Choose your course
+44 1273 721771
Conversation club in a Brighton café, on the ELC Brighton Social Programme

ELC Blog | International Day of happiness - what makes you happy?

Date Added: | Comments: | Category: | Tags:

This week’s Conversation Club coincided with “International Day of Happiness”. It is a global celebration to mark the UN international day of happiness. On the 20th of March every year the UN recognises “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world”.

At yesterday’s Conversation Club we took the opportunity to find out what made people happy in life, from the big to the little things.

We began by asking what makes people most happy in life:

Hartmut, originally from Germany who now lives in Switzerland said the relationship with his partner is the thing that makes him most happy in life – “It makes me happy because they are the one person I can always rely on, I can share all of my thoughts with them and enjoy all of the good moments, but also they are around to support me for the bad moments”.

Adrian from Germany said that there are many things in life that make him happy. One thing that makes him really happy in life is socialising with close friends and spending quality time with family.

Our social organiser Alice explained that her passion and the thing that makes her most happy is painting, especially when she can just unwind and paint in her art studio.

We then thought about the little things in life which keep people happy daily:

Hartmut explained that smiling people really gives him a lift - “seeing other people smiling can really make my day”.

Adrian said that good food and nice music always gives him a boost in his day. He also said “I really like when I can have a good talk, and also when I can joke with people”.

For Alice a simple walk on the seafront can do wonders. “I love to have a relaxed walk by myself on the seafront. Chocolate is also something I really enjoy!”

Your Comments: (0)

There are currently no comments for this post.
Back to top

Add Your Comments:

 
Back to top
We use cookies for analytical and technical purposes. By continuing to use this website, you are agreeing to our Cookie Policy. Got it!

COOKIE POLICY

We use cookies on our website so that we can provide you with a good user experience and so that we can develop and improve our website. If you continue to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file (often including a unique identifier of letters and numbers). We send these to your browser from our website and they are then stored on your computer’s hard drive, mobile device or tablet. A Cookie stores a small amount of data about your visit to our website on your computer.  These cookies do not contain any information that is personally identifiable to you.

Why do we use cookies?

We use the following cookies:

Essential cookies: These are cookies that we need for our website to operate well... They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website (such as ELC online and ETO area), use our booking wizard or make secure online payments.

Analytical cookies:We use Google Analytics to track how visitors use our website – for example, which pages are more popular and which countries visitors come from. This helps us to improve how our website works, for example, by making sure that users can easily find what they are looking for. Google Analytics - used to analyse the usage of our website.

Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Social Media Cookies

When you share a page by using a social media sharing button (eg facebook, twitter) on this website, the third party social media website will use a cookie to enable this function.

Live Chat Cookies – when you use the Live Chat function, Live Chat uses cookies to improve their service and recognise previous use.

How do I manage cookies?

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

If you wish to read our full privacy policy please find it here.

You can find out more information about the individual cookies we use and how we use them below:

Name Purpose Expiry Time More Information
PHPSESSID

Used by the web server to identify the current user session

When the browsing

session ends

 
_GA

USed by Google Analytics to distinguish users

2 years

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on

Websites

_GAT Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 10 minutes

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on

Websites

BSC_COOKIES

Indicates whether the user has accepted the Cookie Policy by continuing to browse the website

2 years