International Day of Happiness

is Celebrated on March 20th

"A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.

March 20 has been established as the annual International Day of Happiness and all 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority."

Dr. Madan Kataria

By: Wendy Jewell
Dr. Madan Kataria has started a revolution of joy and laughter that is spreading around the world.

Mattie Stepanek

By: Jim Hawkins
Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.

Fauja Singh

By: Ishwinder Kaur Battoo from San Diego
Fauja Singh is an inspiring British centenarian marathon runner (the Turbaned Tornado) who only recently retired.

Favio Chavez

By: Susan Drennan Gabriel Bunn from New York
Favio Chavez brings joy and hope to children through music.

Lincoln's Humor & Personality

Will Rogers

By: Rebecca Miller
Will Rogers was a beloved humorist and humanitarian.

Dan Eldon

By: Wendy Jewell
Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.

Team Refugee

By: Rachelle from Riley

Judith Ann Mayotte

By: Monica Olson

End Malaria Campaign and ToyJoy Project 2010

By: Benson Kedumele from Gaborone, Botswana
Burbank and Gaborone sister schools join forces to eradicate Malaria

Mama Hope uses humor to change the West's view of Africa

By: Cody Switzer <br> The Chronicle of Philanthropy<br> <h5>...
Mama Hope, a nonprofit, has released three videos that employ humor to create new perceptions of Africa and to show that it is full of capable people with the potential to support themselves.

Ana Dodson

Ana Dodson formed Peruvian Hearts to provide Peruvian orphans an education.

Michaela DePrince

By: Clare from Keller, Texas
Michaela DePrince is an inspiring American ballerina, rescued as an orphan from Sierra Leone, and who now dances for the Dutch National Ballet.


By: Arundhati Nath Contributor

Budi and Peggy Soehardi Roslin Orphanage

By: Wendy Jewell and David Kemker
Budi and Peggy Soehardi Roslin Orphanage provides a loving home to care for displaced and orphaned children in East Timor.

Rose Marie Thomas

By: Joy Wolf
Rose Marie Thomas donated time and effort to combatting childhood catastrophic diseases.

Brandon Stanton

By: Emmi from Mission Viejo
"There are so many people that use 'following your dreams' as an excuse to not work. When in reality, following your dreams, successfully, is nothing but work."• Brandon Stanton

Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong

By: Yusuke from San Diego
Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong is one of the most successful and influential jazz musicians in history.

Frank Shankwitz

By: April from San Diego
Frank Shankwitz established the Make A Wish Foundation for terminally ill children.


Double Happiness

By: Dan Eldon

She remembered her Magic ...everyday.

By: Jax Frey

My Mother, You Make Me Happy

By: Francois Agnes Marena from Senegal

My Little Brother Angel

By: Karina Corrales of Taft High School

Happy mother

By: Assiatou Ngom from Senegal

She Had a Truly Unique Beauty

By: Jax Frey


By: Ted Carrera III

My Father

By: Jiayuan Ruan of Taft High School

Organizer created on 1/14/2017 6:51:46 AM by Becky Miller

Last edited 7/4/2017 10:16:14 AM by Becky Miller