“I Want You to be Happy!
March 3rd is “I Want You to be Happy Day” — what an incredible day this can be! No one is quite sure how this holiday began, but who could contest it’s celebration?
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“I Want You to be Happy Day” should probably be celebrated every day, as it is intended to be a day of unselfish caring, a day to wish others happiness. A day to show happiness to our loved ones, of course, but also a day to wish happiness for all we meet.
How one celebrates “I Want You to be happy Day” is up to the individual. You might start the day with a special breakfast for your family, or perhaps even a breakfast out at your favorite restaurant. Ensuring that each family member has a great start to his or her day is a task most of us aspire to each day, but on this day, we might all go that extra little bit. A special hug for each child and adult, favorite inspiring music in the background, and perhaps a cheerful note to each.
Other ideas to help inspire you include calling a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a few days or perhaps taking them a little treat as a surprise. Children can join in, too, and perhaps a trip to a shut in friend or a visit to your local nursing home might be a good way to enable children to celebrate. Have them make cards or draw pictures, gather a few wild flowers, and set out to show the residents that “I Want You to be Happy!”
Little touches make a big difference every day and should not be limited to our friends and family. The checkout girl might appreciate a smile and a big “have a great day!” as you leave the store, just as the gas station attendant will feel that happiness from a similar gesture.
But why do we wait for March 3rd to treat others with a special dose of happiness? I think our world would be a much better place if we each practiced “I Want You to be Happy” every day!
I want YOU, yes, YOU, to be happy!
Have a great day!
For more ideas on happiness, visit Jewels of Happiness.
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It really does help your own happiness by treating others and making others happy! Great post!
I agree–I am much happier when I can make others happy. Thanks for visiting!
First time here and I must say very inspirational! Thanks for this great post 🙂
Thank you for your kind words and for visiting! I hope your visit again soon!
Yes “I Want You to be Happy Day” should be celebrated every day, very nice and you are so right it is the little touches each day through the day the move the happy notion along – so we even sleep better – Big smiles 🙂
I so agree, Donna! Thanks for visiting my site!
Great idea–you can never go wrong when you do something for someone else.
Thanks, Carol, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Agreed….and we should be happy, each and every day!
I agree, Michelle!
Great post! I especially love that jam quote LOL Very true!
Thanks, Kristen!I love researching quotes 🙂
What a wonderful world it would be if everyone thought of other’s happiness before their own. Unfortunately, people are good and bad, as well as every variation in between. But maybe if those who could approached life this way, would tilt the balance.
I like that concept,”tilt the balance!” Even if our happiness does not spill over onto everyone else, we can choose happiness for ourselves and those that will receive it. Thanks for your comments!
I’ve heard it said: if Mamma isn’t happy, nobody is happy. If I’m grumpy, it quickly effects the demeanor of my family. So choosing to smile and speak kind words conveys my desire for us all to have a happy day.
Thankful and I hope you are happy, too. 🙂
That’s so true, Barbara; as Moms, we need to realize how our moods affect all those around us. Thank you for your comments!
I think that being happy is a choice we can make. Even though we go through hard times, we can still find happiness of we would just open our hearts to it.
I agree Tori! If we begin each day with an “attitude of gratitude” and continue throughout the day, happiness will result. Our family follows the idea that happiness is a choice! Thanks for sharing.
We have a snow day today due to ice, so I intend to make my kids happy today by letting them enjoy a restful day!
That sounds like a wonderful day, Julie! I loved snow days when I was a child; it gave us even more family time. Enjoy your day!
Aww, I just love this, Diane. Sometimes the difference, for me, between having a good day and being happy, and having a miserable day, is just the messages I tell myself. If I feel down or negative, I just square my shoulders, pray for the Spirit, and I say to myself “This will be the best day EVER!” Attitude makes such a difference!
I agree, Amy, our attitude can certainly set the mood for our day! An attitude of gratitude, with prayer. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!