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International Day of Happiness

4 Images showing smiling faces - top left, Sue with a child rolling a lightweight ball down a ramp. Top right, Sue with a student smiling and thumbs up, bottom right - young adult smiling working with a tap & swing, bottom left - Sue and Lou full of smiles

It’s International Happiness Day today and what a lovely sunny spring like day it has been. This day, first celebrated by the United Nations in 2012, gives us an excuse to smile and make others happy.

Today I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Sue, visiting Hollybank Trust in Mirfield, which supports and educates children and adults within their special school and residential homes. As we walked in, we were met with smiles and hellos from everyone we met, and were made to feel so welcome. Such care had been made to make the environment a home from home, with great and innovative facilities. The staff we met, spoke with so much passion about the programmes they have to enhance the wellbeing of those who use the school and residential homes. We left with smiles on our faces, the warmth of the sun on our backs and a reminder of how lucky we are meeting and working with great individuals.

As the day comes to a close, let’s celebrate gratitude and help others find a bit of happiness every day.

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you” – Princess Diana

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