NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY | AUGUST 8
Smile on August 8th to share in National Happiness Happens Day. On this day each year just let it happen. You know. Happiness. Because happiness happens.
The day encourages happiness all day. Recognize every moment of glee, joy, delight, and pleasure. Don’t let it pass. Most importantly, a flicker of a giggle should be given its due, and should it blossom into full-blown happiness, don’t be surprised. It happens!
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Another element of the day prohibits the squashing of other people’s happiness. From time to time, we might find other’s happiness might seem irritating. Those moments happen when we have particularly rotten days. However, our bad days don’t give us the right to squash another person’s joy. Instead, allow their delight in the day to infect us. Perhaps, their ability to smile will blow the storm clouds away from your day.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY
Share your happiness and seek ways to infuse happiness in your life. Make it happen! Use #HappinessHappensDay to post on social media and let others know to do the same.
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NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY HISTORY
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.
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.