General ramblings

100 Happy Days

January 8, 2014
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I saw the lovely people at Start post this on their Facebook page yesterday, and in the words of The Dragons, I’m in!

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The premise is simple, to post a picture on social media, using the hashtag #100happydays, once  a day for 100 days, of something that makes you happy.

Simples!

Apparently not.
On the site they give the stat, that 71 % of the people who previously attempted this challenge failed.
Well, that is like a red rag to a bull for me! Surely I am not one of those 71%?!
I love a challenge, and if 71% of people fail, then that seems a pretty good challenge to me!

And for all those of you wondering why on earth anyone would want to do this…
It’s all about Mindfulness.
Mindfulness seems to be the buzz word of 2014 so far, and as well as a challenge, I love a bandwagon, so I’m jumping on.
Seriously though, being more mindful of what makes us happy, taking the time to register and acknowledge, and be grateful for, all the little things that happen every day that make us smile, is proven to make us happier. And who doesn’t want to be happier?
At times, I think we are all guilty of focussing on what we don’t have, rather than what we have.
Part of My Make Do and Mend Year, has been about realising that actually, I, we, have enough. We have enough (more than enough) material things. We don’t need any more.
And sometimes we (I) just need reminding to be grateful for what we have. For enough. To stop chasing after what we could have, and focus on what we have.
So that’s why I’m doing it.
Anyone else in?!

I’ll post my picture on Twitter everyday, but also at the bottom of each blog post too.
To get me started, here is one that is actually from yesterday, so a retrospective one, but it made me smile!

Finding cool crafty/make-y books in the local library! I heart libraries :)

Finding cool crafty/make-y books in the local library! I heart libraries :)

PS. Hubby has just read this post over my shoulder and his words were “should be easy, surely you just post a picture of me every day”….