The World Happiness Report just came out with their world ratings.
was rated the happiest nation in the world for the second time! Northern European countries were in the top five. The Denmark United States ranked the 17th happiest nation with our neighbors Canada # 6 and #16. The report is based on how people rate their overall satisfaction with life, and though “economic conditions" matter, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices and social support are important as well. The report says happiness should be an important indicator of a country’s progress and political leaders should pay more attention to this! Mexico
It appears as though the
has more cars, TV’s, cell phones, guns, hamburger restaurants per-person, but it is not enough to help our happiness rankings. U.S.
I’m doing my part to help elevate the 2014 rankings for the
! My plan is to concentrate on simple pleasures that elevate the spirit and with some luck and collective consciousness, possibly we can be up there with the really happy people! U.S.
Milkshakes make people happy!
Something about babies make me smile, lower my blood pressure and raise my happiness quotient!
Countries that cycle a lot are very happy! I am totally on board with that!
Though I get a little miffed when my office floods from a rainstorm or two, I try to look at the big picture perspective and keep on smiling! Through all the recent storms and yesterday's skin graft and oral surgery (I'm eating what seems like baby food for the next week!) I'm still feeling really happy!