Happiness can be as simple as a happy moment, but what that moment entails can be different for everyone.
The truth is what makes us happy changes as we change. If you just brought home a new baby, sleeping for more than two hours is happiness. If you just retired, finding a new hobby can be happiness. If you just moved, making your first local friend can be happiness.
Happiness changes as our circumstances change, but sometimes we forget to look for the new happiness. Instead, we keep looking for happiness where we once found it, and feel disenchanted when these moments no longer bring the happiness they once did. We forget to try new things. We forget to explore.
Sometimes happiness just gets lost in the midst of the stress of our day-to-day life and routines. Happiness isn’t a continuous emotion, and it wasn’t meant to be. It’s one of many emotions we experience in the course of a day – and on a good day, we experience more happy moments than not.
As the saying goes, “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” Sometimes, to find happiness we must take steps towards it instead of simply expecting it to show up and land in our laps.
Hunt For Happiness Week
The purpose of Hunt for Happiness Week is to remind us to look for happiness in new places. To watch others who are happy and be happy with them. To try new things to see if they make us happy.
When we do this we’re building our happiness muscle – and that muscle can’t be too strong, since we use it every day.
Here are a few activities to help you celebrate Hunt for Happiness Week:
Get a choice of 3 Daily Hunts for Happiness
Pass out Happy I-Spy Coupons via print, text, or social media
Find age appropriate activities for kids
Visit our website to find other Hunt for Happiness Week Activities
Your hunt for happiness is your own journey, but, when we do it together, it’s a lot of fun.