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#HappyHaiku: Getting Creative for International Day of Happiness

The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 20th March as International Day of Happiness (IDH) in order to recognize “the relevance of happiness and wellbeing as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world”. To celebrate IDH this year, we want to inspire you to create more happiness in your life and the lives of others!

Happy Acts: Help to Make the World a Happier Place

Guest post by Live Happy

Live Happy is thrilled to announce our fourth annual #HappyActs campaign! During the entire month of March, in honor of the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness, we will be sharing #HappyActs—small, simple actions you can perform to spread kindness, fun and joy in your community.

Wellbeing NOW: Spring is in the air!

In this month’s Wellbeing NOW update we share a round-up of wellbeing news and resources, a wild food Community Potluck for those in Totnes, and a heads-up about World Environment Day in June. Sign up to our newsletter list to receive this update direct to your inbox each month.

Happy Haiku Competition Winners

NOW recently marked International Day of Happiness with a series of blog posts and videos on happiness habits, a special Totnes Community Potluck, and a happy haiku competition. We received some really lovely happy haiku entries, and would like to offer huge thanks to all those who took the time to enter. It has definitely not been easy to choose the winners; in this post we’re sharing pictures of the winners and announcing details of the winners chosen, and we also share some of the many highlights from the haikus we received. Entries came in from across the world; people from Australia to Japan shared haikus on what makes them happy, and in the process helped bring a smile to many faces!

Celebrating Happiness as a Community

For the second year running, here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we celebrated International Day of Happiness at our monthly Totnes Community Potluck. Almost 200 people attended the event this year, bringing end-of-week good moods and delicious dishes to share.