August 8: Happiness Happens Day

Most people tend to remember the bad things that happen, rather than the millions of ordinary good things that happen day after day. (It’s called a negativity bias.) Happiness Happens Day, thanks to the folks at the Secret Society of Happy People, is a holiday decorated to the fact that good things happen as well as bad. 

To celebrate Happiness Happens Day, take time to notice all the good things that happen to you, even the totally mundane happiness (the electricity that didn’t go out, the waitress that got your order right). Then, take it one step farther and start telling people about all these things that have made you happy today, rather than commiserating about your problems together. Try it!

“But may the righteous be glad
and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful.”

Psalm 68:3

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2 responses to “August 8: Happiness Happens Day

  1. Thanks for sharing about Happiness Happens Day & Month.
    Pamela Gail Johnson
    Founder
    Secret Society of Happy People

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