Sparkly Brown Goddess
Servant of All Coordinator
- Sep 24, 2004
- She - Her
Once upon a time, a real group called the Secret Society of Happy People decided to dedicate a day to the pursuit of happiness. Members of the society wanted to let happy feelings linger inside them every day. In 2000, the Secret Society of Happy People expanded the celebration to Happiness Happens Month in August.
Happiness is a choice. Remembering happiness does not mean you are problem free. That kind of life doesn’t exist. As the Stoics of Ancient Greece observed, happiness is all about the quality of your thoughts. Happiness is not a destination, but rather a life-long pursuit. Joy can be anywhere at any time. Don’t limit yourself to searching for pleasure. Enjoy everything and anything that makes you happy. (source)
Remembering and hanging on to the things that make you happy is not ignoring the bad things. It means remembering that there are good things. One of the hardest things to do is remember that there are good things in the world. I would like to explore the different ways you can change your way of thinking to bring a bit more happiness to your life.
I will be posting a weekly tip throughout August as well as issuing challenges to help change the way you think.
And to start off the month, we have the International Birthday for Shelter Dogs!!!!!!!!!!!
August 1 is known as Dogust 1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs. Thousands of sweet dogs land at animal shelters until they can find forever homes. If you’ve ever visited a shelter, you know the heart-wrenching looks on their faces. But there’s always hope. Back in 2008, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, North Shore Animal League America chose August 1 (or “DOGust 1st) as the universal birthday for all shelter dogs, or as it refers to them, “mutt-i-grees.” This date inspires all of us to consider their plight. Join us this summer by sharing your love for these precious creatures. Shelters across America join North Shore Animal League on this day by making an extra effort to facilitate adoptions. (source)
Please help us celebrate the birthdays for your local shelter dogs!
And I would also like to challenge you to list 31 things that you are happy about. One for each day of the month.
I passed my tax exam!