International Day of Happiness, MAR 20

In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness. March 20 will be celebrated as the International Day of Happiness every year. 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 … [Read more...]

WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2013

REPORT CALLS ON POLICY MAKERS TO MAKE HAPPINESS A KEY MEASURE AND TARGET OF DEVELOPMENT Report ranks the happiest countries, with Northern Europe in the lead   NEW YORK, NY, Sept 9th: As heads of state get ready for the United Nations General Assembly in two weeks, the second World Happiness Report further strengthens the case that well-being should be a critical component of how the world measures its economic and social development. The report is published by the UN Sustainable … [Read more...]

International Day of Happiness celebrated March 20

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part: Balloons of Happiness The General Assembly, conscious that the 'pursuit of happiness' is a fundamental human goal, recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTO – The Golden Years, with Love.

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Taryn Galewind – The Rewards of Gratitude

  Better Quality of Life: The Rewards of Gratitude   You have the daily gift of 86,400 seconds to spend as you will—and you can almost certainly afford one second for gratitude. Meister Eckhart von Hochheim, a German philosopher and mystic born in the Thirteenth Century, calculated the seconds in a day to remind his students that gratitude has rewards.       Here are ten for you to consider: 1. You’ll smile as you give gratitude for a favor done, and the doer will smile back. Laughter and … [Read more...]

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