Today is International Day of Happiness 2018 and this year’s theme is Share Happiness – focusing on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other. In 2012, the United Nations adopted the holiday as a way to “promote happiness as a goal for all human beings.”
Happiness is simply defined as the state of being happy. It can also mean pleasure, joy, satisfaction, bliss, contentment etc. Being happy is something you choose to do. #choosehappiness.
Things may look messed up right now for you, but you can choose to be happy. Your life may be in a state of chaos right now, but you can choose to be happy. A happy man/woman will definitely share that happiness with someone else. Your happiness maybe the spark that will create someone else’s happiness.
So here are 3 reasons why you must choose to stay happy.
1) Happiness is contagious.
Let the happiness bug flow from you to others. Let others find a ray of hope by simply hanging around you. Share some happiness. Happy people can force a smile to show up on a sad face. Happiness will quickly lift a broken spirit. It is not just about being happy, it is about how that happiness will radiate life to others.
2) Happiness is thankfulness.
Being happy opens up your heart to gratitude. When you are happy in the midst of a storm or challenge, you are only being thankful for what you have and where you are. Happiness turns your focus on gratitude and you are more thankful for each moment, for the little things and for life itself.
3) Happiness is in you.
Everyone can be happy. It is your choice and my choice. Never let negativity dictate your responses. Never let people’s opinions become your reality. Never let life’s storms defeat your faith. Never let difficulty take away your happiness because happiness is definitely in you. #choose happiness #sharehappiness