Happiness is contagious, so if you’re happy, tell someone! If someone else is happy, listen to them! This is what National Happiness Happens Day is all about.
Learn about National Happiness Happens Day
Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking.
National Happiness Happens Day is all about having unlimited amounts of happiness. What more could you possibly want from a day? This is a day about sharing one’s happiness and bringing a lot of joy to other people’s lives.
National Happiness Happens Day encourages happiness throughout the full day. It is about recognizing every moment of pleasure, delight, and sheer joy. Don’t let these moments pass. After all, they are extra special! Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” We certainly agree with this!
Another element of the day is about not squashing other people’s happiness. If we are all honest, there have been moments whereby we are irritated by other people’s happiness. This could be simply because we are not having a very good day. It could be because their happiness reminds us of a moment in our lives whereby we were not happy. Whatever the reason, it can happen! Nevertheless, it is important to realize that our bad days do not give us the right to squash another person’s happiness. Instead, we should allow their happiness to make us feel that way. Their smile can make us smile, and the same goes in the other direction as well. If you notice someone else who is down, you can try to make them smile.
History of National Happiness Happens Day
Founded in 1999 under the name of “Admit You’re Happy Day” by the Secret Society of Happy People, National Happiness Happens Day aims to spread the joy of being happy, and to persuade people to look on the brighter side of life.
The Secret Society of Happy People was founded in August of 1998. It is an organization that was created in order to celebrate happiness. The society encourages members to think about happiness in their daily life and recognize happy moments. They have two mottos. The first is “Don’t Even Think of Raining on My Parade” and the second is “Happiness Happens,” which is what this day is all about.
The Secret Society of Happy People believe that happiness is contagious, so all happy people should share their happiness with others. Other people should listen to happy news and they should be careful not to say anything that is negative. We live in a world today that is very negative and judgmental as a whole. A lot of people would agree that we have social media to blame for this. It has become the norm for us to pass comments on other people, including what they look like, what they are wearing, and so on! However, we have all heard our parents say that if we have not got anything nice to say, we should not say anything at all, and that’s an important part of National Happiness Happens Day.
There are a number of different goals that people should strive to achieve on National Happiness Happens Day, as per the Secret Society of Happy People. This includes…
- Not raining on other people’s parades
- Listening to other people speak about their happiness
- Recognizing and expressing happiness
Most people tend to remember the negative and bad things that have happened to them, rather than the millions of good things that happen to people on a daily basis. If we focus more on the positive, we will be able to spread happiness. This is the message of National Happiness Happens Day.
How to celebrate National Happiness Happens Day
“Real happiness is not of temporary enjoyment, but is so interwoven with the future that it blesses for ever.”
There are so many different ways that you can celebrate National Happiness Happens Day! It is all about being happy, and doing what makes you and others feel this way. This day encourages people to take stock of their lives and to do things and think about things that make them happy, so this is what you should aim to do on this day. Here are some suggestions…
Start off by thinking about what makes you happy, and do something nice for yourself. After all, they say that happiness starts at home, and this is certainly the case! You cannot make other people feel happy if you do not feel happy yourself.
You can also celebrate National Happiness Happens Day by making other people feel happy. You can make someone else feel happy if you do something nice for them. This does not have to be a big, expensive gesture. There are small things that you can do for people that are going to make them feel just as happy and amazing. For example, you can send a greeting card to one of your friends to let them know that you are thinking about them. You could also give money to charity or volunteer some of your time. You could buy a warm drink and food for someone who is homeless. There is a never-ending list of the different things that you can do in order to make people feel happy!
Aside from the suggestions that we have already mentioned, another way to celebrate National Happiness Happens Day is by reading happy and positive news. There are happy and positive things that are going on all around the world every day. However, you would not think that this is the case if you were to turn on the news. After all, a lot of the media is incredibly negative! Why not spread positive news stories instead? Use your blogs and social media platforms in order to spread information about positive news stories and happy things that are going on all around the world. Think about what makes people happy (cat videos often do the trick!) and you can spread this joy across the Internet. Little things like this can put a smile on another person’s face, and if you do this, you have achieved your mission for National Happiness Happens Day.