Blog - November 2, 2015
THE NOVEMBER HAPPINESS CHALLENGE
Hi everyone. It’s a beautiful Monday and the second day of a new month. This last month, I did a lot of thinking and self re evaluation. I searched myself and realised a lot of things were missing. For instance, I used to be an avid reader, you know. My mum used to get all worried because I wouldnt leave my room all day because I was neck deep in a book. The bulk of the friends I made while growing were based on their reading abilities because we started our friendship from exchanging books and book discussions. Adulthood (Yes, I’m an adult) just wickedly snatched that from me and I am ready to take it back. I recently did some Cry out on Twitter and begged good people of the world to help me revive my reading culture. I also joined a book reading club and it’s been nothing but bliss. You can help me with this too, send me books biko. That’s one of my findings!
The other thing I found is I have not had an absolute sense of fulfillment for a while. By this, I mean, It doesnt seem to me like my happiness runs deep anymore. For those who know me, they know how much I love to smile and spread happiness all around me because I believe happiness is best felt when shared. I then realized it probably could be because I haven’t been reasonably conscious of the numerous blessings that abound. So when my friend Nikky came up with this #30DayHappinessChallenge, It’s safe to say I literally jumped at it. (She blogs here lifewithtwotees.wordpress.com) It’s basically a way to make us all engage in random acts of kindness and self love and see how far we can go in 30 days. I then decided to tap into that and do a challenge for my readers as well. (You see? Omotolani loves her readers and wants them all happy). Here is what we are going to do. Is someone excited?
I post what you get to do for a day here and you give me feedback on if you did it and how it went. The most consistent participant gets something from me at the end of 30 days. Who knows? we could have more than one winner!
To make this a fair game , This is my own response : Prayer makes me happy. I love it when I converse with God like we are real hommies, like He’s sitting beside me. It makes me happy! Another thing I realized is I’m very happy when I show love and It is reciprocated ;when I have someone I can bare it all with, It makes me laugh inwards all day! So yh guys, I’m sticking to the former and hoping to find the latter 🙂
- Think about yourself for 15 minutes (Yes, yourself alone, Indulge in some narcissism)!.
- Write the things that make you happy,(could be people).
- Make a decision to stick by most of them, if not all.
Simple yh? I await your responses. . Have a glimpse of my Monday smile below. You should smile too 🙂
I’m out. BOS