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Inspiration: #100HappyDays Challenge

25/04/2015

“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” William E. Gladstone

Inspiration: #100HappyDays Challenge - Spring happy flowers collage

Inspiration: #100HappyDays Challenge – Spring happy flowers collage

71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason. These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you? 100 happy days

What? A few days ago, I was surfing around on Facebook when I stumbled upon a post about the 100 Happy Days  Foundation  challenge. I took a cursory look at it, ignored it, and moved on to other demands. Later that morning, I saw a post on a friend’s page announcing the same challenge. I stopped, read it, clicked on the link and within minutes, I was sold. According to the happy folk on the 100 happy days site, we live in busy times filled with sound bytes, and less time to stop and inhale the moments that flash by. If we would commit to stop for a moment each day and take/post a photo, over time, our cumulative effort would renew our happiness quotient and spread to others around us. I agree. The more we take positive action to lift ourselves and others up, the greater our exposure to opportunities that heal and help us.

I decided to sign up and, as fate would have it, my friend Susan B, also came up with the idea of a group support effort on Instagram; we are using the hashtag – #100happybloggers.  If  you would like to join us and support other bloggers to stay on course with the challenge, connect with us on Instagram and use the hashtag #100happybloggers whenever you post a photo. You can choose to do it on another social media platform and that’s fine too. I believe that each of us can make a difference in the world if we spread some joy, happiness, and a friendly smile! Use the following and add your own to spread more joy: #100happydays #100happybloggers #100happydayschallenge If you’d prefer to cheer us on from the sidelines, please do but, don’t leave yourself out of the picture.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Omar Khayyam

Inspiration: #100HappyDays Challenge - Alley wall Mural of festivities

Inspiration: #100HappyDays Challenge – Alley wall Mural of festivities

It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures – you lose without even starting. Same goes for cheating.100 happy days

How? If you’d like to participate in the challenge, the process is quite simple. First, you must register on the 100 happy days website and choose a start date. Then choose your social media platform of choice for sharing your photos: It could be Facebook, twitter or Instagram. Once you’ve made a choice, all you need do is, every day, submit a picture of what made you happy using the public hashtag – #100happydays.  Your participation and share of happy moments can be private or public. Don’t feel obligated to do things like everyone else. You can do yours differently. The goal is to complete your task in a seamless and stress free way.

Remember that you are free to post your pictures publicly using your own hashtag or offer limited publicity for the enjoyment of your closest kin. If you wish to avoid any publicity, you may choose to send your pictures to myhappyday(at)100happydays.com. Either way, the choice is entirely yours and the key is to choose and post a photo that added a spark of joy to your day. While all of us are invited to post on a social media site, the #100happyday challenge is an individual effort. Since this is a challenge for each of us, there is no room for competition. Go with the flow and post as you go. The operative phrase is #100happydays for YOU!

More Below!

“If you want to be happy, be.”Leo Tolstoy

Inspiration: #100HappyDays Challenge - Easter eggs and flora collage

Inspiration: #100HappyDays Challenge – Easter eggs and flora collage

“Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!” Lawrence G. Lovasik

Why bother? We all know that happiness is a choice and an active emotion that requires nurturing. Every day, we experience moments of bliss, blues, and even blah. Regardless of our experiences, we can choose to step beyond the blues and embrace a moment or moments of joy. Our joy could come from what we eat, read, listen to, reflect on and who we hang out with. So, it is imperative that we surround ourselves with good, empowering energy. It might sound trivial to some but, with practice, it will begin to make sense as we watch ourselves unfold with compassion and gratitude. A happy heart is a softer, more compassionate heart. It is not motivated to hurt or malign others… so seize the moments that come and cherish them. Why bother? The #100happydays organizers found that:

People who successfully completed the #100happydays challenge:
– Started noticing what makes them happy every day;
– Felt in a better mood every day;
– Started receiving more compliments from other people;
– Realized how lucky they are to have the life they have;
– Became more optimistic;
– Fell in love during the challenge.100 happy days

Before you start wondering how you’ll survive 100 days of photos, keep in mind that this is not a test or competition. Go with your schedule, post as often as you can, and when the challenge ends, you’d be thrilled to kind that you’ve collected 100 happy moments that will forever remind you about both the ephemeral nature and beauty of life. When your 100 happy days ends, visit http://www.100happydays.com/done100 Happy Days/Done – share your 100 happy days challenge story, and get your100 happy moments printed. Now isn’t that worth the commitment? For your effort, you will receive a set of 100 happy days square print photos. Each will be a bravo moment to celebrate your effort at the finish line of the challenge! Now go do it. Don’t forget to use hashtag #100happydays daily, keep a calender tracker to help remind you and enjoy all your happy moments.

What Does Happy mean to you? What are your thoughts? Do you experience snatches or longer periods of happiness? What would your happy world look like? Do share! Thank you.

Positive Motivation Tip: A moment of Happy is worth more than a lifetime of misery. Be in the moment; all joy begins there. Choose happiness!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos via my Personal Collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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67 Comments leave one →
  1. Carol Loves to Travel permalink
    25/04/2015 1:22 pm

    Really beautiful flowers! Spring always has such pretty flowers.

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  2. Megan A permalink
    25/04/2015 2:39 pm

    that statistic is scary! everyone has time to be happy!!

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  3. 25/04/2015 2:47 pm

    so true. happiness is a choice. So lets start living that way each day with a conscious decision.

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  4. 25/04/2015 3:11 pm

    Fun! I did a couple of these – the most recent was on Instagram. Good luck!

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  5. Newlywed Survival permalink
    25/04/2015 5:25 pm

    I hadn’t heard of this challenge before. What a great concept.

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  6. 25/04/2015 6:44 pm

    Always be happy! There is no reason to waste your life being anything but happy(:

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  7. alicia0795 permalink
    25/04/2015 6:45 pm

    Always be happy. Why waste your life being anything but happy(:

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  8. Jenny Temcio permalink
    25/04/2015 7:12 pm

    I had to leave a comment because I totally believe in what you said . . . ” I believe that each of us can make a difference in the world if we spread some joy, happiness, and a friendly smile!” I smile and say hi to as many people as I can during the day and it is an incredible feeling to see how fast a smile can spread 🙂

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  9. 25/04/2015 7:40 pm

    Very tempting!

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  10. upliftingfam permalink
    25/04/2015 8:04 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful challenge. I try to make sure I enjoy the moments because they pass by too quickly.

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  11. Gena permalink
    25/04/2015 9:16 pm

    Choose joy is what I always say. Aim for happiness always!

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  12. Dube permalink
    25/04/2015 11:31 pm

    I’m gonna take part in this one! A worthy cause 🙂

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  13. Masshole Mommy permalink
    26/04/2015 4:08 am

    That is a great challenge! Who doesn’t want a little more happiness in their life?

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  14. Meghan permalink
    26/04/2015 5:37 am

    Great message! I work on this everyday. Very inspirational and I love the quotes you included in this post.

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  15. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    26/04/2015 6:29 am

    Those flowers are so beautiful. It brightens my day.

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  16. harrietb (@harrietb) permalink
    26/04/2015 7:10 am

    I love all over the colors. Each collage seems to work so well- very inspiring 🙂

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  17. 26/04/2015 8:56 am

    Sounds like a great challenge, I’m always up for things that help my state of mind and make life better. Sounds like the Happiness Project I did a couple years ago. Thanks for posting, will be cheering you on.

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    • 27/04/2015 5:14 am

      Ah thank you dear one!!!! I hope to stay the course… One big part is remembering to add a photo daily. I set my alarm to remind me in the morning. i might add a 2nd one. ❤

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  18. Shabby Chic Boho (@terrishutterbug) permalink
    26/04/2015 2:19 pm

    I love all of your happy days challenge photos. The bright vivid and happy colors are all the motivation I need on this lazy day in Georgia. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. Michele permalink
    26/04/2015 4:19 pm

    This does sound great–if I was able to take a picture. Bit I just found myself smiling at yours in this posy–so you accomplished what you set out to do,

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  20. John Lopez permalink
    26/04/2015 5:00 pm

    Ow Thank you for this, I’ve leaned from this post, thank you for motivation can’t wait for more.

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  21. 26/04/2015 5:36 pm

    Positivity breeds positivity, definitely. I love the concept of passing it forward by just being happy and sharing it.

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  22. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    26/04/2015 6:33 pm

    I love this challenge, it will give you a an in depth review of the things you can be thankful and haoppy for.

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  23. maggiesblog2 permalink
    26/04/2015 7:23 pm

    I actually did this last year and it was a lot of fun! I may do it again this year if I can find the timelol

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  24. Celeste Wong permalink
    26/04/2015 9:32 pm

    Sounds like a fun challenge to do. Plus it helps put your mind onto more happy thoughts at the end of the day. Genius!

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  25. Jillian Fisher permalink
    26/04/2015 10:59 pm

    Seems like fun. I may join in if I remember in the morning. I tend to get distracted with so much going on with the kiddos. 😉

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  26. 27/04/2015 2:35 am

    Once again, that quote is so true and full of wisdom. I know a number of people who spend all their energy on worrying about what might go wrong now, or in the future, that they never get the time or energy to celebrate what they have, and to celebrate what you have is one of the basics of a fulfilling life as you say.

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  27. Franc Ramon permalink
    27/04/2015 4:20 am

    I think 100 happy days is something we can do. It’s really more about learning to appreciate the good in a day since there will always be bad times.

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  28. Ave Hla permalink
    27/04/2015 5:40 am

    What a great challenge, it sounds a lot of fun! Will go and check out their page now, Maybe I’ll even sign up.

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  29. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    27/04/2015 8:29 am

    ahhhhhh just what I needed to look at on a chilly and gloomy spring morning. Flowers always put a smile on my face 🙂

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  30. Ourfamilyworld (@OurFamilyWorld) permalink
    27/04/2015 12:30 pm

    Those are gorgeous flowers. Your posts are so inspiring and make me feel happy. Keep them coming

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  31. Allan permalink
    27/04/2015 9:56 pm

    I will try to have the 100 happy day challenge too. There are many reasons to be happy.

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  32. Michelle hwee permalink
    28/04/2015 7:40 pm

    Awwww! What great inspirational tips 🙂 We can all use some of that. I love it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing it, Smile away!!

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  33. Debbie Denny permalink
    01/05/2015 7:08 pm

    Do like those flowers. They do brighten a persons outlook.

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  34. Linda permalink
    02/05/2015 12:56 pm

    What a creative and fantastic idea!

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  35. 08/05/2015 8:15 am

    Wow! Yes, I think I am one of those who won’t be able to finish a challenge that long. I am glad you are still doing it and nice flowers! I think my husband would love to see them, he’s starting to like gardening.

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  36. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    08/05/2015 9:33 am

    100 happy days sounds like a great challenege. Love all your photos.

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  37. Serendipity DP permalink
    09/05/2015 6:37 am

    sounds interesting. Yep i would like to join too. But problems is I can’t log in to social media everyday because I have temporary internet connections only. Anyway, you are right, Happiness is a choice,. Goodluck to your endeavour.

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  38. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    09/05/2015 9:48 am

    Those flowers are all beautiful. I won’t mind receiving any of them.

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  39. Shabby Chic Boho permalink
    21/05/2015 4:01 pm

    “Be happy with what you have and are” I think everyone needs this reminder, especially me. Thanks for your inspiration, I’m following along on your 100 happy days challenge.

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  40. April G permalink
    21/05/2015 4:29 pm

    This sounds like something I could really get behind. I’ll have to try it out. I normally fizzle after a couple of days. :/

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  41. 21/05/2015 5:09 pm

    Happiness is definitely a choice each and every one of us has to make daily. I do try but sometimes it is difficult!

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  42. Robin Masshole mommy permalink
    21/05/2015 6:37 pm

    This is such a great challenge. I always try to be happy and positive.

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  43. Liz Mays permalink
    21/05/2015 7:39 pm

    I love the idea of stopping to appreciate the moments in life. We definitely don’t do that enough!

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  44. Tee permalink
    22/05/2015 5:46 am

    I love Leo Tolstoy’s quote that you referenced: “If you want to be happy, be.” Happiness to be is a fluid state. We can’t be discouraged because we’re not happy every moment of the day. It’s recognizing the times that we are that makes a world of difference. My happy world would look like me enjoying the company of my favorite people in my life. We don’t have to be in a fancy setting…just having a simple conversation is fine by me 🙂

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  45. Beth@FrugalFroggie permalink
    22/05/2015 6:36 am

    I make the choice to be happy. I wish others could realize it is a choice.

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  46. Dhemz permalink
    22/05/2015 10:03 am

    I so love the first quote. Happiness is a choice! These photos made me happy by just looking at them.

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  47. DogVills permalink
    22/05/2015 1:06 pm

    Now this is an amazing challenge. I will make sure to join it. I love your photos

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  48. Ourfamilyworld permalink
    22/05/2015 1:17 pm

    Those are beautiful flowers. This is an awesome challenge to do . I am marking my calendar

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  49. marly_ms permalink
    22/05/2015 7:08 pm

    I try to see happiness in every little things I see. If not, I think of happy thoughts. 🙂

    Mhar Sefcik

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  50. 22/05/2015 8:56 pm

    Sounds like a great photo challenge. These flowers looks so gorgeous and I love all these bright colors. I like the concept of passing it forward by being happy and sharing it. Thanks for the motivation.

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  51. Tweenselmom permalink
    28/05/2015 1:57 pm

    I once set that challenge and I failed. But it’s fun and I don’t mind starting all over again.

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