#100HappyDays – Challenge

I’ve heard of the 100 Happy Days Challenge, but today I decided to look into it. I think it’s a cute idea!

We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towardslong term happiness of any human being.

71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason. These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you?
The Challenge is to post a picture of something that makes YOU happy, everyday. It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favor you did for a stranger.
 
#100happyday challenge is for you – not for anyone else.
It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures – you lose without even starting.
I am starting my 100 day challenge on Monday, Sept. 1st. via Instagram (kla.fae). I will share a picture of what made me happy everyday and link it to my blog for those of you who do not follow my IG. I encourage you to try it!

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100 Loves List

100 LOVES LIST

A friend of mine recently challenged me to make a list of 100 things that make me happy. I thought this could be a fun exercise to cultivate a sense of joy and thankfulness. This list tells a lot about who I am and what I value. I challenge you to make a list of your own. Include anything that makes you laugh, love and reminisce – and always remember how much there is to be thankful for!

My 100 loves list:

1) My kids

2) My Family

3) My Friends

3) Music

4) Craft Beer

5) Running

6) Outdoor Activities

7) Reading a good book

8) Baseball (Go SF Giants!)

9) A deep conversation with a close friend

10) Fall

11) Friends TV Show

12) The unconditional love of my family

13) Bon Fires

14) Organization

15) Road Trips

16) Long Warm Showers

17) Cooking

18) My mom’s Chicken Cordon Bleu

19) Sitting at the dinner table with my whole family most nights

20) My morning coffee

21) Computers

22) Anything Paris Themed

23) Getting Dolled up from time to time

24) Hoodies

25) Cold winter nights

26) Holidays with my family

27) Taking my kids to school

28) Cuddling

29) Movie Nights

30) Bike rides with my kids

31) Laughing with siblings

32) Giving gifts

33) My sister and best friend

34) Board games

35) Drinking enough water

36) Going to the lake

37) Live music

38) Late nights

39) Having a routine

40) Good glass of wine

41) New Clothes

42) Girl Talks

43) The beach

44) Driving with the windows down

45) Date nights

46) Spring cleaning

47) Grocery Shopping

48) Having a savings account

49) Laughing until I cry

50) Watching a good comedy

51) “French Kiss”

52) Helping my daughter with her homework

53) Hot air balloons

54) Traveling

55) Austin, Tx

56) Discussing future travel plans

57) Six Flags with my kids

58) Problem Solving

59) School

60) Photography

61) Summer

62) Helping Others

63) Blasting music in my car and singing by myself

64) My coworkers

65) Crockpot recipes

66) Wearing Boots

67) Positive People

68) Restoring old furniture

69) Bargain shopping

70) Writing my feelings down

71) That feeling of perfecting something

72) Being sore after a great workout

73) Spontaneity

74) Hearing my daughters real laugh

75) Driving

76) Laying in the Sun

77) Going to the movies

78) Paying off debt

79) DIY Projects

80) Eating the best steak

81) Manners

82) Perfect Grammar

83) Challenging “Mind” Games

84) Flip Flops

85) Maxi dresses

86) Annual Cooking baking day

87) Traditions

88) Pizza and Beer night in’s

89) A clean house

90) Having every window open on a nice summer day

91) Feeling loved and appreciated everyday

92) Romantic Movies

93) Sudoku

94) Great conversations

95) Play Dates with my kids

96) Surprises

97) Watching the sunrise and set

98) Red Bulls

99) Saturday naps

100) Companionship

Looking over this list reminds me that having a full life, doesn’t necessarily mean having a full calendar. I hope you find as much joy creating your list as I did mine! Never forget to count your blessings. Life is good.