Leave it to the British to mathematically calculate and equate June 20th (or the longest day), also known as the first day of summer, to be the happiest calendar day of the year!
According to this article in the Telegraph UK, Psychologist Cliff Arnall came up with the following equation:
"O + (N xS) + Cpm/T + He.
The article goes on to translate the equation: "O stands for being outdoors and outdoor activity, N is connection with nature, which is in full bloom now, S is socialisation with neighbours and friends, Cpm stands for childhood positive memories, T is the mean temperature which is now usually warm, and He is holiday expected"
We should note that Mr. Arnall's study was "commissioned by Walls Ice Cream" and he himself conducted the study to "get people to talk about what makes them happy."
Here at Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, our team of researchers and scientists work night and day trying to figure out not only what makes people happy, but what is it that we can do to maintain that happiness.
Our equation looks more like this: H + IP + (PY) = : )
Or, "Happiness Is Peaceful People Yes"
Joy comes from giving ourselves to greater causes. To sharing our lives deeply within our communities and participating hand in hand on projects that make a difference with our friends and family.
Or on a hot day, simply enjoying some home made Ice Cream, or vegan shaved ice, or sorbet with organic lemons and limes!
Happy Summer Solstice everybody!
Your Hippy Gourmet family