To take the time to eat in a fine restaurant in Marseille and to savour the different meals…
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?
The day when my daughter Nouha was born, on July 4th, 2004 made me happy.Saadane , 31 years old, Ferdjioua (Algérie)
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 snakes and when my parents accepted to get one at home.Valentin , 8 years old, Mons-en-Baroeul (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)
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 made me happy, it is when I was elected Miss France 2003 on december 14, 2002 and my great pleasure was when I saw my mother after that. In her eyes I could see how proud and happy she was. I think it is the most beautiful present I can offer her.Corinne , 20 years old, Paris (France)
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 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 is receiving a message that is proof of a pardon granted by a friend...maybe found again.Thierry , 47 years old, Arradon (France)
Just now (apart from my wonderful family) the position of France, Germany, Russia, China and of course Belgium on the crisis in Irak, which shows there is some hope left. It gives me an immense happiness.Thierry , 34 years old, Grez-Doiceau (Belgique)
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 made me happy ? After loving lots of men, I fell in love with a woman and for that wonderful love, I gave up men and my former way of life. But it is worth while, I love and I am loved, peaceful and completely happy, that great affection…Gisella , 51 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy is the generosity of people who support Florence Aubenas and Hussein Hanoun. Finally solidarity doesn't end.Lulu , 21 years old, Aubenas (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)
What makes me happy is to eat everyday with my friends, each bite is for me a breath of life.Estefania , 18 years old, Lisbonne (Portugal)
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 is the shivers I get when I hear a song that moves me.Cécile , 16 years old, Orleans (France)
What makes me happy is that people read the little Happython phrases that I cut out of the newspaper and paste on the walls in my bathrooms. Even Charlotte, who is preschool, sometimes takes more than twenty minutes.Maïwenn , 28 years old, Champigny-sur-Marne (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)
My 14 years old son has a very worn stuffed bear and I hadn't been able to find one just like it to replace it. Today, I search online and I finally found it. I order four in advance and I feel like the happiest of all mothers.Chloé , 22 years old, Reims (France)
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 running with people who are going to miss their train: not because I want to catch the train, but just for the pleasure of running and being out of breath...Mélanie , 22 years old, Paris (France)
What makes me happy? My new life with the man of my life hihihi !Catherine , 36 years old, Mons (Belgique)
My fall in the bus this afternoon because a good-looking boy gave me a smile and helped me to get up
What makes me happy is seeing my daughters happy and in good healthLilou , 33 years old, Montréal (Canada)
What makes me happy is telling myself that, whatever happens, if we separate or find each other again, whatever time passes, no one will be able to erase our most cherished memories.Charlotte , 16 years old, Strasbourg (France)
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 : walking with your eyes closed to feel the natural elements.Stéphane , 24 years old, Gradignan (France)
What makes me happy is thinking that I've succeeded in getting out of many decades of abuse by myself. Others will succeed as well.Gentiane , 56 years old, Bordeaux (France)
For a very long time I have wanted to play a musical instrument while avoiding the forbidding aspect of learning the solfeggio. By some wonderful chance, I saw a photo of a man. Playing the tampoura in the desert, the flash !
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)
What makes me happy is to dream and imagine things about battles and love.Younès , 5 years old, Saint-Malo (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)
What makes me happy is to share my newspaper with somebody next to me in the tube that reads over my shoulder!
What makes me happy is having sponsored a little african, who comes from Burundi !Christelle , 21 years old, Pont-Saint-Pierre (France)
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 does make me happy is to watch the waves lapping on the fine sandNadine , 33 years old, Mons (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 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 eating calamari beignets in the university restaurant.Lora , 18 years old, Versailles (France)
What makes me happy is the ability I have to express myself in any languages, even if that is not the spoken language, but by gestures or feelings.Claudia , 23 years old, Lisbonne (Portugal)
What made me happy was to find out that I was pregnant with the child of the man of my life.Stéphanie , 24 years old, Rome (Italie)
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 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)
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)
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 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)
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 to see that people can work together to overcome difficulty.Leïla , 29 years old, Sousse (Tunisie)
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 seeing my bunny thanks to the webcam.Jonathan , 31 years old, Bordeaux (France)
What makes me happy is to know that I am the artist of my life ! Happiness exists provided I really want.Christophe , 34 years old, Neuville-en-Ferrain (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)
This morning, while feeding my fish, the ingrates finally recognized me ! I was crazy with joy ! (laughs)Marie , 31 years old, Paris (France)
What made me happy was my title of European champion of table tennins in all categories and my boyfriend.Angéline , 22 years old, Evry (France)
What made me happy was when I could walk again for the first time after my operation, when I had been paralyzed.Jocelyne , 40 years old, Lourches (France)
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 that when I walk in the street, my steps are exactly as long as the bands on the crosswalk. I feel like I'm in harmony with my environmentSo , 22 years old, Levallois-Perret (France)
The idea of free time makes me happy. Let me explain: life is such that we are always doing something, stressed, running around, always going faster... So, to programme some free time, time to do nothing, is an idea that gives me a real sense of happiness.
What makes me happy is when there is music on the streets or in the metro. It gives me the impression that the quick steps of hurried people are in rhythm on the tempo, like an urban choreography !Sandy , 19 years old, Toulouse (France)