Celebrating a Day of Happiness
Happiness is a blurry emotion, because there is no one definition to it. It means different things to different people. And although everyday should be one filled with happiness at every curve, it isn’t always that way. 20 March is the International Day of Happiness as declared by the United Nations. The day gives recognition to the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals in the lives of human beings and promotes the idea that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental goal.”
To mark the day this year, United Nations is assembling “the world’s happiest playlist” and musicians including Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, David Guetta and John Legend are contributing to the list. The campaign also encourages everyone to be a part of it by tweeting a song that makes them happiest with the hashtag #HappySoundsLike. While you are at that, find out what makes you happy and how can you make others happy. Research shows that connecting with other people is important to stay happy. So, try starting a conversation with the person sitting next to you on the bus or at station. If it isn’t your cup of tea, do something else that reflects your happiness. Take dance classes, take up sketching, start a blog, join a cooking school or start one yourself. Do everything that keeps the beautiful upward curve on your lips. Even better, try doing something to make others happy and experience their happiness as it reflects on your face. Stay happy!!