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“Happiness must be shared. Selfishness is its enemy; to make another happy is to be happy one’s self. It is quiet, most easily won in moments of solitude and reflection. It comes from within.” William Ogden

Motivation Mondays: International Day of Happiness & Global Goals

Motivation Mondays: International Day of Happiness & Global Goals


Global Goals Message from Professor Stephen Hawking

The day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly to promote happiness as a universal goal and aspiration in the lives of people around the globe. UNO
Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have. Zig Ziglar
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha

Happy International Day Of Happiness! Happy First Day of Spring. When Jayme Illien of Illien Global Public Benefit Corporation approached the United Nations Organization, in 2011, with a proposal to have March 20 designated as International Happiness Day, he had no idea that it would soon boomerang into a global movement that continues to grow in strength. It was a project close to Jayme’s heart and on June 28, 2012, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon and the 193 member states joined  the United Nations General Assembly to unanimously adopt UN resolution 66/281  which agreed, in part, that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal…” The UN theme this year is on International Happiness and Immigration. Tomorrow, across the globe, people will gather to celebrate this special day and there are so many ways we can join in and increase our happiness quotient. First of all, abandon the idea that happiness is only for people with perfect lives. That is nonsense. If you live in this world you will certifiably have your share of struggle. What makes the difference is your ability to learn, grow, and help your fellow man/woman

This year, the pledge we take for happiness is to agree to do our part: “I will try to create more happiness in the world around me.” The second 2018 theme is Share Happiness. While you are at it, consider some of the helpful data coming through the research on the subject. The World Happiness Report 2018 contends that the top countries tend to have high values for the six key variables that support well-being: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. When we have these variables in place, it removes some of the edge that poverty and inequality bring to the mix. So this year, I am including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that the UN created and we expect to achieve them around the world by 2050. How? With each of us doing our part and using the following hashtags to spread the word: #ShareHappiness #HappyDay #InternationalDayofHappiness

READ: Sustainable Development Goals
World Happiness Report 2018
PLEDGE: Join the movement for a happier world

 

 

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller

Motivation Mondays: International Day of Happiness & Global Goals

Motivation Mondays: International Day of Happiness & Global Goals

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be free. Ajahn Chah
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam
If you have given up hope of ever being happy, cheer up. Never lose hope. Your soul, being a reflection of the ever joyous Spirit, is, in essence, happiness itself. Paramhansa Yogananda
Be ever happy inside. You can’t change things outside of you, but you can change yourself.
Happiness is like a plant: It must be watered daily with giving thoughts and actions. Swami Kriyananda

Why an International Day of Happiness? What are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals? When we combine our own efforts to live a happy and gratitude filled life with a conscious effort to observe the lives of others on this planet , it becomes easier to imagine wanting it for others. The happiest people/leaders provide for all their citizens including immigrants in their nations. They recognize that when some are oppressed, while a small percentage enjoys everything, it makes for an imbalanced nation with growing resentments from the masses.

According to Dr Rick Hanson who conducts research in the neuroscience of happiness, and data gathered in other World Happiness Reports, there is evidence to suggest that if we want to maintain our overall well-being and neural bases, we need four key supports; 1. sustained positive emotions. 2. recovery from negative emotions. 3. empathy, altruism, and pro-social behavior, and 4. a good dose of mind-wandering, mindfulness and emotion captured attention. So consider that taking action on this day fits in well with things we can do to affect our mind and mood in a positive way. Now before you think the 6 key variables and these 4 key supports are out of your reach, stop and think about the mindset behind the thought. It takes some effort to develop new ways of viewing the world and our lives but, if we make a commitment to honor our higher goals and make our inner and outer lives better, we can do it.

 What are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals? The late Stephen Hawking was a great mind and his views in the video shared above will add meaning to the idea that we are one family on this planet. The UN created the goals with three key aspects in mind, to end povertyreduce inequality, and protect our planet –  That said, the UN also put together a list of actions that can help you make a difference in everyday life. Which goal or goals do you want to see achieved most in your lifetime? Please pick up to 4 selections from the choices below and share your dream for the world on those you chose. Are they feasible? Can we achieve them? I say yes but each of us must weigh in. The 17 sustainable development goals are geared to create a global village that is sustained through our efforts to achieve the following:
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

READ: Lazy Person’s Guide To Changing the World.

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for FEB 2018/MAR 2018 are:

 

FEBRUARY

01/01 –   01/01 New Year’s Day, 01/04  World Braille Day, 01/07 Orthodox Christmas, Golden Globes Award
01/08 –   01/11 Human Trafficking Awareness,  01/14 Orthodox New Year,
01/15 –   01/15  Martin Luther King Day,  01/21 World Religion Day,
01/22 –   01/26 International Customs Day, 01/27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
01/28 –   01/28  Grammy Awards,

MARCH

03/04 – Women’s History Month, National Nutrition Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, American Red Cross Month, 08 International Women’s Day, World Kidney Day, 04 Academy Awards
03/11 – 11 Daylight Savings, 14 Pi Day, 15 World Consumer Rights Day, 17 St Patrick’s Day
03/18 – 19 St Joseph, 20 International Day of Happiness, 21 World poetry Day, 22 World Water day, 24 Earth Hour
03/25 – Palm Sunday, 29 Holy Thursday, 30 Good Friday, 31 Passover

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“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” Gerard Way

Motivation Mondays: International Day of Happiness & Global Goals

Motivation Mondays: International Day of Happiness & Global Goals

Motivation Mondays: International Day of Happiness & Global Goals

Motivation Mondays: International Day of Happiness & Global Goals

TED TALKS – Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
This much is certain: when a man is happy, happy to the core and root beatitude, he is no longer conscious of himself or anything else. Meister Eckhart

What more can we do to achieve Happiness in our lives? Again, I will share the 10 given to us last year because they hold universal and long lasting truths. According to Action For Happiness, there are 10 keys to living our dreams and a happier life: 1. Giving – Do for others. 2. Relating – Connect w/ people. 3. Exercising – Take care of your body. 4. Awareness – Live life mindfully 5. Trying Out – Keep Learning anew 6. Direction – Have goals. 7. Risilience – Find ways to bounce back. 8. Emotions – Look for good. 9. Acceptance – Be comfortable with YOU.  AND  10. Meaning –  Add meaning to your life by being part of something bigger…   Our actions and participation in things that matter to us are important aspects of the work needed to create more Happiness in our lives.

READ: International Day of Happiness: 45 joyous things that will make you instantly happy

 

 

 

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Motivation Mondays is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
Basic Instructions: Each week, I will have a motivation word to help us create a response. (See listed words for the months above/below)
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos, Happiness  via Pixabay,  AND/OR International Day of Happiness via  Wikipedia

 

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

110 Comments leave one →
  1. Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
    19/03/2018 8:17 pm

    Wishing all a very Happy International Day of Happiness! <3

  2. Kristen from The Road to Domestication permalink
    19/03/2018 9:48 pm

    I’m with you. I think happiness actually demands to be shared – it’s part of the emotion itself!

  3. Tara Liston Fuller permalink
    19/03/2018 10:55 pm

    zig ziglar and ralph waldo emerson are two of my favorites. they always have great slices of wisdom!

  4. lucicoo permalink
    19/03/2018 11:38 pm

    I didn’t know that there was a International Day of Happiness. I achieve happiness between each other we have to give peace a chance, quoting John Lennon.

  5. acraftymix permalink
    20/03/2018 12:08 am

    Happy International Day of Happiness to you too Elizabeth, or maybe it would be more appropriate to wish you a lifetime of happiness, since that’s what we should all be striving for. Contentment and happiness for all of our fellow men and women.

  6. Dorit permalink
    20/03/2018 12:48 am

    Hi Elizabeth!
    As usual your post is filled with very interesting information. Had not heard about the origin of the International Happiness Day. Thank you for doing your bit spreading happiness. I’ll do so, too, sharing your post.

  7. jnuna permalink
    20/03/2018 1:27 am

    Happy International Day of Happiness and happy first day of Spring! I love just how positive your posts are, they always bring a smile to my face 🙂

  8. Ruth permalink
    20/03/2018 4:08 am

    Yikes I missed the actual day but will double my efforts to share happiness today.

  9. Megan permalink
    20/03/2018 7:06 am

    Happy happiness day! This is so lovely 🙂 I love all of these positive images you’ve put together, too! I want to look more into the sustainable development goals. xx

  10. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    20/03/2018 7:20 am

    And a Happy International Day of Happiness to you too, Elizabeth! I think I’ve become a happier person ever since I became a mom. I think this is why they call kids – babies to be exact – bundles of joy. 🙂

  11. Priyadarshini Rajendran permalink
    20/03/2018 7:48 am

    Never knew it there was a happiness day. True, selfishness totally cancels it out, great post.

  12. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    20/03/2018 9:25 am

    International day of happiness! Sounds perfect! I do believe people should be happy!

  13. emman damian permalink
    20/03/2018 9:44 am

    For me, everyday should be a happy day! Let’s spread positivity and happiness through genuine smiles!

  14. Joanna Davis permalink
    20/03/2018 9:51 am

    I didn’t know there was an International Day of Happiness. I think that we feel truly happy when we do things for other people that makes them happy, when we give and when helps others.

  15. Mama in Heels permalink
    20/03/2018 10:19 am

    Happy International Day of Happiness to everyone!

  16. Kristy B permalink
    20/03/2018 11:31 am

    I agree that giving to others makes us happy. Selfish people are never genuinely happy. I really need to work on your #2 suggestion- exercising!

  17. Amy-Lynn Vautour permalink
    20/03/2018 11:42 am

    I did not know that it is happiness day OR that happiness day even existed. I now feel called to pay homage to this! and how nice that it goes in line with the first day of spring! I’ll be filling up my instagram feed VERY soon with happiness-related pictures. @amylynnsjourney

  18. Ithfifi Williams / IthinityBeauty permalink
    20/03/2018 12:01 pm

    Belated happy – happy day! Its fantastic to see a day dedicated to such a wonderful emotion/gesture. I agree with you, our own happiness radiates and can cause a sunray of happiness for others, its the little things. Practice happiness in anyway you can each and other day, I think it makes life come alive 🙂

  19. Lyn Hastings permalink
    20/03/2018 12:40 pm

    Happy International Happiness Day! Making others happy will make you happy as well.

  20. Christie Moeller permalink
    20/03/2018 12:44 pm

    Happy Happy Happy! I have really been trying to take time for little things that make me happy. The whole day turns around when I do!

  21. Dee Lanthier-Clarke permalink
    20/03/2018 1:29 pm

    International Day of Happiness + First Day of Spring on the same day? That just makes sense! Be happy, my friend!

  22. Cheryl permalink
    20/03/2018 1:51 pm

    Great post! Very motivating and such a strong message to promote. Happiness is so important, we all need to be concentrating on that on a daily basis.

  23. Daisy permalink
    20/03/2018 2:22 pm

    Happy first day of spring!!! I love the happiness and feeling of springtime… I choose to be happy most of the time and just don’t let things get me down but as spring comes yiu can’t help but feel optimism!!

  24. Jen ~ The Tipsy Mama permalink
    20/03/2018 3:19 pm

    I LOVE the 10 keys to living our dreams and a happier life! I 100% believe these to be true! Giving to others is always something that brings more happiness to my life. I also try to practice consistent exercising, positive thinking (looking for the good) and accepting and loving myself unconditionally! What a great post!

  25. Evelyn Lo Foreman permalink
    20/03/2018 3:39 pm

    Happy International Day, dear Elizabeth! Love the 17 sustainable development goals that are set, inspiring decency and a foundation for which we can have our basic needs met! Also appreciate the actionable guidelines to be happy – outing these in my journal for deeper contemplation! To me, #10 (meaning) aligns with Maslow’s hierarchy – self realization.

  26. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    20/03/2018 4:22 pm

    EVERY SINGLE DAY is HAPPY DAY for me!!

  27. Ivie permalink
    20/03/2018 4:53 pm

    We should all try to create happiness in our little place of influence 😊

  28. tanviidotcom permalink
    20/03/2018 5:01 pm

    I didn’t know it was an International Day of Happiness … 😀 The first day of spring has been welcomed with a snow storm here though. I have saved this in my notes for future reminder “if we want to maintain our overall well-being and neural bases, we need four key supports; 1. sustained positive emotions. 2. recovery from negative emotions. 3. empathy, altruism, and pro-social behavior, and 4. a good dose of mind-wandering, mindfulness and emotion captured attention. ” 🙂

  29. Ana De Jesus permalink
    20/03/2018 5:08 pm

    I think that now more than ever there is much need for an international day of happiness, especially with the amount of poverty and war that there is in the world. So I like that we can welcome the beginning of spring with a smile on our faces. Let us make merry and lead each other into a world there happiness and positivity thrives.

  30. Emily Fata permalink
    20/03/2018 6:08 pm

    This is my absolute favourite time of year! Everything feels so lovely, so fresh, and so green. New beginnings of spring are a constant reminder of the amazing things to come during the rest of the year, and of happiness. 🙂 Happy Spring, Elizabeth!

  31. Geraline Batarra permalink
    20/03/2018 7:10 pm

    Happy international day of happiness to you too. It is so great to celebrate and share our happiness to others.

  32. adriana permalink
    20/03/2018 7:28 pm

    Happiness is so important. I love the quote at the beginning of this post. Happy International Day of Happiness!

  33. Ashlee | She Can Social (@shecansocial) permalink
    20/03/2018 8:04 pm

    Happy International Day of Happiness! I’m loving the ten tips for living a happier life…will definitely have to bookmark this!

  34. Lauren Ashley permalink
    20/03/2018 9:01 pm

    First, I had no idea that there was an International Happiness Day. But, I am inspired by the pledge. It is a lofty goal for all of us as global citizens; still it is an imperative that we each need to promise to one another in our smaller communities and to ourselves if we truly want the world to become a better place. If we are able to become selfless enough to think of the good of others, we might have a chance of meeting the UN’s broader aim of peace.

  35. Gluten-Free Spirited (@GFSpirit) permalink
    20/03/2018 10:21 pm

    I think all 17 Sustainable Development Goals are important. Gender quality and education can help all goals be achieved. Climate Action is extremely important too. I truly hope the goals are met in my lifetime or that we’re at least close to achieving them.

  36. Marielle Altenor permalink
    20/03/2018 11:24 pm

    Happy International Day of Happiness! Giving back or doing something nice for someone has always brought me joy and happiness.

  37. Leigh Ann permalink
    21/03/2018 12:34 am

    What a wonderful message. I was not aware of the 17 sustainable development goals, so thank you for the awareness.

  38. Gladys Parker permalink
    21/03/2018 12:35 am

    What a great thing Mr. Illeon did. I’m disappointed that I missed Happiness Day! I slept right through it. This depression is waiting for the weather to say spring I’m afraid. Had I known and been awake I would have faked my way through it because sometimes that helps bring out the real thing.

  39. Nicola Quinn permalink
    21/03/2018 12:52 am

    “I will try to create more happiness in the world around me.” is such a wonderful life mantra. If everyone tried even a teeny tiny bit to follow it, I think we’d all be a LOT happier and the world would be a nicer place!

  40. kumamonjeng permalink
    21/03/2018 4:26 am

    I am not aware of Happy International Day! I am glad to learn about it here. I also love there are 10 tips to show us how to stay happy. I hope this article will reach more people and help them realized the importance of staying happy.

  41. Nati permalink
    21/03/2018 4:52 am

    Happy International day of happiness! Thank you for this article I had no idea of this day, and it is good to reflect upon it 🙂

  42. Alison Rost permalink
    21/03/2018 5:43 am

    I had no idea about the International Day of Happiness until I read this post and I’m so grateful for this. I love that you’re spreading awareness because honestly, we need more kindness in the world. I think those global goals are important as well. It’s a must that we do as much as we can to save the world.

  43. StephJ permalink
    21/03/2018 6:39 am

    This is such a beautiful post and a wonderful pledge to yourself and the world. I try to live by this everyday as best I can also.

  44. Esme Sy permalink
    21/03/2018 6:59 am

    Zero hunger is quite a feat to achieve. So long as people have their own personal, daily goals achieved, that should always create an inner fruitful trophy inside of us.

  45. morganmike55 permalink
    21/03/2018 7:16 am

    Great post! I’m glad spring is here! I just wish this snow would hurry up and leave!! haha I love the motivation!

  46. Liz Cleland permalink
    21/03/2018 7:20 am

    I think happiness is not something that you achieve and that is it. I think we constantly have to obtain it over and over again.

  47. dcvaughan permalink
    21/03/2018 9:00 am

    What a great story! I didn’t realize it was International Day of Happiness! Perfect that is also falls on the first day of Spring!

  48. Preet permalink
    21/03/2018 9:45 am

    What a beautiful post on this amazing day. I am all in to pledge that I will try to create more happiness in the world around me. A little happiness from everyone and the world be a lot nice and happy place.

  49. Esse D permalink
    21/03/2018 10:31 am

    I definitely didn’t know it was the international day of happiness. I vowed to be positive even if I couldn’t constantly be happy and its changed my outlook on life. I’m more present with the people around me and I’m better at making them happy!

  50. Sue Tanya Mchorgh permalink
    21/03/2018 11:35 am

    I didn’t know there was such a day. I totally missed out but Happy International day of Happiness. Another awesome post.

  51. Alicia Taylor at Taylorlife.com permalink
    21/03/2018 11:59 am

    I always try to share happiness with the world around me. The world is such a better place when people smile and look on the positive.

  52. Janella Panchamsingh permalink
    21/03/2018 12:14 pm

    I am so happy that the first day of spring has finally arrived. That alone makes me super happy that the warmer weather will soon arrive!

  53. Jenny permalink
    21/03/2018 12:27 pm

    I agree, happiness definitely starts from within. I need to make myself happy before I can make others happy.

  54. Ana Ojha permalink
    21/03/2018 12:40 pm

    I had no idea about this day! Glad to know that there is International day of happiness. I believe that happiness increases by sharing and caring with all those people whom we love!

  55. AlwaysCarryOn.com permalink
    21/03/2018 12:56 pm

    I never even knew this International Day of Happiness existed! But happy happiness day to you 🙂 x

  56. Lisa Rios permalink
    21/03/2018 1:30 pm

    I love the global goals! I feel so inspired by the differences and changes already being made to ensure happiness and success for all in this vast world.

  57. blogthirtyminusone permalink
    21/03/2018 1:33 pm

    This is a great. I had no idea that such day was celebrated. I will make a note for next year, because I don’t want to miss it.
    Nailil

  58. Ayana Christine Nell permalink
    21/03/2018 6:49 pm

    I love the thought of trying to create more happiness in the world! I had no idea it was Day of Happiness but what a perfect day for it! Hope you had a very happy day!

  59. cwinter012 permalink
    21/03/2018 8:01 pm

    I didn’t realize that the International Day of Happiness was a thing. I LOVE this idea for a holiday <3

  60. chewoutloud permalink
    21/03/2018 9:49 pm

    So happy about this post – yay for International Day of Happiness! Love the push for no more poverty, for no more hunger, and for education among all.

  61. Jeypi Kyu permalink
    21/03/2018 9:53 pm

    wow.. i wasn’t aware that there is this international day of happiness celebration. though on thing that i believe is that happiness is really important in life and it’s something that we really be thankful for. 🙂

  62. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    22/03/2018 2:35 am

    Happy International Day of Happiness to you Elizabeth. I hope you had a lovely and wonderful year.

  63. Doreen permalink
    22/03/2018 2:48 am

    Happiness is an inside job. I learned that no one can make you happy, its up to each person to choose to be happy at any point in time and look for positive side of things 🙂 Adding meaning to the things we do and people we meet its one of my greatest goals.

  64. Ana Rose Roads and Pages permalink
    22/03/2018 4:59 am

    Happiness has been elusive to some who don’t really know what it means to be happy. Some think that it is based one a big house, a number of cars, or money in the bank. But if we are going to think it carefully, the kind of happiness that just deals with the material things are only the kind of fleeting happiness and doesn’t last for long.

  65. wordsofntemid permalink
    22/03/2018 5:26 am

    Wow…. let’s #ShareHappiness as much as we can! Thank you for the ideas, you’ve dished out. A big hi 5 to that.

  66. Khushboo Motihar (@kbmotihar) permalink
    22/03/2018 6:31 am

    I have never heard that particular message by Professor Hawkings. It was truly inspiring. Your compilation of different quotes was lovely especially the Emerson one 🙂

  67. Jia Shin Lee permalink
    22/03/2018 9:00 am

    Happiness can sometimes feel elusive, with the daily stress and frustrations we have constantly around us, it’s good to remind ourselves happiness is simple, just got to take a step back and realize it.

  68. Calleigh @TheForkBite permalink
    22/03/2018 9:35 am

    I realized that being happy is a deliberate choice and one obvious way to increase happiness is of course to have a positive outlook. I love this quote from Karen Magee – “The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”

  69. Renee Kemper permalink
    22/03/2018 11:04 am

    Love that happy has it’s own international day! Wish everyone tried a little harder to be happy every day.

  70. Tiffany Yong permalink
    22/03/2018 11:22 am

    “I will try to create more happiness in the world around me”… I was reading this sentence out a loud and I’m surprised by the energy it gave when I did. I suddenly recalled how I have been sponsoring this World Vision kid but never write to her once. Maybe I should… and hopefully give her a little happiness.

  71. eliza permalink
    22/03/2018 3:21 pm

    Wow! To be honest.. I don’t eve know this, like we have International Day of Happiness. I would say I am really learning reading your blogs. I always wanted this quote in mind: Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. Thanks for reminding.

  72. Amanda permalink
    23/03/2018 2:49 am

    I never knew there was an International Happiness Day!! We should all use this to our advantage.

  73. Claire permalink
    23/03/2018 3:40 am

    Happy International Day of Happiness to you too 🙂 Very much enjoyed this post and looking forward to a positive Spring 2018!

  74. Alina permalink
    23/03/2018 3:41 am

    I didn’t know that there is such a day like International Happiness Day, I’d think that every day should be that 🙂 But I love the concept that it is not just about your own happiness, but about making sure that you are contributing to spreading it in the world. Happiness doesn’t stand on its own.

  75. Meghna Dixit permalink
    23/03/2018 7:13 am

    We all create our happiness. Isn’t it?

  76. Ashley 🍯🌲 (@ashleyfromHP) permalink
    23/03/2018 7:27 am

    I love that quote from Ogden! It seems like every day is a day to celebrate something but an International Day of Happiness is definitely a day I can get behind! Hope you had a great one!

  77. Tiffany Yong permalink
    23/03/2018 11:02 am

    Thanks for sharing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals! I only know 5 of them! That’s so embarrassing, I’m going to remember them all and hopefully be able to at least help achieve one of them. Working on 12 and 13 now.

  78. Kelsie Kristine permalink
    23/03/2018 11:20 am

    Always love these!! Happy Spring!! I’m so looking forward to warmer weather in Wisconsin!!

  79. ktmommyscene permalink
    23/03/2018 1:25 pm

    The first day of spring is a great reason to be happy. Sunshine, flowers and warm weather fun is just around the corner!

  80. Ronnie Epsi permalink
    23/03/2018 2:17 pm

    Happy International Day of Happiness, Elizabeth! May it be a great year overall. 🙂 I’m already seeing positive changes in my life this year so it’s a day to celebrate it!

  81. jossy permalink
    23/03/2018 9:03 pm

    This is such a beautiful post. i loved reading every bit of it. thanks fro sharing this

  82. Kristoffer permalink
    23/03/2018 10:44 pm

    Very happy to have come across your page. You’re post has so much info. I had no idea international day of happiness even existed. Now i’m ready for tomorrow’s Earth Hour 🙂

  83. Deb B. permalink
    24/03/2018 1:02 am

    Happy international day of happiness! I have never heard of this day until this year, and I’m glad it’s a global movement. We need more of this going around. I especially love the quote: If you let go completely you will be free. This is something I’m working on this very moment. I’m so glad you wrote about this very important topic.

  84. Chastity permalink
    24/03/2018 5:47 am

    I enjoy giving happiness it’s the best feeling in the world. A Selfish being does nothing for you it only levels up your ego. I agree that excericising and acceptance can play a major positive role. We all need to do a few great things daily so we are living our best life.

  85. Journa Liz Servito Ramirez permalink
    24/03/2018 6:08 am

    It’s really important to celebrate happiness. And one good thing to celebrate it is, to share love and blessings!

  86. Terri Ramsey Beavers permalink
    24/03/2018 7:24 am

    Happy International Day of Happiness. I love that it has it’s own special day. I’ve been learning to let go and just be happy.

  87. Cia Black permalink
    24/03/2018 9:36 am

    I adore the pledge. Trying to create more happiness in the world around me. It is often forgotten that by providing happiness to other you provide happiness to you own soul as well.

  88. kanishka permalink
    24/03/2018 8:16 pm

    Happy international day of happiness! It is rightly said that when you are fulfilled by yourself you want others to be happy as well. but it all starts from within.

  89. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits permalink
    24/03/2018 9:07 pm

    Wow, I’m so happy that you have celebrated the Happy International day of Happiness. This remind me that despite the chaos world that we are living in now, it is always great to be happy even in simple things. Thank you so much for this.

  90. mary yowell permalink
    25/03/2018 6:12 am

    You learn something new everyday!

  91. Indu Indra permalink
    25/03/2018 7:49 am

    Be in feel of inner happiness which does not fade. Because only happy mind can spread happiness. And this message is more relevant on International Day of Happiness.

  92. Candy permalink
    25/03/2018 7:53 am

    Takes everyone to make this whole world a wonderful place. It will never happen. I can make a difference and it has to start somewhere.

  93. Style With Robin permalink
    25/03/2018 8:39 am

    Finally an International Day of something I can get behind!!! More HAPPINESS! xoxo Robin

  94. hal permalink
    25/03/2018 11:20 am

    I had no idea the first day of spring was also Happy International day of Happiness! I think this is amazing – we need a day happiness with everything that’s going on in the world that can bring you down – and what better day then the first day of spring!

  95. Christina | From Under a palm tree permalink
    25/03/2018 1:24 pm

    I love that international happiness day is the first day is spring. I for sure agree that happiness is spread through love and kindness towards other people.i love this!

  96. Yeah Lifestyle permalink
    26/03/2018 2:29 am

    Its so important to be happy and I am glad they have created a day for it! Happy International Day of Happiness to you too

  97. Sondra Barker permalink
    26/03/2018 8:56 am

    Wow I loved reading this article! This quote, “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”, is so true.

  98. Andrea R Warren (@WaldorfFries) permalink
    26/03/2018 9:26 am

    I am always so inspired after reading your posts. Such wonderful work you’re doing here

  99. Chuck Vargas permalink
    27/03/2018 3:59 am

    Bless everyone that no matter how hard and challenging life is. Make sure to always find a minute or 2 to find happiness in ourselves

  100. Noelle Lynne permalink
    28/03/2018 2:49 pm

    Great post! Had no idea there was an international day of happiness, however I 100% plan to celebrate it next year!

  101. Taslyn Russell permalink
    02/04/2018 11:32 am

    I didn’t know there was a day like this. Life is hard at time but its great we can focus on the things that make us happy.

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