Friday, June 17, 2011

The Happiness Formula

This year's happiest day is today, June 17.

A British psychologist devised an equation to determine which day of the year is the happiest.

The mathematical formula takes into consideration factors such as being outdoors (O); nature (N); social interaction (S); childhood positive memories (Cpm); temperature (T); and excitement about vacations, which he defines as “holiday expected” (He).

I don't know who he's talking about - its raining here, the temperature is shivery (S), nature is damp (D) and won't be getting a visit today, a holiday is hoped for, but not perhaps till 2012....(HH)

However I'm very happy, its Friday; a no homework day for the kids... it doesn't take much does it? The formula for my happy weekend is: Woodland Walk (WW) Sleep-In On Sunday (SS) Write Short Story (WSS) Eat All Round Me (EARM) & if I'm lucky, the Big (B)- Beat 8 year old son at cards... :)

Happy Friday. Hope your formula gets filled! :)


The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
George Bernard Shaw

6 comments:

120 Socks said...

Happy friday to you too. Awful day, and I have to do awful account work - Awful. Did I realy say Awful 3, darn now 4 times. Must learn to smile more!

Words A Day said...

Too Awful! you'd be mad to smile!:)

Máire T. Robinson said...

Brilliant! I'm planning a spot of EARM myself. Enjoy the weekend : )

Brigid said...

All that mathematical formula stuff made me feel like I was doing homework, you have the right attitude Niamh.
I love that quote at the end, and so true..Happy Friday!

Old Kitty said...

Ok LOC + LOW + LOS + C = happy Old Kitty.

Lots of chocolate, lots of wine, lots of sleep and Charlie!

Have a great Friday and weekend!! Take care
x

Martin H. said...

Happy weekend, Niamh.