Ironically, life tends to get in the way of life sometimes, and when you get home from what feels like a thousand-hour-long shift at work and you have to make dinner, tend to the children, husband, wife, and whatever else you have waiting at home for you, being happy seems to slip behind the sofa somewhere while you’re scoffing dinner and catching up on the soaps. And why shouldn’t it? It’s been a bloody long day and you deserve to be grumpy at the end of it.
Unfortunately, along with our grumpy human nature, it seems that it’s also human nature to take things for granted; it’s only lately that I’ve realised how guilty I am of taking things for granted myself. So when I saw the ‘100 happy days’ project on Facebook, I thought it might be the kick up the backside that I needed.
The premise of the project is that every day, for one hundred days, you take a picture of something that makes you happy. They’re not moving mountains, and they’re not asking you to be happy every second of every day - we’re humans, not cyborgs - they’re just asking that for the space of time it takes to snap and upload a picture of something to a social media site of your choice, you remain happy.
According to their website, a staggering 71% of people who signed up for the challenge actually couldn’t do it, so I’m imagining that it’s much harder than it sounds on paper… And I suppose, after an absolutely pants day, being happy and taking pictures is the last thing you want to think about, but that’s probably the reason why this is such a good challenge.
Being happy at least once a day shouldn’t be too much to ask for from life, right?
So, if nothing else, you’ll have some smiley pictures to look back through in a hundred days time!
Stay happy, folks!