International Day of Happiness 2015

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Feeling Happy?

Great, good for you!!!  On the 20th March you’ve got a reason to celebrate – its the International Day of Happiness.

Do we need a day to celebrate Happiness?

The International Day of Happiness was created as a part of global celebration by the United Nation and it’s goal is for everyone to focus on their connections with others.

It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement supported by a partnership of like-minded organisations.

“Advertisers tell us that happiness comes from buying and consuming their products.

Celebrities and the media pretend it comes with beauty & fame. And politicians claim that nothing matters more than growing the economy. But what does the latest happiness research show?” 

“After years of happiness research, one thing has proved fundamental – the importance of our connections with other people. But modern societies are built as if the opposite was true. We are surrounded by people, yet we feel genuinely connected to almost none of them. The effects are devastating.

Social isolation is as potent a cause of early death as smoking; and the epidemic of loneliness is twice as deadly as obesity. We could change this in a day if we all reached out and made at least one positive connection.”

image: http://www.dayofhappiness.net/happy/

image: http://www.dayofhappiness.net/happy/

How many of those above can you tick off?

If you want to take active steps into achieving happiness, Action for Happiness can help.

Find out here how to get involved to make the world a happier place! =)

Source: http://www.dayofhappiness.net/#happiness

Author: Lily Calyx

Flower expert, gardening enthusiast and creative mind behind our blog.

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