Sunday Inspiration: What makes you happy? Action Aid report.

Action Aid do marvellous work.

I am sure you have heard of them and know about them as a leading charity. But what actually do they do? Well recently they have been finsing out what makes you happy

ActionAid is a partnership between people in rich and poor countries dedicated to ending poverty and injustice.ActionAid works with local people to fight hunger and disease, seek justice and education for women, hold companies and governments accountable and cope with emergencies in over 40 countries. We want a world without poverty, where nobody goes to bed hungry.

 They want everyone to be happy.

To this end they have done a litle research and here are their results. I am sure you will be inspired.

Survey results – What makes you feel the happiest?

1.      Helping someone who needs you

2.      Receiving an unexpected compliment

3.      Hearing the sound of the sea

4.      Sitting in the sunshine

5.      Listening to music

6.      Eating your favourite food

7.      Hearing happy laughter

8.      Winning money

9.      Going for a walk on the beach

10.    Having a snowball fight

What a Feeling campaign video

Why not have a little go at this fascinating quiz too.

Find your feeling quiz

ActionAid has created a short online quiz that helps you define how their work could make you feel.

*Survey carried out by Opinion Matters, an independent pan-European research agency, on behalf of ActionAid. They asked 1,000 people.

So ultimately we are most happy when we are being helpful …and that is so inpirining!

So if you want to make yourself happioer why not pop over to action aid and see what you can do to help x

Have a peace filled Sunday x



  1. Naomi
    January 31, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    I am happiest in so many situation – with friends having coffee and relaxing, on my own, lying on a beach, helping others out, eating pizza!. Nothing like the emotion of happiness.

  2. January 31, 2011 / 5:17 pm

    Helping someone who needs you << totally agree with this one!!

  3. Becky
    February 22, 2011 / 6:47 am

    Thanks for stopping by Emma and naomi naomi sounds like you can be happy anywhere and that is brilliant and Emma..that’s the spirit!

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