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National Happiness Happens Day: Happiness: A Gift for Everyone

" For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. “ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"National Happiness Happens Day", a day to encourage happiness and joy!

In 1999, the Secret Society of Happy People created "Admit You’re Happy Day." It eventually evolved into "Happiness Happens Day," a day created to celebrate the expression of happiness. August 8th was chosen as it is the anniversary of the first membership in 1998.

“Happiness Happens Day" encourages people to take stock of their lives and try to do and think about things that make them happy and to share this joy with others.

How to Celebrate National Happiness Happens Day

Make someone else happy by doing something nice for them:

  • Give up your seat on the bus to someone else

  • Volunteer your time and money to a charity of your choice.

  • Participate in a “Happy Thon", a social media campaign run by the Secret Society of Happy People that encourages people to send happy, joyful and uplifting messages to people around the world.

Another way to celebrate "National Happiness Happens Day" is by reading happy and positive news. There are happy, inspiring, joyful, positive things that are going on all around the world every day. “ Think about what makes people happy (cat videos often do the trick!) and you can spread this joy across the Internet. Little things like this can put a smile on another person’s face, and if you do this, you have achieved your mission for "National Happiness Happens Day.”

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. " Denis Waitley

Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013

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