Yesterday’s Happiness Day activities were just what Pedestrian Day should be….close down Norzam Lam to vehicle traffic but let people drive around the rest of Thimphu, encourage people to come out and stroll up and down the street, have some entertainment, some people selling tea and snacks and create a pleasant atmosphere for pedestrians to walk around. Pedestrian Day has turned into what you can’t do, whereas Happiness Day is about what you can do (i.e. enjoy walking around).
International Day of Happiness i.e. yesterday was what I really did not expect you know. It was a perfect day to mark witnessing Guru Throngdel in the morning and meeting people from all walks of life on the Norzam Lam with entertaining live shows. And this moment of peace and joy is all about happiness which would not have been possible without the wise leadership of our beloved and farsighted Kings. Long Live Bhutan.
It is nice that we now have this day to remind ourselves what it means to be happy and be content with what we have and what we do. If possible a day to make others, especially those in need of some “Happiness” happy. Good on you to all those who did something nice for someone on this day to make him or her (or them) happy!!!