Choose Happiness, Spread Happiness

March 20, 2017

Photo courtesy Luiza

Happiness matters.

So much so that in 2012 the United Nations created the International Day of Happiness, and it was celebrated for the first time in 2013. The purpose of this day is to educate and make people aware of the benefits of happiness. As the official website notes, “‘Progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.” 

How can you participate? It’s easy:
  • Do what makes you happy.
  • Spread happiness. Smile and share your happiness with others.

You can also join the movement here

That’s it.

Bring on the happy!

I’m happiest when I’m engaged in work that helps others, when I’m taking care of myself, and when I have enough free time to enjoy my favorite simple pleasures. How about you? How will you choose happiness today? What will you do to spread happiness?

Join in the celebration by sharing your happiness with the world via Twitter or Instagram, using any of the following hashtags: internationaldayofhappiness, #happinessday, #choosehappiness, #createhappiness, or #makeithappy. I’ll be posting my happy little moments on Instagram today.

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  1. Ah Kathy I am always happy when I visit you friend. Today especially happy - first official day of spring. Hooray!

  2. Debbie--I'm always happy to have you visit! Hope you're enjoying a beautiful spring day.

  3. Yes, Yes, Yes! Thank you!! I learned that even in despair I could open to some happiness...but one needs to be aware that it is possible and your blog helps with that!

  4. Rita, I'm so happy the blog has helped to remind you of happiness even in despair. That is one benefit of getting older, I think--you can ride out the sad times knowing happiness will be again within reach.