I haven’t really understood this #100HappyDays project. I see my facebook and instagram pictures with this hashtag and it just leaves me perplexed. Perhaps, it’s the person that I am, but I just find it weird that people are aiming for a 100 happy days this year. ! Hundred! That’s less than 1/3 of the year! I find this number way too small. Don’t you think it would be better if people aimed higher? If only for the fact that they would like to have a good year? We could argue about the value and all things about the different hashtag projects, but delving into this a bit more, I think that aiming for too few happy days reflects a state of either ‘not being happy enough’ or not noticing the current state of happiness they are in. Is this a time where we’re looking to reaffirm our happiness through social media? What about the little things that bring a smile to your face? Like the feel of winter sun’s warmth or a piece of chocolate you forgot you had? Or perhaps it’s just that spring in your step or intense reading and words?
Update : So, I did google 100 Happy Days, which took me to 100happydays.com according to which they want to promote a 100 happy days in a row. Granted, that might be a bit more of a challenge, but, my stance on this can be best summed up by on of my favourite ever quotes :
“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'”
I really do think Kurt Vonnegut hit it right on the head when he wrote this. Let’s devote some of those synapses to happiness everyday, because, it just might decrease world suck.
P.S. If you are a participant of this project, I’d love your thoughts on this.