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.
The goal? Think about little things you can do to make other people happy.
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.