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100 Happy Days: Day 2

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#100Happy Days, Day 2: Cherry Blossoms in front of Thomas (fresco-fied using FotoFlexer).

I love spring at Bryn Mawr, particularly the cherry tree lined path between Thomas and Rock/the Pems. When the trees are in full bloom, things seem a little more hopeful. There’s a physical and beautiful reminder that the days are getting longer and warmer, that everything will burst into vibrant life again.

I chose to edit the picture because I love to. It’s something I used to do often, but, before today, haven’t done in at least a year. So, double joy for my second day.

#100HappyDays

So, there’s this thing called 100 Happy Days;  above all, it’s an exercise in mindfulness. It’s to remind us that, “The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, isthe base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.” I think it’s a lovely idea and I’m starting today.

I will use this blog as a way of keeping myself honest with it. Just like journaling, I will consciously find time to appreciate the things that make me happy instead of merely dwelling on the crappy things. Because, maybe that beautiful tomorrow starts today.

More info on Happy Days:http://100happydays.com/

And, happiness from day 1: An old picture (from our 2010 Mexico trip), but my happiness really does start with him. And, this picture just makes me smile:

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