How difficult is it to be happy; despite the occasional snags in our lives? A deep-seated shift in attitudes is underway all over the world and people are now recognising that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just the growing economy.
In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution, which recognised happiness as a fundamental human goal and called for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of everyone. Thus, the first International Day of Happiness was celebrated on March 20, 2013, and since then the date has been established as the annual United Nations International Day of Happiness and all 193 UN member countries have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority.
What makes us happy doesn’t always have to do something with our money and possessions, but also our attitude towards people and relationships we build with them. A little pinch of sharing, caring, awareness, resilience, emotions, acceptance, and meaning, can make a big difference to our happiness quotient! Your actions and choices can affect your well-being.
Make happiness your priority. Be the change.