International Day of Happiness

This week many of you may have heard that it is Happiness Week and today is the official International Day of Happiness.

Don’t feel the pressure to make today happy but just sit back, make a cup of tea and ponder about the small things in life that make you happy or smile. Take a few minutes out of your busy day today and appreciate these little things that you may ignore on a day to day basis.

At Bell & Blue a few of us created a happiness jar at the start of the year. It is a simple idea where you add anything that has made you smile that day/week.  Here are our additions today.

Today I felt my happiest when;

Pip “I saw this image, spending time with my gorgeous puppy and eating a very tasty lemon Venetian Swirl”.

Jen “I saw this gorgeous picture of the kittens in a box!” (See image below)

Rachel “I was at my allotment. #eatclean”

Karen “I picked my doggies up from the groomers and they still had some hair”

Mads “I realised it was Friday, Seeing the Eclipse and now that the sun is shining”

Katie “I was walking Penny my doggy and she did her usual yet very unusual handstand wee! (Photo to follow)”

Hugo "helping Pip to complete her work!" 


Here are our top 5 happiness quotes we have seen today and loved.

    1. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”
      Ashley Montagu
    2. "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
      Thich Nhat Han
    3. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
      Herman Cain
    4. "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."  
      Dalai Lama
    5. If you want to be happy, be. 
      Leo Tolstoy