Saturday, February 11, 2012

A reason to celebrate

It's always good to have one, right?

Today is World Happy Day!


*On World Happy Day, February 11, 2012, premiere screenings of HAPPY, the latest film from Academy Award® nominated director Roko Belic, will be held around the globe. People worldwide will unite in venues ranging from large public theaters to community centers, private homes, churches, schools and more.

“Our goal is for people all around the world to come together, on the same day, start the conversation about happiness and begin to live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives,” says Belic.

The film HAPPY was inspired by a challenge. Executive producer Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty, Liar, Liar, Patch Adams) read a New York Times article ranking the U.S. 23rd in happiness. He asked Belic to find out why. Belic investigated questions like, 
  •     What is happiness and where does it come from?
  •     How do we balance the allure for money, power and social status with our need for strong social relationships, health and personal fulfillment?
As humans we face daily challenges, and in those we have the choice to find or make happiness or go in a different direction.  Sometimes that seems like a daunting task, but if you look around, there is always something waiting to make you smile.  

May you find happiness today and every day, in things large or small.  

And because every post needs a picture:

*I have not yet seen this movie.  I just think that being happy is a good thing, and sometimes we need a gentle reminder of that.

1 comment:

  1. I'm happy YOU ARE BACK!!!! I fully expected to see your little sleeping sailor in this pic :)