Wednesday, 22 January 2014


If you use social media, by now you've probably seen more than a few people using the hashtag #100HappyDays. If you don't yet know what this is about, you can check out the website - basically, the idea is to focus on all the little things we have that make us happy, by daily capturing these things. 

Now, I will admit that I'm not the happiest person all round. I'm not always the smiley person in my avatar over there. I get down/depressed a lot. I don't consider myself an optimist at all. So when I first saw this challenge floating around the interwebs, I kinda shrugged it off. But then I started thinking... maybe this was exactly what I needed. Something to help me focus on the good instead of the bad. Something to help me retrain my brain. I've been doing the challenge for two weeks now, and - while I pretty much feel the same as I usually do - the little reminder note on my desk has me keeping my eye out for something to take a photograph of for the day. Who knows, maybe I'll give up partway through. Maybe I'll carry on all the way to the end. Maybe I'll inject just a tad more smiles into my daily life.

In any case, if you are still reading after all that rambling, here are a few photos from the last two weeks. If you want to see more, you can follow me on Instagram (@laurajane0103 - the link is to the right with the rest of my social media links). Depending on the theme of the photo, I will be sharing of few of these on my facebook page and personal twitter account. You can also see all of my #100HappyDays photos by using the hashtag #Lauras100HappyDays.

Top row, left to right: Wine and tapas at the Waterfront on a beautiful Friday afternoon; a sexy Lush bath; celebratory glass of wine after my first psychologist appointment
Middle row, left to right: Planning out a spread in my new Project Life album; wearing a new red lipstick; impromptu ice-cream adventures on a hot day
Bottom row, left to right: My daily yummy & healthy breakfast; Tasting wine in Church Street at the Stellenbosch Street Soiree; Fun at häzz as I did my first interactive latte art

(Yes, only three glasses of wine in the first two weeks! Not too bad at all ;P )


  1. Keep up the happy snaps lady :)
    Anything that can make us happier is worth it

  2. I think it's such a great idea for a challenge; especially in January when everybody is feeling a bit down. I'm enjoying your daily pics on Instagram x

  3. I've been loving your snaps lately! They bring happiness to me—so you're helping spread it all :)

    1. Aaw, thanks Kim! And comments like this bring happiness to me, so it's all just a cycle of smiles :)


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