Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I Challenge You!

Hey y'all!
I hope you enjoyed reading yesterday's post. It got quite the reaction, so please do go read it if you have the chance! 
Today, I'm talking about the 100 Happy Days Challenge, which I'm sure many of you have heard of. Basically, the idea is that you find something to be happy about for 100 days on end, and post it on your preferred social media site to keep accountable. At the end, if you complete the the 100 days, they print all your pictures in an adorable little book and send it to you.
Here's a little quote from their adorable site.
"People successfully completing the challenge claimed to:
 - Start noticing what makes them happy every day;
 - Be in a better mood every day;
 - Start receiving more compliments from other people;
 - Realize how lucky they are to have the life they have;
 - Become more optimistic
I'm 11 days in and I've already noticed that I'm happier. Yes, sometimes it stresses me out because it's 11:30 PM and I'm about to miss a day, but I'm a huge Type A personality, so I stress over little things.
Day 1 (3/22) The little brother's birthday! This kid makes me infinitely happy even when I'm tearing my hair out at how annoying he is. Clearly, he didn't want to be in pictures. 

Day 2 (3/23) Bella. She's so cute I want to cry. (of happiness don't worry) 

Day 3 (3/24) I know I already posted this, but last Monday was my good friend Meera's birthday and her sunny personality always makes my day!
Day 4 (3/25) Stanford cathedral. What's not to love!?

Day 5 (3/26) This is pure joy and it made my day. 

Day 6 (3/27) It's spring and dandelions are beautiful. In the words of my friend Anagha "You either see a thousand weeds or a thousand wishes." 

Day 6 (3/28) I tried Synergy Kombucha tea! A lot of people don't really like this (it's definitely an acquired taste), but I love it. More to come. 

Day 7 (3/29) On Saturday, my brother had his birthday party at an adventure center in Santa Cruz. It was SO rainy and by the end of the day, we were all soaked. It was also one of the funnest days of my life. This is one of my best friends, Prachi, who might just be better friends with my brother than she is with me. Regardless, I've known her FOREVER, and she can always make me laugh. 

Day 8 (3/30) My statement necklace collection. Love it so much!

Day 9 (3/31) Rain! Actually Monday was a not-so-great day, and the rain really encapsulated how I was feeling. 

BONUS: Bella learned how to take selfies on Monday. So that was fun. 

Day 10-can't show you this yet! Go check out yesterday's blog post for more info!

Day 11 (4/2): Ever have one of those days where you walk out of the house and think, What the heck am I wearing? Today was one of those days. It was approximately 50 degrees which was teeth chattering weather for me. Naturally, I hunted around for some tights. I couldn't find the sheer black ones, so I made the great decision to wear these floral ones. And then I added another pattern with polka dot shoes. And a not-ironed, wrinkly shirt. 
Yeah so my inner 5 year-old fashionista came out today. Oops. Whatever. Skirts are fun. I had fun. 

So. Now, I challenge you! Can you be happy for 100 days? Let's do this!

xo, Hima


  1. Ok your happiness is contagious because I am now in the best mood from reading this post! Love your blog!

  2. What a great challenge! Your statement necklace is great! And I love what you said about the dandelion.

  3. Bella is definitely a cutie...thanks for sharing your pics with #ClickChicks this week :D

  4. I love the 100 days of happy. Your bro and Bella are just too adorable!

  5. Dudes I tried ok. #fashionfail HAHA. I completely agree! Sometimes it stresses me out if the day is ending and I don't have a photo!

  6. Yayay I'm so happy! (get it? ;)) Visiting you now- hope you come back again soon! :)

  7. Thank you! A friend of mine said it, and it really stuck with me! :)

  8. Thank you! And thanks for hosting!


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xo, Hima