International Day of Happiness
A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.
March 20th has been established as the annual International Day of Happiness and all 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority.
In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognised happiness as a fundamental human goal and called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples.
In 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happinesstook place and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013.
So there are the facts, now lets have a think about our own personal happiness. We all have something to smile and be happy about, make sure you focus on that today.