100 Happy Days

100happydays

I recently heard of 100 Happy Days. The idea is to take a photo every day of something that makes you happy and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag.

I love the idea behind it—to take a moment each day to find happiness in the everyday mundane of life. Some days it’s easy, but on sad days, it’s hard to find the happy. But it’s there. Hiding in your afternoon tea or your lunchtime reading or your evening stroll. It can be found in your favorite song or your new high score. In a silly text message or your puppy or your spouse. In the promise of vacation and adventures and dreams to come. It’s all around you. You just have to take a few minutes to notice it.

So I’m doing it. Except not really. I actually created myself a private Instagram account to keep up with the things that make me happy. I can’t deign to share crappy (though happy) photos with my Instagram followers. And I don’t want to bother trying to take good-quality, share-worthy photos—I’m afraid that would be stressful, which is definitely not the point of this challenge.

I started a week ago. Though the challenge officially only lasts 100 days, I hope I stick with it for longer. It’s good for me to take a moment each day to think about something that makes me happy and document it. Especially on those long days where I can’t seem to catch a break. Yep, happiness is lurking on those days, too. And on those days I can scroll through my (private) feed and see how blessed I really am. And that makes me happy.

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