Life Lesson: Truth Telling

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Truth be told I am so happy to have reached the end of our 100 days of happiness.  It’s not because I am tired of being grateful or thinking about what tiny moment might have been the bright spot of my my day.  I actually love thinking back on my day and parsing out the joy. Even on the hard days I enjoy the challenge of finding it.  It makes me a better person when I am in search of that silver lining.  It’s more that I dislike posting about my gratitude.
There you have it.  I am a fraud.
I am UNHAPPY about posting about my HAPPINESS.
And yes, I know, it’s our own doing.
The idea behind 100 Days of Happiness is to get us all thinking about the joy in our lives whether it be big or small.  No pressure.  In actuality, I’m not going to lie…I feel pressure.  I just want to relish in the fact that I did my laundry without having to tell the world.  It makes me feel guilty sometimes knowing that my giant pile of dirty laundry is clean, folded and put away and maybe, just maybe yours is not.  Okay, that NEVER happens, which is why I would take note of that moment and celebrate.  But, I find myself wanting to celebrate without thinking, “I should snap a photo of that.”
Again, we did this to ourselves…for the third year in a row!
Not to mention when I am having a really great day filled with much gratitude, joy and happiness I don’t even remember to take a photo. I am either really in the moment or it just doesn’t occur to me.  Also, I don’t want to be that person who is like, “hey, let’s take a photo.”  I can practically hear my kids groaning just at the thought of me getting my camera out.
The other thing about posting my happiness every day is that I have a lot of “friends” on social media who don’t understand what we are trying to promote and they think I am just boasting about how awesome my day was when they are going through a tough time.   In reality, I might have had a really terrible day, too, but after sifting through the crap I found a sliver of sunshine…because I said I was going to do it for 100 days!
Okay, I think that is it.  Thank you for sitting still long enough to let me rant about being a happiness fraud.  Now I am going to go look for the joy and happiness in my day and I am SUPER GRATEFUL I don’t have to post about it!
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G

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