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.
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!