The British Medical Journal just released a research project that documents the contagiousness of happiness in social networks,  ( good news for those of us who love WordPress!) it was done by James Fowler of UC San Diego and Nicholas Christakis of Harvard Medical School.  The research shows that happiness can spread from person to person in a chain reaction through social networks.  In fact for every happy friend you have, you increase your chance of happiness by 9 percent, and every unhappy friend decreases your happiness by 7 percent.   The study also showed that the number of friends doesn’t matter, just being around one happy person  spreads outward by three degrees to friends of friends of friends!  Since we are in such awful economic times it is wonderful to know that happiness spreads more than unhappiness, happiness loves company, and happiness makes you happier than money! Spread the joy!