100 Happy Days…I like the sound of that. Only positive things can happen when we focus on something that makes us happy, don’t you agree?
Recently my daughter sent me a text with a website and a note that said: “Mom, you need to check this out, you will love it and you need to write about it!”
So what did I do? I immediately went to this website which is called 100HappyDays.com and discovered the most delightful challenge!
An idea that is so simple, yet 71% of the people that started it said they were too busy to finish. Too busy to be happy? Too busy to focus on something that made your day better? Hmmm let’s think about that for a second.
According to the website: “We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.”
To participate in the challenge, the only thing we have to do is take a photo of something in our day that makes us happy for 100 consecutive days. We can post it on Instagram and/or other social media if we would like. Anyone can still participate even if they do not want to make it public.
The end result can only be more happiness. I believe by participating, we will focus more on what makes us “happy” instead of what may be frustrating or disappointing us. I have already to begun to think about each day and what possible activities will be providing the most happiness!
If you want to learn more, go to the website and read the rules. It is a very simple, straight forward website and I hope you consider joining me! I look forward to my collection of 100 happy things.
I am a big fan of Instagram and wrote a great post about fun it is! You can read it >Here< If you would like to follow me on Instagram, my handle is @suzannestavert
Here are my first five happy days photos. I began the challenge on September 10th.
28 thoughts on “100 Happy Days”
I love this challenge. Maybe people forget to take pictures. I can totally relate to that. 100 days will make it a habit, a good one!
Thank you Haralee! I think just spending more time on what makes us happy is a good thing!
Great idea, Suzanne! I am going to take your challenge. See you on Instagram.
Yay Mary! Please tag me on Instagram so I can see what makes you happy each day!
I love your first five days of happiness. I’ll look for you on Instagram!
Thank you Michele – I will look for you too! Have a happy day!
What a fun thing to do and reflect on, great idea Suzanne.
Thank you Noel. Reflecting on happiness is always a good thing!
Hi Suzanne, I had seen this coming through on instagram and wondered what it was all about. I just connected with you there and look forward to seeing what makes you happy. It’s a great hashtag.
Thank you Alison! I appreciate your comment and will look for you on Instagram as well!
Hmmm, I might do #100HappyDays – seems like a fun project. I have seen others’ postings about it also. Enjoy!
Thank you Charles! I am so glad to hear this. Will you please tag me @suzannestavert so I may find out what makes you happy each day?
Awesome! 100 happy days! I could just post pictures of fish!
Love this idea about consciously looking for and noticing just one thing that makes me happy every day. I’m going to check out the challenge and sign up. Thanks for sharing the idea!
I love a challenge which encourages positivity. Two years ago I got serious about my aloha when we moved to Kauai. I set a deliberate intention to reduce/eliminate negativity in word and deed, particularly in social media, and the results have been amazing. While I won’t be taking this challenge, it’s only because it’s limited to 100 days and I’ve gone far beyond that now. Love your photos, though, and will follow on Instagram. Aloha! (and Bula! from Fiji, too!)
Thank you Betsy! I am thrilled (and not surprised) that you are already spreading happiness and positive energy. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing you on Instagram!
What a great idea! I think we usually do this anyway, but we will try to make sure.
I am certain that you two are spreading happiness and smiles wherever you go. Travel safe!
This is certainly my cup of tea!
I’m a great believer in being in the moment and noticing the wonderful things – often small – that bring a smile to our face if we but stop for long enough to notice! 😀
Thank you Linda! As an artist,you always notice the happy things. 🙂
We could all use this format and try to find happiness daily, it sure beats the alternative, which must of us do, finding the disappointing part of our day. I look forward to the remaining posts of happiness..
Thank you! If I can turn “one frown upside down” it’s worth it. Life is too short to spend it unhappy.
There are so many reasons to be happy. Hoping you find a gazillion of them!
I love this challenge and I am going to try and follow suit! Your photos already made me happy. Thank you and your daughter for the idea!
I’d love to join you, Suzanne 🙂 Am I late to start?
No Lily! Just start today! You can begin your own #100Happy Days Please let me know your Instagram name so I can follow you! Mine is @suzannestavert
Have a happy day!
This is an amazing challenge. I think my Missus and I may set a similar challenge as well 🙂
That’s great to hear Dave! Tag us on Instagram – suzannestavert