“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions” -Thomas Edison
Happiness. One could define it as an emotion, and another could define it as a lifestyle or a certain thing that brings joy to oneself. Whether it be your favorite song playing on the radio or a day at Disneyland, we have all felt happiness in our lives in one way or another. Happiness is not only a genuinely amazing feeling, but it has its own day during the year. The United Nations granted March 20th International Happiness Day. The UN defines happiness as economic growth and equity, but others could perceive it as a day to feel great about something. Being happy comes from within, and if a person allows him or herself to be happy, the world around them becomes a bit brighter. According to statistics, waking up with a smile on your face will boost your mood by 30%. According to a recent Harris Poll, happy people tend to be more active, feel more energized, and have a bigger social circle.
In the film Ways to Live Forever, two boys are diagnosed with cancer and yet they still seem to have a smile on their face and find something in life to be happy about. The main character, played by Robbie Kay, sets out on an adventure to figure out how not to die - in other words, how he will leave his mark on the world. His character makes his life count and make sure happiness was at the forefront.
Make your mark on the world by spreading happiness wherever you go. Fulfilling your dreams are soon to follow.