It feels slightly ironic. As I sit in our hotel room while Claire sleeps off a seizure I learned that today is the official International Day of Happiness. There is a movement and you can click here to go to their page. Happiness is more than Pharrell’s song and people dancing, though that’s good. Happiness is a choice. The purpose of this day is about connecting and making the world a better place.Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 2.40.36 PM

One of the things that I have learned over our several trips to Boston is how happy people are to help. We are happy to come be part of research because we believe it will benefit our community. This morning, the cook at breakfast was so happy to surprise us with coconut water for Claire. It doesn’t matter if the act is big or small, what matters is the choice to do something bigger than yourself, to connect, to be alive with the people around you.

I will update more on our trip later. For now I’m tired, and happy. Glad to have made this choice. What makes you happy?

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