Today, March 20th, we celebrate International Day of Happiness. Depending on who you are asking, happiness can be defined in several different ways. A lot of the time, it’s measured by the things we own or the success we have achieved. However, I think we can all agree that good health is correlated with higher levels of happiness and an overall better quality of life. Unfortunately, many of us fall in the trap of taking for granted our health while others fight to stay alive. The health care we receive is understood as a basic human right, while for others it’s a last hope. It’s important to realize how significant the role health plays in our lives. Let us be grateful today, and the days to come, for the good health and care we have, and appreciate how it allows us lead happier lives.
Caitlin Maltbie Intern, SHINE Humanity