Friday, November 25, 2011

The Happy Day Project Recap

It’s been a week and a half since I completed all they days of The Happy Day Project and I think a little recap is in order. A little reflection, so to speak.

I loved doing it. It was a spur of the moment decision to do it and I’m glad I did it. At first I was planning to do all seven days, then it kind of got overwhelming, so I was all, oh, I’ll do what I can but then decided firmly I would do all the days in whatever way I could. It was a good to complete all seven days.

Since often their posts didn’t go up until later morning, I just picked out what I thought they meant and carried it out. It’s not like the rules are very stringent in being nice to others. After reading what they meant or the ideas they linked to, I was really challenged to be prepared in the future for certain things. For example, in little town Iowa, I don’t run into homeless people (or haven’t yet) and the truth is, I give them a bad rap anyway. I’ve read some recaps already and this one, in particular, really struck me. And I’d really like to read this book. I’ve got to get my head on straight.

I am completely blown away sometimes at what a little bit of kindness can do for another. Maybe it’s like a cloudy day when all of a sudden one cloud moves and the sun beams down and you just know you can see a peak of heaven. (Probably the reason for the awesome graphic!)

My biggest concern was that as I wrote about them you might think I was showing off. It does say in Scripture to “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them”… and the rest of Matthew 6:1-4. But it also says “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” in Hebrews 10:24. It’s a very fine line and I hope, hope, hope that you did not perceive me as showing off but were spurred on. 

After doing this project and a couple of other “coincidental? I think not.” God-orchestrated things in my life, a new chasm has been cracked open in my heart and I’m glad for it.

Missed a day? You can catch up here.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7 

Thanks for reading along. I really hoped you did at least one day. If not, make today that day- no one will mind at all!


  1. I read Under the Overpass. It's excellent - I definitely recommend it.

  2. What about ...let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven? I can get confused and caught up in all those words. I always, always go back to love others as you love yourself. To me, that one is perfectly clear. :)


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