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How to Be & Spread Happiness Every Day of the Year

Happy World Happiness Day! This is a day to celebrate happiness and be committed to spread happiness every day of the year.

Did you even know there was such a day as World Happiness Day? There is a reason for it – and a good one. There are a lot of people that are NOT happy and a lot of people searching every day for that “secret key” to happiness. Just ask Google! “How to be Happy” was searched (when we checked!) 7,940,000,000 times! So we hate to burst your bubble – but the truth about happiness? There is no “secret key.” You have heard this before – “happiness is an inside job”. More than you may realize. But if it is an inside job, how do we achieve that? Lets look at the myths out there that have guided people in a different direction and not towards the inner work of happiness.

Happiness Myth #1 – Having “Things” Equals Happiness

I need a new dress, I need a new Sports car, I need another pair of shoes. We think having things will make us happy, but this is not the case. Research has proved it. Having more things actually increases stress because of the maintenance or space needed for  more stuff! More stuff takes more time to take care of leaving less time for you, your relationships, and family!

Happiness Myth #2 – Happiness is a Destination

If you can’t be happy right now, in the present moment you still won’t be happy when you get to the place where you thing happiness will appear. This destination could be THE  job, THE holiday, THE raise, THE car, THE partner.  Learning how to be happy right here and right now is a daily practice we all need to work on every day. It does not magically appear once you hit a benchmark or realize a goal. It is a process that needs your attention every day, no matter where you are financially, at your work, or in your personal life. Happiness is truly a journey we live every day.

Happiness Myth #3 – It’s YOUR Fault I’m Not Happy

You could be pointing at your spouse, your best friend or the world but no one can control your feelings or reactions to the situation other than but you. We fuel our own happiness and we can affect the happiness, not the unhappiness, of others. Being kind will add to someone’s happiness, make them smile, and in many cases make their day. Be kind yourself first so you can be kind to others. It works, and does make the world a happier place.

Be Happy Every Day With This Simple Action

So now you know a few myths let’s get to how to be happy every day. It’s actually very simple – in fact so simple a 3 – year old can do it.  Ready for it! lets dig into the simple journey of happiness.

Give. Conduct small acts of giving and see how your happiness level changes, for the better. Yes, it’s that simple. Completing one mall acts of giving every day shifts our minds to happiness and here’s why. When you give you turn on the happy button in your brain and your body. We like to call it your Daily DOSE of Happy. You literally turn on neurotransmitters in your heart and brain that create a feeling of  happiness in your body and even better, reduces your stress.


So, what’s the best way to celebrate World Happiness Day. Start making giving a daily habit. Here are 10 easy ways to get your daily dose of happiness every day. It’s a daily habit just like brushing your teeth. It’s good for your health, it’s good for your brain and most of all it’s good for the world. You create happiness for yourself and everything you touch.

10 Easy Ways to Give for World Happiness Day

  1. Smile at everyone you pass
  2. Do an extra chore around the house for someone else in the family
  3. Create a positive happy post on social media
  4. Leave a positive recommendation for a company or business
  5. Share online food coupons with people who could use them
  6. Send a text of gratitude to an old friend (in the mail!)
  7. Brush your teeth with the tap water turned off
  8. Use reusable straws
  9. Recycle all plastics
  10. Choose 1 day to go meat free

Happiness takes practice. Like anything you want, practice is how you achieve your goal. Practice giving and you will find your happiness every day.

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What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)