On the 10th day of 100 Happy Days Challenge, the book asks to blow soap bubbles. Since I don’t live on landed property, I just can’t blow soap bubbles inside my home. The floor would get wet and slippery. Its unsafe. If I fall, I might injure myself.
I think I’ll just re-look into old memories of blowing soap bubbles. That was back in the day when my family went outdoors, in the playground, where wet non-slip ground wouldn’t cause falls. The playground’s artificial flooring was made of a kind of foam. The ground wasn’t even slippery on rainy days. This is why children and their parents blow soap bubbles at the playground.
Today is Day 9 of my participation in the #100HappyDays Challenge. The book of prompts says to do a “cannon ball”. I can’t figuratively do a surprising thing so I’ll just eat a cupcake instead. I haven’t had one in ages. I’m always happy to eat cake.
Challenge on Day 8 says to rearrange your furniture. I can’t do that. I did something else to make me happy. I swept and mopped my whole apartment. I like the feel of a freshly cleaned home. It makes me happy.
Day 7’s prompt says to bring a tourist to the best touristy attraction in your area. I’m going to write about how I wanted to bring myself to see a few small islands off the coast, because I had no tourists to push out.
One week in August, I planned to visit a few small islands off the coast. I did my research on modes of transport to the ferry pick-up point, and then to the ticket office to buy tickets. I checked the island hopping tour itinerary and the last ferry back to the mainland. I looked up travel writing websites to learn about what to write while on the move. I copied some relevant writing prompts and wrote them down in sections of a blank book which was going to be my journal for the day trip.
Then the inevitable happened. The person who was supposed to accompany me, or I accompany her, bailed out on me. She didn’t like the idea of packing her own food and water for the island hopping day trip. The tour guidelines warned there were no food outlets selling cooked food and all visitors had to be responsible for bringing their own food and drinks.
Well, I was happy on Day 7 anyway. I was glad I didn’t have to go on the trip because it was going to be challenging and tough on the food and water.
On Day 6 of #100HappyDays Chalenge, I’m supposed to write a list of five things that I’m grateful for. And start a Gratitude Journal, to be written every night, before bedtime, because that’s when the day draws to a close and its time to recount blessings. I can’t promise to continue the Daily Gratitude Journal habit since I don’t have many new experiences to write about. I can only say I’ll try.
On the 4th day of #100HappyDays Challenge, I’m supposed to bring my co-worker coffee. Well, she doesn’t drink coffee except on the days when she feels extremely sleepy and tired. Usually, I buy her favorite tea or juice drink from Starbucks or The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
100HappyDays Challenge Day 3 requires me to change my bedsheets. I like the smell of fresh bedsheets. The texture feels different too. I tend to sleep better on fresh bedsheets. I’m happy with this challenge.
On other trivia, if you sleep better on clean sheets you tend to have a sound sleep, without disturbing dreams.
Dmitry’s book says to “Hike to a scenic spot” for Day 2 of the #100HappyDays Challenge. The walking will make you happy because when you exercise, your body produces endorphins, a hormone, which tells your brain to “feel” happy.
There is no one who feels sad after a walk, unless this person has clinical depression, which means they had been feeling sad continuously for more than 2 consecutive weeks.
The picture is a water color on a plant grown on a fence. It had dense foliage and unusual flowers. Each fully opened flower resembled a red rag with patterned white designs. Its petals were large and floppy, being soft. This was the highlight of this species of fence creeper (or twine).
The first time I sat eyes on this flower, I felt happy as I was overwhelmed by the sheer size and floppiness of the flower’s structure. I’m glad I discovered this flowering plant. This funny flower hangs like a piece of rag.
The walk and scenery made me feel happy on Day 2 of #100HappyDays.
Prompts – funny by Daily Addictions, hang by The Daily Spur.
This is my reboot because my first attempt to experience and write 100HappyDays Challenge failed. I started on May 1 2019, and lasted only 12 days. I used a prompt book to help me live the journey of positivity but my responses on the writing tips were lelading me towards negativity instead.
In this second attempt, I’m using “Can You Be Happy For 100 Days In A Row?” by Dmitry Golubnichy. His book has prompts for Day 1 to 100. Hopefully, by following his tips, I can complete 100 days of the #100HappyDays Challenge.
Another method of writing this log would be to record the happy things that happened for each day. Someone I follow on Twitter does this approach and he completed 100 days!
#100HappyDays Challenge Day 1 August 31 2019:
“Get lost in a painting”
Yes, I appreciate art. I’m an amateur, self-taught artist. I wanted to do a new water color and post it here but I’m running short of time today so I’ll show you my journey in drawing and painting instead.
This is one of my first few drawings and watercolor painting done in May 2018.
This is one of my recent attempts. Its dated August 22 2019.
It matters to me that I like my journey in self taught drawing and painting. A professional artist may not approve of my style but I don’t mind. What matters is that I like my work. I’m happy when I’m spending time drawing and painting.
The second picture shows how glad we were when Freddy the salesman, finally agrees to come in for a site measurement. Our patience was wrecked waiting 10 days for an appointment. Is that length of waiting abnormal? I had lost hope that Freddy would “arrange” an appointment.