By Kevin Anyonge
Growing up as a child our lives were shaped everyday with daily happenings, old good memories could always reflect and linger in our minds. What made you happy if to ask? That’s food for thought. As a child, happiness comes in many forms, the 80’s and 90’s kids then could relate growing up in the village was more fun and crazy, the little things done to you and done by yourself would make you feel wowed.
Happiness is all a child needs that makes them appreciate all that happens, just to state but a few things that could translate to your happiness, First , visiting a relative during the holidays would bring a lot of excitement and when the D-day come all bags packed and could hardly have sleep, Second, going out to picnics the places you ever admired to visit melted your heart away, going to the airport seeing planes all over, somehow amused but happiness was key, visiting, thirdly going to the movie places to watch favorite actors, fourthly playing different games with friends after being given long waited permission.
Create your own happiness from the little things you do, empower children, guide them, and show them what it takes to lead a fruitful life. Every child is a gift of nature, give them their today, give them time to play, and make way for their future.
On 20 March the world will be celebrating International Day of Happiness, with this year’s theme being Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us.
Why International Day of Happiness?
Let’s me take you to some history of why this day was agreed upon, In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognized happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”.
In 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013.
Governments should ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are implemented and realized, this universal call seeks to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet, these three key aspects lead to well-being and happiness. When SDGs are realized our children will have peace and prosperity.
What makes you happy share with us on all our digital platforms @MtotoNews, Join the conversation and let us be happier together. #InternationalDayOfHappiness
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