A Declaration of Happiness

This 4th of July, make a Declaration of Happiness! Not sure what that is? Check out our infographic below.


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A Declaration of Happiness

In the summer of 1776 a declaration was made on the East Coast of Colonial America.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

These men pledge to each other their lives and adopted into law the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July.

Today in America, and many other parts of the world, these freedoms rightful extend to all people regardless of gender, color, or belief.

On the 4th of July, we celebrate this declaration by coming together in the most human way possible…

Cave Person + Fire + Food = We Grill

How much do we grill? 750 million pounds of chicken. 190 million pounds of red meat and pork.  150 million hot dogs. Washed down with 68.3 million cases of beer.  

Excessive? Yes. We’re like that sometimes. But since our first Thanksgiving, we’ve been sharing our meals with others. * 155 years before our Declaration of Independence.

According to the World Giving Index, Americans are 2nd best at sharing.

Sharing a meal can be a healthy pursuit of happiness.

So can savoring the moment.

“It’s the practice of being mindful and noticing the good stuff around you, taking the extra time to prolong and intensify your enjoyment of the moment, making a pleasurable experience last for as long as possible.”

Happify.com belives you can improve your pursuit of happiness by practicing skills like “Savoring” and:

  • Being Thankful
  • Aspiring to More
  • Practicing Empathy
  • and Giving to Others

So, this 4th of July start by giving thanking those service members who’ve sworn to protect our human rights.

Over one million American’s have already given their lives in war to defend your freedoms.

Today, Americans are not required to join the military.

That means you don’t have to server in the army to be all that you can be.

But liberty bring an opportunity to be out best!

Whatever you decide, you’ll be more happy if you try to help others.

“…Every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

One study found that volunteering improved the moods of 94% of participants.

You want to be happy? Give happiness.

This 4th of July make a declaration of happiness.

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Ps. Did you know that over 8,000 people will likely be injured by fireworks this year? If you have any concerns about fireworks and firework safety this 4th, checkout our infographic on firework safety:


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Troy Dunn is a published author, professional artist, award winning environmentalist, certified permaculture designer, bachelor of the arts, associate of the sciences, 501(c)3 creator, and altruistic entrepreneur/COO for Altrumedia.