My wife makes me happy… She helped me to discover what real life is like!!!
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?
What makes me happy is telling myself that there are places where everything is simple and less heavy than this place, and that can be here if I want it to be.Eugène , 21 years old, Dargnies (France)
For you I am not merely a thing, my happiness is you, Pilou.Katie , 46 years old, Bruxelles (Belgique)
Classic happy moment, but true : waking up beside your love… a moment of pure tenderness… you wake from one dream to plunge into another…Rémi , 23 years old, Lille (France)
What makes me happy is returning home, soaked, during a storm and hearing the rain beating against the windowpanes while I heat up tea!Elodie , 17 years old, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France)
So passionate, so tender, to hold me in your arms, kiss me gently and… tu make me fall on the bed ! You are so clumsy, my love, but how I love you, ooof ! I think about it in the metro, and I burst out laughing. I am happy.Florence , 21 years old, Paris (France)
The smile of a child after an X-ray treatment… A baby holding out his hand… All that makes me happy!!Laure , 34 years old, Blois (France)
Surprising my brother and seeing the happiness on his face, that's enough to make me happy.Kamila , 28 years old, Marseille (France)
I adore my little kitten's caresses. That makes me happy.Karma , 28 years old, Palma de Majorque (Espagne)
What makes me happy, you see, is that I live fully in the present moment. I savor each minute with pure delicacy, that's all!Isabelle , 28 years old, Drummondville (Canada)
Brought up and educated in Brazzaville, The Congo, by missionaries. A war has broken out... Everything is destroyed, the town devastated, there is nothing to be found anywhere. However with courage the sisters go back to work, open the nursery and primary schools without any materials. They send out an SOS to ex-pupils of which I am one. Since that time I am running around the shops with my limited means of a retired person. Paints, folding books, etc. etc.... meetings with the people who will carry my packages to Brazza. And in return I receive letters and drawings from little children thanking me and calling me godmother and sometimes mother, this is happiness !!!
I have just come out of a coma. Here it is : happiness is to be alive again.Laura , 38 years old, Lille (France)
What makes me happy is the sea. When I see it or when I think about it, I am really comfortable in my own being. Oh yes, it's boring but it's the ocean blue that makes me happy.Mina , 30 years old, Tizi Ouzou (Algérie)
What made me happy...I'm going to be very original: the birth of my son! When they put him on my stomach and I saw his face for the first time.Marie , 28 years old, Toulon (France)
What makes me happy is living the life I've always wanted to live.Frédéric , 21 years old, Strasbourg (France)
My grandfather's eyes that sparkled whenever he saw me arrive. The wind that strokes my face, the sun that warms up the heart and finally, just feeling alive!
What makes me happy is all that is beautiful, pure, frank and honest and that doesn't cost anything because these are the simplest things that are the most wonderful.Steven , 33 years old, Rivière-du-Loup (Canada)
What makes me happy is thinking of the happy future waiting for me somewhere in the universe.Isabelle , 21 years old, Toulouse (France)
What makes me happy is freedom of thought and see how deep and creative and generous people can be when they are free.Poly , 29 years old, Paris (France)
The day when I had to defend my DES thesis I was really happy because of all the things I had endured achieving the project.Meriem , 24 years old, Béjaïa (Algérie)
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 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)
What makes me happy is getting back home after a long day at college, putting my hand in my mailbox and discovering a postcard from someone I love.Adrien , 18 years old, Marseille (France)
What made me happy was seeing that people haven't yet forgotten Ingrid Bettancourt and her thousand-day-detention, November 19, 2004.Hervé , 20 years old, Paris (France)
Happiness is when I see my mother again, for whom I'll always be the same kid (even if I'm not this kid anymore) and to see her face lighting up and smiling.Mehdi , 27 years old, Tunis (Tunisie)
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)
What made me happy is that my best friend came with her boyfriend and offered me to go out to take my mind off things because I had just been chucked.Valérie , 21 years old, Liège (Belgique)
What makes me happy is that it's raining today instead of a day when the weather's nice.Arthur , 18 years old, Toulouse (France)
What makes me happy is seeing the popcorn head of my love waking up.Hélène , 30 years old, Lyon (France)
This is great !! The virus of happiness !! I'd like to give you my own definition of happiness... : “Happinees is like a butterfly. If you run after it, it will escape... But if you let it be, it will land softly on your shoulder...”Louise , 42 years old, Chicoutimi (Canada)
What makes me happy is life... the simplicity of people... their joy of living and the smiles that surround me... I want to be happy with them like with myself... I want to live in the moment without ever forgetting the past that made me grow up so well.Kalina , 23 years old, Laval (Canada)
What makes me happy is to eat braised fish with my fingers, in the shade of a tree, in the Ivory Coast, and to watch the sunrise on Buttes Chaumont Park.Aline , 28 years old, Paris (France)
What makes my happy is that , currently, I only come across friendly people : the optician and her manager, the sales assistants of the sporting goods store ,of the hardware store and at the cultural goods (cds, dvds, books and video games) and craft arts stores , and the waiters and cashiers at the chinese restaurant).Maxime , 28 years old, Amiens (France)
What makes me happy is learning that my parents are going to leave for a lover's weekend. After 23 years of marriage, isn't it still really cute?Pierre , 18 years old, Marseille (France)
My happiness is complete when I let the metro pass to keep kissing my love on the latform...telling myself that I'll take it maybe the next day or the day after that.Sandra , 28 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy is cracking my toes in bed instead of studying math during that time.Ronan , 19 years old, Marseille (France)
What made me happy lately was to hear that I was pregnant after so many fruitless attempts.Christine , 35 years old, Liège (Belgique)
What makes me happy: to know that even far away, we can count on friends !Vanessa , 21 years old, Rome (Italie)
What makes me happiest is the fact that a child can be born from me and that one day I'll have little toes in my belly...Claire , 22 years old, Montréal (Canada)
What makes me happy is telling myself every morning, while reading the Happython, that I am not the only one who thinks like this.Nicolas , 22 years old, Nice (France)
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 seeing middle aged couples still walking together hand in hand.Andrée , 56 years old, Sevran (France)
What makes me happy is getting a love letter meant for someone else... and getting a love letter really meant for me!Charlotte , 17 years old, Amiens (France)
What makes me happy is breathing deep and seeing a smile appear on my face while I realize that it's good to live, something I had forgotten for a moment.Annaïg , 25 years old, Lorient (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)
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 snakes and when my parents accepted to get one at home.Valentin , 8 years old, Mons-en-Baroeul (France)
What makes me happy is that, despite all the world's problems, there are at least 20318 happy people.Audrey , 18 years old, Bordeaux (France)
To feel the blending of warmth and cool in a summer evening, to drink a cool beer, to eat spiced olives, to hear my friends laugh, for me, that is happiness (in summer).Emilie , 22 years old, Montpellier (France)
What makes me happy is that I'm in good health, I'm active, I've got good morals, and I rarely get angry!Brahim , 36 years old, Agadir (Maroc)
What makes me happy, even if it may look strange, it is when I drive to work in the morning.Elodie , 26 years old, Limoges (France)
Life is at the base. I know well that there are ups and downs, it's like that, but there's the fun and that's what makes me happy.Cynthia , 16 years old, Saint-Jérôme (Canada)
To be happy, I need calm and tranquillity, to be loved and love, sunshine and perfect happiness ( a little water, some fruit, my garden on my island) and peace in the world.Marie-Émilie , 54 years old, Bruxelles (Belgique)
What makes me happy is to talk to people and to learn something from them.Sofiane , 30 years old, Béjaïa (Algérie)
What makes me happy is really knowing that one day I'll have enough power to spread love and happiness.Meriama , 15 years old, Marrakech (Maroc)
What makes me happy is feeling so small in front of a stormy ocean, smelling the spray on my face : I simply feel content, and I realize the futility of all my little everyday worries.Soizic , 24 years old, Montréal (Canada)
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 made me happy was rowing with my father one night with a full moon, at 4 in the morning, in the Parana delta in Argentina.Eugénie , 27 years old, Buenos Aires (Argentine)
I'm in college prep, and what makes me happy is that my scores went from 2 over 20 to 4 over 20. I tell myself then, that now I see the fruits of my labors.Laly , 18 years old, Paris (France)
Each morning on my way to work, I read the newspaper and I hurry up to read the Happython. Often I find myself in what was said. Today, it's my turn. What makes me happy is going to bed early and waking up late when I don't have to work.Aline , 45 years old, Villepinte (France)