100 Happy Days Update

photo This March, I wrote about starting my journey of #100happydays. Well, I'm *happy* to report that I'm now on day number 68 straight of the challenge. What they say on the website is true:

I have noticed what makes me happy. (The four F's: family, friends, flowers, food. And dogs. Lots of dogs.) Well, this sounds pretty obvious, but it's fun to look back at the pictures and notice a common theme quite quickly.

I have been in a better mood. How could I not, when I started the challenge in Maui and now it's the most beautiful time of the year in Seattle!

I have realized how lucky I am to have the life I have. Life is great! I am in constantly reminded how beautiful this city is and everything around it.

I have become more optimistic. I think this challenge has also compelled me to say 'yes' more. I have since joined an Underdog kickball team, discovered a bocce ball court by my apartment, ran a 12k and an 8k, gone ziplining through a forest, and biked a 26 miler just because. I'm rarely ever sitting at home anymore!

I've also learned that I didn't need this challenge to become happy, but rather to realize that I have happy moments every day.

In case you were wondering, those who accept the challenge can either post on social media, or just send in a picture each day to myhappyday@100happydays.com. I personally chose the latter, but as proof, the photo collage above are some of my favorite moments so far.

You can check out what makes other peoples' days all around the world at the hashtag #100happydays. Anyone else out there doing this challenge? Tweet me at @megelisekam.