Posted by: joy.or.above | March 20, 2013

First UN International Day of Happiness!

UN 1st Int Day of Happiness

Celebrating the First United Nations
International Day of Happiness!

“I am encouraged by the efforts of some Governments to design policies based on comprehensive well-being indicators. I encourage others to follow suit. On this first International Day of Happiness, let us 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.” ~ Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General 

The recently adopted United Nations resolution calling for Happiness to be given a greater priority, and declaring March 20 the International Day of Happiness, is a clear indicator of a profound shift in attitudes all over the world regarding the importance of Happiness.

It is comforting to see that some Governments around the world have started to recognize the importance of increasing people’s Happiness and Wellbeing, as a measure of progress, rather than just focusing on economic growth.

I am sure that more governments will follow; as this is the next step in our evolution, as a species; however, it may take some time. After all, it took the world about 40 years to follow in the footsteps of the visionary King of Bhutan, who was the first to introduce the term, Gross National Happiness, in 1972, as an indicator of progress, rather than just the economic growth.

While it helps a lot to have a government, a boss, or a partner, who considers Happiness a priority; ALL change starts with YOU. However, it does take Courage, which is a Higher Level of Awareness that is necessary to be able to step up, to do the Right Things, and to break away from the habitual patterns of thinking and behaving.

Now that you know the secret to Change and Happiness, what are you going to do about it? You have two choices: You can either continue doing the same things, and nothing will change; or You can start today by adopting the Happiness Decision, and therefore, You will Be the Change You wish to see in the World!

To celebrate this first UN International Day of Happiness, here are a few simple steps that you can take today, that is, if you choose to embark on your journey towards Happiness:

Happiness pledge1. Take the Pledge: say:
“I will create more Happiness in the World around me!”

2. Take action: ask yourself:
“What can I do today to make somebody Happy?” And do it!

3. Learn more about the Science of Happiness: find out:
How You can create more Happiness in the World for Yourself and others! 


Happy International Day of Happiness!

Zafira Labadi, Happiness Coach
Helping You Lead a Happier Life!


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And how it can benefit You, Enroll in one of
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