My son, Michael, has been participating in the Facebook “100 Days of Happiness Challenge,” which as of this writing has about 3600 “likes.” I suggest checking it out and deciding whether you’d like to participate: https://www.facebook.com/100daysofhappinesschallenge.
I want to briefly share my reaction to the Challenge. I appreciate the spirit of it: dedicating oneself to finding at least something each day to feel happy about or grateful for, which can effectively “change your world.” However, I believe that permanent happiness could be profoundly realized in a moment.
My experience is that what most people call happiness involves an ephemeral mood or at best, a peak experience. That’s as much preaching as I feel to do in this very short blog post. I simply want to issue the invitation to sincerely look deeper for the nature of true and lasting happiness. A rigorous inquiry should not require 100 days.
Anyway, during his roughly three weeks of engagement with the 100-day Challenge, Michael seems as joyful and looks as radiant as I’ve ever seen him! Whatever works.