Monday, January 9, 2012

Project Happy: Week 1

I'm very excited to be participating in Project Happy, with Katie of Practical Parenting. In her words,  "Project Happy is an attempt to do one thing each day, no matter how small, that truly makes me happy."

 In general, i'm a happy person, and I can identify the things that make me happy. Family, friends, reading, coffee, wine. But Project Happy is all about focusing on the small moments of happiness that occur every day, pausing, and acknowledging them. It's often easier for people to focus on the negative, to complain about this or that. I am guilty of that myself, and I find that it just makes me feel miserable. What is the point of living if we're just going to complain all the time, and let bitterness and resentment build up? I think this project is a great way to hit the pause button when those negative feelings threaten to take over, and instead dwell on something positive. Because there is always something positive to focus on, even in the worst of times.

I jumped on this project a little late, but starting today i'm going to briefly jot down the small moments that make me happy each day. Then, once a week I'm going to compile them all and share my moments of happiness with you. I'm excited for this challenge, and I know that no matter what happens in 2012, I will be able to look back and realize that there were in fact rainbows after every storm.

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