We all want happiness, don’t we?

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The United Nations declared March 20 the first International Day of Happiness, declaring that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal.”

What specifically makes you happy? How do you make others happy? If your nation had a Gross National Happiness Index, as the Kingdom of Bhutan does, how happy do you think people would be? Why?

The United Nations has declared March 20 the first International Day of Happiness to underline the commitment of its 193 member states to “better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in development with a view to guiding their public policies.”

…The initiative for Happiness Day came from the Kingdom of Bhutan, the small landlocked Himalayan state, which adopted a Gross National Happiness Index as a better measure of its people’s prosperity than its income.

Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary-General, marked the day by calling for a reinforced commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development.

“When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched,” he said. “Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.”

The Action for Happiness organization in Britain urges people to count their blessings. “People who are grateful tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled,” it says. “Being grateful can help people cope with stress and can even have a beneficial effect on heart rate.

Which of the highlighted sentences best encapsulates your view of happiness?

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Now it is your turn to express your views on happiness:

What makes you happy? Be as specific as you can in listing five things or more. (For instance, if “home” makes you happy, tell us what details about it are so happy-making.)

What do you do to make others happy, whether on purpose or not?

Do you think your nation should be like the Kingdom of Bhutan and have a Gross National Happiness Index? If so, do you think that would measure prosperity better than income does?

Do you agree with Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, that “when we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched”? Have you ever had the experience of being made happy by helping someone else?

Do you ever literally “count your blessings,” as the Action for Happiness organization in Britain urges people to do? If so, what’s on your list right now?

happiness-7stepsDo you agree with the above list of steps to happiness? Can you add a further step?

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How do you interpret this? what does the rainbow stand for? The rain?

lunapic_134479850761888_5What does “I am in charge of the way I feel” mean? What is the relevance of this notice above? Where would you post it? Outside your school? Inside your classroom? On your bedroom door? Where?

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Now it is your turn to let your creativity run free. Draw your own mindmap of your happiness.

Look at the following video, it may help you.

If you are not happy with the way Buzan explained how to create a mindmap, just click on this link. You may like it better!

Listen to the following song (I am posting the lyrics too, should some of you have problems understanding the words).

What are the “incidents” in our life that might spoil our happiness?

What are the solutions that the singer provides us with?

How would you describe this song?

lively, soft, simple, fun, good beat, makes me want to dance, inspiring, soothing, I want to hear it again, ….. (add your own adjective or words to express your “description of the song).

What emotions does this song evoke in you?

What do you see if you close your eyes as you listen?

If this song were the background music fro an advertisement, what do you think the advertised product would be like?

In what kind of place would you be most likely to hear this music?

Now up to you! What song would you recommend to spark and infuse happiness? In your reply post the link so that we can listen to it.  Remember to mention why it makes you feel happy. 🙂

Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry, be happy.
In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy.
Don’t worry, be happy now.

CHORUS:
Don’t worry, be happy. Don’t worry, be happy.
Don’t worry, be happy. Don’t worry, be happy.

Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don’t worry, be happy.
The landlord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy.

CHORUS:
(Look at me — I’m happy. Don’t worry, be happy.
Here I give you my phone number. When you worry, call me,
I make you happy. Don’t worry, be happy.)

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style
Ain’t got no gal to make you smile
Don’t worry, be happy.
‘Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
Don’t worry, be happy.

CHORUS:
(Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t do it.
Be happy. Put a smile on your face.
Don’t bring everybody down.
Don’t worry. It will soon pass, whatever it is.
Don’t worry, be happy.
I’m not worried, I’m happy…)

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37 risposte a We all want happiness, don’t we?

  1. beatrice silvestrin scrive:

    makes me happy, make happy my parents and get good and many results at school: take good marks for be proud and have many results at my sport: to become a single thing with my horse. Than go out with my friends and have fun together, because I feel so strong makes me happy. Also I feel strong when I be able to help others and be well loved by all because when my friend is sad and I can make her happy I am rich and I feel important . I think it is also very important to make others happy, especially those who are most important to me, standing next to them at all times sad, joking with them and making them feel important. But if we thought about these things the people will be sad because no one help the others, because everyone thinks for itself. Also people are becoming less honest and the people do not find a person to confide in and trust so people are lonely and unhappy. In that way the people become happy only for material things and not for the real things. Because the people must be happy without the other. For this results I think that we must take a step forward, deal with less rivalry and open more to the others. But this is not simple to obtain, for this reason we can’t have a rainbow without a little rain because nothing is simple and we can’t have happiness without a little sad without sadness, because nothing is perfect even when there is a rainbow of many colors and joy in the sky. But we have to remember that we are free and responsible for the way we feel, because despite all the others, we must search our happiness and if others do not make us happy we must find a way to be on our own, taking happiness from small things, because even alone we are strong this is a message that I would post at my schoolbag, so everyone could understand that despite their wickedness, I and the others will overcome all and would be happy. Even if just a small mistake to make us feel bad, a quarrel or the fear of something lost everything the house the good way. But the way for not make it double we could don’t worry and call a person for speck with someone this is the ideas of the song “don’t worry be happy” and I think it is quite right because to be happy we mustn’t worry and this song is very realistic for the very strong message, and make who listen these song happy, involved for his cheerful beat and makes me positive and if I close my eyes I can see the world more united, in solidarity with people who love each other I can see flowers everything and lots of smile in fact, if it were to be the song of advertisement the product would be used for financing because you have to be happy because you have the money for your dreams and you haven’t to be worry because you can return them slowly but is more likely to hear on the radio.
    but for me in this moment the song that gives me happiness is “thrift shop” of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis because it give at me the right spirit to take any difficulty and any problem with power, bravery and impetuosity.

  2. Valentina Pozzi scrive:

    Hallo teacher;
    this is my song, SOME NIGHTS!

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  4. Deborah D'Angelo scrive:

    Going out with friends, watch film with them, help somebody, listen to music and read make me happy, because when I am with friends all my troubles go away and I can live without worries. But when I’m alone I love reading, because I can escape from the world, full of problems. I think that I make other people happy when I joke with them or when I show my helpfulness to them, because I think that be available is a great “present” to make to all your dear friends and the others. I think that when there will be an international day index also in Italy, Italian people at last will think how important is the happiness, and will live at least for one day without be worried. Ban Ki-moon said that when we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched: I find this sentence simply great and important. I think that his reflection is very touchy and I think as him. One of the most important moments of my life is when I was an organizer, two years ago, and I helped a deaf-mute 9-year-old-child, and for all that month, when I went home, every day I felt proud of me. Help other people is really satisfying. Another step that I would add in the “7 steps to happiness” is: think less, act more. I think that if everybody would stay thinking about problems and troubles, don’t act. If you have to make a decision, you should make it at the moment, and don’t think too much. Obviously, you mustn’t take a decision and don’t think about it. In the little poem, that Ii think shows really the truth, I think that the rainbow means all the beautiful things that happen to us, and the rain represents all the little (or big) problems in our lives. I found this little poem very interesting.“I’m in charge of the way I feel” means that if you think that you’re sad, you get more sad; but if you think positive, and say to yourself “I’m ok” maybe you get feeling better. I’d post it on my school-diary or on the headboard of my bed. I think everybody should ever think positive. When I’m sad or depressed, I love listening “Glad you came”, a song of The Wanted. This is its link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiEEJds8JFE . It’s my favourite song and as soon as I listen to it, I get immediately happy, I hope you’ll like it.

  5. Laura Manzan scrive:
  6. Francesco Colicchia scrive:

    this is the song that makes me happy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5-yKhDd64s

  7. Cristian Corcimari scrive:
  8. Borin Anna scrive:

    This is a song that makes me happy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgFeZr5ptV8

  9. Erica Corazza scrive:

    For me the highlighted sentence that best encapsulates my view of happiness is “being grateful can help people cope with stress and can even have a beneficial effect on heart rate”. If I am grateful of what I have, it means that I am happy.
    There are many things that make me happy and these are: friends because with them I can speak freely and I can also have fun. Parents because they are kind to me and help me when I am in difficulty. My dog because when I am with her, I feel much love coming towards me. Music because when I listen to it, I free my mind and last but not least I love dancing because it is my passion.
    I think that to make other people happy just being myself is good because if I am joyful I can trasmit my feelings and they trust me and I am natural, I don’t have to force myself.
    I think that my nation couldn’t be like the Kingdom of Bhutan because it doesn’t take happiness in great consideration. Most people consider having a lot of money the only aim in life. They don’t think that having a job is the most important thing especially nowadays, and this is wrong. I would like my nation to become like the Kingdom of Bhutan because I agree with what Ban-Kii-moon says.
    I agree with the list of steps to reach happiness because they all are things that each of us should start doing. I add a further step and that is “think less about yourself and more to the others”.
    The sentence “but you can’t have a rainbow, without a little rain” for me it means that you can’t have everything you want without making some sacrifices.
    The sentence “I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness” for me it means that I can choose if I want to be happy or not and I am also responsible for the consequences of my choice.

    This is the song that makes me happy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWA2pjMjpBs

  10. Laura Manzan scrive:

    When my parent are proud of me I’m happy because I’m happy but also they are happy(for example when I have good marks or when I do what I want). I’m happy when a boy say to me that I’m nice because I fell sure of myself. I’m happy when it’s my birthday because I stay with my friends and I recive a lot of present. I’m happy when I pass the Sunday to my grandfather because we lunch tougether.To make the others happy I search to treat they well even when I’m nervius or I have my problems.I think that is grat have a Gross National Happiness Index because the happiness of the citizens dipends to wellbegin of the nation.I’m agree with Ban Ki-moon but I never being made happy by helping someone else and unfortunatelly when I helpe someone often I do it to my detriment.I never count my blessings. At the list of steps of happiness I’d like add: look less out look more inside. In my opinion the raimbow represents the happiness and the rain the sad so you can never be really happy if you weren’t sad before. I am in charge of the way I feel means that for example if you are sad and you don’t say it at somebody is also your wrong not only of who makes you fell bad. I’d like to post it on the wall near my bed for remember it every morning when I wake up.

  11. Naina Schintee scrive:

    Going to singing lessons make me happy, because I can express myself in this way.
    Taking good marks make me happy , because I can show my parents that I am a good student,
    Playing with my rabbit and going to the cinema with my friends makes me happy.
    Going shopping with my mum makes me happy, because I can buy a lot of things too.
    I decide to make people happy by joking with them and , for my parents, taking good marks.
    I think Ban Ki-moon is right because helping people make yourself proud. I helped a poor man by giving him some food.
    I agree with the list of steps to happiness, I would like to add : wish less, do more.
    The rainbow represents happiness, and rain sadness, that means that you can’t have success or happiness without troubles and sadness.
    Being in charge of our feelings means that you decide how to feel today, not other people, so if you want to be sad it’ s your fault. I would put this post in living room , so I can see it every day, and have always an expiration.
    I have been unhappy when some of my friends who I trust in, talked badly of me, so I lost their trust.
    The singer provides us to don’t worry of our troubles because this make them bigger.
    I find this song simple but with a big message.
    This song make me happy and help me to forget problems.
    When I close my eyes I see a beautiful world without wars, politic problems, and smiling people.
    It would be a production of a stress life of a teenager with a lot of problems, who wants to resolve her problems.
    I would like to hear this song before a test or an oral test, that I didn’t study.
    Here’s a little song I wrote
    You might want to sing it note for note
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    In every life we have some trouble
    But when you worry you make it double
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    Don’t worry, be happy now.
    CHORUS:
    Don’t worry, be happy. Don’t worry, be happy.
    Don’t worry, be happy. Don’t worry, be happy.
    Smile and forget, life is too short to think about problems.
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    Don’t think of the future, but of the present
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    CHORUS:
    (Look at me — I’m happy. Don’t worry, be happy.
    Here I give you my phone number. When you worry, call me,
    I make you happy. Don’t worry, be happy.)
    Ain’t got no good marks, ain’t got no style
    Ain’t got no future to make you smile
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    ‘Cause when you worry your face will frown
    And that will bring everybody down
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    CHORUS:
    (Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t do it.
    Be happy. Put a smile on your face.
    Don’t bring everybody down.
    Don’t worry. It will soon pass, whatever it is.
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    I’m not worried, I’m happy…)
    Skyfall by Adele and Dimonds by Rihanna are the 2 songs that makes me happy

  12. Claudia Lavopa scrive:

    Stay with my family, listen to music, take good marks, meet my friends and travel to other countries make me happy. I think that I make my parents happy when I take good marks.
    In my opinion some people wouldn’t be happy just for the Gross National Happiness Index because if they have some problems they can’t forget them in a day.
    I think that if you help someone else because you want to do it, you are enriched but if you don’t want to do it, you don’t feel enriched so I agree with Ban ki-moon.
    I agree with all the seven steps of happiness because I think that we have to live while we’re young. My step is: be less shy, live life for the moment.
    I think that in life we have some problems and we can get them over and then we’ll have happiness, so in my opinion the rainbow is happiness and the rain are our problems.
    ”I’m in charge of the way I feel” means that I chose everyday what I want to feel so I would post it on my bedroom’s door so everyday when I wake up I can see it.
    The incidents that might spoil our happiness are when you stay alone, nobody loves you and nobody cares about you.
    The singer tells us that we always have problems but if we think about them, they became double.
    I would describe this song with this adjectives: relaxing and inspiring, when I listen to it I would be at Hawaii because it relaxed me.
    I would recommended this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbPED9bisSc because it has a beautiful message: live life at the moment because we aren’t immortal so everything else is uncertain.

  13. Chiara Tosi scrive:

    Happiness, in my opinion, is a big word.
    My home makes me happy, because when I’m at home, especially in my bedroom, I can be whatever I want. I can be myself without worries and fears.
    Also my friends make me happy, when I stay with them I’m myself and I’m free to talk about my worries and my feelings.
    Music makes me happy. When I listen to music I’m free to travel with my imagination and imagine an unknown world.
    I’m happy when I help other people that need an advice, especially when they are my friends or relatives.
    And I’m happy when I’m proud of myself and I can say: “Chiara, you did the right thing!”.
    When I have to help someone that needs my encouragement, I usually stay with this person and I try to demonstrate this person that if she/he needs me I’m there, with him/her.
    The Gross National Happiness Index makes the population of the Kingdom of Bhutan linked by one idea: we can be happy and enriched, if we help people to make themselves happy. I am not sure that my nation should be like the Kingdom of Bhutan, because many people in my country are selfish and jealous of their happiness, so they can’t help the others and make these people happy. I agree with Ban Ki-moon that said “when we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched” because if I see that a friend, or a person is happy, I’m also happy. But if I see a friend or a person that is not happy, I do everything to make him (or her) happy. When I was 12, I helped people with disabilities near my town. I was really happy when I saw their smiling faces, and only because I helped them to color a picture or to do a little job. I was happy and enriched because I helped this people as not fortunate as me.
    I know that I am really fortunate: I have a home, a great family, lots of friends, a school and I am happy. Right now, I want to help my sister with her English homework and I want to help my team because some of us thinks that she is better than the others, but I think that if we are a team, everybody is the same and, if someone makes a mistake or has a problem, we have to be united and help this person to overcome worries and problems.
    “Everyone wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you can have a rainbow, without a little rain”. I agree with this sentence. I think that the rainbow is the happiness, and rain are the problems, the worries, the unhappiness, the defeats and the bad people that everyone will found in owl life. So we can’t have a perfect life, without problems and worries because sometimes bad experiences make us stronger than before and ready to overcome difficulties with serenity.
    “I am charge of how I feel” another great sentence. I think that I am positive because I change to be positive and I can also transmit this positivity to my friends and other people; if I am negative I am every moment sad and I can’t enjoy all the great things that I own. I would post this notice on my bedroom door, inside my classroom and also in the volleyball pitch, because I think that our life is like a match: if we want win, we will be champions; but if we want be losers, we will be we envious of the happiness of others forever.
    The “incidents” in our life that might spoil our happiness are, for example, the loss of someone we love, a failure at school or in our sport, the betrayal by someone we trust and all the events that are linked with the life of the people we love. We can get through and overcome these “incidents”, for example, seeking the help of an adult that there may be close of us or confiding with a friend that can understand our situation. We can also, how suggests us the singer, don’t worry and be happy because “In every life we have some trouble but when you worry you make it double”.
    If I describe the song “Don’t worry, be happy ” I can say that is lively, simple, fun, good and this song relaxes me because when I have a problem or I am worried, I can think at these words to feel me happy and to overcome the problem with serenity.
    If I close my eyes as I listen I imagine a world where the people are happy and ready to help others to be happy, calm and relaxed at all times. I imagine also an endless park where people meet others and laugh, play, sing and have fun together with not differences.

  14. Francesco colicchia work happiness scrive:

    makes me happy: when I score a goal, when my favourite football team win the matches, when I play with my pet and when I stay with my parents.
    to make others happy I can do little things like give a kiss.
    I think than in Italy we are unhappy for the economic crisis but we must remember that we live in the country of the beautiful arts.
    Yes I agree with the United Nations secretary-general, and when I was a boy scout I halped the comunity cleaning the park near the school.
    I must say that I agree with the list and for me the last step is unhappy less happy more.
    The littel poem I think it means that all people wants happiness but the happines would not exist if there were also unhappiness, the Rainbow mean the happiness and the rain mean the unhappiness.
    For me I am in charge of the way I feel mean that everybody sees happiness our way, and I would to post it outside of my classroom.

  15. elisa scrive:

    I am happy when I think back to the moments spent with people who now are gone with me, such as my best friend. I am happy when I look at my sister that although it is small, I know I can count on she. I’m happy when I’m with my friends, especially three people. I am happy when I look at some motocross racing because it does not make me lose hope that one day I will like them. I am happy when I see that my dad cares about me, even if he never does. I am happy when I dance because I express myself. I am happy when I see that guy, that I lost my head. I’m happy when I’m with my family and when I think that everything is fine even if it all goes wrong
    ………………………….
    My 8 step of happiness is: Dreaming less, believing more
    ………………………….
    I want to post it, on the mirror in my bathroom, so every morning I read for starting a new beautiful day. For me the statement is true because can not be ever happy and in the life there are some periods when you are unhappy and some things are not ok for your self. But after this bad period there will be a beautiful time when you’ll be happy and beautiful like a rainbow.
    …………………………
    For me the song that make me happy is “beautiful” of Eminem because when I listen it, I remember when I staid with my ex best friend. This song was our. Thought the text is sad, brings me back to the past when she (my ex best friend) was with me and when together were two souls in one body.

  16. Chiara Tosi scrive:

    This is the song that makes me happy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJu0U8oVYbE

  17. Giorgia Lena scrive:

    I’m happy when I see the sunset, when I vist foregn cities, when I read, when i stay with my family and friends but expecially when I listen to music.
    I think that I can make my mum happy when I take good marks.
    I think our nation can’t have a Gross National Happiness Index because not everyone can forget the problems for a day, because the incidents in our lives that might spoil our happiness are a lot, for example, when something bad happen to a person important for us.
    Ban Ki-moon said that “when we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched” and I agree with him because I think that it’s normal to fell happy helping someone else.
    I agree with all the 7 steps of Happiness except for the firts one, because,for me, thinking before saying or doing something it’s important.
    My further step is: ” be less afraid, be more confident”.
    “Everyone wants happiness. No one wants pain. But yu can’t have a rainbow, without a little rain.” About this sentence I want to say that we can’t have happiness without pain, so in this phrase the rainbow is the happiness and the rain is the pain.
    “I am in charge of the way I feel” means that everyday we can choose if we want to be positive or negative, so I would post it in my house door.
    “Dont’d worry, be happy” is a fun song and it makes me happy, if i close my eyes I see a color:orange.
    The singer tell us to be happy, even if we have problems we don’t have to worry, but we have to be happy.
    There are 2 songs that make me happy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJO3ROT-A4E What Makes You Beautiul – One Direction
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4cdfRohhcg Kiss You – One Direction

    What Makes you Beautiful makes me happy because it makes me feel beautiful inside and outside, Kiss You makes me happy because it’s fun and the video makes my laugh.

  18. Valentina Pozzi scrive:

    The sentence that best encapsulates my view of happinees is this: “People who are grateful tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled” because I think happines, is primarily to be in peace with ourselves and be content with what you have and what you are. HAPPINES is very important in life, because it is a feeling, that make you feel good with other people. I’m happy when I go to Udinese’s Stadium to see the matches, I take good marks at school, I laught with my friends, I’m at home and my cat sleeps in my bed, I’m on holiday with my parents and also when I’m on holiday alone without my family. I think that if I’m happy I can make other people happy. For instance, I make happy my friends when I help them with homeworks and I make happy my parents when I’m nice with my little sister.
    If Italy would have a gross National Happines Index, like the Kingdom of Buthan, I think that it would be a better measure of its people’s prosperity than its income. Happines doesn’t depend on income! I’m agree with Ban Ki-moon that “when we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched”. I was really happy when I went, with my catechism group in assocciacion (ANFAS) where there are people with physical or mental problems and we did a show for them with songs and games: that people were really funny and happy.
    I would be useful to have a list of steps to happines; another one could be “JUDGE LESS-UNDERSTAND MORE”.
    I think that to recognize happines you have to know a little pain: happines is like the rainbow after the rain. You have to want strongly happines.
    I agree with the sentence “I’m in a charge of how I feel and today I’m choosing happines”. I’ll post it in my bedroom door.
    I’ve just listened to Bobby McFerrin’s song and I felt happy because it is funny, cheerful and light-hearted; I would like to hear it in my bedroom with my best friends.

  19. Federica Guaccio scrive:

    Visiting new places with my family and friends makes me happy, because ,when I am with people I love, I fell good and I stop thinking about my problems.
    I feel happy in Summer, because I love swimming in the sea and I love the burning sun in July , I like thinking that there won’t be any homework nor school too.
    I like playing with my dogs when it is sunny outside, because I love running with them and cuddle them, I like walking with them outside too.
    I feel happy when I listen to music, because it helps me to calm down when I am angry or sad. I think that music is life’s soundtrack.
    I will feel happy when I go to Naples, because I love this city and I am very close to it, because my grandparents lived there.
    I feel very sad when a friend of mine looks miserable. When I see a friend sad I try to make her happy by listening to her and trying help her and solve her problems.
    I think money can make everybody happy, with money you can buy a house, games or dolls, but it is also true that you can’t buy love or friendship, so you don’t need only money but even happiness, we need to appreciate little things.
    I agree with Ban Ki-moon, people are enriched when they help somebody. Last year, I was in a camping in Muggia, I met some disabled children and every day I spent time with them talking or playing: that made me feel very rich.
    I have never counted my blessings, I never think of them, but I know that there are people that don’t have all the things I have, I wish I could do something for them, but I don’t know how.
    I agree, but it is very difficult to put this post in practice, I love those words, but I know I am not strong enough to follow the rules. I would like to fear less, to be more sure of myself.
    This post tells us that life can change, you can be sad but this won’t last forever . The rainbow stands for happiness and the rain stands for sadness.
    I am in charge of how I feel, I decide to be happy or sad, nobody has this power, only me, people can tell bad things, but you decide to show them that you are strong enough to stand up and show that you don’t care. It is relevant because you decide to be happy or sad, but you can’t blame the others for your unhappiness. I would post it in class and in my bedroom.
    A bad mark or not being understood can spoil my happiness. The singer provides us with a piece of advice: ”don’t worry, be happy”.
    I think this song communicates glee and joy with its rhythm.
    While listening to this song last night I saw a bright yellow colour all around.
    I think this song could advertise a toothpaste, with a lot of people washing their white teeth.
    I would probably listen this song on the beach.
    Here’s a little song I wrote
    I need to sing it every moment
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    A teenage life is full of trouble
    But when you worry you make it double
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    Don’t worry, be happy now.
    CHORUS:
    Don’t worry, be happy. Don’t worry, be happy.
    Don’t worry, be happy. Don’t worry, be happy.
    Ain’t got no place to lay your head
    Somebody came and took your bed
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    The teacher says your work is bad
    You must not cry and lose your head
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    CHORUS:
    (Look at me — I’m happy. Don’t worry, be happy.
    Here I give you my phone number. When you worry, call me,
    I make you happy. Don’t worry, be happy.)
    Ain’t got no friends, ain’t got no style
    Ain’t got no guy to make you smile
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    ‘Cause when you worry your face will frown
    And that will bring everybody down
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    CHORUS:
    (Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t do it.
    Be happy. Put a smile on your face.
    Don’t bring everybody down.
    Don’t worry. It will soon pass, whatever it is.
    Don’t worry, be happy.
    I’m not worried, I’m happy…)
    “Skyscraper” by Demi lovato and “Who you are” by Jessie J are my favourite songs

  20. Turchet Chiara scrive:

    Happiness is an amazing emotion, I think we feel happy above all when we make others people happy, so the sentence that encapsulates in the best way my view of happiness is : “When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched”. When I see a smile on the face of my friend I fell happy, too. I feel happy when I spend time with my friends because they give me energy and when I am with them I feel free and myself. I feel happy when I reach my goals, too : at school, at dance or in my life. I am happy when I see my parents happy and united : if I am happy the majority part of worth is of them. They always have a lot kindness to me and I try to do always the best to make them happy. I also feel happy when I dance, because I can express myself without any worries. To make the others people happy I do simple things, because I think that simple actions like a smile or a word could make them happy, too. The thing that I try to do every day is to be willing to help others having just a “thank you” or a smile as a reward. These are the keys for the happiness. I’d want nobody will be left behind, for this reason I try to help my friends and my classmates: I’d want that everybody gives their best and reaches their goals.
    I think that Italy should be like the Kingdom of Bhutan and have a Gross National Happiness Index, because in my opinion with happiness people could help the others to improve the State in all of its aspects and also feel better. I agree with Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, when he says that “when we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched”. When I help others I also feel myself enriched because I help others to became better. I am a lot of times happy, but I don’t literally “count my blessings,” as the Action for Happiness organization in Britain urges people to do, because when I’m happy I live that moment without think to remember it. I am really agree with the list of steps to happiness, but I’d like to add another one: ”Boredom less, energy more”, in fact energy is one of the most important ingredients to make happiness. But the way to feel happiness is very hard and full of difficulties and sometimes to reach our happiness we have to fight and to overcame many problems. And what I said is perfectly showed throw the words of the picture, in fact often the rainbow (happiness) appears after the rain (difficulties). And this slogan doesn’t represent only the happiness, but also it represents the life : a wonderful sky sometimes is upsets from some thunderstorm, but we can control our lives charging our emotions and our feelings ,in my opinion this is the meaning of the slogan “I am in charge of the way I feel”. All of us can choose the best way to live their life , in an happy way or in a bad way, but everyone have to decide it on his own : we have the freedom to do it and for me is the best thing of the world. The rest of the slogan is “…and today I am choosing happiness” and this remind me that we have to live fully our present life and do the best decisions now to be happy in the rest of our life.
    I think that I could post this slogan as a huge advertising poster in my city to remember to everybody to be the protagonist of their present life and to choose always their owner decisions.
    As I said previously sometimes we have to overcame some troubles in our life. The “incidents” in our life that spoilt our happiness are many and different : sometimes the silliness make us unhappy, but other times the “incidents” are more painful and serious. The both hurt, but in a different way. In the song(Bobby McFerrin-Don’t worry Be happy) that Ms Ziraldo posted, the singer discusses of hard and complicated troubles, that at my age I can’t even understand, like the problem to have not a house over the head or financially problems. The singer has always the same solution : be happy in life! He says that when we worry our face will frown, so we have to put a smile on it and smile to life. This is a wonderful message that infuse hope and joy in our hearts. The song is very lively , simple, and inspiring. In fact it is cheerful and in the same time it talks about serious themes that invite you to reflect. If I close my eyes while I’m listening to it I think of a Caribbean beach, when all the people are quiet and peaceful and the world around them is happy and without any problem. If this song were the background music from an advertisement I think the advertised product would be for a bank, that infuse to their customers security and calm. And the kind of place where I would hear this music is on the beach, during the summer holiday, when I haven’t any worries. The song that infuse me happiness is “Step by Step” by Whitney Houston, because I love its rhythm, but above all its meaning. It says that we have to tread our life’s way with calm, overcoming the obstacles that it reserves to us, step by step and never give up.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i3cDFi6Z4k

  21. Toffoli Michael scrive:

    THE ANSWER IS IN ORDER
    Which of the highlighted sentences best encapsulates your view of happiness?
    I AGREE WITH ALL SETENCES. ALL THAT, THAT IS WRITE, IS TRUE.COMPASSION PROMOTES HAPPINESS, IN FACT WE MUST CONTRIBUTE WITH THE COMMON GOOD SO WE ENRICH OURSELVES AND WE WILL HELP BUILD A BEST FUTURE.
    What makes you happy? Be as specific as you can in listing five things or more. (For instance, if “home” makes you happy, tell us what details about it are so happy-making.)
    I HAVE A LOT OF THING THAT MAKE ME HAPPY FOR EXAMPLE:
    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I LISTEN TO MUSIC, BECAUSE I LOVE MUSIC AND I CAN TRY TO UDERSTAND WHAT THE SINGER SAYS IN THE SONG. SO I CAN TRY TO TRANSLATE IT.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I SPEAK FOREIGNER LANGUEGES, BECAUSE I LIKE THEM AND I THINK THAT THE FOREIGNER LANGUAGES ARE A PIECE OF ME. I CAN’T DESCRIBE HOW I FELL, I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I’M HAPPY.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I READ A BOOK, SPECIALY FANTASY BOOK, BACAUSE I CAN TRAVEL WITH MY MIND IN A WORLD THAT I CREATE ONLY FOR ME AND NOONE CAN CHANGE IT. I’M VERY HAPPY IF I READ A BOOK WHEN I GO TO BED BECAUSE FOR ME IT IS TOO EASY TO CREATE THIS WORLD.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I WALK, BECAUSE IT FEELS ME GOOD, AND I KNOW THAT IT IS ONLY HEALTHY FOR ME. I WALK FAST, SO I CAN WALK FOR A LONG TIME WITHOUT A LOT OF EFFORT.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I DO ARCHERY, BECAUSE I CAN RELAX MYSELF ALSO IF I’M IN STRESS WITH MY MUSCLES. I LOVE DOING ARCHERY AND I’M VERY HAPPY IF I HIT THE BULL’S EYE AT 70m, 60m, 50m OR 30m.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I SPEAK TO OTHER PEOPLE, BECAUSE I CAN KNOW SOMETHING NEW OF THEM AND THEY CAN KNOW SOMETHING NEW OF ME AND I CAN MAKE NEW FRIENDS.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I WATCH A FUNNY FILM WITH MY FAMILY, BECAUSE WE CAN HAVE LOTS OF FUN, WE CAN SMILE TOGETHER, WE CAN RELAX TOGETHER.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I PLAY FOOTBALL WITH MY BROTHER, BECAUSE I CAN SHOOT SOME GOALS BUT HE ALWAYS WIN, BUT I CAN IMPROVE AND ONE DAY I CAN WIN.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I STUDY, BECAUSE I CAN KNOW SOMETHING THAT I NEVER KNOW. I CAN IMPROVE MY CULTURE, I CAN IMPROVE MY PRONUNCE AND MY VOCABOLARY WORDS IN ONOTHERS LANGUGES. IF I STUDY LATIN I CAN KNOW SOME ITALIAN’S WORDS WHERE COME FROM.

    – I’M HAPPY WHEN I DO MY HOMEWORK, BECAUSE AFTER I CAN HAVE FUN WITH MY FAMILY.

    – I’M HAPPY TO HAVE A BIG FAMILY, BECAUSE WE CAN PLAY TOGETHER AND BECAUSE WE CAN DO SOMETHING TOGETHER: WE CAN WATCH TV, WE CAN PLAY FOOTBALL TOGETHER, WE CAN PALY FREESBEE TOGETHER AND SO ON SO FAR. I LOVE MY FAMILY.

    What do you do to make others happy, whether on purpose or not?

    SOMETIME THE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPINESS SO IF I HAVE TO MAKE OTHER HAPPY I CAN DECIDE TO MAKE HAPPY ON PURPOSE OR NOT. SOMETIME I MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY DON’T ON PURPOSE ONLY IF I HURTS MYSELF UNINTENTIONALLY OR IF I REPEAT SOMETHING THAT IT WAS SAY NOT A LONG TIME AGO. SOMETIME I MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY INTENTIONALLY IF I TELL THEM A JOKE OR IF I DO SOMETHING FUNNY.

    Do you think your nation should be like the Kingdom of Bhutan and have a Gross National Happiness Index? If so, do you think that would measure prosperity better than income does?

    I WOULD LIKE THAT THIS IS POSSIBLE, BUT ACTUALY IS IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE OUR SOCIETY HAS SOME ECONOMIC’S PROBLEM AND WE ARE DISAPPOINTED. WE COULDN’T BE HAPPY BECAUSE WE DON’T SEE A FUTURE.
    YES, I MADE SOMEONE HAPPY WHEN I UNDERSTAND HER PROBLEMS AND I HELP HER. I WAS CLOSE TO HER DURING THAT PERIOD.

    Do you ever literally “count your blessings,” as the Action for Happiness organization in Britain urges people to do? If so, what’s on your list right now?

    FOR BE HAPPY I FOLLOW DIFFERENT STEP. HELP OTHER PEOPLE, DIFEND OTHER PEOPLE, PLAY WITH OTHER PEOPLE, SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND OTHER PEOPLE ECC.
    Do you agree with the above list of steps to happiness? Can you add a further step?

    I AGREE WITH THIS STEP, BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE MUST THINK ABOUT HAPPINESS AND HAVE TO TRY TO BE POSITIVE ALL DAY, BECAUSE IF YOU CONVINCE YOURSELF THAT THIS DAY, TOMORROW, THE DAY AFTER TOMMORROW ECC. ARE BAD, YOU CAN’T LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH HAPPINESS.
    FOR ME THE EIGHTH STEP IS : TAKE LESS, GIVE MORE.

    How do you interpret this? what does the rainbow stand for? The rain?
    I INTERPRET THIS TEST SO: ALL PEOPLE CAN BE HAPPY BUT THE HAPPINESS MUST BE CONQUER.LIFE MAKE MORE OBSTACOL THAT WE CAN JUMP IT IF WE MAKE SACRIFICES, WORKING HARD WITH A LITTLE PAIN AND CRYING. BUT HOW, AFTER EVERY STORM, SHINE THE RAINBOW SO AFTER SOME WORK AND SACRIFICES WE ENJOY OURSELVES FOR REACH GOALS. THE RAINBOW MEANS A SMILE, THE RAIN MEANS THE CRYING.
    What does “I am in charge of the way I feel” mean? What is the relevance of this notice above? Where would you post it? Outside your school? Inside your classroom? On your bedroom door? Where?
    “I AM IN CHARGE OF THE WAY I FEEL” MEANS THAT I CHOOSE IF I WANT TO BE HAPPY OR NOT, I CHOOSE ALL I DO, SO THE DAY CHANGES IF I DECIDE TO BE HAPPY OR NOT.THE REVELANCE OF THIS NOTICE IS THAT I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY AND I LIKE THE WAY I CHOSE, BECAUSE NOONE CAN CHANGE MY HAPPINESS.I WANT TO POST IT OUT OR IN OF ALL ROOMS IN THE WORLD: IN CLASS, IN MY ROOM, OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL, HOW A POSTER, HOW A SLOGAN AND SO ON SO FAR
    What are the “incidents” in our life that might spoil our happiness?
    What are the solutions that the singer provides us with?
    How would you describe this song?
    lively, soft, simple, fun, good beat, makes me want to dance, inspiring, soothing, I want to hear it again, ….. (add your own adjective or words to express your “description of the song).
    What emotions does this song evoke in you?
    What do you see if you close your eyes as you listen?
    If this song were the background music fro an advertisement, what do you think the advertised product would be like?
    In what kind of place would you be most likely to hear this music?
    Now up to you! What song would you recommend to spark and infuse happiness? In your reply post the link so that we can listen to it. Remember to mention why it makes you feel happy.

    THE “INCIDENT” THAT WE CAN MEET IN OUR LIFE THAT CAN SPOIL OUR HAPPINESS ARE: THE OBSTACLE THAT WE MEET IN OUR LIFE, THE DIFFICULTLY THAT WE MEET, SOMETHING THAT WE DON’T LOVE ECC.
    THE SOLUTION THAT THE SINGER PROVEDES US ARE TO BE HAPPY AND TO NOT BE WORRY, BECAUSE IF WE ARE WORRY NOTHING CHANGE IN WELL BUT IF WE ARE HAPPY WE CAN CHANGE SOMETHING.
    THIS SONG IS LOVELY, FUNNY FOR THE VIDEO, HAS A GOOD BEAT AND MAKES ME WANT TO DANCE. I WANT TO HEAR IT AGAIN, BECAUSE THIS SONG IS BEAUTIFUL, ORIGINALY, RIGHT AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST SUNNY.THIS SONG EVOKE IN ME TO LIVE AGAIN MY LIFE, BECAUSE I’M, SOMETIME, WORRY FOR SOMETHING AND SO I CAN LIVE MY LIFE WITH SOME PROBLEMS THAT CROWD IN MY MIND.
    IF I CLOSE MY EYES AND I LISTEN TO THIS MUSIC I SEE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE HAPPY WITH NOTHING, ARE HAPPY, BECAUSE THEY ARE WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEY DON’T WORRY IF THEY ARE POOR BUT THEY WOORY ONLY ABOUT THEIR FAMILY, BECAUSE WITH THE FAMILY ALL PEOPLE IS HAPPY. AND IF THIS SONG WERE A BACKGROUD MUSIC FROM AN ADVERTISEMENT I THINK THAT THIS MUSIC COULD ENTER IN ALL HEARTH IN THE WORLD, SO ALL PEOPLE, ALL DAYS, SING THE SONG IN THEIR MIND. I THINK THAT THIS MUSIC CAN BE LISTEN TO IN ALL PLACES IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE THIS SONG MAKE HAPPY ALL PEOPLE FOR THE VIDEO, FOR THE THEAM THAT IT HAS, FOR ALL THING THAT THIS SONG CREATE IN OUR MIND.
    A LOVE LISTENING TO MICHAEL JACKSON’S SONGS BECAUSE A LOVE POP AND HE WAS THE KING OF POP. I LOVE SOME SONGS THAT HE DID FOR EXAMPLE “SMOOTH CRIMINALE, MAN IN THE MIRROR, BILLIE JIM, ECC”. BUT I LOVE THE MOST “SMOOTH CRIMINAL AND MAN IN THE MIRROR”. SMOOTH CRIMINAL BECAUSE I LOVE THE BEAT THAT IT HAS AND MAN IN THE MIRROR BECAUSE IT MAKES ME HAPPY AND I KNOW THAT I CAN BE ONOTHER ONE WITHOUT IMITATE OTHER PEOPLE. I LOVE THIS SONGS, BECAUSE THE VIDEO INVOLVE THE PEOPLE TOO.

  22. Alberto Rocco scrive:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0

    This song makes me happy because of its rhythm. It makes me fell free and it makes me feel relaxed. There aren’t a lot of words in this song and I like this because I don’t have to focus my attention on the words but I focus on the melody. The title is “Don’t you worry child” and this phrase transmits quiet. I like this song very much and I hope you’ll like it.

  23. Leonardo scrive:

    Worry Less, Have Fun More

    There are lots of things that make me happy. For example going out with my friends make me happy because I always have fun with them and when I’m sad they know how to make me happy! Even playing football makes me happy! Football is my favourite sport and when I’m in the pitch with my teammates I feel free and all my problems disappear and I only think to have fun and enjoy myself.
    I always try to make people who I care happy! I think happiness is one of the most important things in life and making the others happy is really gratifying! In my opinion, if you face the life with a smile, things can be very different. Also little thing are really important for our happiness and you have to get them otherwise you can’t feel completely happy.
    When I feel lonely there’s only one thing that makes me feel better: music. Here are two of my favourite songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2Uk8nQ6168 ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa-ae6_okmg.
    I chose both because I love reassuring songs. The first one is about love, the strongest and one of the most important feelings on life. The second one is the soundtrack of my favourite film: Donnie Darko. Music has the power to change my day in a better day! I love listening to music while I’m doing things like having a shower, surfing the internet or when I’m cycling!

  24. Sara Boschin scrive:

    To ride horses makes me happy because I love this animals and when I stay with them I feel free.
    To go out with my friends makes me happy, because with them I can be myself and not a “perfect student” or a “perfect daughter”.
    To read makes me happy, because with the books I can create new worlds and I can live differents lifes.
    To stay with my family makes me happy, because with them I feel protect and beloved.
    To help other people makes me happy because I feel important and adult.
    For make other people happy I usually try to be entartaining, so they laugh and don’t think about their problem.
    Yes, in my opinion, our nation needs to be like the Kingdom of Buthan, so we are more happy and less stressed than we are usually.
    I don’t have a list, I don’t need.
    “Worry less, Fun more”.
    For me, the rainbow is a set of emotions than we feel every day. We can represent the feelings with colours, so is more simple to understand that the rainbow in a set of emotions because it contains all the colours in the world. The rain represent those little problems that we met in our life but that, although they often are difficult, contribute to create the fantastic rainbow that we are.
    “I am charge of how I feel” means that I decide if I feel worry, sad or happy. We are the first cause that influences on our feelings.
    That phrase explains that we are responsible of our feelings so, if we decide to be happy nothing can make us sad.
    I shuld post that in every T-shirt, sweater and other garmets I wear, so the people understand that that my feelings don’t depend on their.

  25. Derrick Okyere scrive:

    What makes me really happy is playing rugby. For many people can be only a sport where other people hit themselves for an oval ball. For me it is a way to express my emotions, my fears, my disappointments in a game that I really love. And I have also vary good friends in my team, and they are one of the motivations of way I love this sport.
    I don’t really like looking someone that I know sad. If that happens, I usually make full of myself to make him or her laugh. And then, if I can help and support the person, I try to understand the problem, and see if I can have a good advice.
    I think that if Italy had a Gross National Happiness Index, nothing would change. I think that in Italy, Happiness it isn’t one of the biggest problems, so no one would care about this ‘idea’.

    As I said before, the most thing that makes me really happy is playing rugby, with my team. Another thing that really makes me happy is spending time with my true friends. For me true friends are those people that you can trust, even with close eyes, and they will be there always for you. Spending time with they makes me happy because I can say any thing to them, knowing that they won’t tell anybody else. Drawing makes me happy. Generally I don’t have any idea before starting to drawing. I start with a line, and from that line I open my imagination and create. Singing with my Brother made me happy. Now he leaves far away from me, but when he was leaving with us, we used to listen and memorized new songs together, and then sing it. It was wonderful. And that making people happy makes me happy. Knowing that I brought a smile in somebody face makes me thing that I’ve done a great job.
    I think that what the United Nations secretary-general said is vary correct because, like I just said, I myself think that making other people happy, makes us happy.
    At the 7 Steps to Happiness I would add at the end: “… And just be yourself.” Sometimes, if we want to be accepted from someone, we use to play a role that it isn’t our. From my point of view, everyone should be themselves, ‘cause we only live once, and if you start hiding under a mask, you will ruin your life, for someone that can’t see your real face for the fear of differences.
    “Everyone wants, Happiness. No one wants, Pain. But you can’t have a Rainbow, without a little Rain.”
    This is a banal, but a wonderful sentence. The Rainbow stand for the Happiness, the Rain for the Pain. In life nothing is perfect. You will always have to suffer. But after, you will be awarded with joy and happiness.
    “I’m in charge of the way I feel and today I’m choosing Happiness.”
    I think that this sentence means a lot. I’ve always believed in it. We have the responsibility of our emotions and of our brain. We have the duty to open our minds and look after our problems, and think that nothing can stop us.
    I think that I would post it in classroom, ‘cause many of my class mates can’t see what the real problems are, and come to school, or turn into sad person. And I would post it in my bedroom, ‘cause even I forget that my happiness depends only from me.
    “Don’t Worry, Be happy.”
    The “incidents” that can happen in our life are a lot. But we have to separate the most important ones (like losing one of the parents when we are young, or been adopted cause your real parents can’t keep you for many reasons, ecc.) from the not important ones (Like losing your girlfriend/boyfriend, or can’t have something that we always wanted, like a very expensive pair of shoes, ecc. ).
    The song is very simple, has a good rhythm, inspiring, and has got very significant words.

  26. Derrick Okyere scrive:

    These are my favourites songs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwK7ggA3-bU

    This song was the first one that I sang with my Brother. The singer has a wonderful voice and I remember that when we get on the high notes of this sing, I wasn’t able to compare it like ma Brother. I always listen to it when I want peace.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F90Cw4l-8NY

    Now it is even my ring tone. I love his voice, and a like the words of the song. I listen to it when I go at school, or when I go to rugby training.

  27. Sara Foresto scrive:

    HAPPINESS
    Happiness for me is : to be loved by the person that I love, be happy and feel good, make my parents proud of me, don’t be persiflage, have a family that supports me and make others happy, put in their face a smile and make they happy when they are down.
    I prefer the second highlighted sentences because I think that the grateful people living the life in a easy way and they don’t want more, and I am agree with Ban Ki-Moon, the United nations-secretary-general because if we are selfless, I think that we can make other happy and in the same time we are happy too.
    Other way for be happy over and above at the list of steps to happiness for me is: “more sincerity less falsehood” because I think that we can live better with a clear conscience and I am agree with the steps of happiness because with these advices we can live the life in a better way.
    There are two posters that Mss Ziraldo posted about happiness: I like the slogan that represent the happiness with a wonderful rainbow and the sadness with the rain. For me this slogan means that there isn’t happiness without a little bit of sadness, because the rainbow appears only after the rain. In the second slogan there is this expression: “I am in charge of way I feel” for me it means that if I want express my opinion or make a choice I have to be ready to suffer the consequences and of what happens. I would like post it into my bedroom and in my home.
    There is a song that makes me happy because it infuse to all people the importance of happiness and his value. This is the message of the song “Don’t worry, be happy” that Mss Ziraldo posted. But my prefer song is “Just the way you are” by Bruno Mars, because I like the expression that use the singer to say at the people that each of us is perfect just as it is and we mustn’t change for anyone.

  28. Borin Anna scrive:

    Hello teacher,

    What makes me happy? The colors enjoy me! They convey happiness and joy! A life without colors is a life without smiles and laughs! My favorite colors are blue and green: the colors of the grass and the sky!
    Another thing that makes me happy are my friends!! The people that help me; they are all for me: when I am in trouble they help me immediately, they have always an answer for my questions! The most important is my best friend. She is a beautiful person! She always makes me happy, in every way. I love her!
    Music makes me happy! It is a little bit complicated because if I’m sad and I listen to “sad” music, I become more blue. But sometimes when I’m sad I listen to “happy” music like “22” or “starships”, I try to become glad.
    I like to stay at home too. At home I relax myself: at the first I do the things that are more difficult and then I listen to music, I sleep, I eat and I play with my brothers. Paradise!
    Also the summer makes me glad. Summer means fun, friends, sea, friends, swimming-pool, ice cream, friends, holiday and friends again! In the summer there are flowers that painting the landscape: it is like a rainbow.
    To make other people happy I try to be honest and nice, especially with my friends. If one of my friends is blue have to makes his happy, absolutely! How can we see a friend lonely? We mustn’t! Usually I tell him something very fun, a joke or I remind to him something that we had to do together.
    To make happy my parents I try to respond to them. I try to make them proud of me, behaving well or having good mark at school.

    The imagine “ 7 steps to happiness” is very nice! I like it because says true things, my favorite is “frown less, smile more” because sometimes we stop to smile for trivial things. In the world there are people with serious trouble that smiling even if they don’t feel very well, instead we frown for little thing that are not so severe. A person who smile is nicer than a person who frown.
    If I could add a further step I would write “show off yourself less, help more”. The society shows off itself and doesn’t think about poor people that can’t afford little things.

    “Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow, without a little rain.” This is a beautiful expression. In my opinion the rainbow means the happiness, the fun and the nice things of the life; while the rain means the pain. We shouldn’t pretend to have only happiness, because to know the meaning of it, we have to understand the meaning of pain.

    The person who is written this sentence doesn’t feel good but he hopes to reach the happiness. I would post it in my bedroom so when I’m sad reading it I will feel better.

  29. Sara Boschin scrive:

    The incidents are the quarrels with other people, for example with the friends or with the parents, or to gat a bad mark in a test. But, non for all in igual. The incidenst are different from person to person, for example my worry can’t be necessary your worry.
    In this song the singer advises to smile and be happy, so the problem is more simple to deal.
    For me this song is lively, soft and even simple. I share its mean. The video is very fun, but doen’t distract you from the words of the song.
    I see me that tell to my friends that br happy is important to live the day.
    I imagined the adversiment of a telephone company (like TIM or VODAFONE) because today be in contact with our friend make us happy, so we don’t feel lonely, and texting and call became important, so I think that if the company use this song like background, they are going to be very successful.
    In a bar, because there are a lot of people that probably have worries or are with their friend, so this song can improve the humor to them.
    This is the song that makes me happy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7Sxpmr7wI

    It’s old, but I heard this song when I was a child, so now when I listen it I think to the good memories and I’m happy.
    For me the happyness is very importat. Every day I repeat to myself (and to my friends) this: “Think positive and always smile”. I thank my mother that teaches me this phrase because it improves my life, ALWAYS making me smile, even when I’m sad.
    I think the life is happy and funny and those little “incidents” that we met during it, help us to grow up and to become strong.

  30. Anna Pignat scrive:

    Go out with my friends makes me happy because with them I always have fun.
    Paint and draw make me happy because I can express my ideas and turn into real the picture that I have in my mind.
    Stay with my grandparents makes me happy because I love them and they are very important for me.
    Run makes me happy because help me to relase the tention.
    Listen to music makes me happy because I feel free and positive.
    In my opinion listen other people makes them happy and comprised. For example if they are lonely I let that they tell me their problems so they don’t feel lonely again.
    Yes, I think that we need this special day because if a person smiles that isn’t means that he/she is happy.
    “Be proud less, apologize more”
    In my opinion the rainbow represents the beautiful part of our life, the happyness and the rain represents the difficulty and the pain.
    We can’t expect to be happy without these little obstacles. For example we can’t really know how a person is important for us before lose him.
    I an charge of how I feel means that you can decide to be positive and smile to your lifer or to be pessimistic and think that is all wrong. If you are positive to yourself and your life is a little bit better overcome a difficulty. I post it on my bedroom’s ceiling so I can see that every morning when I wake up.

  31. Alessia Giordano scrive:

    Hi, this is the song that makes me happy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7xjYeWOhbU

  32. Valentina Pozzi scrive:

    Hallo teacher,
    this is my song: SOME NIGHTS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeO

  33. Anna Reschiotto scrive:

    For me happiness means feel good with my self principally. But happiness has got lots of “face” like: freedom, love, beauty, good luck, health and many other… I feel happy when: I can sing because it’s my passion, I do my best (in general), when the weather is beautiful because It’s fantastic to wake up in a sunny day and so I can have good time with people that I love, however I feel good when I wear ..
    I feel good when my friends or my relatives are happy too, and meanly when they are happy because I’m able to help them! To help other people makes me happy, I feel enriched and important because I know I’ve done the right thing! when I can help my mum I feel an emotion that it’s unbelievable, it’s really more than happy but I don’t know how to explain.
    The phrase “you can’t have a rainbow without a bit of rain” for me means if you want the happiness, you will have to sacrifice your self a bit, because today “no one give you something” you have to earn every thing!
    however I think money can help you to much, but if you are the richest man in the world but you’re lonely, stupid, sick, all people hate you, you won’t be happy .
    Instead people who are poor have a great quality that every other person should envy: they live with simplicity! We should take them as example because our society is based on the consumerism and to be happy you have to do lots of thing, and more you have and more you want.
    I will post this phrase “I’M IN CHARGE OF HOW I FEEL AND TODAY I AM CHOOSING HAPPINESS” in my bedroom because I think I would start every day with a smile!
    My eighth step to the happiness is: BE LESS SELFISH, BE MORE GENEROUS!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA4ppvp2IzY

  34. Cristian Corcimari scrive:

    Take good marks and good results at school makes me very happy (and especially my mom).When I play well volleyball and meet my teammates makes me happy. When I
    return in my country, in Moldavia and I have a lot of fun with my friends makes me incredibly happy. There is nothing I can do to help other people.The step that I add to the list of the steps of the happiness is “HATE LESS,LOVE MORE”.

  35. Carbonera Sofia scrive:

    This is the song that makes me happy :
    Sally by Gogol Bordello
    Sally was a fifteen year old girl from Nebraska
    Gypsies were passing through her little town
    They dropped something on the road , she picked it up…
    And cultural revolution right away begun!
    Yes right away begun!
    They always were afraid that I was schizophrenic…
    They always were afraid schto ja rodinu prodam
    a po pravde ja bil prosto malenkij medvedik
    spizdil vsjo u vseh i vsjo nahuj proebal…
    From all the tables of contents that Mother Earth provides
    I’d like to be a big fat fucking fly
    The one that spins around your head all day and all night
    and sound of it is just like a what?…
    …but by the accident of some kind divine dispensation
    I ended up being walking U*nited Nation
    And I survive even fucking radiation
    A big fat fucking what?
    And I would visit you a lot