Are you happy? It’s a pretty simple yes or no question. But what if I asked what made you happy today? Would it take more time for you to find your answer? The truth of the matter is, life is hard. Every day is packed full of rainclouds and rainbows fighting to define your day. One moment life is perfect and the next you realize you forgot that super important task you were supposed to do. When you go about your day, do you think more about the rainbows or the rainclouds?
The older I get the more I realize happiness is a choice. This past year I’ve struggled to (still not) find a job, make enough money, keep myself healthy and planning a wedding. I could choose to spend my days in the fetal position being sad about my life, or I can choose happiness. I may not have a full time job, but it’s given me the time to work towards making Something Winnderful a career. Money may be tight, but I’ve learned I don’t need majority of the items I once thought I needed. Planning a marriage might be hard and stressful, but I’m lucky enough to spend every day with the love of my life.
Every day is going to have its struggles and failures. But just as often, it has its moments of pure happiness and perfection. It’s up to you to decide what moments define your day. Will you choose happiness?
A friend on Facebook recently posted a link to #100HappyDays. It look less than 30 seconds for me to know it was going to be awesome. 100 happy days is a challenge to find the happiness in every day. It is a commitment to finding what makes you happy and sharing it through social media for 100. Could you photograph or tweet one thing a day that brought you happiness?
The 100 Happy Days challenge is intended to encourage you to find the happy in every day. They site that most people who do not complete the challenge use lack of time as their excuse. Do you have time to be happy? It’s not meant to boast or brag of all your happiness, but to help you find the little things in life that are being taken for granted. I’m looking forward to all the benefits of finding the happiness and I think you will too.
The benefits of finding happiness every day far outweigh the effort. The 100 Happy Days website list the benefits and results of committing to this challenge and I couldn’t agree with them more.
Finding happiness everyday will lead to:
- Becoming more aware of the specific things that make them happy.
- Being in a consistently better mood.
- Compliments from others.
- Feeling lucky for the life you are blessed with.
- A more optimistic outlook.
Do you think it’s worth a shot? I most certainly do. Today I committed to #100HappyDays. Feel free to follow me on Instagram and see what makes me happy. I promise to not post pictures of my dog every day. Be sure to let me know if you join so I can see your happy days!