Don’t Worry, Be Happy

I love the idea of today being International Day of Happiness. It really got me thinking about what constitutes happiness and I couldn’t come up with anything except a smile. The fact that Puppy Stan was very much in the mix while I was doing this pondering made me smile even more.

Happiness is …

The song that sings happiness for me is this one from 1988:

So, may I send smiles beaming right across the world today ~ and I hope you’ll take one and pass one on.

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. (William Cowper) 




Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

30 thoughts on “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

  1. Happy Day of Happiness!

    On another topic – the day is coming shortly when you will no longer be able to call Stan ‘puppy”. in fact that is being very conservative = the day may well have passed. 😀

    1. Happiness to you too, Paul.
      On the subject of Stan, I think he’ll always be ‘Puppy Stan’ just like a woman I knew who was ‘Baby’ all here life.
      As long as he acts like a puppy, he’ll be called one and there’s no sign of any changes in that department.
      I wonder what he thinks about it, now that you mention it. I never call him Puppy Stan in front of other dogs, just on case they tease him.

  2. There should be a National Happy Day…Your as young as you feel…my song would be..” I want to be happy and I won’t be happy until you’re happy too”…I don’t remember who sang this song…

    1. Hi Joni, sounds like a great song. I love the message it sends.
      As for National or International Happiness Day, I’d much prefer to have it as International as the world is so small nowadays and we’re all interconnected in more ways than we probably even realise.

  3. A whole day? And only one? What about the rest of the year? Why not let it go on perpetually. Then, the calendar would be to remind us that today is…today.

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