A Challenge for Happiness, Inspiration & Balance
As it always happens when we put it out in the universe that we want or need something it will show up in many ways and it becomes our responsibility to act on it. I don’t know about you but there have been times that I have silently begged for change and to my surprise hundreds of avenues open up for me to initiate the change. Let me be honest, no matter how bad I may have wanted it, fear holds me back from taking advantage of the opportunities I plead for.
This is the case 85% of the time for me, happening more than I’d like to admit. But guess what? It is this fear that I want to escape and I am taking things for what they are. This challenge was presented to me by the universe and it is something I vouch to complete. There I said it!! You are now given permission to stay on my ass and make sure I am consistent in posting each weeks challenges….I know, I know …. I am not holding you responsible nor do you have to adult-sit me but giving you such permission gives me something to be accountable to. Ya see?? 🙂
So, what is it already?? My mother and I were shopping (surprise) and I just so happened to find my way to the stationery aisle in TJ Maxx (another surprise). Low and behold, after I over turn each and every notebook, journal, planner, calendar….you get the picture, appears a book titled “52 Lists for Happiness”. WHAT??? and as I realize what this is, my sign, I pick it up and turn a few pages. I rub my hand across a page to feel the texture, I admire the illustrations so carefully drawn, and then I check the price. $10.00. Not needing to spend any money on myself because I have spent my savings, Christmas is right around the corner, and I have bills due soooo I do what any adult-child would do…. I show it to my mom and with a pitiful pout I say, “I really shouldn’t get this but it is exactly what I need to accomplish my goals in 2019″. Yes, really. I am that 40-year old. Pathetic, right?! It was my birthday too but it wasn’t that I wanted or needed her to buy it, I just needed her to make it ok for me to spend the $10.00. Honestly, I should view it as an investment because it is for the bettering, I hope.
Walking through the store, with it in hand, I do what any cheap, shopaholic would do, I look for it on Amazon. 🙂 I weigh my options, I haven’t invested in Prime, (why? no excuse, no excuse) with shipping it totals about the same price. I read two reviews and then silently cuss myself out in my head. “Seriously Candace? Get it together!! This has the possibility to lead you to yourself and omg isn’t that what you want?”. I buy the book.
52 Lists for Happiness
By: Moorea Seal
Inspiration for Positivity,
Balance, and Joy
From what I gathered the author is a blogger, ok see…. you seeing the signs yet?, and she has formed a community of fans that participate in this challenge each year. Amazing, right? Yes, just agree. In the preface of the journal/guided book she suggests using the #52HappyLists hashtag on social media to find others who are working their way through the book. Considering I am setting myself free from (most) social media, I will not be hashtagging publicly but I will use it on my blog!! Brilliant! My fellow bloggers that are unhappy, bored, and needing change can do this together!! Sounds amazing and I hope you join. Encourage other to join too but do not look for the hashtag elsewhere because it will not coincide with the edition we are doing. Like we all know, I am notoriously late for the show and with this being no exception. WE, tee-hee, will be doinggggggg the 2016 version of #52HappyLists. 🙂 We are only three years behind. Not bad.
Here is how it will go down.
Every Monday morning, like wicked early morning, the list of the week will be published by the handy scheduler. How early? Hmmmm, let’s say it will “go live” at 2:00 am every Monday morning, Central American time. From there you can do whatever the hell you want with it. You can keep it to yourself, you can blast it on your blog, you can email me, post it on your fridge, share with your co-workers…….WHATEVER makes you…… drum roll….. HAPPY!! BUT, always a but, give credit where credit is due. How so?
- First and foremost credit the author of the book: Moorea Seal because legally, you have to and morally because you don’t wanna be a shitty person. Her work is copyright
- Link to the beautiful post I publish each week 😉 Don’t know how? Ask and I will explain. Invite your friends. Let’s have happy feeds in 2019. Can you imagine the mental health community…happy? It would be a beautiful thing. Why? because we fuck’n deserve it.
- Use the hashtag #52HappyLists and #achallengeforhappiness, please
- And last but not least…. enjoy this challenge. Integrate it into your life. Allow it to make small changes in your day, welcome it. We are worth it ya’ll and that is what I have come to know in my heart. Everyone of us is worthy, including me.
I honestly haven’t even flipped through the book so I don’t know what will be presented each week but what I do know is I am full of hope and I would be so excited if you joined me in this challenge. What could it hurt? If you don’t enjoy it, stop at any time.
Chow!!! This begins January 7, 2019 ……… subscribe using the pop-up to receive insider info 😉