On 12th July 2012, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 20th March the International Day of Happiness. By doing so, it recognises the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world.
In celebration, Happiness Matters is running three events in Bedford.
Life is too short not to be happy, and yet many of us don’t give our happiness the attention it deserves.
The Bedford Happiness Experience brings together a wide range of happiness inducing activities for you to enjoy – music, poetry, mindfulness, games, laughter yoga, acts of kindness, gratitude, and even DIY!
For adults and children of all ages – come along to the Harpur Suite from 11am to 3pm and get into happiness action. No tickets required.
It’s Saturday March 16th and I am back at home after delivering free hugs to people in Bedford. I was joined by Hannah, Lynda, Roshan, Ann, Becks, Beth, Ian and another girl whose name I didn’t get.
We hugged for an hour – people of all ages, shapes, sizes, genders, races, nationalities, creeds and colours. There were toddlers and pensioners, people in wheel chairs, groups of people, single people, couples, and some came back for more.
It was lovely to see people smile and to hear people say ‘thank you’ or ‘I needed that’. And we all had fun, laughed and enjoyed some really moving hugs.
Thank you Bedford – that made me really happy today and I will remember it for ever.