International Day of Happiness – 20th March 2021

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March 20th is the International Day of Happiness!!! YES!

As we hopefully start to come out of lockdown now is a great time to find positive ways to look after ourselves and each other!!! and be Happy.

Here are 3 positive steps we can all take when facing difficult times and getting ready for more normal times (hopefully):

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We’re all in this together, even when we’re forced apart. Let’s stay connected and reach out to help others who may be in need.

International Day of Happiness is quite new and just started across the world from 2013.
Happiness is now considered one of the most essential fundamental needs of all human beings. It is even considered to be one of our rights!..in the United Nations.

Theme of International Day of Happiness for the current year 2021 is,

Keep Calm, Stay Wise, Be Kind

This theme of Happiness Day focuses upon three basic factors of attaining happiness.

Keep Calm: Keeping cool and calm in every situation is the key to satisfaction and happiness.

Stay Wise: In tough circumstances, wise steps lead to success.

Be Kind: Be kind to others in their needs, mistakes and errors.

Here is a quick quiz about International Day of Happiness…which country do you think is the Happiest?…listen for the funky tune too

While we are still dancing to that funky tune here is another short film that will make you happy

Why have an International Day of Happiness?

Well, the day is there to highlight the importance of happiness in the lives of people and to highlight the things that can stop happiness.

Happiness is perhaps the most important thing that we want and need.

Everything in a person’s life has meaning if we are happy and everything is meaningless if we are not happy.

Therefore, every human being attempts to get the thing that they think can give them happiness.

The importance of happiness should be known to everyone and this is the purpose of this day…in times when COVID was unheard of things like music concerts and events were held but for now we can see it promoted on hash-tags, and on different social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapshot, etc.

BUT, that is not to say that you cannot make sure that you do your best to have fun over the next few days and think about the importance and reason to be happy. Get your family involved, follow the restrictions, but do something that makes you happy. For me, that would be doing some online gym sessions or going for a walk along the beach…with some funky music playing in my ears!.

Happiness Day Quotes – some good ones here, have a look.

Happiness Day Quotes
  1. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” — Aristotle
  2. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz
  3. “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” — Anne Frank
  4. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” — Audrey Hepburn
  5. “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
  6. “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.” — Goldie Hawn
  7. “If you want to be happy, be.” — Leo Tolstoy
  8. “Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” — Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  9. “A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” — Leonardo da Vinci
  10. “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” — Woody Allen
  11. “Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door.” — Brooke Shields

Resources and things to do…

If you go to this link from the International Day of Happiness website you can access lots of fun things to do, such as designing t shirts, making compliment cards, making Happiness Tokens and much more….and remember when you are doing these things…be HAPPY!

https://www.dayofhappiness.net/pack

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