Change the world with Happiness month

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homemade-breadThis month is happiness month as created by the Secret Society of Happy People.

Founded in August 1998 The Secret Society of Happy People encourages the expression of happiness and discourages parade-raining. Their belief is that since happiness is contagious if more people are recognising and talking about it then more people be happy. And ultimately, our world needs more happy people.

To me it seems a small step we can all take towards a better world. It’s easy to focus on the negative but despite global and personal chaos, happiness still happens; it’s just that sometimes we need to take a moment to stop and look for it. It’s good to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and you might be surprised to discover that the more you focus on the good things in life, the more good things come into your life 😉

So to celebrate Happiness Month I’m going to tell you about something that made me feel happy today and I’m going to challenge myself to come up with something every day for a month. There are lots of ideas on the SOHP website for ways in which you can take part and I’ll be covering some of them throughout August.

For today then, the thing that made me happy was kneading bread to celebrate Lammas. When I start kneading I get into a rhythm and I love the feel of the dough and the smell of the ingredients as they are pumelled together. I feel I’m doing something meaningful for my family. By making the simplest and most wholesome of foods and to nurture those I love brings me great happiness. I feel connected with my ancestors; those who have pummelled, kneaded and cooked bread in the embers of fires for their families.

Please join in to make the world a happier place! What made you happy today? Leave a comment below, put a post on your own blog or Tweet it by using #HappinessHappens when …


  1. Jamie on August 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Mmmm….I can almost smell the bread through cyberspace! Yumm! Also, the daisies on your blog make me happy 🙂

  2. Mrs Green on August 15, 2011 at 6:13 am

    @Jamie: Glad you like the daisies – we used to have a very plain ‘corporate’ background but I love the uplifting feel to these happy flowers too!

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