In March I decided to embark on 100 Days of Happiness and on June 28, 2015, I completed that journey. Back in March when I was standing on the precipice of these 100 days they felt daunting, and there were days during my journey when I felt like I had nothing to contribute for the day, but I always found at least one moment. Usually, in my search for one I found many. And now, on the other side of my 100 days of documented happiness, I have learned a lot about what it means to be happy.
Lesson 1: Just because sorrow is heavier than happiness, doesn't mean you have to let it weigh you down. You can choose to sink, or you can choose to allow your happy moments to lift you.
Lesson 2: Happiness and gratitude are closely linked. If you can hone in one what you have to be grateful for, happiness won't be far behind.
Lesson 3: There is not a person in this world who can not find a reason to be happy each and every day. It's all a matter of perspective.
Lesson 4: Happiness comes in all sizes and many forms. Epic happiness is amazing, but does not diminish the tiny happinesses that occur on a daily basis and compound to build joy.
Lesson 5: Where there is love, there is happiness. On days when all else fails, look to what (or more often times who) you love.
Even though I am no longer methodically keeping tracking of my happy moments on a daily basis. I am now more aware of them, and more aware of the choices I make about what I focus on in my life. So often the difference between being happy and not is merely a shift in focus.
Choose Happiness :)