Hunt for happiness

The Secret Society of Happy People will celebrate Hunt for Happiness Week starting on the third week of January. This will be the 14th year of the celebration, and it actually coinsides with the saddest day of the year known as Blue Monday!

Let's face it, there are too many things in the world that makes us unhappy,stressed or frustrated. We could all use some happiness to put a smile back on our faces. Hunt for happiness week does just that!

So what do we do?  We find things that make us happy. It can be as small as looking at a favorite picture or photograph. It can be full of doing small things that make others happy secretly. Think back to your childhood and maybe do that activity.  For example, the society recommends buying a coloring book to color in if that makes you happy.

A great suggestion from their web site is the happiness box. Give each of your children and even yourself a box. Tell them all week they are going to be on a hunt for happiness. They can find anything in the home that will make them smile.  Then at the end of the week, you each share your box. 

Create a happy area in your home.  You can fill it with pictures, candles, scents and anything to remind you of the bright side to life. Spend time each day in this space and just enjoy it.

Take the happy daily challenge! This means that each day find something to make you happy. First share it in your journal. Second share it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Pinterest. Happiness is great to have for yourself but even better when you share it with others. Make sure to use #huntforhappiness. 

I bet your kids, family, co workers and friends will be excited about your happiness. Soon they will want to join along with you.  Spread the word of joy.

For more ideas - check out http://sohp.com

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