Today it’s Children’s Happy Days’ first birthday!
I want to say thank you and celebrate with you one year full of wonderful and inspiring letters, happy moments and new friends.
As I started this project one year ago, I could not have imagined that today there are already 70 letters from 20 countries collected here. Children from Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Kenya, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda and the USA sent me letters about their happy days. They made me smile, think, inspired me and touched my heart. I hope, when you read the letters you are as happy as I am when I learn something about what happiness is for children from all over the world.
I also got to know wonderful people who stick up for children like Lucrecia from Centro Niñez Feliz, Mike from Kinderhilfe Indonesien, Chrisna, Karabo and Mary from Lesedi la Batho, Andrew from Oceano Surf School, Mara from Kwa moyo, Barbara and Thomas at the German school in Lisbon. Amongst them new friends I’m so glad I got to know during this year.
The children who wrote me the amazing letters from Portugal I also met personally during a journey to Lisbon. I visited them and their teachers Barbara and Thomas at the German school and had one of the most beautiful days.
All of this makes me really happy! I’m so excited what the next year of Children’s Happy Days will bring, which countries will join the blog and what else we can learn from children about happiness.
Lots of love, Karina
PS: A big heartfelt thank you to my Mom who always believes in me and my dreams and reads every single blog article. You are awesome! ❤