At the beginning of the year you may have seen the #100HappyDays Challenge floating around. It certainly didn’t go unnoticed here and as a few of the people I follow on Instagram started to pick it up, I figured it was something I could do with too.
Being the nitpicking one I am, I gave myself January off wanting to start the new month of February with a new challenge. I must say, even passively looking at other people’s #100HappyDays photos lifted my mood. We all need a little pick-me-up every now and then and it’s nice to see positive things whether you have to scrape the barrel or not, I like to think there’s usually some good in every day.
There have been criticisms that it might encourage even more of the showing off that social networking sites are known for, but I don’t think it matters. I’m not a big one for being all that bothered about what people think of me most of the time anyway so I very much did this for me. I must admit, as my biggest critic, I am a little disappointed in myself for not going more creative with it but if my cat and food are what makes me happy, and they’re pretty much in the top 5, then who cares?
Here is the first half of my #100HappyDays from Day 1 to Day 50. (Click to enlarge).
You can follow my progress daily on Instagram :: @intoruth.
1.// First Black’s Burger.
6.// Doll’s Indifferent Face to a Thoughtful Gift
11.// Early Bedtime
16.// Wonderful Blue Skies
21.// Homemade Nachos at Home-Home
31.// Dolly’s ‘Gimme Cheese’ Face
46.// Retro Computer Game Lolz
So, somehow I’ve already managed get to the halfway point (and then some by now), which is probably down to the immediacy of phone photography – which the inner Photography student in me still totally resents a little despite the fact the rest of me really kind of loves it – but I’ve found it much easier than previous 365 Challenges I’ve tried and failed.
There are already talks from others of continuing the project for the full year (#365HappyDays), but we’ll see how it goes, I will be pretty pleased when I get to 100 and being able to look at it in a retrospective book will be pretty neat, I can’t wait!
Have you thought about or are you taking part in #100HappyDays? I’d really love to discover a few more!