March 20th is the International Day of Happiness
As we face this new world together, let’s find positive ways to look after ourselves and each other.
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3 positive steps we can all take when facing challenging times
There are lots of things outside our control. Let’s remember to breathe and focus on what really matters so we can respond constructively.
Making wise choices helps everyone. Let’s choose positive actions that support our wellbeing and help others to do the same.
We’re all in this together, even when we’re forced apart. Let’s stay connected and reach out to help others who may be in need.
Josh Reid Jones
The history behind International Day of Happiness
The first International Day of Happiness was held on 20 March, 2013. It was inspired by Jayme Illien, a United Nations adviser. Jayme grew up in one of Mother Theresa’s Kolkata orphanages and then adopted by an American family. His passion and mission was to end global inequality.
Singer-songwriter, Pharrell Williams, has been heavily involved with International Day of Happiness as a spokesperson, and composed the worldwide hit Happy. Other celebrities who have supported this amazing day include Chelsea Clinton, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela.
Many events have taken place across the world as part of International Day of Happiness, such as dances, drop-ins and conferences.
International Day of Happiness aims to reduce global inequality, end poverty and protect the planet for future generations.