.  Two friends just stopped by and dropped a book off.   My vacation plans including taking a reading vacation (based on what Bill Gates does), meeting with a few key people about sidewalk issues and doing a massive de-cluttering of my house in addition to spending some much needed family time.

Both little kids napping, allowed me to begin reading where the most marvelous quote was discovered:

'And what are our needs for happiness? he (Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota) asked.  We need to walk, just as birds need to fly.  We need to be around other people.  We need beauty.  We need contact with nature.  And most of all, we need not be excluded.  We need to feel some sort of equality.'

Good words to start a holiday on…




I encourage all Nashvillians to get out and walk.





Look at the infrastructure we have built for walkers critically.  





Can you imagine it working better?  

Allowing for more happiness?









The Sidewalk Foundation at  Thesidewalkfoundation.org (website coming soon) is officially a non-profit - raising awareness and funding for high quality well designed sidewalks and walking infrastructure in Nashville.  Contact:  thesidewalkfoundation@gmail.com





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