There is so much being written today about happiness and efforts also are under way to actually measure how happy people are who live in certain nations and states. For example, maximizing happiness is a goal in the country of Bhutan, where the measurement is known as Gross National Happiness. Last year, the Gallup Organization teamed up with a company for a planned 25-year effort to poll 1,000 Americans nearly every day about their health and happiness. And the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began asking in an annual survey of 350,000 adults, ”In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” It found, for example, that Louisiana, Hawaii and Florida were the three highest-ranking states in terms of happiness and Michigan, Connecticut and New York were the least happiest .
So, maybe that’s one of the questions for today’s writer’s prompt: How satisfied or happy are you with your life? Or, better yet, what are the things that make you happy and content? And what are the things you need to work on to become happier? Share with us.