Quick question before you read on…What comes to mind when you hear the word “QUEST”?

Chris Guillebeau defines a quest in the following way:

  • “A quest has a clear goal and a specific end point.”
  • “A quest presents a clear challenge.”
  • “A quest requires sacrifice of some kind.”
  • “A quest is often driven by a calling or sense of mission.”
  • “A quest requires a series of small steps and incremental progress toward the goal.”
    ~ Chris Guillebeau.

Who is Chris Guillebeau?

I got to learn about Chris by reading his book The Happiness of Pursuit. The book focuses on his quest to visit 193 countries in the world before his 35th birthday. Did he achieve it?

Absolutely. It took him 10 years.

My greatest takeaway from Chris’s book was his encouragement to find happiness through creating a quest that will bring purpose to your life.

Whilst reading Chris’s book it is hard not to be inspired to start your own quest. You start do question yourself:

  • What can my purposeful quest be?
  • Can my quest be around something I love to do?
  • Will people think I am crazy?

I was pumped, I was excited, I was brainstorming.

What happened in the next 15 minutes was powerful. When my quest hit me it sent a chill of excitement through my body like I have never experienced before. It’s ambitious but at the same time definitely achievable.

My quest is built around Growing With Gratitude.


The quest is to have primary schools/teachers from 50 different countries register as a Growing With Gratitude School.

The timeline? December 31st 2015.

Fast forward 5 weeks to now.

As of writing this post we have over 100 schools/teachers from 21 countries register their school or register as teachers for Growing With Gratitude. Close to halfway in 5 weeks, which leaves just under 5 months to achieve the quest. The countries are (in no particular order):

  1. Australia
  2. Columbia
  3. Egypt
  4. British Virgin Islands
  5. Albania
  6. Brazil
  7. Germany
  8. France
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. Hong Kong
  11. India
  12. Malaysia
  13. Spain
  14. Chile
  15. Mexico
  16. Thailand
  17. United Kingdom
  18. United States
  19. Fiji
  20. Canada
  21. Indonesia

It’s free to register your school CLICK HERE.

We are creating a movement around the world to build daily positive habits based on gratitude, kindness, mindfulness, optimism and service in a fun and engaging way, so when children reach teenage years they are not going to suffer from teenage depression like many teenagers are currently experiencing.

The result?

More love and more happiness in the world

Being part of the Growing with Gratitude community is an exciting way to connect and share resources with other schools, teachers and families locally and globally in the space of primary school wellbeing.

The super fun and highly engaging daily activities will see your students burst with a mind-set of:

gratitude • kindness • optimism • mindfulness • service • happiness

The journey starts in the free resource library but the real magic happens in the Teacher Tactics Daily Habits of Happiness Activities or at home with your family with Home Grown Gratitude.

I invite you to be part of the Growing with Gratitude movement by registering your school.  Or inviting your teacher friends from different parts of the world to join our global community.

In next weeks post I will explain the greatest motivator for the Growing With Gratitude Quest.

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Don’t be shy in asking how you or your school can be involved in our global movement. Simply write any comments or ask your questions in the comments below.

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