For a second year, I’m asked to recite poems at the Network of Wellbeing’s International Day of Happiness community potluck. I’m worried. Listening to me might not be the top thing on potluck diners’ What-Enhances-My-Wellbeing list. Or even, let’s be honest, in their top twenty.

Last time, equally anxious, I opted for potato-based love poetry. This time the organisers have asked me to introduce the ‘Happiness Haiku’ they’re encouraging everyone to write, so I feel better deployed. I’ve found an Action for Happiness cartoon showing an empty suitcase, and captioned ‘All You Need Is Less’. This ...


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