I joined the challenge because I wanted - and needed - a daily reminder to seek out and document the happiness in everyday moments, and to teach my children to do the same.
I stuck with the challenge for 100 days (though I admit to missing a day here and there), and then continued capturing happy moments and sharing them here - on Friday as my Happiness Highlights - for another 265 days.
When I realized at the beginning of April that a full year had passed, I went through all 365 (give or take a few) photos and relived every smile, every laugh, every happy tear. Here are, in no particular order, a few of my #365HappyDays.
|He did it!
|Exploring the River Walk in the rain.
|Will, Hallie, and friends (Will's on the far left and
Hallie is right next to Will) in their youth yoga class.
|Silly Lily on her first day of preschool.
|My parents on their 38th wedding anniversary.
|A ninja and a dancer in front of their Christmas tree.
|Will and his award-winning Christmas card.
|Mama Bear and Goldilocks on Halloween.
|Hallie, Kara, Will, and Kaylee on the last day of school.
|The same foursome on the first day of school.
|Hallie's fifth birthday.
|Hallie and Grandpa celebrate a victory.
|The spread of my future.
|My newly-painted front door.
|The Ferris side on Jenna and Ferrell's wedding day.
|Will's eighth birthday.
|Kaylee and Will after the Nutcracker.
|Sweet girls, sweet ice cream.
|A trio of soccer stars.
|That's one nice Grandma.
|I bought myself a Christmas gift.
|Elsa, Anna, and Elsa working out.
|Mama and her boy.
|A hot - and cold - mess.
|Sweet dancing girls.
|Will and Ben, out for a rainy run.
|Celebrating the bride in Nashville.
|Big Event 2015
|The Mueller side on Christmas 2014.
|Our newest family member, baby Forest.
|Remembering our younger years.
|A typical family vacation.
|Bringing our Tuxie Wuxie home.
|A little Milwaukee Brewers tailgating.
|Will lovin' on Lily.
|The four "Mueller" cousins.
|Watching the 4th of July fireworks.
|She was so brave!
|A big toe-head and a little toe-head.
|Meeting Reveille for the first time.
Last Friday's post was the last one to include Happiness Highlights, but I have no plans to leave behind "high fiving" on Fridays or focusing on life's Happy every day of the week. After watching a moving documentary on Saturday night, I have a new idea for encouraging and supporting happiness in my life and my children's lives. Stay tuned…
Thanks for taking this happy ride with me, friends.