In my Year 12 Year Book I answered the question ‘What’s your dream for the future?’ with the simple statement ‘to live a happy life’. Then, somewhere in the layout/editing process it was changed to ‘live the happy life’, which really (probably irrationally) pissed me off. I thought it made me look like an idiot that wanted to ‘live the good life’ or that I thought there was only one way to live a happy life. Yes, I was a 17-year-old overthinker who worried too much about what people thought of me.
Now, 18 years later, the dream of my 17-year-old self still stands. Experience has since shown me that happy really is a fleeting, rather than a constant state, however, which I guess makes it even more delicious when you stop in the moment and truly taste it.
On Friday, my lovely friend Kate mentioned that she was going to take part in the #100happydays project, where you pledge to document one thing that makes you happy every day for 100 days. When I checked it out, I decided I’d join in too. It looks like it actually started in January, but I say it’s never too late to get happy and get snapping!
I’d love it if you joined me. I’m going to be posting mine on Instagram, as well as doing regular updates in Save Mum’s Sanity Weekly. As well as the project hashtag #100happydays, I’ll be adding #SMS100happy to keep track of my posts. If you’re planning on joining me, I’d love it if you could tag @savemumsanity and #SMS100happy so I can easily see all your beautiful happy moments too!
I really believe that happiness, and it’s close friend gratefulness, has the power to transform your mindset and way you feel about your life, so I’m looking forward to sharing this with you!
So, c’mon let’s get happy! Let me know if you’ll be joining me in the comments below …