Today is international Happiness day.
The United Nations speech has it right…happiness is fundamental, human and necessary. It isn’t about denying the ills of the world or the stresses in your life. No compassionate person would deny or minimize your real pain. Happiness Day isn’t about a blissed out happy-helmet denial…it is about working to solve the real problems that exist and move closer to happiness.
In the meantime, take a short mental respite and just be happy. Yes, everything may be terrible right now, but you have official, UN sanctioned permission to take a few minutes and just be happy in spite of it all.