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Spread a Little Happiness

7th March, 2017

Happiness is one of the most important aspects of life. There’s nothing quite like being happy, feeling full of hope and joy as though you are on top of the world. Even the smallest moments of happiness have the potential to brighten up an otherwise dull day. At times, something as simple as receiving a ‘good morning’ message from a loved one can do wonders for improving your mood. However, we should count ourselves lucky, as from our refugee appeal, we know that many people around the world simply don’t have the luxury of experiencing such a level of happiness.

We consider happiness to be a key component of our lives, but for many disadvantaged people, moments of joy are very few and far between. Refugee families across the world have few reasons to smile – feeling frightened and living life on the move, fraught with uncertainty, means that happiness is hardly a top priority when survival is at stake.

Celebrating International Day of Happiness

However, we think that the freedom to experience happiness should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their current situation or where they are in the world. After all, refugee families are often the ones who are most in need of an excuse to smile, so it is our aim to do all that we can to give them the motive to feel happy again.

March 20th marks the occasion of International Day of Happiness – the perfect time to continue working towards giving vulnerable people a reason to smile. Although the event was only celebrated for the first time in 2013, it is already proving to be a valuable reminder of the importance of happiness in everyday life.

On International Day of Happiness, take some time to remind yourself of the real meaning of happiness. After all, real contentment does not come from wealth, material possessions or social standing; instead, it comes from emotional wellbeing and surrounding yourself with family, friends and loved ones.

Spreading Happiness through our Refugee Appeal

Our refugee appeal aims to give people in need a helping hand by improving the quality of life for as many families as possible. For these people, happiness can come from something as simple as receiving a care package of essential supplies or the knowledge that they have enough food to feed their family for the coming week. It is all too easy to get caught up in our own lives, but sending aid to vulnerable people really puts things into perspective. Plus, the act of charitable giving not only brings happiness to families in need, but it can also bring a glow of happiness to you too.

Take a look at our latest projects and consider donating to Islamic Help to spread a little joy for International Day of Happiness.