When you think of happy places in America, a few names always top the list: Boulder, Colo. is known for its fresh mountain air and its healthy outdoor lifestyle. Honolulu, with its lush tropical locale, is another city that needs no explanation for why its residents are so happy.
Both of these places ranked high on the2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released by the Gallup Group. Boulder topped the list, while Honolulu came in third. But coming in a surprising second between these two shoe-in cities is Holland, Michigan -- a city on the blistering cold outposts of one of the poorest states in the union. "If a small community located in the state with the worst economy can feel good about itself, seems to me we've got hope in the country," Mayor Kurt Dykstra said.
Who did they poll to get these results? I bet that I could find a few minorities who disagree with the Well-Being Index. I have heard from a few of them on my show about this very topic. Do you feel that Holland deserves this distinction?