The Relentless Pursuit of Happiness

The Relentless Pursuit of Happiness

Too many of us are too busy with important endeavours and constantly fail to chase happiness. Just thinking about a ‘relentless pursuit’ one simply gets tired and quits before even starting.

My advice, take the scenic route

And it will become such a fun pursuit.

Now let me tell you about March, the best month of the year. Forget about your taxes or your debts, put the Ides of March aside, because the reasons to celebrate and be joyful are plenty. It starts on the first day of the month, with the Romanian Martisor, and it keeps going: March 8 - International women's day, March 17 - St Patrick's Day, and of course, plenty of birthdays to celebrate as well.

Now, get ready to celebrate the International day of happiness.

The world celebrated for the first time the International day of happiness on March 20, 2013.

A bit of a visionary, I am celebrating happiness on March 20 for the past 36 years.

The Cliff

2017 was a prime year, mathematically and else, and I celebrated March 20 at The Cliff, in Barbados (for more see 2017 A Prime Year).

This year, the plan is to start the day with a bit of cross country skiing and finish it with a dip in the ocean with the hammerheads in the afternoon. Wish me luck!

Of course, the pursuit of happiness should be everyone's daily endeavour and not just a one-day affair.

To give a little nudge to the procrastinators – you’d be surprised by their numbers - The Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations is releasing every year The World Happiness Report.

Which are the happiest countries in the world in 2018 according to them?

Sibelius Monument

Sibelius Monument in Töölö

According to the 2018 World Happiness Report, Finland is the happiest country in the world. Don’t ask me how they got there. Blame it, like everything else, on emigrants.