Wednesday, March 20, 2013

International Day of Happiness - Free Public Skate

Today, while the Chilliwack, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs communities celebrate the first day of spring the world will be also embracing the first ever United Nations declared "International Day of Happiness".  The ambition of the United Nations is to acknowledge that "The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal". The idea is to start governments thinking about how they can encourage the well-being of their citizens rather than focusing solely on the economic prosperity of the country.

Happiness can be a simple or complex as you would like it to be.  It is after all a state of being but how does one arrive there?

Happy Moment © Stephen Mullock

Those looking for complexities like to start with a definition and then they grind each word to fit. You can probably tell I have been a part of such word-smithing exercises far too many times to expect to find much happiness there. Still, maybe, others delight in the task. I'll leave you to it. Oh sorry, there is a World Happiness Report with a world ranking system that includes Canada. Seems the work has been done - we can all be happy.

On a simpler side there is a lot that can be done from a smile or lending a helping hand to finding your bliss.  How will you celebrate Happiness day? Be happy.

Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty along with Star 98.3 and the Kindness Crew is trying to spread some happiness this Saturday, March 23, 2013 with a free skating party at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack.