Happiness Happens Month
Happiness is an emotional state that’s characterized by feelings of contentment, satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment. And when most people think of happiness they think of these emotions being caused by the fulfillment of long-term goals. That doesn’t have to be the case, however.
People who achieve short-term goals, or who are simply happy being in the moment, can achieve this emotional state as well. Although some people believe that happiness is an elusive experience, everyone has an opportunity to enjoy it.
The History Of Happiness Happens Month
This month has been traced back to the late 1990s. This is when Admit You’re Happy Day was created by the Secret Society of Happy People. Who are these people? We don’t know, and that’s probably due to the fact that they’re a secret society.
What we do know, however, is that this day eventually expanded to include more days in August until it became Happiness Happens Month.
Fun Facts About Happiness
Ready for some fun happiness facts? If so, then we’ve gathered together quite a collection of them that we feel everyone will appreciate. Let’s take a look at these “happiness facts” below.
- Studies have shown that as people get older they tend to become happier.
- Pets can have a profoundly positive effect on people’s happiness.
- No matter how happy a person is in general, everyone has bad days.
Observing Happiness Happens Month
We know that it can be difficult to generate spontaneous moments of happiness, especially when people have so many things going on in their lives. That’s why we urge everyone not to chase happiness but be ready for it when it arrives.
What we mean is that people should do the things that bring them moments of joy and contentment. People should also cultivate the relationships with their loved ones that they want to have. If people spend more time with their loved ones and with the activities they love to do, then happiness is much more likely to show up.
And that’s sort of the point of this month. A lot of people chase things that they think will bring them happiness when they really should be looking around for the things that are already in their lives and are capable of bringing happiness.
People living in their moment of happiness can also let other people know about it by using the hashtag #HappinessHappensMonth. If happiness is contagious, then that’s a good way to spread it to more people.