Well-being is attained little by little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself. ~ Zeno
We celebrated March 20th as the International Day of Happiness.
Around the world people smiled, meditated, held flash mobs, participated in various activities that brought happiness to those around them.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the purpose of the International Day of Happiness was to “reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.”
A grand mandate. Lofty ideals.
Is the goodwill generated on the International Day of Happiness sustainable?
Did we renew our pledge to help one another? Did we even make a pledge in the first place?
In the hustle and bustle of life, with our timelines and our deadlines, let us take time to be happy and make others happy. Let us expend effort to spread happiness out, beyond ourselves.
This is what the International Day of Happiness is all about. It is not just one day.
It is all the days that come after, the changes we make in our lives to spread happiness, all year round.
Please do it today. And tomorrow. And the next day.
If enough of us keep doing it, we really can nudge the world to a happier place.
LITTLE BY LITTLE, A LITTLE BECOMES A LOT!