#InternationalDayOfHappiness

Hi everyone,

This week we have a special edition of the YES’N’YOU blog for you, because Friday the 20th of March is officially the International Day Of Happiness!

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In honour of this special occasion we have created a special YES’N’YOU Happy Playlist on Spotify. Click here to check out our jams, and thanks to all who contributed!

If you don’t have Spofity, here is a list of all the songs that we chose in collaboration with some of our learners.

In 2012 the United Nations (UN) declared that countries should recognize happiness as a fundamental human goal and should design policies to improve the quality of life of everybody in society.

Here’s a link to the official page where you can find details on how to get involved:  http://www.dayofhappiness.net/#happiness

Kate

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It all started in the Kingdom of Bhutan at the eastern end of the Himalayas, which is reported to have some of the happiest citizens in the world. They suggest that instead of measuring the success of a country in terms of economic performance or material wealth, instead we should take a more holistic approach and use a Gross National Happiness Index (GNH).

State sanctioned happiness has a long history in Bhutan. In 1629 a legal code was written that stated:

“If the government cannot create happiness for its people,                                                                                                    then there is no purpose for government to exist.”

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This has become enshrined in Article 9 of the Bhutanese constitution of 2008:

“The State shall strive to promote those conditions                                                                                that will enable the pursuit of Gross National Happiness.”

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Now get out there and BE HAPPY!

All the best,

The YES’N’YOU Team

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