100 Days of Happiness (1/100)

100 Days of Happiness (1/100)

My friend Faith Dara has been posting 100 Days of Happiness. It was an inspiration passed on to her by a friend in her life. By association on FB — it’s had a wonderful effect on me. Each day, I would come to FB with an excitement, an expectation … to see the small, simple things that brought happiness into Faith’s life. It made me smile. Her happiness was contagious!


Faith is a teacher, and one day, her “happy thing” was a box. It was a box of books from the Scholastic Book Club. Ohhh — my heart was full of joy, remembering back to my elementary school days, and how excited I was the day the books came. Out of a box similar to Faith’s box came “Little House in the Big Woods” and sooo many others. Those boxes — are the beginning of a lifelong love of reading for so many! I found myself sitting there looking at FB — filled with happiness for the kids in Faith’s class. They were about to experience once of life’s simple joys. Small, but noteworthy. The kind of joy that stays with a person ….into their adulthood. Kinda like me.

I’m beginning a phase in my life, where I’m going to need 100 Days of Happiness. So, with today — I begin. Today is day 1 of 100.

My happiness today — is Faith. Faith is a special, amazing, inspirational young woman. You know how sometimes you meet someone and you say — ‘that one is going to go on to do amazing things one day’? Well…Faith already is. She has brought happiness into my life and my life has been made richer by knowing her.

Thank you Faith. ‪#‎100happydays‬ 1/100

Ciao for now……Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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