International Day of Happiness 2017 is on Monday, March 20, 2017: International Adoption: Personal Experience?
Monday, March 20, 2017 is International Day of Happiness 2017. The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part:
The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part:
My husband and I just adopted a little boy and we are over the moon with happiness. He was just 3 days old when we adopted him. We adopted nationally and feel so lucky. We tried to get pregnant for 3 years and waited to adopt for almost 2 so we were overjoyed when we got the phone call. Review Kirsh.com. That is who we went through. You can find out about national and international adoption on their web site. Good Luck. I am happy to be Matthew's mom.
How is International Day of Peace celebrated?
One day's celebration is not sufficient to obtain fruitful results it becomes just a formality. In present time of peace less world there appears need of celebration peace decade and the U.N.O. should come forward declaring that if any country Violets the agenda they will suffer with the sanctions and will be isolated from world society.
What is Happiness ???
It is important to first understand that the term "happiness" refers to the emotion, mood, and state of happiness, however happiness researchers generally study the more enduring "state."
Lets begin with our scientific understanding of happiness. Psychologist Ed Diener, the leading authority on happiness, began his 1984 review by stating that "Throughout history philosophers considered happiness to be the highest good and ultimate motivation for human action." Social scientists began studying happiness comprehensively in the 1960's. Lets now explore what their research revealed. Norman Bradburn in 1969 described it as having more positive emotions and moods than negative emotions and moods. Angus Campbell in 1976 found that happiness included a third component; satisfaction with one's basic circumstances.
In 1978, psychologist Jonathan Freedman wrote that "people generally agree about what they mean by happiness. It is a positive, enduring state that consists of positive feelings...and includes both peace of mind and active pleasures or joy." He went on to write that "People may pursue happiness differently...But by and large it is the same happiness for everyone." In 1984 the leading authority on "international" happiness," Ruut Veenhoven, described happiness as "the degree to which an individual judges the overall quality of his life-as-a whole favorably." In 1990, English psychologist Michael Eysenck concurred with Bradburn and Campbell, and described happiness by the equation Happiness = Satisfaction + Hedonic level. Finally, in 1999, Diener and colleagues again reviewed the literature and divided the "satisfaction" component into two distinct components; "Life (global) Satisfactions" and "Domain (work, family, self, etc.) Satisfactions."
How do those scientific definitions compare with our common usage of the word happiness? Let's refer to The Oxford Universal Dictionary which gives several definitions for "happy." Definitions #1-3 describe it as fortune or luck. #4 suggests that it is a feeling derived from satisfaction with one's circumstances. Webster offers the following clarifying distinctions; "Happy generally suggests a feeling of great pleasure, contentment, etc., Glad implies more strongly an exultant feeling of joy,. Cheerful implies a steady display of bright spirits, optimism, etc., Joyful and joyous imply great elation and rejoicing." Finally, Webster defines Bliss as "great joy or happiness."
So, how do happiness researchers know how happy we are? Well, they might ask us directly with a scaled (e.g. 3, 5, 7, 10 levels) question like "Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days, would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy?" Or they might ask us to answer a battery of questions designed to collectively reveal our happiness level. Or they might ask our friends and family how happy they think we are. Interestingly these three methods generally yield very similar results, suggesting the validity of each instrument.
Happiness is no mystery. Most people are quite clear about what happiness is, and can easily describe how happy or not they are. Most people also consider happiness their most important goal in life. Happiness definitely rules!