Celebrated throughout the world on March 20, the International Day of Happiness was created by the United Nations General Assembly on June 28 2012. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “The pursuit of happiness lies at the core of human endeavors. People around the world aspire to lead happy and fulfilling lives free from fear and want.”
We know that there is much misery in the world, but choosing happiness is still a worthy goal. If you have the health, freedom, and flexibility denied so many in the world, being less than happy doesn’t serve anyone.
Let’s get you started with a pledge I created for my readers and subscribers:
Take the Happiness Pledge
Each day when I awake and discover I’m still alive
I know I have another chance to grow, to learn, to thrive
So as I enter the world anew I will bypass the door marked CRAPPY
And with a smile on my face and a song in my heart,
Walk through the door marked HAPPY.
Copyright 2009 Flora Morris Brown
Here are a few more ways to celebrate today. Let it continue from this day forth.
1. 24 hours of music at 24hoursofhappiness.com
2. A Huffington Post article lists 27 Things You Need to Know About Happiness
3. How about an infographic that takes you from grumpy to happy in just a few minutes?
4. The only secret to happiness is that there is no secret. We must each find out own version http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Happy
Finally, join me in celebrating the selection of the cover for the 2nd edition of my book, Color Your Life Happy: Create the Success, Abundance, and Inner Joy. Click on the video below. I won’t tell anyone you were tapping your toe along with the music.