Happiness can be learned –and this is what the National Council for children will try to share in the happiness conference being organized on the 22nd of May at the international conference centre , Victoria to coincide with the launching of its Child Protection week under the theme “Be Happy –Make Seychelles Happy” . How do you do that ?
How do you determine whether you are happy or not? At what point do you become happy? Do you have to depend on circumstances or other people to be happy? Is there some universal standard of Happiness?
Figuring out the answers and then motivating the participants to do something about spreading happiness is the goal of the conference –
The Council will be exploring the different ways people approach their own happiness and learn about the different things they do to practice being happy on the twisting , turning road to happiness-
“There will always be challenges but these challenges can become inspirations”, said a spokes person for the council. “The presenters will be be encouraging others to look deeply at what makes them happy and special emphasis will be placed on family activities which actively promotes joy and happiness
It is well known that happiness is contagious and this quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson captures this:
“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself”, for when we are happy, we tend to make everyone around us happy and so we experience positive things in our lives . Life seems to flow easily and effortlessly.
A lot of people around the world are now asking questions about happiness and well beings –whether it is linked to money, possessions , work or relationships—
It must be noted that happiness does not come through selfishness but through selflessness . You reap what you sow . It has been found that happiness makes us more productive and brings us greater health, greater wealth, and more honest loving relationships .
Companies are waking up to the need of making their employers happy – Countries like Bhutan , India Thailand and Australia are carrying out surveys to establish whether ‘Gross National Happiness’ will increase their GDP .
Happiness is the number one feeling we all seek as human beings. It is more important than money, health, or relationships. Our homes , our community our workplace and ultimately our country needs more happy people –
Each new day holds out a chance to create a whole new beginning and offers new field of possibilities . So come learn how to think, act and be happy. Join the NCC at ICCS and spread happiness around to - Make Seychelles Happy!