Last week, my little blog hit a milestone. I posted my 300th happy act.
Six years ago, when I decided to start this blog, I wasn’t sure where it would take me. The idea was simple: post one insight or one little act of happiness each week, and challenge my readers to join me.
I was inspired by many things, but mainly from watching people I care about struggle with happiness.
Sadly, I think my blog is more relevant today than it was six years ago. I believe mental health issues in young people especially are reaching epidemic proportions in this country. When social platforms like Facebook talk about removing likes to protect people from feelings of envy and negative self-worth, it’s a sign of a major societal problem.
I’ve learned many things from this blog. I’ve learned the importance of living in the moment, and being grateful for what I have. In going back through some of my old drafts, I found this post I had written but never shared for my 100th happy act written on Thanksgiving weekend. I’d like to share it with you now.
This is my 100th blog post. I’m happy I reached this milestone on Thanksgiving weekend because it reminds me of everything in my life to be thankful for.
It also reminds me the things that make me most happy are life’s everyday moments. So for my one hundredth #HappyAct, I thought I’d recite happy moments from just one day this weekend.
- Swilling German beer at my friend Karen’s Oktoberfest party
- Meeting someone new
- Feeling the breeze and warm sun on my face
- Watching the sun shimmer on Bella and Clare in the boat
- Petting my big dopey mutts
- Making a Halloween scarecrow
- Curling up and watching a movie with Clare
- Reading the newspapers
- Sitting with a glass of wine on the back deck
- Buying $30 worth of candy at Bulk Barn that will last only a week
- Eating caramels at 10 o’clock in the morning
- Biting into a fresh, crunchy apple
- Having a hot tub
- Watching a red leaf dance in the air as it gently floats to the ground
- Picking fresh flowers
This week’s #HappyAct is to celebrate the little moments that make life wonderful and be grateful for each and every day. Thanks for continuing on this journey with me.