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Because wherever you are, you can have more happiness and for more of the time than you ever imagined. 'Do more of what you like, and less of what you don't!' (c) Richard Walker, 2009. And because happiness is often misunderstood. "Do you live to work, or do you work to live?" I reckon happy people do both at the same time. Make the decision now to tenaciously seek out what feels good – and find ways of doing more of it - rather than settle for “not bad.” There's a big difference. And when it comes to making changes, that's what I specialise in at abetterlife-uk.com and http://hertscollegeofhypnosisandnlp.co.uk

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

What in the World is Happiness Day?

Speaking at a special meeting of the UN General Assembly on "Happiness and Well-Being: Defining a New Economic Paradigm" (July 2012), Sec Gen Ban Ki-moon stated that the world “needs a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are indivisible. Together they define gross global happiness.” 
The meeting took place in in Bhutan, which placed Gross National Happiness above Gross National Product since the early 1970s. 
The result was UN resolution 66/281 which proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness, to mark the relevance of happiness and well-being as goals and aspirations for all people and calling for these to be incorporated into public policy objectives. 
The United Nations invites Member States,  international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities. 
What can you do to help make life a little more human, at work, with customers, with the public and, yes, even those cold-caller salespeople? Happiness doesn't just "happen" to you; it starts with a decision by you, to make it important in your life and for the people around you. Your children are watching you.  

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