The users of the website Reddit were asked "What is the happiest fact you know"? The answers were very surprising and gave me many a reason to smile. Sometimes we just need to block out the noise of the world around us and think happy thoughts. I hope you will find these facts to be very uplifting. Perhaps you could share them with others in your life that you'd like to make happy.



-Any friendly physical contact increases serotonin and oxytocin. Increasing friendly physical contact, a touch on the shoulder or holding hands or even just bumping into each other while walking together can help fight depression.

-Each year, hundreds of trees grow because of squirrels who forget where they stashed their food.

-A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.

-Penguins only have one mate their entire life. They also "propose" by giving their mate a pebble. They work hard on finding the best pebble and give it to their lady friend.

-People are more nice than cruel.

-Boobytrap spells backward becomes "party boob."

-You are the result of billions of years of random events. The odds that you are alive right now just as you are are astronomically small. Enjoy this gift of life. You deserve it

You can read some of the other happy facts right here, I will warn you the language sometimes isn't family friendly.