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!