In 2012 United Nations (UN) declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness.
UN aims to focus world attention on the idea, that economy should be equitable and balanced, it should help sustainable development and alleviate poverty; Economic development must be accompanied by social and environmental well being.
An interesting detail – the initiative to declare a day of happiness came form Bhutan. Bhutan turns out to be a country whose citizens are considered to be the happiest people in the world (:) )
Apart from balanced economy there are many things that make people happy, is not it so? Jolly time with friends, with family, holidays, presents, nice words, attention, baby born, love, sunny day, memories …. there are many many things that makes our day and makes us happy.
Sometimes very tiny things are enough to be happy. Sometime it takes years to gain happiness. It always depends what we call happiness and what we do to achieve it. Don’t give up!
I love the saying of John Lennon, famous one (you may already know it):
”When I was 5 years old, my mom told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.”