Monday, April 28, 2014
I think I've shared this quote before, but it's such a good one! These words mark the beginning of the documentary Happy. If you haven't seen it, it's a "play now" on Netflix, and if you've got a day of editing ahead of you, this would be a great little something to have playing in the background.
In this film, you meet some amazing people with beautiful stories from all over the world. And you'll learn scientists who studied happiness find circumstances like income, social status, where you live and age only account for 10% of our happiness.
Looking at an early usage of the word joy in Old French (c.1300), we understand it to mean the source of happiness. After hearing a hardworking rickshaw driver with a gleam in his eyes explain how his family is happy in their home covered by a plastic tarp and lives well in the beginning of this film, it would be hard not to see joy.
Here's to a week well-lived and one with a happy ending!