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Happy National Happiness Day! | Can you make the world a Happier place?

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National Happiness Happens Day is observed each year on August 8 and on that day, Happiness is encouraged all day. Recognize every moment of glee, joy, delight, and pleasure.  Don’t let it pass. A flicker of a giggle should be given its due and should it blossom into full blown happiness, don’t be surprised.  It happens!

National Happiness Day

HISTORY

Founded in 1999 by the Secret Society of Happy People as “Admit You’re Happy Day”, Happiness Happens Day was created to recognize and express happiness.  August 8 was chosen as it is the anniversary of the first membership in 1998.

The Secret Society of Happy People is an organization that was founded in August of 1998 and formed to celebrate the expression of happiness. The society encourages members to recognize their happy moments and think about happiness in their daily life.  They have two motto’s which include “Happiness Happens” and “Don’t Even Think of Raining on My Parade.”  Their purpose is to stimulate people’s right to express their happiness.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Be happy and feel free to share it. Use #HappinessHappensDay to post on social media and let others know to do the same

Learn the happiness habit – The same way someone can choose to be a miserable sort of person throughout their entire life, you can choose to create the habit of being happy, as well. There are techniques and tools you can import into your life. For example, you can choose to use gratitude as a way to offset the human desire of lack consciousness. It’s so easy to focus on what we don’t have under the guise of setting goals, but we mustn’t forget to remember to be grateful for all that is already present, which bring us to our next tool of happiness.

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

Take some time to identify your own brand of “happy.” Are you happiest when with friends and family? When you are alone and curled up with a good book? Or does giving back to others bring joy and smiles into your world. I’ve spent a lot of time this summer helping to design secret gardens and Therapy Gardens for kids in need in my community. And it brings me tremendous happiness to be able to do so.