The International Day of Happiness

April 25, 2023

A holiday called the International Day of Happiness may sound a bit infantile to the uninitiated. Perhaps you’re imagining children singing “If you’re happy and you know it …” or people gleefully dancing under a smiling sun and rainbows. While you’re not entirely wrong — who doesn’t like a good sing-song session? — the truth is there’s much more to this delightful day than just smiles and good vibes.

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated on March 20, thanks to the work done by the United Nations and its partner nonprofit group Action for Happiness, which is composed of people from 160 countries. The ultimate goal of the movement is to spread awareness that progress is not only about increasing bottom lines and encouraging economic growth, but also about well-being and human happiness.

In celebration of the International Day of Happiness, Michele Emenheiser hung a sheet of paper on the wall by the time clock, and employees wrote messages, drew pictures, and expressed what makes them happy. Thank you all for sharing some of the things that make you happy!