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Sharing Happiness at Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta

The Way to Happiness Foundation celebrated the Santa Barbara Fiesta by introducing people to The Way to Happiness and its tools for better living.

August means Fiesta in Santa Barbara, California, where every year the city honors its Spanish heritage with a week of food, music and dancing, a horse show, rodeo, and the Spanish Days Parade, the largest equestrian parade in the country.

Throughout the town are mercados—open air marketplaces—where visitors can find arts and crafts, authentic Mexican cuisine and cascarones—decorated, confetti-filled eggs for good luck.

Friendships are renewed, new friends made, and good times and great memories are created.

The Santa Barbara Chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation celebrated the week by introducing local residents and those in town for the festival to The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard and based entirely on common sense.

“True joy and happiness are valuable,” the booklet begins. “If one does not survive, no joy and no happiness are obtainable. Trying to survive in a chaotic, dishonest and generally immoral society is difficult.”

The booklet contains 21 precepts anyone can use and share with friends and family.

“Without too much trouble, using this book, you can help them survive and lead happier lives,” the booklet continues. “While no one can guarantee that anyone else can be happy, their chances of survival and happiness can be improved. And with theirs, yours will be. It is in your power to point the way to a less dangerous and happier life.”

The Way to Happiness was written in 1981. Immensely popular since its first publication, the campaign has been embraced by more than 250,000 groups and individuals, with some 115 million copies distributed in 115 languages in 186 nations.

The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for happier living contained in The Way to Happiness.

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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