A month ago, I decided I’d take part in a “31 Days of Happiness” challenge. It’s an idea I got from my friend’s mother, and it basically involves writing about whatever made you happy throughout December. You don’t necessarily have to share it, but I thought I’d do so in case anyone one of you decide to take part as well. The key is to focus as much on the little things as you would the big things, and appreciate all the things that bring you joy. This could range from spending quality time with family and friends, to having a cupcake that sent your taste buds on an adventure. This is the first time I’m doing this, and I’m excited and nervous. Excited because I think this will be a lot of fun, and nervous because a part of me is wondering if I’ll be able to fully commit to this.

Life does tend to get in the way sometimes, so I may not give updates every single day, but I’ll try my best. I also want to be completely candid with the updates I share. This means that I may experience days when I’m feeling sad and anxious and the last thing I have the energy for is being positive. I hope sharing that will make someone out there realise that feeling that way is completely normal, and nothing to be ashamed of. Toxic positivity is a thing, and this challenge isn’t meant to be a way of denying the fact that as human beings, we all have bad days.


I woke up on the right side of the bed today, and was really happy because it’s the first day of my favourite month. I love December because Christmas is, for me, the best holiday ever. Christmas spirit is more than enough to get me on cloud nine.

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I was also happy today because I’d been looking forward to starting this challenge. This was until I got bitten by a dog about an hour after waking up, and had to get an anti-rabies vaccine. I kept asking myself, what are the chances of something like this happening on the day I’m meant to be starting a happiness challenge? It was also terrible because anyone who knows me well enough knows that I’m absolutely terrified of needles. However, after a while I realised that things weren’t so bad. Sometimes life happens, and what matters is changing your perspective and focusing on the brighter picture.

The rest of my day went well. I went shopping, and that always puts a smile on my face (yay retail therapy). I also watched “Why Him?” It’s a really funny movie starring James Franco, and if you know me well enough, you’ll know that I could never pass up a movie James Franco is in.

I hope all of you experienced something today that made the world seem like a brighter place. Comment below!


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