Feeling proud and slightly amazed that I’m still going strong in my personal challenge to capture a moment of happiness each day! It’s definitely getting harder with our school/work/sports schedules but I am determined.
#100happydays began as an Instagram exercise in gratitude, a challenge to take a moment to be purposefully thankful for the many happy moments that make up my days.
Because this is an Instagram project, I am limiting myself to something I can photograph. Likewise, I use very few words to describe these images. I read that many people who started this project gave up somewhere in the 20s, so I’m feeling pretty happy that I’m still going strong.
Day 41: Lunch date with Matthew. We walked to the burrito stand around the corner and then decided to stay and eat there. I am a lucky mom.
Day 42: Brothers at rest. Must be a break in the soccer/baseball/basketball game. This is my view from my kitchen window right now.
Day 43: Because on a crazy, chaotic day I can still count on finding random selfies in my photo stream. What a goofball.
Day 44: Very happy to join my Nazareth Academy colleagues in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. My ice bucket is, of course, dedicated to my father. Video on Facebook.
Day 45: These two closed the pool last night! They’re finishing summer off in style.
Day 46: Former co-workers, forever friends. Happy to spend time with my favorite Johnstons, Andy and Graham at their annual garden party. #wjinc
Day 47: It’s been a long, hard week, but I get to go home to these gorgeous men.
Day 48: #Selfie happiness while hanging out @ Oakbrook Mall with my guys on a rainy day. So lucky they’ll still take part in my pics.
Day 49: Ending the summer the same way we started. Swimming at Berwyn Rec followed by Tastee-Freez swirl cones with my boys.
Day 50: it came too fast, but reality has officially set in. First day of school – 8th, 7th & 4th.
How about you? How do you practice gratitude?
All the images in this post are my own. Please don’t use them as yours.