Last night, while I was getting pampered during my scheduled spa day, I was reading this article in one of my old Reader’s Digest magazines (from 2011). It was about 1,000 Awesome Things, a blog which turned into a book about a guy’s daily awesome observations, sharing some of his own simple pleasures that I know many of us can relate to. After reading this, I remembered the #100HappyDays posts I’ve been seeing lately on my social feeds (Facebook and Instagram mainly).
I was curious about the campaign and found out it’s an actual project where people post photos of what made them happy on a daily basis for 100 straight days with the purpose of finding joy in the simpler things in life.
After what happened to one of our beloved pets, I needed something to boost my mood, so I thought about doing it too. However, I felt like posting photos on social networks, especially on Facebook, will just defeat the main goals of the campaign. Why do I think so?
C’mon, let’s admit it. When you post something on social, let alone a photo, you consider (unconsciously or not) about what others would say about it. So, I chose to do this on my blog instead, plus I can also publish an all-text post. 🙂
Starting later today, I’ll begin my #100HappyDays here on my blog. Again, I may post photos… and I may not. I’m really following the 1,000 Awesome Things theme since I can already name some things that make me happy that I can’t fully convey with a photo.
Day 0: Getting Pampered and Treating Your Mom to Some Much-Deserved Pampering
Okay, so this actually happened yesterday. This entire week, I’ve been stressing about my laser ‘surgery’ to correct the blurry vision on my right eye. So, I needed to be pampered afterwards. We went to this spa a few minutes away from our home, and I treated my mom to a relaxing foot spa and mani-pedi.
I went all in with my own pampering treatments – hand spa and foot spa, with mani-pedi plus this crystal leg treatment that made me feel like I submerged my legs in jelly. It felt so good that I was moving my feet around inside that small bucket like a kid. 😀
Right after, our mom treated us at our favorite takoyaki place a few feet from the spa. It was definitely a fun Saturday for me. 🙂