what is it about some people? the ones that have a glow about them - the ones that can just walk in a room and seemingly spread happiness and warmth. their voice can soothe, their smile is infectious, and their eyes can seemingly brighten the darkest of days. after years of trying to please, inevitably failing, and following the path of what i "should" do instead of what i "want" to do... I made a decision - about six months ago - to BE one of these people. :)
but how? i decided to start with a list. what would it take to make me truly and wholly happy? it was a question i hadn't thought about in a long time. what were some things I could do that would make me feel like I had truly lived life to the fullest? what would make me feel like i had 'lived up to my potential?' I found a website called the 'Day Zero Project', and decided to start my own Project 'Happiness.' I made a list of 101 things I wanted to do - things that I thought would help me be happy, at peace, in love - and started to check them off one. by. one.
over the last six months i've kept a journal, and would like to share some of my experiences with you. I feel that something inside me has changed, and I hope that I will not only continue along this path, but also will become contagious - able to help others, who just like me, forgot how to just be. I've been lucky - amazingly, list options that seemed impossible are now 'checking themselves.' i am starting to overwhelmingly feel that special something coming from inside - happiness and warmth. but is it luck? i'm not so sure - it's been friends, family, meditation, yoga, animals, nature, and so much more along the way...
i hope you enjoy my little story, and the music that it's making!