Happy International Happiness Day!

Happy International Happiness Day Everyone!

Today is the first International Day of Happiness, launched by the UN. The UN acknowledges that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal and society as a whole needs to work harder to promote the things that really matter in the 21st century.

“On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.” ~ Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

The video below is so touching with such beautiful music and makes me happy. The illustrations and captions are from the book “Be happy – A little book to help you live a happy life.” by Monica Sheehan.

What will you do to “Be Happy” today?


Taking your own advice is the hardest pill to swallow…

Stepping away from my Secret journey for a moment, I went to a friends for dinner the other night. It was a well overdue catch up. We spoke about the past, our friends, family and relationships. By the end of the night, we had shed tears of both laughter and sadness, and it dawned on me that I was reciting “Dear Abby” replies to her problems.

Giving advice to others comes as second nature to me, but I can’t seem to take my own advice or make my own decisions. Instead, I would convince myself that my situation is far more complicated than others and the advice I would give would become null and void. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll happily take advice from someone else, I’m not that stubborn. I just struggle to digest my own words of wisdom… Continue reading