Thursday 24 April 2014

100 Happy Days

The #100happydays is something I've been seeing a lot on instagram, and being a little inquisitive I googled. What I was led to was this WEBSITE asking 'Can you be happy 100 days in a row?' It sounds tough because we all go through things in life that make us feel a little less than happy from time to time.

 As you read down the website the general premises is that we are all so busy running around with super busy schedules that we find less and less time to stop and appreciate a moment and before we know it, its gone and we just carry on rushing about. We forget to look at the everyday beauty that surrounds our lives and appreciate our lives, and our own miracle of being alive.

There is a Dr Manhattan (from Watchmen) quote which I think everybody should hear/read at least once:

 "Thermodynamic miracles... events with odds against so astronomical they're effectively impossible, like oxygen spontaneously becoming gold. I long to observe such a thing. And yet, in each human coupling, a thousand million sperm vie for a single egg. Multiply those odds by countless generations, against the odds of your ancestors being alive; meeting; siring this precise son; that exact daughter... Until your mother loves a man she has every reason to hate, and of that union, of the thousand million children competing for fertilization, it was you, only you, that emerged. To distill so specific a form from that chaos of improbability, like turning air to gold... that is the crowning unlikelihood. The thermodynamic miracle."

I think it puts in to perspective that each of us is a walking, talking, breathing miracle and that we should all take a little bit of time out to appreciate that and work on our own happiness. And I think that's why the 100 happy days challenge is a pretty amazing thing! Its encouraging us to to document the things that make us happy so that we can look back and go "Hey my life doesn't suck, look at all these amazing things!" 

So maybe you've had a hellish day at work, rushed off your feet and your exhausted, you come home and run your self a nice hot relaxing bath that makes you happy, focus on that. Or your out for a walk and see a beautiful blossom that puts a smile on your face. Beauty and happiness is all around us, its just up to us to find it!

So as of today I am taking up the "100 Happy Days" challenge. Everyday I will take a photo of something that has made me smile and upload it to INSTAGRAM with the #100happydays. The main thing to remember is that it is not a happiness competition, this is solely for your self.
I hope you check out the website and think about giving it a go - if you do please let me know! I'd love to follow you! And take at least 5 minutes a day, if not more to be selfish and make your self smile!

Have a great day guys! 
Keep smiling and be happy!

Jen x

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