International Day of Happiness
Today, March 20th, is the United Nations International Day of Happiness! On this very special day, the United Nations Foundation is teaming up with Pharrell Williams and many, many others to spread a message of happiness to the whole world!
If you’re not familiar with Pharrell, he’s the man behind the hit song Happy, and the world’s first 24-hour music video to accompany it. With this “24 Hours of Happy” in tow, the United Nations is using this day to raise awareness for both the importance of individual happiness, and the global need to make human happiness and wellbeing a fundamental goal for all governments, businesses, and every single person on the planet.
Through non-profit programs and public service announcements, the folks behind the International Day of Happiness are helping to improve the way we think about the world around us, and inspire every last one of us to not only embrace our own happiness, but to take action to increase the happiness of those around us.
The methods, as you well know, are countless! Everything from making sure you’re getting enough exercise to making a point to smile at strangers will help your own levels of happiness – and on a larger scale, helping others in need, choosing businesses known for high ethical standards, and simply exuding kindness in your daily life will go a long way in making the world a happier place to live in!
There are a few online resources dedicated to the International Day of Happiness, with information on how to get involved in the big–picture goals, learn about the physical benefits of personal happiness, and connect with other people around the world who are committed to building a world of happy people!
For starters, visit http://www.dayofhappiness.net/ for details about the International Day of Happiness mission and the UN’s resolution to build a happier, healthier global community.
At http://www.actionforhappiness.org/ you’ll find even more wonderful resources, tips, and activities to help promote happiness in your community (and learn why it’s so important).
And as a bit of a bonus, put a little pep in your step with the 24-hour music video for Pharrell’s Happy here: http://24hoursofhappy.com/
Let’s celebrate happiness together – today, tomorrow, and every day after!
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