What makes me happy is to get up in the morning and thank God for letting me sleep in peace.
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?
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...Jeanne , 46 years old, Montréal (Canada)
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.
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 lately was to hear that I was pregnant after so many fruitless attempts.Christine , 35 years old, Liège (Belgique)
Happiness for me is to get miraculously cured of my disease.Raynald , 50 years old, Roubaix (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)
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)
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 ? Sitting between others, while I feel a little wind on my face and watch the sunset.Méliza , 19 years old, La Prairie (Canada)
Yesterday it rained, I strolled along the ocean, a photo was taken, a kiss, a laugh, warmed up again in a cafe, shared a chocolate cake and cherry tea.Nelly , 26 years old, Nantes (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)
I'm against peoples' oppression and I want them to be free, so I am happy when there is justice on earth,…Siham , 32 years old, Casablanca (Maroc)
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 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)
The day I decided to take myself by the hand again (I was quite depressed) made it so that, during this time, life itself made me happy...Marie , 23 years old, Thetford Mines (Canada)
What makes me happy is the idea that people would learn to love each other, without any feeling of racism. The world is everybody's…Hilm-Lamiae , 35 years old, Fès (Maroc)
Up until now nothing that I have accomplished or created in my life is worth mentioning compared to that freedom I have acquired through the fact of doing nothing to accomplish, change or improve anything in the world, including myself
What makes me happy is getting up in the morning, stretching out on my sofa and letting the sun warms my bare feet through the window.Bertrand , 23 years old, Bordeaux (France)
What makes me happy is seeing my sweetie smile while reading the Happython each day.Lilou , 21 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me wild with happiness is to think that I get life ahead of me to make all my dreams come true, to meet ‘the' woman willing to offer me some kids, to see my babies grow, to make a contribution to tolerance for everyone, and mostly do my best not to wake up one day and think that I have made a mess of my life…Jean-Daniel , 24 years old, Bastogne (Belgique)
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)
What makes me happy is making up with a colleague ! ( a little daily pleasure)Christian , 44 years old, Paris (France)
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 !!!
What makes me happy is seeing my girlfriend in the morning on the train tell me « until tonight, my love, » and then leave listening to Chuck Berry singing « Johnny B. Goode. »Raphaël , 20 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 having sponsored a little african, who comes from Burundi !Christelle , 21 years old, Pont-Saint-Pierre (France)
What makes me happy is seeing that the head of a busy bar can stop working for two minutes because he saw a blind man trying desperately to walk across a crosswalk and help him cross arm in arm… that really make me happy to witness scenes like that ! Long live solidarity between people of all horizons !!Greg , 20 years old, Nice (France)
Getting married to someone I love. A nice trip with my family. Having a good job!Fatia , 24 years old, Sidi Bel Abbès (Algérie)
What makes me happy is seeing my best friend again after almost two years apart.Samya , 17 years old, Mohammédia (Maroc)
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)
A particular moment in the summer of 2002 really made me happy. My father and I went fishing to the little river going near my childhood's village, in rocky canyons. He fishes with the hand since he was a little boy and this year I was also successful when I got a fish with my hand. The atmosphere and this moment of complicity both made me reach heaven.Françoise , 22 years old, Vietri di Potenza (Italie)
What makes me happy is seeing that my best friend is always there, even when things aren't going well.Maxime , 22 years old, Lyon (France)
My greatest happiness has been the birth of my two children! One boy one girl:Marie-Lise , 43 years old, Forestville (Canada)
I am most happy when people thank me for holding the door for them on the metro. I leave with a lively step to the RER A.Sylvie , 38 years old, Rueil-Malmaison (France)
Well, what made me happy lately was the surprise to be invited by my friend in a smart restaurant very close by my home where I had wanted to go for a long time but I had not enough money!Michèle , 45 years old, Montigny-le-Tilleul (Belgique)
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)
What makes me happy is thinking of the happy future waiting for me somewhere in the universe.Isabelle , 21 years old, Toulouse (France)
0n Saint Valentin's night I decided to make love with a 40-year-old man. I was his little princess, I desired him so much that I was afraid. I was trembling. He made love with me as none had ever done . On that night I saw the wolf : happy.Amira , 25 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy is receiving a message that is proof of a pardon granted by a friend...maybe found again.Thierry , 47 years old, Arradon (France)
What makes me happy is the day when my mother told me that she was happy to have a daughter like me.Kadi , 18 years old, Madrid (Espagne)
Surprising a little sparrow while he's taking a bath in a puddle of water, that's what makes me really happy.Céline , 22 years old, Langoiran (France)
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 living the life I've always wanted to live.Frédéric , 21 years old, Strasbourg (France)
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 that my scientific experiments are progressing.Amira , 26 years old, Monastir (Tunisie)
What makes me happy is to have been able to get a good education « educazione » !Daniela , 32 years old, Ancône (Italie)
What makes me happy ? The field of grapefruit in pink mornings.Damien , 24 years old, Lille (France)
Smelling the aroma of the pizza that's baking in my oven and thinking that I'm going treat myself !Mary , 21 years old, Aix-en-Provence (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)
Wednesday afternoon, I visit my grand mother at the old folks home. Our walk in the park brings us closer. Seeing her smile and her joy makes me happy.
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)
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)
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 seeing my daughters happy and in good healthLilou , 33 years old, Montréal (Canada)
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 is the existence of people on this earth who ask me what makes me happy.Frédéric , 25 years old, Aubagne (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)
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)
feel like the Tibetan climbing the sacred mountain ! Happiness is not the end of the path, but happiness is the very path.Brigitte , 49 years old, Nivelles (Belgique)