International Day of Happiness - what makes you happy?

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Lasian_Alumni
Lasian_Alumni Community member Posts: 656 Empowering
edited March 2018 in Coffee lounge

Today is International Day of Happiness! The event was created to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world and has been celebrated globally since it was first held on 20th March 2013. 

Happiness and the actions that we take to achieve it looks different for everyone depending on what your situation is and what is important to you. Self-care and looking after mental health can be a mix of getting help from others and setting aside time for you to do something that helps your well-being - whether that's reading, meditating, or trying a new exercise. 


Every year this day has a different theme, and the theme this year is “Share Happiness”. This community is a warm and welcoming place where members share happiness through being supportive and offering advice, and people feel secure in talking about their experiences.

We would like to share with you the tips regarding mental health that members of the community have suggested, including a list of organisations that can offer support. We also want to know about what's important to your happiness, and about those unique things that you do to look after your well-being.

What are your favourite ways of practising self-care? Do you have any tips about mental health? Whether it's small or big, regular or infrequent - share what makes you happy in the comments below!

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  • deb74
    deb74 Community member Posts: 814 Pioneering
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    my dog makes me happy. if i have a bad day she is always there to cheer me up.
  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Community member Posts: 656 Empowering
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    Hi @deb74

    I'm glad that you have your dog there for you, she sounds lovely :)

    They really can be amazing - I find it very hard not to smile when there are animals around!
  • Geniedebs
    Geniedebs Community member Posts: 62 Contributor
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    When I am doing something for others. Whether it is listening to them or buying a gift they would really appreciate.
  • zoro
    zoro Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    It doesn't get more ridiculous than an international day of happiness!¬
  • erraid7
    erraid7 Community member Posts: 2 Connected
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    Talking to my friends.  Laughing at life.  The look I get from my Labrador and sitting in the garden listening to the birds and the sight of the stars in the dark dark night sky.r
  • cash2
    cash2 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    My children make me happy, socialising with my friends, which usually involves alcohol and that makes me happy, my family also make me happy xx
  • zoro
    zoro Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    Many people mistake pleasure for happiness.
    The two are closly related but not the same.
  • whistles
    whistles Community member Posts: 1,582 Championing
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    Nature.
    Seeing a rainbow, watching the sunset.
    Or today watching a crow trying to bath in the snow. 

    The simple things in life. 

    Zorro pleasure is a synonym of happiness. Happiness in my case lasts longer. 
  • zoro
    zoro Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    whistles said:
    Nature.
    Seeing a rainbow, watching the sunset.
    Or today watching a crow trying to bath in the snow. 

    The simple things in life. 

    Zorro pleasure is a synonym of happiness. Happiness in my case lasts longer. 
    And pleasure can be purchased day and night in many forms.
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  • whistles
    whistles Community member Posts: 1,582 Championing
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    Victoriad said:
    zoro said:
    whistles said:
    Nature.
    Seeing a rainbow, watching the sunset.
    Or today watching a crow trying to bath in the snow. 

    The simple things in life. 

    Zorro pleasure is a synonym of happiness. Happiness in my case lasts longer. 
    And pleasure can be purchased day and night in many forms.
    And dear @zoro
    Happiness can be had for free :)

    Yes but then again chocolate needs purchasing. Easily pleased on that selection.
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  • whistles
    whistles Community member Posts: 1,582 Championing
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    Green and Blacks or Lindt.
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  • whistles
    whistles Community member Posts: 1,582 Championing
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    That's a liqueur isn't it. Nope not for me. 

  • whistles
    whistles Community member Posts: 1,582 Championing
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    What makes me happy.
    Knowing there is no taxation - yet- on breathing. So I will continue to do so for free.  :p
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  • zoro
    zoro Community member Posts: 64 Contributor
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    whistles said:
    What makes me happy.
    Knowing there is no taxation - yet- on breathing. So I will continue to do so for free.  :p
    Even that's questionable these days.
    Carbon taxes?
    Taxes on dirty cars?