Today is the International Day of Happiness.
This is right up my street.
I was challenged a few weeks ago to come up with some pithy one-liner to express what my life purpose was. All my stuff about making people happy felt a bit fluffy and, at the risk of sounding self-obsessed, it’s kept me awake a few nights recently wondering what on earth I am here for.
The International Day of Happiness has helped me sum it up a bit today.
I want to make sure that people take responsibility for their own happiness.
Happiness doesn’t happen to you – you create it.
People and things don’t make your happiness – your relationship with them drives it.
Happiness isn’t a privilege or a luxury – it’s your birth right, go and take charge!
How? Find the top 3 things that make you happy today and do them!
- Be outside (done already, been for a ‘jog-alk’ more walk than jog.)
- Help someone else (doing that later to support a friend at an awards event)
- Only drink good coffee (life’s too short for Nescafe!)
Have a very happy day and if it’s your birthday too, double happy regards to you. What luck!