APRIL 2, 2014
Yep. I’m taking part in the 100 Happy Days Project.
Nope, this concept wasn’t my brilliant creation. It’s been floating around the web for for a bit. You can click the picture below to read about it for yourself, but essentially, you register and then post a picture every day for 100 days, tagging it #100happydays. Why? To remind ourselves that happiness is a controllable state of mind, something I strongly believe in.
Here’s how I found out about it:
In case you haven’t figured it out, I wrote a novel. I wrote a few actually, but the novel I’m referring to here is my first published novel, MOTOR DOLLS. Shortly after I started promoting it around the web, I got an email from an Australian blogger, SHERI BOMB, who wanted to review the novel, which she did. In fact, she wrote a fantastic review you can read by clicking this link. She recently wrote a post on her blog about this 100 Happy Days project, and it really intrigued me. I’ve always been a big proponent of the theory that you create your own happiness. I hadn’t planned on OFFICIALLY doing it until my pal Jenny said, “I signed up! Let’s do it!”
So here we are.
About thirteen seconds after Jenny convinced me to do this for real, I looked up and saw this:
There are so many things that make me happy in this picture, first and foremost, my feller Brian. In his hand, he holds a book. What can be better than the man you love reading a book? That makes me happy because, well, I really, really love books. And what about our Eames chair? Totally a happy sight. I love the light, and the lighting on the right side of his face. Love seeing one of my grandmother’s early paintings, done in 1954. And the Bultaco motorcycle up above. And the bongos. The sock monkey. I mean really. There’s a whole lot of happy in one shot.
No brainer, man.
Will I make it all 100 Days? I reckon that remains to be seen. 71% have failed, and I really don’t like failing.
So here we go. 100 Days of Happy Pictures coming your way, sometimes with the iPhone, sometimes with my Canon 7D. Hopefully they make you smile too.