Sunday, 4 January 2015

100 happy days

            

You know those moments in life, when everything feels great, a moment that is perfect in time and you jokingly think to yourself: " This is a Kodac moment" , well 100happydays is a bit like that, only that you are challenging yourself to find those moments in your every day....every day!
The 100happydays challenge is to take a daily snap of something that makes you feel happy for 100 days.

The idea is that by actively searching for something that makes you happy for your daily snap, you will start noticing the little joys of everyday and realize what makes you happy, laying the foundation for a good day and a better mood with a more positive outlook on life!

"It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favor you did to a stranger."*

 *Extract from the 100 happy days website

#100happyday challenge is for you - not for anyone else. 
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.

In this day and age, we have no excuse to miss those Kodac moments, with near enough everyone owning a camera phone....So if this sounds like something you'd like to try...get snapping and then register for the challenge here!

  • Share your picture via facebook, twitter or instagram with public hashtag #100happydays;
  • Come up with your own hashtag to share your pictures with to limit publicity. (Don't forget to tell us how to find your pictures though ;) )
  • Or if you don't fancy going public with your happy moments, simply send your pictures to myhappyday@100happydays.com to avoid any publicity.

  • When I did this last year I chose to share my happy moments on instagram, and I think I will this year as well, as it is so easy to further share your snaps on both facebook and twitter 

    from the instagram app....but also because I took so much joy from seeing what other people was sharing using the tag #100happydays.

     As much as I understand that public sharing may not be for everyone, do not underestimate the power of feeling part of a community. A sense of being part of something bigger:  Picture by picture, spreading happiness and contributing to the society: fostering happiness in the world!

     And since founder Dmitry Golubnichy unwittingly started the "movement" in 2013 (Read more about it here) more than 20 000 000 happy moments have been created by people practicing gratitude and cherishing small moments that make them happy from all over the world!

    And one of the best part of the 100happy days challenge,  is of course the sense of achievement you get if you manage to complete 100 daily happy snaps, knowing that 71% of people taking part failed to find the time to capture a happy moment in their daily life for a full 100 days!!
    And even when the challenge is over, the collected 100 happy moments you've captured can continue to remind you about the beauty of your life, as well as enrich other's:
    By donating to the 100happy days foundation you can receive a little 100 page book with your 100happy days snaps as a keepsake, at the same time as supporting the foundations work to develop and empower disabled people in local communities through future projects and craft, making them feel useful in the community

    Find more information on the 100happydays website

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