“The day was established by The Way to Happiness International,” said Sonia Fabemoli, the Executive Director for the Tampa Bay association, “to celebrate those who are setting good examples for others and to encourage more people to do the same.”

Set a Good Example is the sixth precept of the twenty-one precepts in The Way to Happiness, a non-religious moral guide based on common sense. Written by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard in 1981, the introduction to the work includes the following: “You are important to other people. You are listened to. You can influence others.”

“The idea that anyone can have a positive impact on those around them is an ancient idea – stretching back to at least 2,500 BCE in Egypt,” said Ms. Fabemoli. “We need to fight against disrespect and intolerance. It is our hope that our friends and neighbors will take these words from The Way to Happiness to heart and strive to respect others, demonstrate positive values and recognize those whose good example has inspired others.”

“This precept is having an impact all over the world,” said Ms. Fabemoli, “and you can learn more by visiting our center here in Clearwater.”

The association’s Tampa Bay chapter is housed at The Way to Happiness Center at 33 N. Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater. The Center is open from 10:30am – 1pm and 2 – 6pm daily Monday through Friday and from 2 – 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. No appointment is needed.

For more information about The Way to Happiness, you are invited to contact The Way to Happiness Center at 727-467-6961 or log on to www.thewaytohappiness.org.


The first moral code based wholly on common sense, originally published in 1981, its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. The Way to Happiness further holds a Guinness Record as the world’s single most translated non-religious book in the world. Written by L. Ron Hubbard, the book contains 21 basic principles that guide one to a better quality of life. This code of conduct can be followed by anyone, of any race, color or creed and works to restore the bonds that unite humankind.