Saturday, May 31, 2014

How Happy Can We Possibly Be?

You know of Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" and the accompanying videos, as well as the "24 Hours of Happy" original challenge.  I didn't participate in that one, because I didn't feel like trying to record myself dancing to the song and then submitting a video!  If I'm feeling a little low, I usually choose the Despicable Me 2 video with the lyrics and play it OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER and, well, you get the picture, until I'm just tired of bouncing in my seat.  (I currently have a one-hour video playing in another tab so I can just keep listening while I type.  THAT is a bit of a challenge!)

Today, I signed up for the 100 Days of Happy challenge, not because I think I need a reminder to be happy, but because I maybe need a reminder to express my daily happiness.  100 days is a LONG time, and in the next 100 days, I get to move OUT of this space, travel with Stephen and two cats to Florida, then back up to South Carolina, then across the country to our new digs in California.  I get to move IN to that space.  I get to reconnect with my industry network, for crew and background acting work.  I get to (hopefully) book a fairly long-term gig that puts me on set for twelve-to-fourteen hour days.  I'll be celebrating/commemorating at least four birthdays in the next 100 days.  Not too long after the 100 days, we'll be celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary.  A month after that, Stephen celebrates a milestone birthday.  There's plenty on our plates to be happy about.

I just want to challenge myself to be aware of individual, specific things, and then express some gratitude.  In case you care, today, Day One, brought me THIS video.

If you decide to participate and you're willing, please share YOUR #100happydays!

4 comments:

  1. I have not yet decided whether or not I wish to participate in the challenge, but I'm seriously considering it - thanks to you. I'm normally a pretty happy person anyway, but committing to a challenge is always hard for me because I like to (mostly) live in the moment.

    PS - Thanks for removing that Captcha thing. It's so much easier for me now. I know you didn't do it for me, but I'm still "happy" about it. :-)

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    1. As you may be aware, I also live very much in the NOW, so I debated a bit whether to participate... but I gotta tell ya, I left the internets for a little bit, and in the last two hours, MY BLOG (not necessarily this page) has had EIGHTY-FIVE pageviews! Happy? You betcha.

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    2. I finally figured out how to get the comments portion of your blogs to show up in my feed checker! W00t!

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