Monday, 19 May 2014

Can You Be Happy For 100 Days In A Row?

I once read a quote that went something like this: "The world is no worse than it ever was; the media coverage is just better" and I'm beginning to think there's some truth to that. I mean, I know that there are some bad things that are commonplace now, that were unheard of even 10 years ago, but on the whole, I do believe that the generations of people before us were just better at being happy and positive.

Being happy is a choice - one I'm guilty of not making a lot of the time. I guess we could all say we have our reasons (excuses), but really, most of the time, the truth is simply that it's easier to join the host of complainers and want to hold someone else responsible for our happiness, than make that decision to just be happy. We make ourselves believe that if we earn a better salary, find the perfect partner, have 2.4 kids, and own our own home, then life would be better, and we would feel better. So why is it that even when we get it, we still don't?

In my own life I have recently admitted that in my quest to better my life and that of my family, I'm often so busy future-planning/sacrificing/dreaming, that I neglect to acknowledge and appreciate all the blessings I have in my present. And I have plenty blessings to be thankful for!

The reality is: there will always be people who are better and worse off than you are. There will always be room for improvement, or even more to achieve. If we constantly only measure our happiness by the things we have accomplished in our lives, I fear we may forever be chasing after something that will always seem elusive.

So, with the accountability partnership of my bestie Tarrin (, today we begin our 100 Happy Days challenge. The premise of this is simple: there is at least one thing in every day that can bring happiness - the trick is just not to miss it! Lookout for our #100happydays updates on Facebook, and feel free to join us - if you dare!

for more information on this challenge, go to
and for a little musical motivation, click here

1 comment: