Today at Toast PR we are celebrating the International Day of Happiness (March 20th).
How did this day start? “In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognised happiness as 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.”* Then in 2012, the UN General Assembly announced that the International Day of Happiness would be celebrated every year on the 20th March. The first ever celebration came in 2013.
To celebrate this special day we asked our Toasties what makes them happy.
“Great coffee, sunshine and a great (music) soundtrack.” – Julia Mitchell
“Family, friends, my sassy little niece and a great day at the beach with a Bubble O’ Bill or Paddle Pop ice-cream.” – Lauren
“Didsbury park walks in the sunshine with my little sidekick, listening to music or Desert Island Discs podcasts.” – Paula
“My rescue dog, Ziggy. Makes me laugh every day. Cute, loving and naughty and a real character. She was found wandering the streets just over two years ago in Essex (an Essex girl) and rescued and brought up to Nottingham where we found her. She has some issues and it’s been a whirlwind two years but I wouldn’t be without her for the world. She’s my little shadow.”– Jayne
“Watching my two children playing together and building their own special relationship.” – Nicola
“These two cuties make me happy – Freddie and Frankie – especially when they’re all snuggly like this.” – Liz
“I’m happiest when I’m outside surrounded by beauty – either hiking up a hill, taking in the sights, or basking on a beach! I enjoy sharing an interesting bottle of wine, having fun with my family and loved ones, and reading a big chunk of a good book.” – Francesca
‘Being in the outdoors makes me happy – going for long walks and hikes gives me time to turn off my computer for a little bit and focus on myself. I find it really important, especially for mindfulness and wellbeing – I recently submitted Helvellyn in Lake District, it was challenging but such an amazing rush!” – Sarah Elizabeth
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things
Henry Ward Beecher