Your Happiness News for the Week

Happy Saturday, friends! I thought it would be fun to do a round-up of all the best articles about happiness that were published in the last week. Enjoy!

1) 12 Ways To Be Happier At Work In Less Than 10 Minutes

In this article, Sharon Salzberg breaks down the key to workplace happiness. One of my favorite suggestions is to find ways to “break down the momentum” of the day. Read more here.

2) 43 Of The Happiest Little Kids In The Whole Wide World

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The cutest and happiest kids you’ll ever see. You are guaranteed to smile while browsing through these photos. See them here.

3) 9 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Feel Happier Today


9 Simple Ways to Feel Happier Today

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of California Riverside, suggests simple things to do to increase your happiness. A few recommendations including smiling, expressing gratitude, and walking outside. Read more here.

4) Spend Your Money on THIS to Be Happier

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A new study found that while Americans tend to believe that material goods provide better value, buying “life experiences” actually makes Americans happier than buying material possessions. Read more here.

5) Discover a kingdom where happiness rules

Bhutan- Happiest Place on EarthSource

A look inside Bhutan, where “Gross National Happiness is more important than “Gross National Product”. I especially enjoyed this excerpt from the article: “The concept is evident in the day-to-day life of the people, from the regular meditation and reflective gardening that’s built into the school curriculum, to the charming road signs that line the main roads. These run the gamut from encouraging (“Life is a journey! Complete it!”) to paternal (“This is a highway, not a runway!”). Even the graffiti is upbeat: In Thimpu, I read a white scrawl that read, ‘Life is not a race.’” Read more here.

Have some happy news to share? Leave a comment below!

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Inspiring Happy Notes

There are just 2 days left in the Happy Note a Day Challenge. Thank you to everyone who participated!! You all rocked it! Here are some notable happy notes from Happsters in the challenge. Maybe it will inspire you to write a happy note or two…

1. Idol Happy Note

Idol Happy Note

Via Renae: To Princess Penny :)

2. Escalator Happiness

Escalator Happiness

Via Jolanda: this for the guys that fixed the escalator at my job

3. Iced Coffee=Happiness

Iced Coffee=Happiness

Via Eat Nap Play: A happy note and an iced coffee for my hubby! #imahappster #spreadthehappiness
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9 Happy Facts That Will Make You Smile

9 Happy Facts That Will Make You Smile

1. A group of unicorns is called a blessing. (Source)

2. The average person laughs 13 times a day. (Source)

3. Blind people smile even though they’ve never seen anyone smile before. Smiling is a natural human reaction. (Source)

4. If you walk and talk with someone, eventually you will synchronize your steps with each other. (Source)

5. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t. (Source)

6. In Korea, there is a cat cafe where you can get coffee and hang out with cats and kittens. (Source)

7. Otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other. (Source)

8. The kingdom of Bhutan use ‘gross national happiness’ as a key national indicator. (Source)

9. 2013 is the first year since 1987 that has four different digits.

Which one is your favorite fact? Have you heard any fun facts lately? Comment and let me know!

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13 Ways to Bring a Smile to Someone’s Face

As Happsters, we’re always looking for new ways to spread happiness and bring a smile to someone’s face. Here are 13 ways to do just that:

1. Cook someone a nice meal.

2. Run a local fundraiser for someone struggling in your neighborhood.

3. Pick up the tab at dinner with a friend.

4. Give someone a note of appreciation! (If you don’t have one, get some free happy notes here)

5. Tell someone close to you how much they mean to you.

6. Add money to an expired meter.

7. Lend an ear to a friend who needs someone to talk to.

8. Remember someone’s name the first time you hear it.

9. Give a friend a hug.

10. Surprise someone!

11. Say I love you.

12. Leave flowers on someone’s front porch.

13. SMILE…It’s contagious!

How do you spread happiness? Let me know in the comments!

Happster Happenings


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Hi Happsters! Hope you’re having a fabulous day. I love this quote by Arthur Rubinstein and wanted to share it with you: “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” - Arthur Rubinstein. What’s your favorite happiness quote?

I also wanted to say how proud I am of all our Happsters who are spreading happiness in their neighborhoods! Below are some awesome photos that might spark ideas for how you can spread happiness in your area.

Spreading Happiness

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Spreading Happiness

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How have you spread happiness this week?

 

Not an official Happster yet? Sign up and get free happy notes like the ones you see in this post here: http://tinyurl.com/imahappster

Happy Notes Have Arrived!

Happiness - Ralph Waldo EmersonGood news Happsters! The Happy Notes arrived on Friday and they look great! Hoping to start mailing them out tomorrow. Can’t wait for you all to get them.

Happy Notes

If you haven’t become a Happster yet and want some free happy notes, you can sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/imahappster

Happsters: A World Movement of Kindness

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I was fortunate enough to write a guest blog post about my top 5 happiness tips for Anjana Awakened. Hope you enjoy!

Originally posted on The Anjana Network:

“Creating this movement is important to me because I’ve realized that happiness is truly contagious.  I find it amazing that you can improve someone’s day just by a small action like a genuine compliment or smile.  There is so much negativity in the world that we need to come together and make the extra effort to practice appreciation and love.”

Kelli Davis is a San Diego native that lives by kindness, support, and encouragement.  She is the founder of the Happster movement that dubs Happsters as a happier version of  hipsters.  On her blog, Kelli shares pictures that contain words of encouragement on dinner checks, bills with gratitude messages, and public displays of happiness like the one seen here:

Parking Happsters

Kelli Davis shares a picture of a happster gesture on her blog http://www.hapsters.com

Kelli and her movement of kindness have taken the world by storm with a following of over…

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Weekend Happiness & Mailman Appreciation Day

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Happsters from around the world spread happiness this weekend. Thank you all for taking time to make other people smile. Smile notes were put everywhere from car windshields to bulletin boards to guitar cases. Great work everyone!

Let’s continue to spread the happiness today to our mailmen! Today is Mailman Appreciation Day so let try to thank our mailman or write a note of appreciation some time in the next few days. Let us know that you did it on Twitter or Instagram with #imahappster or email us at happsters@gmail.com

Not an official Happster yet? Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/imahappster

Show Appreciation

Show Appreciation

Take a moment to appreciate somebody else. Here’s a great example of one Happster appreciating another. P.S. Don’t forget to make a “Do me a favor…and smile” note this weekend and leave it somewhere around your neighborhood! http://happsters.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/do-me-a-favor-and-smile/