You might have heard and/or read this news recently, but it bears repeating: Lafayette, LA tops the list of the happiest cities in the USA, with Houma, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and Alexandria right behind it.

I absolutely love seeing this kind of positive press for Lafayette and all of Acadiana. Even when outsiders try to make their name by trashing ours, the truth manages to shine through. Lafayette and Acadiana aren't perfect because no place can be, but we're still the happiest place to live in the country.

I personally believe we're so happy down here because we truly have joie de vivre, a love for life that comes from a devotion to values like family, faith, hard work, and enjoying all that life has to offer.

Why do you think we're so happy here in Lafayette and Louisiana? Tell us on Facebook!