The UN uses 7 key indicators to measure the happiness level of over 150 countries in the world. These include freedom, generosity, health, social support, income, and trustworthy governance.
According to worldhappiness.report, these are the top 10 happiest countries in the world this year.
#6 The Netherlands
#8 New Zealand
If you’re curious about your country’s ranking in the list, you can check it out here.
The Philippines is rank #72 on the list at the moment, which is an improvement from being 82nd last year. Filipinos associate happiness with many things. It could be social relationships, traveling, having a house and car, a good career, and so on.
Personally, I find my happiness in fulfilling my purpose on this earth. I believe that is to share the love of God and spread positivity to as many people as I can using the skills and talents I have been given, and enjoying a life shared with my loved ones. Of course, I strive to build my career and secure my future. Yet these things won’t amount to the satisfaction I feel when I know I have pleased the Lord, helped someone in need or walked with them from darkness to light. To me, that is priceless.
I do admit I have a lot of negative thoughts that I have been struggling with, but I have to catch myself and intentionally remind myself of all the things I should be thankful for. Being happy is a day-to-day choice that we have to make.
On a side note, ice cream and watching animated films also make me happy. 🙂
What about you, Daily Warrior? What makes you happy?