The Challenge: 100 Things That Make Me Happy

One of the projects I’m currently working on is compiling a list of 100 Things that Make Me Happy. The task is a bit more arduous than I had expected it to be, but in the long run, I think it’ll be worth it. I hope it will help me to appreciate my life a little more, appreciate both the bigger things and smaller aspects, and allow me to take a good look at my life, my choices and my journey, and it’ll be something I’ll be able to look at whenever I’m feeling down.

My challenge to anyone reading this is to do the same. Be forewarned, it may take a while. I’ve been working on my list for weeks and I’m not even 1/3 of the way done. But I think it will be worth it in the end.

Think of things that make you happy. People, places, vacations, experiences, books, things you do or things people say or places you go… anything that makes you happy. My list as it is so far includes everything from “the way the leaves change colors in autumn” to “getting paid from work” to “dying my hair a new color when I get bored with the old one.”

I’m not sure how long it will take me to get to 100, but it’s all about the positivity. Thinking about these things has already made me a happier person, bit by bit. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up going past 100, but that’s my starting point.

So go for it, readers. Make a list of 100 things that make you happy, and allow yourself to reflect on those things during the good times and the bad times. Get happy — you deserve it.

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