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Ready for March 20th, International Day of Happiness...?

Updated 5 weeks ago David Stone
Ready for March 20th, International Day of Happiness...?

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn

On March 20th, the International Day of Happiness is celebrated worldwide "to inspire, mobilize, and advance the global happiness movement." (Wikipedia)

It got its big boost in 2011 when Jayme Illien brought the idea to United Nations Officials. With the endorsement of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, a resolution establishing the day was adopted by unanimous consensus of all 193 nations in 2012:

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, happiness and the well-being of all peoples, Decides to proclaim 20 March the International Day of Happiness, Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

Recognizing the "pursuit of happiness" as a "fundamental human goal" is far from trivial, especially when expressed in terms that lay a virtual foundation for what makes it possible for anyone.

"I will try to create more happiness in the world around me." - The Action for Happiness pledge, Day of Happiness website.

You're invited to "Share what you’re doing to help create a happier world. Inspire others and spread the word using the hashtag #InternationalDayOfHappiness" here

Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz

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