What made me happy, a waterfall.
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 to have a special moment with my friends over an aperitif putting the world to rights.
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 !!!
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)
lived my greatest happiness after having gone through a period of depression. I walk outside and I kneeled before the color of the starry sky and I told myself: God it's beautiful!Yann , 35 years old, Toulouse (France)
What made me happy was having found my Papa who I haven't seen for twenty-five years.Patrice , 40 years old, Paris (France)
What made me happy was to meet, totally by chance, the man who is now my husband. Thanks to fate, every day is a happy day.Ghania , 27 years old, Alger (Algérie)
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 to see this little twig of a woman who is my mother smile and laugh, each time it's…Heïdi , 21 years old, Villeurbanne (France)
What makes me happy is making bread : to knead it, arrange the dough, cook it in my oven, and smell the aroma of fresh bread.Josée , 54 years old, Paris (France)
What made me happy ? It is probably slight …I met a totally exceptional man on a chat one year and ten days ago (de visu).Marianne , 38 years old, Liège (Belgique)
What makes me happy is seeing my sweetie smile while reading the Happython each day.Lilou , 21 years old, Paris (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)
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)
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)
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)
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 to be with my friends with a friend called Sasi, and also Fiore and Dolores.Anna , 45 years old, Naples (Italie)
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)
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, today, is seeing a magnificent carpet of dead leaves at the foot of a tree and hearing a bird singing on the bare tree.Jacqueline , 79 years old, Lille (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 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)
What makes me happy is seeing my girlfriend after two or three days when we haven't seen each other and she has a smile on her lips... That means we aren't going to confuse ourselves.Karim , 22 years old, Meaux (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)
My greatest happiness has been the birth of my two children! One boy one girl:Marie-Lise , 43 years old, Forestville (Canada)
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 to eat everyday with my friends, each bite is for me a breath of life.Estefania , 18 years old, Lisbonne (Portugal)
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 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 to read every morning the Happython when I'm in class. It puts me in a good mood for all the day.
What makes me happy is to stop and enjoy a few quiet moments in my very busy life, so I can think of the distance covered, trials, moments of joy, and then I think that life is great!43 years old, Waremme (Belgique)
What makes me happy is holding one of the metro's double doors, while exchanging a smile, and vice-versa.Pierre , 68 years old, Paris (France)
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 made me happy...I was five years old, I wanted a little sister and I got one the day before my birthday. That was my best gift!Benjamin , 22 years old, Romainville (France)
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)
Hearing someone whistle will always be for me, synonymous with happiness. Thans Papy.Mélanie , 21 years old, Toulouse (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 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 is doing little things every day and realizing that those are what bring lots of happiness.Hélène , 42 years old, Gracefield (Canada)
What makes me happy is to see that people can work together to overcome difficulty.Leïla , 29 years old, Sousse (Tunisie)
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 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)
What makes me happy is seeing my love, who lives in Toulouse, very soon.Soraya , 28 years old, Bobigny (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 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 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 are those lives I dream of and those dreams I live in.Raked , 22 years old, Stockholm (Suède)
What makes me happy is staying in contact with my old friends and making new friends.Cynthia , 18 years old, Shawinigan (Canada)
An evening between friends, with a little to drink of course. One of them accompanies you back to your taxi, one of the ones with whom you share the same complicity and sensitivity. And on a « goodbye » you steal a kiss from him, instead of an ordinary « see ya soon ». A kiss that lasts for a little while, a kiss he returns. The kind of kiss that makes you smile each time you think about it again and makes you happy.Aurore , 22 years old, Paris (France)
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 made me happy Tuesday was seeing my cashier at the supermarket.Claude , 35 years old, Rosny-sous-Bois (France)
What makes me happy is to see the smile of people I like and the sunset. It's to hear the voices melody and children laughing. It's to smell flowers perfume and that of hot coffee. It's to feel under my fingers the softness of the skin and the grains of a fine sand beach…
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)
What makes me happy …To share a meal and an evening with friends.Mado , 43 years old, Verviers (Belgique)
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 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 when in the dreams' fall when the breath of the day raises my eyelids, I'm aware that the moment when finally I'll be free is close. Every minute, every second that goes by is a step towards our reunion, my darling, my Night, my life.
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)