I started doing the 100 days of happy at the beginning of the year. I had decided to do this because 2013 was a not so good year for me. My mom had spent most of the year in the hospital for various reasons as well as the loss of another close family member in the end of the summer. I also had been dealing with some things of my own at the time.
A challenge to find things that made me happy seemed like a good way for me to get back to my self or at least as much as I could. I found that 100 days can be a long period of time and that a lot can happen in 100 days.
My work gets me into many homes on a daily basis so I get to see a lot of different things. Because of this I have a lot of animals in my life that all make me happy every time I see them.
I spend a lot of time on the road and see all kinds of things while I am driving. Some times just a clear sunny day after a couple of weeks of nothing but cloudy is a nice thing. And signs are everywhere to be seen and sometimes the can be funny as well. And the winter may have been long this year there are some things that can make one smile in a front yard.
Saturday night is family movie night in our home and is always a good time not matter what the movie is and how good or bad it is.
In my work I get in many homes and see all kinds of funny items as well as things that I do not see regularly.
Being self employed my job keeps me working 52 weeks a year so I have very little time to myself. I value my Sundays and make sure that I use that day to relax regularly.
Over the last 100 days I found that is really is easy to find something that can make you smile. laugh or just feel good if you just let yourself be aware of your surroundings. I hope everyone can find something that makes you happy today.
If you are interested in taking the challenge your self jus go to 100happydays.com for full details on the challenge.
Have fun and be happy.
April 29, 2014 at 12:48 am
All right Forrest. I’m dying to know. Just how many pets do you have wrapped around your finger? Bet they love to see you get there lol Big softie aren’t ya? 🙂
Yes 2013 was a less than spectacular year, I was happy to bid it goodbye myself. 2014 has been some better, right? 🙂
After all, you’ve found a secret. Becoming mindful, being aware enough to appreciate the small joys that do happen is one of the simplest and yet hardest to get in the habit of doing-secrets to being happier
April 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Well, over the two week work cycle we have I have 15 kitties, 26 doggies, 5 horses. 2 birds and 1 chinchilla named Chilly, and I enjoy each and every one of them even the ones that are brats. 🙂
2013 can bite my (_._), ok so maybe it already did but I can live with that, and yes 2014 is starting to shape up to be a much better year.
Its funny today I was at one of my customers houses and as I dusted a window sill I saw a wood pecker pecking away at the suet block she keeps hanging for the birds and just watched it for a minute or two thinking how much i like nature. Just a little thing that made me smile.
May 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm
I echo the sentiments about 2013. Me too. And hearing that you were able to notice, stop, and watch that woodpecker instead of dismissing it and forgetting about it, that’s what the challenge is all about. At least I think it is. 🙂
Hey I was wondering…would you like a couple extra pets? A large spoiled Rotten, a Redneck, or a cat? 😉