100 Happy Days
Fifteen days ago, I was not a happy bunny. I’m not exactly sure why my emotions are measured in comparison to rabbits, but it’s how my Mum always used to do it. Being the unhappy little creature that I was, and also having a connection to the internet, I quickly stumbled across the #100happydays project, and decided to give it a whirl to see if it could improve my ‘meh’ mood into something a little cheerier. I’m now fourteen days into the project, and I love it.
Seems fun, right? All you have to do is take a photo every day of something which made you happy that day, and if you want to you can upload it to a social media platform with the hashtag ‘100happydays’.
So far, the things that have made me happy have been mostly my family, friends, Rob and some dogs, so no surprises there!
I’ve had some pretty crappy days though. You know the kind of days which everyone has from time to time when you’re just exhausted and stressed and want to climb into one of those ball pits and bury yourself and only ever come out for sandwiches and cuddles with small puppies? Yep, some of those.
On those days I had to dig real deep to find happy things. Starting a new book, going to the gym and wearing yellow shoes, getting funny comments on an essay, or calling my Mum for a chat didn’t seem like big things at the time. I guess they’re not really big things in the grand scheme of things, but they did make me happy, and that means they’re important.
Even stupid stuff like memories of Japan and Thailand (I frickin’ love that aquarium photo – look at the happy little children), my new lovely naked lady who I rescued from a charity shop and put on my desk, and Imogen setting off the fire alarm (and, apparently causing some kind of major international disaster and ‘flooding the building with smoke’ by burning a sausage. But, I think our buildings manager is just a massive drama queen)
I think the point of the project is not only to make yourself appreciate the little things in life, but to reassure yourself that there is always something to be happy about. I don’t know what’s going to make me happy tomorrow. But I know that something will.
Big Love, PV x