According to the Secret Society of Happy People, August is Happiness Happens month.
Ten years ago the Society declared August 8th as Admit You’re Happy Day (now Happiness Happens Day) and in the year 2000 they expanded it to cover the whole month of August. The Society has two purposes of the month:
- Recognize and express happiness
- Don’t rain on other people’s parades
Unfortunately, for many people the idea of being happy is a Someday they feel they’ll never reach.
Here’s the thing though – that’s not true.
More and more research is showing that to be happy, all you have to do is choose to be happy.
The most recent book looking at this research is 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman. I’ve only read the Intro so far but the man and his research back up what I’ve been saying here on Someday Syndrome since I started the blog – by consciously choosing to act and repeat small steps regular you can achieve happiness.
As the book’s website states:
From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, and resilience to relationships, 59 Seconds presents the new science of rapid change.
And if you want to win a copy of this book, all you need to do is leave a comment on any post between now and August 27th. The more comments, the more chances to win (but of course only one comment per post counts).
Yes, it’s that simple!
I don’t care if you’re happy or not – all you need to do is raise your hand and say:
“I’m here! And I want that book!”
Because happiness starts with a choice to act in a small way.