Not all my friends are on Facebook, and I've found myself trying to explain what this is about.... so here are a random few of the "Happies" I've posted during the first 50 days of the challenge.....
Day 2. Taking yarn and a hook and making something with it makes me happy. Making something that will form part of an anti nuclear weapons statement ditto. Joined Caroline Kuyper to help make Wool Against Weapons 7 mile long scarf. #melshappydays
Day 7 #100happydays, what's making me happy today is having coloured pens to play around with and being part of an online Art Therapy and Happiness project. #melshappydays
Day 16. Food makes me happy. I enjoy cooking it, learning about it, watching others cooking it. Today, I'm really happy to have salvaged yesterday's failed lentil-loaf and turned it into today's delicious shepherdess pie. Always learning! . . .
Almost forgot to say - I enjoy eating it too!
Day 20 I was asked today "Are you not afraid you'll run out of happy things to post?" No. I'm afraid I'll forget to post some of the things that have struck me,but not made it just yet into a post. Today, happy to be in my hometown with some of my favourite people. #100happydays, #melshappydays. — with Gavin Kelly and Aileen O Dea.
Day 32 of my #100happydays, #melshappydays: Watching a blackbird totally enjoy his supper of leatherjackets in my back-garden this evening made me happy
Day 38 of #100happydays, #melshappydays. It makes me inordinately happy to switch on the radio and find I can identify the piece of music that's playing. Happened today. Feels good! ("I think that's Fingal's Cave... or is it the Hebrides? Or is it known as both? It's Mendelssohn anyway..... Correct!")
Day 46 of my #100happydays, #melshappydays. Today was a day to mark in its ordinariness, one year on from my surgery, and out the other side of my treatments. It makes me happy to have finished a job in my garden, made flapjacks, and tried a new soup recipe, to call on friends and simply to BE. Happy and grateful.
Day 50 of my #100happydays, #melshappydays, and I'm very happy to be spending this weekend celebrating my sister's birthday, exploring Kilkenny and this morning, encountered something I've only seen in books before - a pocket-handkerchief tree. Beautiful, and we found it at just the right time, I'd say! Happy!
I didn't start doing this in order to encourage others to do it. I didn't give it a lot of thought - just said Yes, I'm up for that! and went with it. I only know now, at this half-way point in the challenge, that I'm very glad I began the practice, and that yes, it has certainly contributed to an increased sense of happiness within me.
What makes YOU happy?