In general, I think of myself as a pretty happy person. I’ve been slagged and unfollowed because friends didn’t like my “sunny, happy, rah rah all the time” so I think that makes it official. But, here’s my belief about happy – there is always room for more.
Maybe it’s the place where I am in life, maybe it’s age, but nearly every day, I find myself contemplating what is important to me, what I want to prioritize (not to be confused with what I should prioritize) and how I can slooooooooow down. Part of all of that involves becoming more and more aware of what puts a smile on my face and makes my heart sing.
#100HappyDays challenges participants to share something that makes them happy every day for 100 days. Seems simple, but according to their website, 71% of people who start, don’t finish. Here’s the kicker: most of them quit because they don’t have time…to be happy? What?
Someone made a comment to me last week, “I wish I had his life,” then asked “do you think anybody ever wishes he had my life?” We laughed, sure, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that, yeah, there are plenty of people who could reasonably wish they had his life. Decent job, steady paycheque, good health, loving family, enjoyable hobbies. That’s just the tip of the iceberg on all the things he (and I and maybe you) have to be thankful for. Sometimes we get so caught up in our long lists of to-dos and obligations that we forget count the little things.
I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to not seeing the forest for the trees. I’m going to use #100HappyDays to remind myself of the many amazing things that happen in my life every single day. Want to join me?
Here are a couple of really happy things that happened already this weekend. I’m all set for sharing more today!
A new baby in the family! Welcome Sadie! <3
Seeing a friend hoist a championship cup after playing a fabulous game. Congratulations, Fish & the Niagara Lock Monsters!
What do YOU to be happy about today?