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Because I’m Happy!...

The song “Happy” from the movie Despicable Me 2 was a huge hit last year. It was even nominated for an Oscar. But as catchy as the tune is, there were/are tons of people who detest it. I’m not one of them. I’m not because I think we need more focus on being happy–even if the reminder comes in the form of a catchy tune from an animated film.

So I was excited when I came across the website 100 Happy Days. The person behind the movement is Dmitry Golubnichy, who challenged himself to stop and think about the things that made him happy. According to HLNtv, Golubnichy says, “I believe that being happy is a choice and everyone can be happy just by appreciating little things in life one has instead of engaging in the constant chase for ever rising internal & external expectations, which leaves no time for being happy.” He started to chronicle his happy moments in photos, and soon found that his iPhone was out of memory from all the “happy” he was photographing. On December 30th, he decided to share his challenge with the world, and #100HappyDays was born.

The premise of the challenge is simple: Every day for 100 days find something for which you are happy or grateful. It can be anything. Then post the photo to any of your social media accounts with the hashtag #100happydays . . . or don’t. The important part is challenging yourself to find what brings you joy, not whether or not you post it to Facebook.

So come on, get happy. Are you up for the challenge?

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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."