In celebration of the International Day of Happiness (IDOH), Live Happy encourages you to spread more happiness for 31 days during the month of March.
Every year we ask you to join us in celebrating the International Day of Happiness (IDOH) on March 20, by making the world a happier place through our 2022 #HappyActs campaign. This year is no different, but the need for more acts of kindness may be more important than ever. For more than two years now, the world has suffered great losses, felt more stress, and experienced more isolation than any time in recent history. With positive mindsets, attitudes and actions, we can turn hopelessness into hopefulness and helplessness into helpfulness.
This year’s HappyActs campaign is focused on making kindness the new normal, especially on social media. This isn’t just an act of kindness, but an act of hope that collectively we can change the future to be a more positive and happier place for all. In this current state of the world where it seems no one can agree on anything and polarization and conflict seem to be on the rise, now is time to change the tone to express kindness and love so we can start to heal. We’ll never all agree on everything all the time, but we can start to have conversations where we understand each other instead of pushing each other apart.
We are urging every one of our Live Happy Happy Activists to use your social networking platforms to be shiny beacons of happiness. During the month of March (and beyond), we encourage you to share your favorite meme or quote, post an inspirational article, or give a healthcare worker a much-needed shout out. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #HappyActs to let other Happy Activists know you are out there fighting the ‘good’ fight.
Perform More Acts of Kindness
Every year, we use the whole month of March to bring awareness to the power of acts of kindness. Doing something nice and helpful for others not only makes the receiver happier, but it also increases giver’s happiness as well. We are not talking about grand gestures either. In fact, it’s the little things the can spread more happiness because you can do more of them for more people.
On HappyActs.org, you can download and print our 31 Ideas for #HappyActs calendar for fun and easy positive acts of kindness that you can perform and share every day of the month. For example, you can send a text to a friend that you know needs a little encouragement or buy a family a delicious meal through your go-to food delivery app. Whatever you do, share it with us and the world on your social media using #LiveHappy and #HappyActs.
Happiness Walls are Back!
Since 2013, we have been creating Happiness Walls to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. Since the pandemic, this activity became more difficult because of social distancing rules. Not to be deterred, instead of not hosting our famous Happiness Walls, we decided to pivot in the name of happiness. Now you can host your very own wall almost anywhere you want. Just go to HappyActs.org to download, print, hang up and fill out your digital happiness wall. This is a great opportunity to invite co-workers, community members or local school to participate in the IDOH celebration.
This year, Live Happy is hosting our #HappyActs Art Contest benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. From now until March 6, 2022, kids 16 and under can show off their creativity by submitting their own personal artwork for a chance to have their design featured on an official #HappyActs Water Bottle. This year’s design theme is: What does happiness look like to you? The team at Live Happy will choose the Grand Prize design and announce the winner on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Just send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to follow all our social media networks to see if you are a winner.
All submitted artwork must be an original design, which does not contain any copyrighted material. The design must be submitted as a scanned drawing, PNG, JPEG, Photoshop or Illustrator file. All entry emails should have the subject line “2022 HappyActs Art Contest – [child’s name]” and include the child’s full name, address, telephone number and age. The 2022 #HappyActs Water Bottle will be sold on the Live Happy online store and a portion of the proceeds will be benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Happiness for All
At Live Happy, we are dedicated to promoting and sharing authentic happiness through education, integrity, gratitude and community awareness. Our mission is to impact the world by bringing the happiness movement to a personal level and inspiring people to engage in purpose-driven, healthy, meaningful lives. We can’t do it alone, so we need your help by making 2022 the kindest, happiest year ever!