Hello lovely, my name is Helen.
And I’m so grateful you dropped by.
I am on a quest to be a happier me. I started my ‘100 days of happy’ project to encourage myself to look for and write about something that has made me happy every single day. Well, for 100 days for starters.
Living with a chronic condition (ME/CFS) is a daily challenge. With its ups and downs, twists and turns, and downright squiggly bits, my life has been turned upside down.
I realised I was losing my happy.
So I set out on my own recovery journey. I started practising gratitude and began to look for the little things in the everyday to be thankful for.
Something magical started happening.
I discovered that no matter how bad my day is, there is always something to be grateful for.
And the more grateful I am, the happier I feel.
Mindfulness has also become a huge part of my recovery journey. From meditating regularly to walking meditations, to simply being present in what I am doing at this moment in time, I’ve noticed I feel a lot calmer, and happier too.
I’m also keen to become part of the acts of kindness ripple effect. There’s such beauty in the intention of doing something to simply cheer someone up, to make someone smile, without agenda. For me, with limited funds and energy, this will be a challenge: but it’s a challenge I accept with grace, an open heart and a sprinkling of excitement.
‘100 days of happy’ is my commitment to finding the happy in the everyday little things. My plan is to choose a gratitude, mindfulness and kindness act that has made me happy each day and write about it, for 100 days.
OK, here I go…