Today is a holiday that I’m pretty sure Hallmark didn’t invent. There are no cards or e-cards to send. The banks are open. The mail is scheduled to arrive.
But it sounds like a fun one to celebrate, nonetheless.
Today is ‘National I Want YOU to Be Happy Day,’ the most unselfish holiday of the year.
Smile at passersby on the street. Pay a compliment. Do a small favor. Buy a surprise lunch for a friend or co-worker.
Yes, those would all make me happy.
But I have to admit…when I hear the phrase “I want you to be happy,” it sounds more like a blanket acceptance of the choices a person has made – a promise to no longer judge a person’s lifestyle just because it is different from my own.
Ya know — that would probably make people even more happy.
Perhaps we should all give that a whirl today, too.