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Enjoy the joy of bringing joy to others on National I Want You to Be Happy Day!

History of National I Want You to Be Happy Day

Wanting to make other people happy has a history that goes as far back as humans. Caring for others and wanting what’s best for them is all part and parcel of loving someone. In more modern times, studies have shown that a main condition for most people to be happy is the opportunity to make others happy as well.

Scientists have even shown this to be connected to special happy hormones the brain releases when people help others. Oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin are all released in what’s called the “helper’s high”, which is a grand feeling someone gets from helping another person and watching them be happy. It’s a delightful response to something that is completely unselfish and absolutely beautiful!

National I Want You to Be Happy Day is here to celebrate the idea that the world is a better place when we all work together to make other people happy.

How to Celebrate National I Want You to Be Happy Day

What a fun reason to celebrate! Making other people happy is a surefire way to spread the love and make yourself happy too. Get started with some of these ideas for ways to enjoy National I Want You to Be Happy Day:

Make Someone Happy

Bring a little sunshine to someone’s life in honor of National I Want You to Be Happy Day. Perhaps it’s not possible to change someone’s entire life in just a moment, but it’s certainly easy enough to make their day a little brighter! Smile, give a compliment, or tell them that they are special. It can make all the difference between having a completely hard day and turning up as a bright spot in the midst of it all.

Get Inspired with Some Happiness Quotes

Not feeling the love on National I Want You to Be Happy Day? Perhaps this would be a great time to get encouraged by reading some inspiring and encouraging quotes that can make the world feel like a happier place. Then, don’t forget to share them with someone else!

Try out and share some of these happy quotes for the day:

Life laughs at you when you are unhappy; Life smiles at you when you are happy; But life salutes you when you make others happy.

Charlie Chaplin

We have two choices in life: One is to fulfill ourselves. The other is to take the time and energy that we would utilize in fulfilling ourselves and use it to make others happy.

Frederick Lenz

For what pleasure can compare the pleasure of bringing joy and hope to other hearts. The more we make others happy the greater will be our own happiness and the deeper our sense of having served humanity.

Shoghi Effendi

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.


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