A few months ago, as I scrolled my Facebook newsfeed, I came across an interesting article on a happiness challenge.
All you had to do was register at 100happy days.com and for 100 consecutive days post a picture of what makes you happy on the social media site of your choice.
Sounds easy enough, right?
The website states that 71 percent of people fail to complete the challenge.
How is this possible?
Who doesn’t have time to be happy?
I shared the article with friends, and we got busy being happy. Some days were easier to post on than others.
I experienced my first Bruce Springsteen concert during my 100 days. My husband and I also took a couple of great weekend motorcycle trips.
Other days, life wasn’t nearly as exciting but it made me look for and appreciate the little things in life.
One day, it was a text from a friend I don’t hear from often.
Another day was a lazy Sunday spent reading and napping on the couch.
Several of my posts involved friends, food and my cat. I found that even on not-so-great days, having to post something happy improved my mood. Seeing what made others happy also made me happy.
When my 100 days were up, I compiled all the photos into one album so I could look back anytime I have a not-so-happy day.
The last day my post was a quote I had recently seen and learned to be very true during the 100 days:
Not every day is good, but there is good in every day.
Meredith Hogue Watson is a Jacksonville resident and frequent YES! contributor. Send YES! submissions firstname.lastname@example.org