“Happiness” – something we would perhaps like to experience more of and something most of us are trying to achieve. What do we mean by happiness? Where did World Happiness Day originate? What can we do to attain a state of positive emotion? Let’s look at these areas and see if we can make ourselves happy in the process.
There are so many opportunities in our everyday lives to show kindness, yet the festive season is a beautiful time to refresh your kindness repertoire and practice your random acts of kindness. Here, some of the Langley Group share festive acts of kindness they have given or received.
This joyous day was founded on June 28 2012 by United Nations adviser Jayme Illien who came up with the idea of a U.N Resolution that recognised the pursuit of happiness as a human right and a “fundamental human goal”, and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”.
Have you ever said, or heard someone say ‘I’m just wired that way’?
Share our ‘thrival guide’ for the festive season!
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” - Aesop
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