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.
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, hmm... The first is waking up and seeing sunbeams... the second is payday... the third is my last day at work!Claire , 48 years old, Longueuil (Canada)
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 the surge of love that invades my heart in the most numb of her lyrics…Clément , 20 years old, Lyon (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)
What makes me happy ? Scouting when I was young, then my commitment to a trade-union and a political party, my family – children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and hearing that my great-grandson Guillaume will soon be christened.Louis , 88 years old, Chatellerault (France)
What makes me happy is that my scientific experiments are progressing.Amira , 26 years old, Monastir (Tunisie)
What makes me happy every day, it is to see black slaves'sons and daughters appointed to fairly important positions, in a country where there were schools for Whites and schools for Blacks, buses for Whites and buses for Blacks, just very few decades ago.Alex , 43 years old, Paris (France)
For me, happiness is a content life as a couple, sharing intense moments with another person, who I'm anxious to find again...Cynthia , 26 years old, Granby (Canada)
What makes me happy is to listen to Danièle's music, dance the tarentelle and tammurriata and sing with my friends (especially napolitean songs).Anna , 45 years old, Naples (Italie)
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)
What makes me happy is reading every little bit of joy in my children's eyes.Solange , 31 years old, Lyon (France)
What makes me happy : all the young people getting involved in the life of a new family…and those babies continuing life.Brigitte , 50 years old, Chatellerault (France)
What makes me happy is seeing all the cherry trees blooming in Japan, and telling myself that nothing is more beautiful and nothing pleases us more than this langourous pink…Alex , 20 years old, Nice (France)
What made me happy is when I was offered a chimpanzee, which was my dearest dream.Ophélie , 21 years old, Valenciennes (France)
What makes me happy is to be sitting outside a café with nothing to do but let my mind wander (daydream), sip my drink and watch people walk by.Catherine , 47 years old, Bruxelles (Belgique)
What makes me happy? Well, I've been married to the man I adore for 36 and we are going to celebrate our 30th marriage anniversary next October 28. We have two sons, 22 and 29 years old, I am surrounded by love. Each second of my life I find a little happiness.Shana , 52 years old, Chambly (Canada)
What makes me happy is sharing my newspaper with a neighbor on the metro who reads it over my shoulder.Etienne , 21 years old, paris (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)
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 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)
To travel to Europe to see my brother's son who was born the day before yesterday.Mohamed-Amine , 19 years old, Casablanca (Maroc)
What makes me happy, hmm... The first is waking up and seeing sunbeams... the second is payday... the third is my last day at work!Chantal , 33 years old, Saint-Léonard (Canada)
What makes me happy is leaving work on Friday afternoon and walking in Bordeaux for an hour savoring each minute of the beginning of my weekend !Jean-Steeve , 23 years old, Bordeaux (France)
My most beautiful moment of happiness was when my love, Nuno Filipe, had prepared for me the most beautiful Valentine's day…. We went to the highest place in the region. Without me noticing anything, he took out two crystal glasses of champaign and a red roses bunch where there was a little note: with lots of love. And the best: a ring, a solitaire and the most important, lots of love…Silvia , 23 years old, Pombal (Portugal)
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 having discovered Happython planet ! and sharing my happiness with others. I have hope for the best days.Sandra , 27 years old, Paris (France)
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 ? Sitting between others, while I feel a little wind on my face and watch the sunset.Méliza , 19 years old, La Prairie (Canada)
What makes me happy is to dream and imagine things about battles and love.Younès , 5 years old, Saint-Malo (France)
What made me happy is an angel on the web who gave me a lot of happiness and love and I can't forget…Marlène , 55 years old, Liège (Belgique)
What makes me happy is finally being able to walk, because I was in a wheelchair.Simon , 13 years old, Lille (France)
For me, what makes me happy is accomplishing the tasks I have to do... however small they are... the satisfaction of finished work...Manon , 36 years old, Laurentides (Canada)
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)
Overall, my friends (boys or girls) are the ones who make me happy, because they're always there for me.Asma , 37 years old, Rabat (Maroc)
What makes me happy is to prepare a good meal when my son comes home.Jean-Luc , 52 years old, Garde (France)
What made me happy was when I played my first notes on the guitar a few months ago. So far I believed music was not for me.Caroline , 21 years old, Namur (Belgique)
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)
The day when my daughter Nouha was born, on July 4th, 2004 made me happy.Saadane , 31 years old, Ferdjioua (Algérie)
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 makes me happy is to be loved by the man of my life, a loving Canadian that fate put on my way.Christelle , 25 years old, Nivelles (Belgique)
Yesterday it rained, I went for a walk with Deal along the ocean, we took photos of each other, we kissed each other, we laughed, we warmed up in a pub, and we shared a chocolate cake and a cherry tea.
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 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)
The light and sparkles in children's eyes sometimes make me feel like crying with happiness.Sabrina , 27 years old, Mitry-Mory (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 being with my family, spending time together, feeling all of their love, expressing how I feel, telling them, showing them.Yves , 55 years old, Eragny (France)
What made me happy was when she showed me the stars and blew on my neck to warm me up.Rémi , 19 years old, Ferte-Bernard (France)
What made me happy is when my boyfriend proposed to me, but also when the Americans demonstrated against war in Irak.Maud , 21 years old, Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois (France)
What makes me the most happy is the love of my future husband who, despite leukemia, helps me to overcome all in life.Lucie , 33 years old, Deux-Montagnes (Canada)
What makes me happy is to have my family around: my parents Fouzia and Ahmed, my sisters Souad and Malek, and my brothers Hamdi and Faouzi! May God bless them all!Amira , 26 years old, Monastir (Tunisie)
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)
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'm happy every morning when my man snuggles up to me saying: “good morning, darling, I'm here next to you”. I shiver.
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)
What makes me happy is thinking through the best moments I've lived to determine which one is the best and thus reliving them.Kevin , 19 years old, Chatenay-Malabry (France)
I found a job after a long laborious search and that made me happy.Mariem , 23 years old, Agadir (Maroc)
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 to please to my parents so that they are proud of me. Thank you Dad and Mum, I'm madly in love with you!!!
My happiness is eating my favorite meal: pureed sausage.Thomas , 10 years old, Mons-en-Baroeul (France)
What makes me happy is falling in lovein the metro every morning ! Stranger from line 6, if you recognize yourself…Julia , 18 years old, Paris (France)
Having brought to light a vocation. My son was studying Sociology and Economic Sciences at the University of Jussieu. One summer I forced him to work in a hospital to earn some pocket money. He dropped his studies to study at the I.F.S.I. (Nurses Training School) Today, at 25 he is happy, his job is a true vocation. His patients are happy and me too, I'm happy
Surprising my brother and seeing the happiness on his face, that's enough to make me happy.Kamila , 28 years old, Marseille (France)