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International Day of Happiness 2015 Sunday March 15, 2015

Once again, this year Moodscope are partnering with Action for Happiness to celebrate the International Day of Happiness on 20 March, 2015.

The theme for the day is "Your happiness is part of something bigger" and is all about the importance of our connections with others - particularly at a time when loneliness and isolation are reaching epidemic proportions.

As Action for Happiness explain:

After years of happiness research, one thing has proved fundamental - the importance of our connections with other people.

But modern societies are built as if the opposite was true. We are surrounded by people, yet we feel genuinely connected to almost none of them. The effects are devastating.

Social isolation is as potent a cause of early death as smoking; and the epidemic of loneliness is twice as deadly as obesity.

We could change this in a day if we all reached out and made at least one positive connection. For the International Day of Happiness, that's exactly what we're going to do.

There are lots of ways you can get involved, just go to http://www.dayofhappiness.net to find out more. Maybe you could join in with the various Positive Message Flash Mobs in cities around the world, or even organise one yourself.

Let's all try to join in in some way and let the world know we have. Spread the word using #InternationalDayOfHappiness.

On Friday we'll be asking you to let us know on the Moodscope blog what you've been up to and what positive connections you have made.

In the meantime, start spreading the word!

Kind regards.

Caroline Ashcroft
The Moodscope Team


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Comments

Hopeful One Sun, Mar 15th 2015 @ 6:39am

Hi Caroline- thanks for the reminder.Indebted to the Moodscope team as ever.Your reminder reminded me to recite the famous John Donne lines" No man is an island,entire of itself,every man is a piece of the continent ,part of the main.So I will resolve to build bridges to my neighbouring islands rather than building them.

Hopeful One Sun, Mar 15th 2015 @ 6:41am

apologies .correction last line"rather than burning them"

Sarah Sun, Mar 15th 2015 @ 7:37am

Hi Caroline I want to say thank you for Moodscope, how it has evolved into this amazing community. It feels safe, encourages creativity and helps with loneliness , it gives us hope

Caroline Ashcroft Sun, Mar 15th 2015 @ 10:25am

You're welcome Hopeful One.

Caroline Ashcroft Sun, Mar 15th 2015 @ 10:27am

Hi Sarah, thank you for your kind words, I'm so pleased you feel safe here. It's evolved in to a community of very caring and lovely people and I'm proud to be associated with it.

Anonymous Sun, Mar 15th 2015 @ 10:46am

I too am indebted to all you lovely Moodscopers, more than words can say - thank-you
Frankie

Caroline Ashcroft Sun, Mar 15th 2015 @ 1:25pm

And we are indebted to you for your great blog contributions.

Anonymous Sun, Mar 15th 2015 @ 2:39pm

Thanks Caroline
Frankie

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