Take 31 Happy Photos This August

Are you up for a photo a day challenge this August? Join my #HappyAugust Challenge and get happy! All you have to do is:

1) Accept the challenge here

2) Invite your friends to join you (optional, but recommended :-))

3) Post a photo to the challenge page each day for the month of August

4) Follow along on Twitter and/or Instagram by posting your photos there as well with #HappyAugust @happsters

Here’s a look at the photo prompts for each day:

#HappyAugust Happsters Challenge

Will you join me in making this August the happiest one yet?

10 Happy Things to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

Can you believe it’s already fall? I love the summertime, but there is something really fun about Autumn. Here are 10 things to put on your fall bucket list.

Fall Bucket List

What are you most excited about this fall? Let me know in the comments!

Life is too short to…

1. Life is too short to…be afraid to fall in love.

2. Life is too short to…spend time worrying about what others think.

3. Life is too short to…not tell those close to you how much you appreciate them.

4. Life is too short to…not reach for your dreams.

5. Life is too short to…be stressed.

6. Life is to short to…take yourself seriously all the time.


7. Have a blast

8. Dance in the rain

9. Make time for your friends

10. Learn from your mistakes

11. Laugh at yourself

12. And believe that everything happens for a reason

Do you feel like you need to remind yourself of some of the items on this list often? Which ones? Let me know in the comments!


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Inspiring Happy Notes

There are just 2 days left in the Happy Note a Day Challenge. Thank you to everyone who participated!! You all rocked it! Here are some notable happy notes from Happsters in the challenge. Maybe it will inspire you to write a happy note or two…

1. Idol Happy Note

Idol Happy Note

Via Renae: To Princess Penny :)

2. Escalator Happiness

Escalator Happiness

Via Jolanda: this for the guys that fixed the escalator at my job

3. Iced Coffee=Happiness

Iced Coffee=Happiness

Via Eat Nap Play: A happy note and an iced coffee for my hubby! #imahappster #spreadthehappiness
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Happiness Delivered to Your Door

Monthly delivery and subscription services have become much more popular in the last few years. You can pretty much get anything you want delivered to you with the click of a button. Some of them deliver necessities like tooth brushes and shampoo, while others deliver more fun and unusual products. Take a look at these 6 awesome delivery services:

1) Conscious Box – This monthly delivery of pure and sustainable products helps you discover everything from natural beauty products to health food and non-toxic home goods. Learn more about Conscious Box here: http://www.consciousbox.com/

2) The Secret Cookie Service – Dressed in suits and sunglasses, the San Diego based cookie team delivers freshly-baked, gourmet cookies right to your door in a briefcase. What’s happier than delicious, homemade cookies? They’ll even bring milk if you want it! Learn more about The Secret Cookie Service here: http://thesecretcookieservice.com/

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5 Happy Websites You’ll Love

Happy Websites You'll Love

I’m always looking for websites that will make me smile or teach me new things about happiness. Below are 5 of my favorite happy websites that I think you’ll enjoy too.

1. BuzzFeed: BuzzFeed is “the leading media company for the social age, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content.” Reading BuzzFeed makes me happy in general, but the happiness section of BuzzFeed takes it up a notch.

My favorite happiness article on BuzzFeed right now30 Things That Will Test If Your Smile Still Works

2. HuffPost Happiness: I can always count on great articles from the Huffington Post. Their content is quality and engaging. They also recently came out with a fun app called GPS For The Soul.

My favorite happiness article on HuffPost right nowHow To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That’ll Help You Look On The Bright Side 

3. IDEA Health & Fitness Association: IDEA Health & Fitness Association has award-winning content for the wellness & fitness industry. They strive to help millions of people around the world live healthier, happier lives.

My favorite happiness article on ideafit.com right nowCome On Get Happy

4. The Daily Love: The Daily Love is a blog started by Mastin Kipp. Their mission is to help bring healing to the planet by helping people connect to what makes them happy.

My favorite happiness article on The Daily Love right nowYou are More Powerful Than The Jerks in Your Life

5. Greatist: Greatist is focused on improving your health, happiness, and fitness. Every fact is cited by a PubMed study and expert approved.

My favorite happiness article on Greatist right now15 Ways to Beat Anxiety Now

BONUS – The Daily Puppy: Each day The Daily Puppy features a new puppy.

Do you read any of these websites? Are there any that I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments!


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9 Happy Facts That Will Make You Smile

9 Happy Facts That Will Make You Smile

1. A group of unicorns is called a blessing. (Source)

2. The average person laughs 13 times a day. (Source)

3. Blind people smile even though they’ve never seen anyone smile before. Smiling is a natural human reaction. (Source)

4. If you walk and talk with someone, eventually you will synchronize your steps with each other. (Source)

5. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t. (Source)

6. In Korea, there is a cat cafe where you can get coffee and hang out with cats and kittens. (Source)

7. Otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other. (Source)

8. The kingdom of Bhutan use ‘gross national happiness’ as a key national indicator. (Source)

9. 2013 is the first year since 1987 that has four different digits.

Which one is your favorite fact? Have you heard any fun facts lately? Comment and let me know!


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Spreading Happiness Over Easter Weekend

How to Spread Happiness Over Easter Weekend

One of my Happster friends, Allison, had a great idea for how to spread happiness for Easter. Once I heard it, I knew we had to do it! We got together and started working on the best way to make it happen. Here’s the plan:

1. Fill plastic Easter eggs with candy

2. Write happy phrases and words on the eggs with sharpie markers

3. Randomly distribute the eggs over the weekend so that some lucky people get a happy surprise!

How to Spread Happiness Over Easter Weekend

Will you join us in spreading happy Easter eggs around your neighborhood this weekend? Let me know in the comments!

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Happy Notes Have Arrived!

Happiness - Ralph Waldo EmersonGood news Happsters! The Happy Notes arrived on Friday and they look great! Hoping to start mailing them out tomorrow. Can’t wait for you all to get them.

Happy Notes

If you haven’t become a Happster yet and want some free happy notes, you can sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/imahappster