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.
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.