This is the newest thing to hit social media. And when I say ‘new’ I mean new for me. I’m pretty sure the concept itself has been going on for at least a year. I signed up for it yesterday (so today is my second day of happiness) and all the concept asks of me is to post a photo of something that makes me happy every day for the next 100 days, on a form of social network or email it to them if want it to remain private.
I can understand why this is such a cool thing to do – it forces you to consciously think of your happiness everyday. And hopefully by the end of the 100 days the habit will be so ingrained into you that happiness becomes a state of being. I also like the concept – by posting the photos online or sending it to them, someone is holding you accountable. I can also understand why I want to do it, but what I don’t really want to know is what kind of pictures I have posted by the end of the 100 days.
I am already pretty sure it isn’t going to be pictures of my loved ones – at least not all that many. So instead of that is it only going to be materialistic ones? I hope not. For me, this will be more than just thinking about happiness, it’ll be a tangible experiment to find out what the sum of my parts are.
I am going to be posting the pictures on instagram (@coconutstripes) with the hashtags #100dayshappy and #100happydays. Let me know if you are doing it too and how you are finding it.