Don't worry, be happy by Meryl Ann Butler
The United Nations has proclaimed March 20, 2013, the First International Day of Happiness.
It's a big idea from a tiny, landlocked country in the Himalayas. The term "Gross National Happiness" was coined in 1972 by Bhutan's fourth Dragon King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, according to the wiki.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notes, 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.
The U.S. Constitution acknowledges the right to the pursuit of happiness.
One of the most ambitious events is the launch of Happathon, a 12-month effort to crowdsource a new definition of wellbeing and what makes people happy. The project will then create the digital tools to use this information to drive global contentment and build a new economy based on a more holistic sense of value.
Action for Happiness notes that it is a movement for positive social change. We're bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone and offers 10 Keys to Happier Living.
Flowchart for Happiness by Meryl Ann Butler
Studies show that happier people are healthier, live longer, and are better at solving problems. click here
Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey by Chopra Center
Deepak Chropra and Oprah Winfrey are currently offering a free, online, 21-day meditation event, that offers an oasis of peace and wellbeing. The event started on Monday, March 11, but participants may sign up for free at any time during the 21 days. The 16-minute meditations are available for free for 10 days after they are posted.