For the past 47 days, I have been participating in the #100HappyDays challenge. Each day, I take a picture of something that makes me happy, and post it to my Twitter account with the hashtag #100happydays. At the completion of my 100th happy day, the site will send me a little book compiled of my 100 pictures.
100 Happy Days was created by 27-year-old Dmitry Golubnichy of Switzerland. The challenge’s website, 100happydays.com consists only of a few details about the challenge, and a form for users to sign up.
Skeptical but interested, I signed up for the site in mid-February. As I approach my 50th happy day, I wanted to share my experience with the site over the past few weeks. I know that #tbt is supposed to be on Thursday, but I thought that posting on Tuesday would be a close-ish substitute. All pictures below are my own.
I had been interested in the idea of 100 Happy Days for a few weeks, but was finally compelled to start the challenge in the middle of midterms, when a perfect latte made my morning:
It seems that if it’s not food that’s making me happy, it’s usually my friend’s ridiculous 3-legged cat.
All jokes aside, I’m starting to see the effects of participating in the challenge. Even on my worst days, I’m forced to be aware of the people and things in my life that make me smile. I’m not sure if I’ll really get the little book the website promised, but I’m grateful that 100 Happy Days has helped me to be a more positive person. Here’s to the next 53 happy days!
What made you happy today?