Here's a "National Day" I can really get behind.

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Today is Happiness Happens Day, a day to recognize and express your happiness. I believe this is an important day because I believe that being happy can quite often be a choice.  You can let others weigh you down, or you can fight all day on social media, or you can stop dropping those bad habits like a hot horseshoe and say, "the heck with it, I'm going to be happy".

We have all seen rich and famous people who aren't happy and some of us poor slobs who are. It's all in the attitude. There are days when choosing to be happy just does not work, but most days it does and those days grow and start to overwhelm the bad ones when you make the positive choice.

Just give it a try, choose to be happy. Be grateful for what you have or at least the opportunity to get what you want and good things will happen to you (or at least you'll have fun trying).

The day was created by "The Secret Society Of Happiness" on this day in 1988.