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?

#100HappyDays Commit to challenging yourself to find something each day that makes you happy.

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!

Do more of what makes you happy, because YOU are in charge of your happiness.

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  • I really like this idea! Sometimes, with getting close to my graduation for the second degree coming up, I end up getting down on myself or worried about the future. I want to try this!

  • This is a beautiful idea. Last year I decided to do a 365 project on gratitude and it really paid off. There was so much to be thankful for, so many tiny moments that might have passed me by if I had not dedicated my year to gratitude. And I love looking back at all those little moments and big moments. I hope you have so much fun with this project.

  • Katie, I love this idea! I think everyone struggles with finding happiness, or what they think they need in order to be happy. Like you said, happiness is a choice. This is a great way to truly be grateful for the life we each have. As long as we are safe, nourished and loved – that is plenty of happiness in itself. Marriage and wedding planning can definitely be stressful. I had a hard time with wedding planning and now, I wish I could go back and do it all over again. All those silly things that made me upset didn’t really matter! If you ever want to chat or have questions, feel free to reach out to me (my email should be linked to this comment). I would love to help xoxo
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  • Katie, I love this idea! I think everyone struggles with finding happiness, or what they think they need in order to be happy. Like you said, happiness is a choice. This is a great way to truly be grateful for the life we each have. As long as we are safe, nourished and loved – that is plenty of happiness in itself. Marriage and wedding planning can definitely be stressful. I had a hard time with wedding planning and now, I wish I could go back and do it all over again. All those silly things that made me upset didn’t really matter! If you ever want to chat or have questions, feel free to reach out to me (my email should be linked to this comment). I would love to help xoxo

  • I have a book that does something like this. You are to write one thing a day that was positive or made you happy. It really makes you think about being happy all day so you have something to write at the end of the day. Thanks for reminding me I have the book. I fell off track with it.

    • SomethingWinnderful

      That book sounds great! I think that might be easier than the Instagram challenge is going to be. I haven’t had a hard time coming up with happy things, but getting pictures of them has been a bit hard. I know at the end of the 100 days I’m going to be glad I have all the pictures though. Where did you get the book?

  • I’m definitely going to do this! Happy Friday!

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  • Cj

    Hmm…I’ve been debating whether I should join the bandwagon of #100HappyDays! I think it is a wonderful concept, I’m just worried I’m going to forget to take a picture every day! I love the fact that I blog every Sunday about the joys I found in the previous week. It is similar to #100HappyDays challenge and has definitely improved my mood!

    • SomethingWinnderful

      I started out on Instagram but it was too hard to post a picture every day, I was discovering that many of my happy moments couldn’t be photographed so I switched to Twitter and it helped. I’d love to say that I’ve stuck to posting every day, but I’ve fallen off the band wagon. I stayed on long enough to make it a daily habit to notice the things that make me happy and it’s something I’ve stuck to doing. I like your weekly post about your joys of the week, making it a regular habit to find the good in the every day it such a great practice.

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