I’m a bit of a social media junkie, although the addiction to notifications has dropped significantly in the last six months, I am glad to say. But, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed this week, I was struck by the number of posts that were either rants or angry diatribes. However, I did see some posts about the triumph of the human spirit which warmed my heart considerably.
And I realised how much happier I would be if I came on Facebook/Twitter every morning and saw a stream of posts on my timeline that glorified the inherent happiness in the world. Thus, was born the idea of #100HappyPosts.
It’s not very original, I know. There are many Happy 100 hash tags out there and it’s not something I want to lay claim to, in any case. A large number like 100 makes you want to push yourself to look for only happy things, much like the #100happydays challenge, which I love but haven’t done consistently enough.
How is this different from #100happydays? In that one, you focus on finding happiness in your own life. Here, you find happiness in other people’s updates and want to share it. The basic premise is still the same, but we appreciate the work and effort of others. And that makes us happy. Both of us. Kind of a win-win situation, right? 🙂
So, what does it involve?
- Find an article/ blog post/ status update/ tweet/ picture by someone else that makes you happy.
- Re-share it on Facebook/ Twitter with the hash tag #100happyposts.
- Please ensure that you give credit to the original post and/or tag the person who wrote it. **Very Important**
- You may want to check the privacy settings of the original post, before re-sharing the post. If you want to re-share a non-public post, please get the permission of the individual before doing so.
- Follow the #100HappyPosts hash tag on Twitter and also add it to your own shares on Twitter and Facebook.
- Follow me on Facebook, my personal page or my blog pages, here or here, to see updates there.
- You can also tag me on twitter @shyvish so I can re-share it.
- You don’t have to do it every single day. Do it twice or thrice a week too, if that suits you better.
- You don’t need to stop at 100. You can keep sharing until your heart tells you to stop.
Keep it happy and let’s put a smile on people’s faces every single day.
What do you say? Are you ready to share the love?
Are you game for #100HappyPosts?