Take the 30 Day Happiness Challenge


I was reading a mutual friend’s blog this weekend and learned about a new happiness initiative that I need to share with you. It’s easy and it’s free and I would love for you to join me in this 30 Day Happiness Challenge!

It all began when James Moss started The Smile Epidemic, a social research project based on a shared digital gratitude journal.  They simply ask you to be mindful of the simple things in life that bring you happiness.  They believe that taking note of what makes you smile for 30 days can change the way you look at the world.

People take pictures of themselves as they share with others the thing that made them smile.  You can choose to take pictures and post them on the digital journal, or you can simply write down each simple pleasure that brought you happiness that day in a notebook or journal in the privacy of your home.  It’s up to you.

I read about The Smile Epidemic on a blog called “Be True” by Shelley Inglis Williams.  She inspires and empowers women and young girls of all ages to embrace a healthy self-worth and body image.  Maybe we can convince Shelley to be a speaker at our next Just You, Only Better Workshop for Women.

As James Moss says, lend me your smile and I will give it back to you with interest!”  Are you up to taking the challenge with me?  Research shows that if you do something for 30 consecutive days, it becomes a habit.  So let’s get started?  Who’s in?


Get Your Smile On,



  • Sue
    October 15, 2012

    i love this idea!! i am in :):)

    • October 15, 2012

      We will compare our notes in 30 days!!!

  • October 15, 2012

    Hi Molly,

    I LOVE your post! Let’s encourage everyone to “get their smile on!” Thanks for connecting and giving a shout out to Be True. And YES, I would love to speak and be a part of your next Just you, Only Better workshop. I would love to be involved any way I can! xo

    • October 15, 2012

      Together, through collective love, we can move mountains. Nice to “meet” you…let’s connect off-line 🙂

  • October 15, 2012

    I am so glad to hear that you like our project as well as grateful that you are helping us to share it!

    Please drop us a line if you like, and let us know how the process goes for you!

    Jim – Chief Happiness Officer
    The Smile Epidemic

    • October 15, 2012

      Thanks for doing great work Jim! I come from a long line of Moss relatives from Ohio. Could we be related? I will definitely keep you posted!!! 🙂 Molly

  • MaryAnne Potter
    October 17, 2012

    I’m in, Molly! This could be great timing as the big holiday shopping is in close sight. ( remember, I’m at Bloomies…)

    • October 17, 2012

      I’ll be smiling all the way to Bloomingdales! Thanks MaryAnne 🙂

  • Vicki
    October 18, 2012

    Hi Molly
    I remember the day someone tried to convince me to put “fillers” into the lines on my face. I said “NO” they are my smile lines! The happiness project. I love it.

    • October 18, 2012

      Make sure you write down something that makes you happy EVERY day for 30 days! And post your picture on line if you want 🙂 I’m officially on Day 3! Molly

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