Week #110 – Countdown to Happyness! (Spread the Word!)

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Week #110 – Countdown to Happyness!!! (Spread the word!)

Greetings Tribe — and Happy Friday!

It’s that time of year again!  TEN WEEKS to the end of 2016!  (And time to revisit our Ten Weeks to Happyness challenges from 2015!)

In January, I challenged you to “Love Your Life” in 2016.  Do you remember?

If you don’t remember…don’t worry!  I warned you that might happen.  That’s why I encouraged you at that time to start tracking your accomplishments.  We talked about a daily list, a gratitude tree, a photo journal, and a Happyness Jar…any system for recording your achievements, successes, highlights, and otherwise happy times THROUGHOUT the year ahead!

Have you been keeping up?

(To be honest…I’ve struggled, once again, to keep mine up-to-date this year!  A cross-country move and re-settling into a new space left quite a gap in my record-keeping!)

As I wrote last year, the turn into October is usually a checkered-flag moment for me…a time to stop, take stock, and set a course for Q4: the finish line of the calendar year.

This month got away from me…again.  A few significant deadlines, the holidays, the debates, a trip to the DMV.  And here we are…just ten weeks away from the end of 2016!

So I’ll ask you the same question I asked you at the beginning of this year:

Are you on track to yell, “I LOVE MY LIFE!” on December 31st?  

Your Happyness Challenge for the week ahead: Have you been keeping track of your highlights?  If so, GREAT WORK!  (And please share your methods in the comments!)  But if not, don’t worry.  Take some time this weekend to look back over your calendar, your emails, your texts, your tweets, and your Facebook wall and make a note of any special or significant moments.  I, myself, have lapsed in my daily rundown — missing several significant moments, including my cross-country move!  The holidays are a slippery slope…don’t let your Happyness get caught in the landslide!  Take time to REFLECT now and set yourself up for a satisfying end to 2016!

BONUS CHALLENGE: Is there something you still need to do that is nagging at you?  If so…you’ve got TEN WEEKS to do it!  Break it down into ten steps…share it with a friend…find yourself a buddy…and then get to work!

Most important…keep collecting the good stuff!  Because we need more of that.  More focus on the wins.  More focus on what’s right.  More focus on loving our lives — so that we can live our lives more fully.

I want us to yell “I LOVE MY LIFE!” — from wherever we are — at midnight this New Year’s Eve!  Are you still with me?!

Spread Happyness — share your thoughts and plans to “LOVE YOUR LIFE! in 2016 — and encourage others to do the same!!!

10/21/16 by Grace Church
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PS: Throughout the next TEN WEEKS TO HAPPYNESS, I’m looking to feature local causes and charities that SPREAD HAPPYNESS to others.  If you or someone you know are responsible for a such and effort, please let me know (via the comments, FB, or at the email above)!  I’d love to reach out for an interview!


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