International Day of Happiness
The International Day of Happiness began in 2013 and events took place all over the world, celebrating people in our communities who bring happiness to others. Since then the day has been celebrated in many ways from flash mobs in London to laughter yoga in Hong Kong.
It's a good reminder that the world is a better place when we connect and care about the people around us. Thinking in a bigger picture, happiness is recognised as a “fundamental human goal” and combined with wellbeing should be a priority. No matter how old or young, how big or small everyone can make a difference and help to achieve decent work for all, access to nutritious food, quality education and health services, freedom from discrimination and peace.
Although today can't achieve world peace we can embrace what makes our day brighter. Avoiding the obvious factors that make us happy at Caulder Moore, such as family, friends and ofcourse design, there's grander changes for the better and unexpected surprises.
We recently read about the invention of a seriously clever and reusable sponge that could be used to revolutionise oil spills. Called 'Oleo' the special fibres easily absorb oil from water, and although in trial and error, the sponge could potentially be used to clean harbours and ports, where diesel and oil accumulate from ship traffic. That's something for us and the sea-life to be seriously happy about. If you're interested to know more watch below.
In contrast to heart warming eco change and development there are smaller scale accidents, the obscurities in everyday life that makes us smile. A example being pareidoila, which is seeing faces or objects in unrelated settings. Here are a few of our humorous favourites...