March 20 is the International Day of Happiness! And since it’s Friday, and the sun is out here in Chicago, and Pharrell Williams is playing the background, I decided it was a good time to see what other people are saying about happiness. On a related note, if you need a pick me up, just head over to Google and do a search for “happiness” (and while you’re there, click the link for the Global Happiness Party). Go ahead. I’ll wait.

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Good stuff, isn’t it? It’s nice to see that the happiness movement is really a global phenomenon. Tons of research has been done about the science of happiness. In fact, “recent research has shown that only 10% of our happiness is due to our external circumstances. A full 90% is based on our inner environment. 50% of our happiness level comes from our genes and 40% comes from intentional activities like self-reflection, mindfulness, and gratitude.” (Project Happiness)

While we can’t help with your genes, we can definitely impact the other 50%. We’ve actually been talking a lot lately about how Errand Solutions can help you to live your best life. I urge you to ask yourself “What would make me happy? What would make my family, friends and co-workers happy?” Then come to us with the list—we’ll figure out a way to make it happen.

Now it’s back to the Global Happiness Party for me. Maybe I’ll see you there!