A hundred days has gone.
It seemed like only yesterday when I’ve accepted this 100 Happy Days Challenge. I chose February 11 as my starting date which, a hundred days later, ended just last May 14. Time does fly I guess.
Last February 9, I’ve written here in my blog the mechanics of this challenge and it’s purpose (which you can read HERE). I did it at a time of “jadedness”. I was bored. I was weary. I was exhausted. I was fed up. Life has become tedious and I felt that maybe… just maybe… the 100 happy days challenge will make life more interesting.
So I’m not sure if this challenge produced its intended results, but these are a few of what I’ve come to understand:
- I’m happy when I eat. I’ve realized after compiling my picture posts that most of them involved an awful lot of food. So no wonder I’m gaining weight. Talk about eating my feelings!
- You know how some people say that happiness is just a state of mind and that if you chose to be happy then you can be? I think that’s just plain insensitive! You can’t force yourself to be happy when you are not. Sometimes it’s also okay to just feel the pain and cry your heart out.
- They say money can’t buy you happiness, but it sure as hell can make things easier. And you CAN buy happiness sometimes, it just happens to be short-lived. Still it’s better than nothing.
- You know how it feels nice when we get to receive something we really like? I feel thrice happier when I’m the one giving the gifts. 😀
- It may be easy to be happy for some, but it is not easy to remain one. In life, we have our moments of complete bliss and moments where we just create an illusion of being one. To be truly happy? Like really happy? I envy those people who truly are.
- Life is unfair and sometimes cruel, but there are things and happenings in our life, no matter how small or insignificant, that gives us cause to be glad. In my case, a simple “no work today” does the job. Hahaha!
- Lastly, Happiness means contentment. That sucks since I’m obviously far from being contented with my life right now. Oh boy.
Let me end this post with a conversation between Dumbledore and Harry Potter, when Harry first discovered the Mirror of Erised and what it does.
Albus Dumbledore: “Let me explain. The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is. Does that help?”
Harry Potter: “It shows us what we want… whatever we want…”
Albus Dumbledore: “Yes and no. It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.”