So a couple of friends and I have embarked on a little project called #100happydays.
The premise of this challenge is for one to take a picture of something that makes you happy, post the image on a social media platform, and repeat this for 100 days. So far it’s been Day 2.
This exercise has been interesting – I found myself consciously thinking about and selecting what I actually wanted to post – and it made me realise one thing.
Regardless of how bad a day is, of whatever disappointments that come my way, things are never that bad, and that there is always something to be happy about.
I just have to look for it.
I could be saying this as it’s just Day 2, of course, and while there was a bit of a letdown today (I had been looking forward to something happening, but because schedules didn’t, couldn’t permit, it didn’t happen, and so my day wasn’t that spectacular) my little moment of happiness did provide me buoyancy.
I have many loved ones, friends who keep me sane. The people I work with, some of whom have become really close and dear to me, my mobility, my ability to eat… all these make me happy.
I seriously like this project. A lot. And will endeavour to keep at it. Because it makes me appreciate what I have.
So what’s YOUR 100 days of happiness? Dare you take it?
Pssst: Top right – my instagram feed will show what makes me happy.
Psst2: I will be VERY happy the next few days.