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


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

Martin H. said...

Happy weekend, Niamh.