#100happydays – Days 92 Through 100
I need a good dose of happiness today. So, today, rather then focus on all the less than stellar news we have received lately, I will share my final photos from my 100happydays challenge!
But first, I want to take a moment to say thank you for all the love and support we have been blessed with over the last few days. I am eternally grateful to each one of you who have helped keep my spirits up and shown me the light during such a dark time for me. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Day 92 – October 6, 2014: I have no problem washing dirty laundry, but both my husband and I despise folding it once it is clean! So, today’s happy moment is a pile of clean and folded socks because it means I’m free of folding clean clothes for at least another week! This definitely makes me happy! (And now I’m questioning the fact that my husband’s clean folded socks made the coveted happy day photo status – this could and probably should be interpreted as me needing to get a life).
Day 93 – October 7, 2014: Today’s happy moment was brought to me by two amazing friends. These two ladies helped me kick off my happiness project back in my very first week, and returned today as we went for a great walk by a local lake together.
Day 94 – October 8, 2014: Hello New York City! We were filled with so much excitement and hope as we stood watching the buzz and energy of Time Square.
Day 95 – October 9, 2014: Getting to the top of the tallest building or mountain, ideally on a beautiful day, to take in a bird’s eye view of the city is a sure way to make me happy when I’m traveling. I love the view of any city from above – the street layouts, the buildings, the green spaces, the bridges, the construction, the traffic congestion – I love it all. So, today we woke up early and headed straight for the Empire State Building. For me, this was the perfect way to start a stressful day.
Day 96 – October 10, 2014: We spent the day exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art and strolling in Central Park. After a long day on our way to meet two lovely bloggers who happened to be visiting NYC at the same time, we stumbled upon this bold public art. I always enjoy public art, but this one was special – it very quickly reminded me to hold onto hope, and the message put a smile on my face.
Day 97 – October 11, 2014: Today we soaked in the city. We stopped at Union Square to walk through a farmer’s market and buy me some new comfy shoes; we went to the Museum of Sex; we enjoyed a couple of mid-afternoon beers at a wonderful Belgium Beer Café; then my husband built me a beautiful Lego flower to be planted in Madison Square Park as part of a fundraiser to support the park; and then we spent the evening hopping between bars in Hell’s Kitchen and Time Square. We had a great day filled with many happy moments!
Day 98 – October 12, 2014: Today was our last day in NYC. We spent most of our last day in NYC enjoying the wonderful company and friendship of Spirit Baby Come Home. We enjoyed breakfast at Tom’s Restaurant (aka Monks from Seinfeld) and a walk on the High Line in beautiful sunshine.
Day 99 – October 13, 2014: Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. Normally we’d make some sort of epic holiday feast to enjoy at home, or we’d visit my parents for a big family gathering. Instead, this year we opted to spend the day on the couch having a movie marathon in our pajamas. It was the perfect way to decompress after our weekend away. And, for the most part, we had a wonderful lazy day.
Day 100 – October 13, 2014: I did it! I made it 100 straight days of finding simple happy moments. This in itself is a worthy of a happy photo, but I have no idea how to capture it. So instead, we celebrated this accomplishment with with a spectacular feast of fresh Canadian West Coast Dungeness Crab. As my husband cooked an awesome meal, I obsessively took pictures to capture the enjoyment of being together, the anticipation of a great meal, eating the amazing meal and the happy satisfaction of completing the 100 days. At one point while I was taking pictures, my husband was compelled to show me why crabs are better then lobster – evidently they carry spears. I laughed so hard, that this was clearly the happiest moment of the evening.
Wishing everyone a great week filled with happy moments!
P.S. I’ve been struggling for a few weeks trying to decide if I will continue with the daily happy photo challenge. Check back tomorrow when I reveal my decision.
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Say yes, say yes, say yes! (Imagine me chanting this with my head down, eyes closed and fingers crossed.)
Thank so much for providing the imagery with that! Made me laugh. 🙂
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Ironically enough it is the same chant and stance I used to do when taking a pregnancy test. Now I just pee on it and walk away
funny how things change with time, eh? Maybe do the chant next time to add some “fun” back into it?
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I might also add a belly dance…some maracas…ya know…make it a party 🙂
I love it!
congrats on 100 HAPPY DAYS:)
Thanks! It’s hard to believe I actually took a happy photo for 100 straight days! 🙂
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Wow! I love every single one of the happy moments! I also hate folding clothes after they’re washed… I can totally understand that happy moment. Really love the HOPE public art. I have been wearing a “hope” necklace since last Christmas and that’s the word I hold onto for myself. I gotta say that the last picture makes me the happiest! Food brings me comfort… dungeness crab was my choice of food for my birthday this year! Congrats on completing 100 days!!!
A hope necklace sound beautiful! It is such an important perspective and it has been so important to me over the last few years as well. Oh, and the crab (with his spear) was pretty amazing. 🙂
Love you NYC pics!! Makes me miss the East coast even more! Congratulations on finishing but I totally encourage you to keep going because I love your photos, lol. 🙂
Thanks so much! Asides from the soul crushing bad news, we actually had a really good time in NYC. We made a point to enjoy ourselves and not focus on everything we learned on our first day.
As for more photos – maybe….
I love this post. Congratulations on making it through 100 happy days and triumphing with a beautiful photo even on the darkest of those days. Great idea to end on the crab. Nice work, Mr. MPB!
Mr. MPB sure did a good job on the last day! It was his idea, and his cooking skills that made it a happy evening even with everything else going on! 🙂
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Beautiful pictures!! I really really love them! x
Thank you so much! 🙂