Today is My Last Happy Day
Today is my last happy day.
It’s weird to say that today is my last happy day because it implies that I will no longer be happy, which is clearly not the case. The point of this exercise was to force myself to see something that would make me smile at least once a day, no matter what. While I will not make the same effort to carry my camera, a Pentax K5 with me daily, I do hope that the lesson of this year will stay with me. And so, I think it’s quite the opposite, today is not my last happy day rather it is just another day in a string of a lifetime full of happy moments.
It’s also surreal to think that today marks 365 consecutive days since my first happy moment photo. Today marks 365 consecutive days that I managed to take a photo of a happy moment. Some moments were small and fleeting; some moments were hard to find and other moments were more epic and extravagant. I find it hard to believe that for 365 straight days, without missing a single day, I have taken a photo of something that made me happy.
So, what are we doing today to celebrate?
First, we have both booked the day off from work, so there will be no client meetings, no emails and no phone calls (hopefully). It is a day dedicated to happiness!
Mr. MPB planned an epic final happy day – a ride in a hot air balloon. Unfortunately, late last night the company cancelled as the winds will be too strong to safely fly. And while a hot air balloon ride sounds fun on a calm day, on a windy day it sounds dangerous and not so fun. So, although we are slightly disappointed we are happy to be keeping our feet safely to the ground.
This means that in a somewhat fun twist of fate we have no idea how we will spend today.
The new goal to celebrate my final happy day is to do something spontaneous and fun that I haven’t already captured in a photograph – so no photos of food, exercise, home renos, flowers, shoes, costco, hiking, birds or our dog.
Additionally we are both a bit wrecked from a wonderful weekend in the mountains that included way too much hiking in hot sunshine, so we are committed to finding something relatively calm and relaxing. So, as of now we have no idea what this will be, but I am confident that we will do something special today. I am confident that no matter what today will be happy, because I’ve learned that no-matter what happens there is always something worth smiling about. And really, isn’t that the point of this last year?
And so, we are off to mark today with a happy memory. Expect a final extra long happy day post in the near future.
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