Hi friends! Today is, officially, The United Nations Day of Happiness! Here at The Bright Side Project we couldn’t be more excited to spend this day with you, honoring everything that makes up happy. After all, happy people live longer, healthier, fuller lives and there is no greater gift we can give ourselves and our families than the gift of happiness. The UN began this project as a way to make happiness a global priority.
In July 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a groundbreaking resolution which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes… happiness and well-being of all peoples”.
In April 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place in New York and in July 2012 the UN General Assembly adopted a further resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness was to be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013.
Here’s how you can get involved this year:
Tell us, friends. What makes you happy?