Tomorrow, Nickelodeon is beginning its celebration of the 10th
anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants -- that absorbent, yellow fellow who lives in a pineapple under the sea -- with "The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash Weekend."
As part of that celebration the network has proclaimed tomorrow, July 17th, the first Global Day of Happiness.
And it seems that Durham Mayor Bill Bell is on board.
He even signed a proclamation urging Durham residents to make special note of this observance.
The proclamation reads that a day in honor of happiness is 'most appropriate due to the current affairs within our nation.'
It says that the day 'will help recognize simple pleasures, like a smile -- the more in tune with one's happiness, the more one is inspired to commit good deeds.'
It adds that 'mental health is a worldwide issue, and happiness increases confidence, and self-esteem -- which leads to success, and a healthy lifestyle.'
When we tried to call and ask about the proclamation, the person we spoke to didn't know about the proclamation and said it wasn't on the city's agenda.
So we don't know if Mayor Bell is a big SpongeBob fan or just a fan of Happiness.
Think he reads our blog?