Your mission today, should you choose to accept it, is to be happy. Not just for yourself, but for those around you (there is proof that happiness is contagious).
Why today? Because March 20 is International Day of Happiness, established by the United Nations to celebrate and promote “the happiness and well-being of all peoples.” Truly a cause I can get behind!
Of course, there are a number of official happiness events, and even a Facebook page, but you can celebrate in your own way. Take the chance to think about what makes you happy—and do it! True happiness is not about what you have or only about seeking your own pleasure. True happiness stems from, among other things, meaning and appreciation. I know I’m happiest when I’m working at what I believe to be my true purpose, while at the same time noticing and appreciating all the good things in my life.
So go ahead—be happy. (And do share on social media using the hashtag #InternationalDayofHappiness.)
Here are three links to inspire you:
How will you celebrate happiness today?