Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Action For Happiness


Affirm The Pledge

Good news. All around the world, people are recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy at all costs. All 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given a greater priority and March 20 has been declared the International Day of Happiness!
ACT on the Day of Happiness
To celebrate the day, we've launched an exciting Day of Happinesscampaign with Cheers and other fantastic partner organisations. Together we're encouraging people all around the world to ACT:

  • A: Affirm the pledge - make a personal pledge to try to create more happiness in the world
  • C: Cheer 'Happy Heroes' - celebrate the people who bring happiness to you and others
  • T: Take part - do something to mark the day and spread happiness
Creating a happier society requires action at all levels - not just from political leaders and institutions but also from us as individual citizens. When we do things to bring happiness to others, everyone benefits.
How you can get involved
Everyone can play a part in making the Day of Happiness a success and raising the profile of this vitally important topic. Here are a few ideas:
  • Get the word out - tell your friends about the day, add a link to dayofhappiness.net from your site, share on social media
  • Get it trending - use our Twitter hashtags #happyday (to share what you're up to) and #happyheroes (to nominate your own heroes who bring happiness to others)
  • Get active - organise a local event or join an existing one, whether it's a film screening, flash mob, get together or anything else!
And in other news...

Thanks so much for all your support - and we'd love to hear how you're planning to support the Day of Happiness so please let us know!
Mark Williamson
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world" ~ Anne Frank

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