Whenever I start to really like a person, I look at them straight in the eyes and I tell them that I love them (which is always true) : the glint that I see shine in their eyes, sometimes only for a fraction of a second, fills me with joy, and I am happy.
How to propagate the Virus of Happiness?
In fact, it's quite simple !
- Answer this question; "What makes, or has made you, happy?" and become a Happiness Agent
- You earn some "Points Of Presence" (POP)
- You invest your Points in the city of your choice
- You spead the Virus of Happiness around the world.
What is the virus of happiness and how it works?
The answers of many people were printed and then exposed-pinned on clothes dryers called "Porte-Bonheurs".
These exhibitions took place in galleries, public places, post offices and finally on the web.
The idea of a Happening Record of happy moments has germinated: the Happython and the Happiness Virus have been created!
For more than 20 years, tens of thousands of people between the ages of 2 and 109 from all over the world have testified about what makes them happy.
Now it’s your turn!
What makes them or has made them happy?
Surprising my brother and seeing the happiness on his face, that's enough to make me happy.Kamila , 28 years old, Marseille (France)
What makes me happy is knowing that I am loved for who I am and that fills my heart with emotion to have tears of it in my eyes ! Then I understand that life is more than magic. Thanks to life.Petrouchka , 21 years old, Marseille (France)
What makes me happy is seeing my daughters happy and in good healthLilou , 33 years old, Montréal (Canada)
What makes me happy is to see his first name show up on my cell phone when at the same moment I'm thinking of him.Ana , 22 years old, Lisbonne (Portugal)
A kind of happiness that will never pass away is giving birth to a child, it is the most beautiful happiness to my mind.Evelyne , 46 years old, Namur (Belgique)
What makes me happy is the enthusiasm I feel when I'm doing my work properly. I think that living for your vocation is the best way to be happy.Aderrazak , 31 years old, Alger (Algérie)
Whenever I start to really like a person, I look at them straight in the eyes and I tell them that I love them (which is always true) : the glint that I see shine in their eyes, sometimes only for a fraction of a second, fills me with joy, and I am happy.Louis , 47 years old, Lyon (France)
What makes me happy is going to the Happython site every day, reading the testimonies of people filled with happiness ready to break up the sadness, to put my little foot on the wall, too. That puts sunshine in my eyes for the rest of the day.Céline , 18 years old, Toulouse (France)
Most importantly a woman in my life and then my studies that have made me the person I am now.Ahmed , 50 years old, Oran (Algérie)
What makes me happy, it is in the morning when I wake up in my lover's arms and he kisses me lovinglyOlympia , 32 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy ? The successful moments, the nice memories from my childhood.Samia , 24 years old, Nabeul (Tunisie)
What makes me happy is to skid and slide in front of the tobacco shop !Mélanie , 12 years old, Epinay-sous-Senart (France)
What makes me happy is finally being able to walk, because I was in a wheelchair.Simon , 13 years old, Lille (France)
What makes me happy is seeing my love, who lives in Toulouse, very soon.Soraya , 28 years old, Bobigny (France)
What makes me happy is telling myself that I am going to see the man of my dreams on my right during my classes.Clémentine , 18 years old, Gennevilliers (France)
What makes me happy is finding the right temperature of water in the shower right away… I hate cold showers…Julien , 19 years old, Rennes (France)
What makes me happiest is the love of my future husband who, despite leukemia, helps me to get through life.Lucie , 33 years old, Deux-Montagnes (Canada)
What makes me happy is the idea of not waking up early in the morning, not taking the bus to school, not working, because studying too much can kill, but I do it anyway, I'm still happy.Thomas , 15 years old, Aix-en-Provence (France)
Hello everyone, what made me happy this summer was just swimming in the lake with warm sunbeams... letting myself be carried softly away by small waves.I find that that's complete happiness.. it's peace, calm, joy, it's relaxing... it's being happy... and all of that accompanied by my dear husband xxx -ps: the heat is much easier to stand that way hmm...Sylvie , 35 years old, Marieville (Canada)
What makes me happy is to please to my parents so that they are proud of me. Thank you Dad and Mum, I'm madly in love with you!!!
What makes me happy is meeting passionate people. They always lend me an admiration like an imprint of their ardor, of their taste for life and love.Carole , 27 years old, Lyon (France)
What makes me happy is little everyday moments like for example : sitting on the edge of a lake and contemplating nature, horsebackriding in the woods, among other examples.Carine , 32 years old, Granby (Canada)
What makes me happy is reading or writing to my loved ones. It's knowing that I am there for them and that they're there for me.Cyril , 17 years old, Toulouse (France)
What makes me happy is getting online at noon each day on one of the computers at med school with Celine and Arthur to leave messages on Happython !Carole , 18 years old, Toulouse (France)
What made me really happy? The first time my son smiled directly at me.Nathalie , 30 years old, Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada)
What makes me happy is after washing my hands, to dry them in the hot air of the hand dryer. That marks a nice pause in my day.Julie , 20 years old, Lyon (France)
Breathing everyday and going with the flow of my dailyjourney enjoying a beautiful sunny day and if possible near the sea, the lake or a river.Monique , 46 years old, Heisdorf (Luxembourg)
What makes me happy is doing a task that, I feel, fits with me and my personnality.Anna , 45 years old, Naples (Italie)
What makes me happy at this moment is that I have got rid of everything in Paris, my job and a hard life, to retire and live in Tunisia at a wonderful man's side.Françoise , 52 years old, Rades (Tunisie)
What makes me happy is finally being myself in my own eyes and in the eyes of my loved ones.Didier , 34 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy is life in general Lots of good things happen to me, like my three boys...Céline , 33 years old, Montréal (Canada)
I met a person in the metro that made me smile…for no reason and that made me happy.Sylvano , 24 years old, Madrid (Espagne)
What makes me happy is that my scientific experiments are progressing.Amira , 26 years old, Monastir (Tunisie)
My first contact with her, my hands on her marvelous body, our first heartfelt words, our first steps along the Rhine to exchange, a little timidly, our visions of the worldBoris , 18 years old, Strasbourg (France)
I'm a naturally happy person because I've learnt to see only the nice and positive side of what happens.Mustapha , 56 years old, Oran (Algérie)
What made me happy was to spend my birthday evening with my son and his girlfriend, and tomorrow it will be the same with my sister and her husband. Hurray for the family!Josette , 52 years old, Saint-Nicolas (Belgique)
What made me happy was being born into softness, joy and love, and knowing that when I open my door, all of it spreads out to the entire world.Jessica , 18 years old, Bordeaux (France)
A child's spinning top on the carpet. What a pleasure to approach it, having watched it from afar, the memories coming back of those exquisite moments where colours mingled and filled rainbow eyes. I lean over, touch the top and play with it and that simple pleasure warms my heart, it turns, turns, turns...
What makes me happy is cracking my toes in bed instead of studying math during that time.Ronan , 19 years old, Marseille (France)
I was never as happy as I was two days ago when, opening the small package my love had nervously given to me, I discovered a pair of tiny shoes. I then understood that we were going to have a baby.Emmanuel , 29 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy, it is to crochet fine mats and advise some people how to do crochet and knitting.Emilienne , 97 years old, Mons-en-Baroeul (France)
I am happy when I travel around the world and get to know different possible ways of being happy.Marcella , 37 years old, Cagliari (Italy)
What makes me happy is when you resuscitate a baby and suddenly hear his first cry of life tearing the silence of the room.Delphine , 24 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy ? A bird singing in the morning when I get up.Thérèse , 47 years old, Charleroi (Belgique)
What makes me happy is snakes and when my parents accepted to get one at home.Valentin , 8 years old, Mons-en-Baroeul (France)
What makes me happy is being in an excellent mood and knowing how to share it with those around me.Franck , 37 years old, Toulouse (France)
For you I am not merely a thing, my happiness is you, Pilou.Katie , 46 years old, Bruxelles (Belgique)
Lots of things make me happy : I bought an appartment, I slept with a girl and I stopped smoking !Lolie , 21 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy is to have come study french, start to understand it and eat Korean meals.Chang-Hun , 23 years old, Bastia (France)
What makes me happy is seeing her in the morning, brushing her teeth in her robe, her gaze far away. I look at her, and our eyes meet.Noël , 24 years old, Toulouse (France)
When something wonderful appears in my life. Coincidences, signs, dreams which become reality with the impression that it's life which is organizing everything, lucid dreams.
I am getting divorced, my husband prefers men, my 14-year-old daughter is pregnant, I am in love with a 22- year-old man who left for Mozambique, I am jobless, I am walking on air, Life is beautiful, I am alive ! Cool, isn't it ?Ana , 45 years old, Melun (France)
Oh… little everyday trifles make me happy … a smile, a hand in mine…a look, a laughing child…happiness is very relative…but we must know to appreciate the little things.Angela , 40 years old, Benidorm (Espagne)
Financial independance gives me a peace of heart and a certain serenity and the fact of being loved comforts me. Loving a man and receiving love makes me forget my worries and brings me pleasure.
The thing that makes me happiest is someone's love and people's respect and the world smiling at me.Stéphanie , 21 years old, Québec (Canada)
What makes me happy is nature. Walking in the grass or on a beach, lying in fields, watching the sunset, picking wild leeks to make an omelette with them.Lorenzo , 22 years old, Paris (France)
I'm happy every morning when my man snuggles up to me saying: “good morning, darling, I'm here next to you”. I shiver.
Yesterday evening, out to see the lights of Lyon, I found myself in the park of la Tête d'Or, on a path with lights and sounds so surreal…and relaxing ! A real moment of happiness after a day of hard work.Muriel , 44 years old, Lyon (France)