So, are you smiling?
Do you have an inexplicable feeling of happiness and good will?
Are you walking around with a spring in your step and a song in your heart?
Well, you should be!
According to David Holmes, senior psychologist at Manchestor Metropolitan University, today is statistically the happiest day of the year; the day when the largest number of people in the UK report to be happy.
The month of January in the UK is traditionally a very depressing one: the holidays are over; the weather is awful; and having spent so much on Christmas, everyone is wondering how they will survive until the end of the month. Then the end of the month comes and everyone breaths a sigh of relief when the first pay cheque arrives.
Interestingly, it is also the day when the largest number of people book their summer holidays. With such little sunshine and a new found wealth, people flock in their thousands to online booking agencies and make sure they get their two or three week break in the summer.
Apparently, according to David Holmes, it is this combination of having money again and having a holiday to look forward to that makes people so happy today.
So when you go home on the tube, don’t be too worried if you see someone with a crazy smile on their face. They just can’t help feeling happy today!