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Old 03-21-2013, 06:44 AM   #1
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The UN has started a Day of Happiness initiative http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...iness/2004087/

Great idea. We all need it.

What do you feel happy about ?
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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There's so much to be happy about.
At a fundamental level, it's wonderful to be breathing.
Being retired, I'm happy, every day because I don't have to participate in the rat race.
I'm happy when I can prepare my eggs without getting egg shells in them.
I could list things all day, and I have the time to do it.

Happiness is a condition to be fostered and promoted.
An amazing quality of happiness, I've found, is that if I can make someone else happy, it makes me feel happy too.
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I'm happy I don't have to depend on a UN declaration of an official "Happy Day" to be happy.
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I'm reading yet another happiness book (hip.cmlibrary.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?uri=link=3100006~!790163~!3100001~!310005 3). According to the book (and another auther he quotes) if one exercises their "signature strengths", you generate happiness. I recently posted what I thought was a cool link where you could find out what your signature strengths were.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #6
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I am almost at a point where every day will be happy day, 21 work days left
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+2. Did they let Syrians know?
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #8
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More! More! I want MORE official Happy Days! I thought I was doing OK with my happiness, but now that I know that happy can be an official thing and there is only one day of it that is so unfair! Hah! At least the countries not in the United Nations do not get an official happy day, so that returns me to happiness! Is there going to be a phone app to get happiness?
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How about a UN sponsored worldwide group hug and the singing of Kumbayah throughout the nations!
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Dang! It was yesterday. So sorry we missed it.
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The UN has started a Day of Happiness initiative U.N.'s Day of Happiness strikes chord

Great idea. We all need it.

What do you feel happy about ?
I think it is a boat-load of fertilizer (worse, fertilizer has value). We don't 'need' this, I think it is a stupid idea. We need real reasons to be happy, not some fake, made-up, 'be happy because I said today is happy-day' happiness.

Reminds me of when my MegaCorp was going down the drain, and they started having these 'rah-rah' meetings. Really P-O'd me. Give me a reason to be happy, like we have new leadership with a real vision and an implementation plan to introduce new, innovative products at a price that will drive company profits, save our jobs, get everyone a raise/bonus, etc.


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Adding on to the pluses.

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Dang! It was yesterday. So sorry we missed it.
So now we have to wait 364 days to be happy? That makes me so sad. Gee, I was happier before all this fake happiness. See what it gets you.


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That's an extremely long list, and would probably bore the heck out of most here (typical stuff, reasonably good health, financially in pretty good shape, happily married for 32 years, three kids that are or on their way to being contributing members of society, I enjoy life in a million different ways etc, etc, etc) . And a declaration of a 'happiness day' by the UN has added nothing to that list.

Are you happy you asked?

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I'm happy I don't have to depend on a UN declaration of an official "Happy Day" to be happy.
+1000 Honestly I am happy every day, now that I am retired. And why not? The past 3+ years have been the best in my life so I would be nuts not to be happy.
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Today is my special day of happiness, the Oregon Health Sciences University research center announced that has developed a VERY promising malaria drug that is effective with one treatment (important in the developing world).

Let's hope that it won't have unacceptable side effects.
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I am happy, most days, in spite of the UN resolution not because of it.

Will be really happy when the UN building is razed, and reconstructed in Antarctica. And their edicts are shipped via slow boat thrugh China.
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Well whatever people say I am happy and very grateful to be part of this world, of this magnificent universe.

Happy to be able to change people's lives, help my patients, care for the needy, the uninsured, and the underserved.

Happy to be here and to be able to share these feelings. And, last but not least, it's Friday. :-)
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Not sure why you attach a picture of bacon... Is it against the board's rule to talk about this UN initiative ? I may have missed something.
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Yes, even when I knew some would ridicule and/or criticize my post. Other participants may have found the concept of a worldwide happy day interesting - and desperately needed in this sad world. There is still hope.

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Yes, even when I knew some would ridicule and/or criticize my post. Other participants may have found the concept of a worldwide happy day interesting - and desperately needed in this sad world. There is still hope.
That's because some people have a need to be un-happy and try to make others feel that way.

Perhaps that balance is necessary. Imagine how terrible things would be if everyone were happy all the time.
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