Social media is flooded with experiments — I'm looking at you #IceBucketChallenge — some good and some not-so-good. Recently, I've started to see posts tagged with #100HappyDays. What caught my attention was how honest these posts were.
If you haven't heard about the 100 Happy Days Challenge, the premise is simple: take a photo of something that makes you happy for 100 days in a row, share (privately or publicly), be happy. I am a strong believer in the power of gratitude, as is Peer Insight (see our Guiding Principles). I think committing to something can help you achieve whatever goal you're going after.
As mentioned above, my favorite part has been the honesty. Even on rough days people are digging deep to post photos of what makes them happy, while also sharing the candid stories of where they're struggling. This is something I'm not used to reading in my social media feeds. It's refreshing. Why has an experiment with the mission of making people happy, also given them the courage to share the challenges they're faced with daily?
Full disclosure: I haven't committed to participating in #100HappyDays. I'm not sure what's holding me back. It might be the commitment. Maybe I'll get the guts to join in soon! Do you have it in you to commit to the challenge?
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