What makes me happy is to take out all my toys.
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?
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)
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.
What does make me happy is to watch the waves lapping on the fine sandNadine , 33 years old, Mons (Belgique)
My greatest happiness has been the birth of my two children! One boy one girl:Marie-Lise , 43 years old, Forestville (Canada)
What makes me happy is seeing my reflection in the eyes of my son.Vincent , 25 years old, Madrid (Espagne)
My cousing Mathilde, 3 and a half years old, was skeptical when we told her, after school, that her little sister had been born during the day. But if you had seen her when she finally met Alice, she was ovewhelmed with joy !!!Angélique , 23 years old, Chambly (France)
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)
What makes me happy : family meetings, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren…Lucienne , 85 years old, Chatellerault (France)
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)
I am happy because I found my P50 motorcycle that I had lost.Paula , 29 years old, Ouagadougou (Burkina-Faso)
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 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.Marcelle , 62 years old, Québec (Canada)
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)
The simplest feeling of happiness is to know that someone somewhere loves you.Edmée , 16 years old, Nabeul (Tunisie)
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)
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 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 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)
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 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 is that my three and a half year old son gets angry if someone wants to smush an insect or when he asks us to be quiet to not scare a bird.Marie-Noëlle , 32 years old, Ham-sous-Varsberg (France)
What makes me happy …To share a meal and an evening with friends.Mado , 43 years old, Verviers (Belgique)
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 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 seeing my best friend again after almost two years apart.Samya , 17 years old, Mohammédia (Maroc)
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)
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 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)
When I left alone to experience giving up everything, I had the impression that I was happy.Mihran , 33 years old, Rosny-sous-Bois (France)
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)
I'm happy when I'm part of the happiness of the people around me.Soade , 40 years old, Casablanca (Maroc)
One evening placed on his lower back, I thought about his little round body and I realized how happy I was to be a Daddy.François , 25 years old, Paris (France)
Happiness now is to feel I am starting afresh, even if I am alone, and to rely on the support of faithful friends and my granddaughter born 5 months ago, that is a dream and a revival in my life.Agnès , 50 years old, Charleroi (Belgique)
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 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 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 to be with my friends with a friend called Sasi, and also Fiore and Dolores.Anna , 45 years old, Naples (Italie)
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 warms my heart and makes me happy is when nothing relents, seeing that my ideas come back stronger and more definite.Jeff , 22 years old, Marseille (France)
What really makes me happiest is seeing happy people around me, and what makes my heart smile is sharing my happiness with others.Suzie , 31 years old, Candiac (Canada)
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)
It's snowing. I didn't drink today (well… yeah, a little). I'm trying to answer your question… happiness ? For me this intense, deep emotion that moves me : I feel that I'm going to go away… I won't tremble anymore… live, that's all. Happiness is knowing that you can go away, happiness is the smile of someone who doesn't know that I'm an alcoholic. Happiness… is thinking that I'm normal. Happiness : being right, loyal, and honest.Victoire , 28 years old, Paris (France)
I found a job after a long laborious search and that made me happy.Mariem , 23 years old, Agadir (Maroc)
I adore my little kitten's caresses. That makes me happy.Karma , 28 years old, Palma de Majorque (Espagne)
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 thinking about what's going to make me happy later. When I get my car, a job I like, so that I can fulfill my passion and live with the woman I love and who loves me too. My happiness is living free.Davy , 16 years old, Saint-Laurent-du-Var (France)
What makes me happy is to get up in the morning and think that I'm still there despite the past difficulties.
My five year old daughter told me : « Mommy, when you die, I will take all my treasures and I will give them to you when you return as a little baby. » That day, I felt a great surge of happinessRebecca , 34 years old, Melun (France)
What makes me happy is to think every morning when I read the happython, that I'm not the only one to think that way
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
The happiest day of my live was when I left the hole I was hidden in for a month during the war in Rwanda. That day, the sun shone like it will no longer and the breeze was a caress that no man has ever given me. It was June 21, 1994 around 3 :00 p.m. I was 14.Prisca , 26 years old, Brunoy (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
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 has made me happy for 30 years is to live with an exceptional woman who is my wife, my friend, my confidante and my mistress all at the same time.Rida , 55 years old, Sfax (Tunisie)
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)
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)