Starting now, write and create joy and gratitude each day.
ince starting my Happiness Box Project in 2016, year after year it has helped me grow into a more positive person. Not everyday is good, but with gratitude, there is good hidden in bad days. Each new year when I open my box, I feel the joy as I read the notes, and continue to feel that joy and gratitude as I scrapbook the notes and photos.
When the COVID-19 quarantine started, I fell back on my Happiness Box Project. Now, more than ever, was the time for such a project. Day by day, I continue to write and photograph the silver linings of such a dark period. While I still feel anxiety, I have the help of my project and a loving community that helps.
Starting today (27 March 2020), I'm running an activity that will mirror the concept of my Happiness Box Project. Instead of a box, you will use your portfolio to house notes, poems, stories, photos, you name it.
Some rules and guidelines:
1 This activity will run from 27 March 2020 until 31 May 2020.
2 You must post an entry or item each day in the message forum.
3 I don't care if the entry is a note, poem, story. Photos or drawings are optional, but if you want to include them or anything else creative with your writing, feel free to.
4 Each Thursday, post something that you are thankful or grateful for. This will be a separate "Thankful Thursday" challenge that won't be related to your note, poem, or story that day.
Anyone who completes all sixty-four days will get an awardicon on the item and 5,000 GPs. Anyone who completes 30 days will get a Happiness Port merit badge.
If anyone wants to create their own year long Happiness Box, bonus points. Have fun!