“Compassion” was the my impression for Wesak 2012.
Devotees gave donations or other forms of giving (like blood/organ donation).
Some sought blessings through prayers.
Some attended the meditation session at the local temples or societies.
Happiness could be achieved at 4 broad levels. Most of us seek material or experience-based PLEASURE.
Second level of happiness would be PASSION. Do what you love and you won’t feel like working.
The third level of happiness (could be painful too) is having PURPOSE in life.
Life mission is like the beacon of light leading us through hardship, but knowing the works bring us a sense of accomplishment end of the day.
The ultimate level of happiness is having PEACE of mind.
May everyone have compassion for yourself and others, and peace would prevail.