Your Happiness Makes Your Friends Happy, Too

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Here is another brilliant reason why we should try to be happy no matter what. According to the new study that was published in The Bmj:

"Your happiness can spread throughout your social sphere and your cheer can lift the spirits of your friends, your friends' friends, and even your friends' friends' friends. Researchers used data from the two-decade-strong Framingham Heart Study, an on-going study that tracks the health and well-being of more than 5,000 Americans, and they found that one person's cheer can spread up to three degrees in a social network. Smile, and the world really does smile with you, kind of!"

I like the logic of spreading the cheer and paying it forward. You? Now, go on and spread some happiness:) xo

P.S: Bed making = happiness.
P.P.S: Plus, a little wisdom to a happier you.

(via NY Mag. Photos by Dina Goldstein, and via FYCF, Note To Self)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sending this to everyone I know. We should have more studies like that. Jill

Steph said...

What a wonderful post and that photo at the end is priceless. :)

little luxury list said...

Aww what a great reason to be happy - making 3 degrees of people happy too!

xoxo,
little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Camila Faria said...

Amazing!!! Let's all spread happiness (and this research) around!

Liz Halle said...

This is wonderful - you're making me quite happy right now :)

xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww...yay, Jill and YES, we totally should!

Diana Mieczan said...

Right, Steph? I ADORE that photo SO much!

Diana Mieczan said...

little luxury list:)

Diana Mieczan said...

I love your comment, Camila:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww...Liz:)

Art Farm said...

I love it! And so true. When I'm having a crap day and I see a friend who's happy, they definitely help change my mood. :) xo, Katie

Diana Mieczan said...

Same here, Katie:) Yay!

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