“Happiness Wall” Returns to Fishermen’s Village Punta Gorda
Friday, March 20th
Is there still room in America for the “pursuit of happiness?” “YES! Absolutely” according to several local Southwest Floridians who will be part of the United Nations International Day of Happiness next Thursday. And, there will be an “Acts of Happiness” erected at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda to celebrate the International Day of World Happiness. The Acts of Happiness wall is part of a worldwide movement to focus on personal and worldwide happiness. Visitors to Fishermen’s Village on Friday, March 20, will be able to come and post their acts of happiness on the local wall (located near center court) between 10am and 3pm. A Live “Happy Music Jam” takes place at Center Stage from
12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM with local entertainer “Hawaii Tom” & Friends.
Worldwide Happiness Day
The United Nations has proclaimed 20 March The “International Day of Happiness, and has invited all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities,” according the official U.N. resolution.
“We are part of a nationwide movement on that day bring awareness to happiness as a way of life,” says Tom Watson, an Ambassador with the Live Happy who is helping to spearhead the movement in Florida. “All across the nation, from our largest cities to our smaller towns, people will be able to enjoy a visit to one of these Happiness Walls, or visit the virtual wall on-line and share in the UN’s International Day of Happiness. It will be quite powerful here locally as it will be happening simultaneously around the globe.”
At Fishermen’s Village
“We were happy to host the “The Happiness Wall” next to Village Fish Market last year and were thrilled with the results,” says Kathy Burnam, Marketing Director for Fishermen’s Village. “The Village is such a happy place to be, and many visitors that day were thrilled to stop by the wall and post their reasons to be happy. This year we are adding to the level of happiness by providing live music from 12 noon until 2 pm featuring Hawaii Tom and Friends. It promises to be a fun and positive event for everyone!”