A Happiness Mantra

Hooray!!!  It’s officially March, and that means today is the very first day of 31 Days to Happy!!  I totally feel like this:

I have had such great response since announcing this fun series!  What started out as a simple little idea in my big ol’ head has come full circle, and here we are!!!

If you haven’t heard about 31 Days to Happy, check out THIS POST for all the details!

Today I Choose To Be Happy 8x10I want you to understand a couple things before we dive into this series together, ok?

1. I’m naturally an upbeat, optimistic person, so I hope my joy will rub off on you!  It’s the real deal, I’m genuinely happy, and I’m not making it up or forcing it for the sake of this blog.  Pinky promise.  🙂

2. Happiness won’t come from “stuff”.  I won’t spend the next 31 days telling you things you can by or possess that will make you happy.  I tell my daughter all the time that we are the only ones in control of our feelings.  To be happy, you have to choose to be happy.

3. We can spend the next 31 days together, and you might be happy for most of those 31 days.  Then come April 1st, what happens?  Here’s the thing:  everything I am going to share with you this month can be taken with you, used again and again as tools for helping you overcome difficult situations and find your “happy”!  Isn’t that awesome-sauce?  I think so!

4. There will NOT be a daily blog post, but there will be several that coincide with the series.  That’s why I also created an email list & private Facebook group.  You can also follow along on Instagram & Twitter, where I’ll be sharing every single day throughout the month.  I encourage you to share your own “happy” using #31daystohappy.

Are you ready??

I thought it would only make sense to start this series off with a very important task that can carry us through the next 31 days, and long after.  Today’s dose of “happy” is…

Create a MantraYep.  You are tasked today to create a mantra for yourself.

What is a mantra?

MantraI want you to create a one or two line mantra, a positive affirmation, that will encourage you every time you read it.  This is where you’ll build yourself up, remind yourself that you are awesome, and beautiful, and by golly people like me!

*ahem* I got a little carried away.  Sorry about that.

Maybe you just need a reminder that happiness is a choice.  You can print out that cute little artwork I posted up at the top of this post and tape it to your bathroom mirror, or fridge, or in your car…wherever you need the reminder.  (Just click on that picture, or HERE, to open the bigger version.  Right-click and save to your computer.  BAM!  Instant 8×10 happiness!)

[Tweet “Today I choose to be happy! #31daystohappy #mantra @sweetteagrace”]

Want to know my mantra?
My Mantra

Need some help with your mantra?  Here are tons from a quick search online.

Create your mantra, and if you feel like sharing, please do!  You can share it on Twitter or Instagram with #31DaystoHappy, leave a comment here on the blog, or share it in our Facebook group!

6 Responses

  1. I started my Mantra Kirsten, the first thought I wanted to hear …
    I love you…you are loved…everyday <3 Ty for bringing hope and sunshine into so many hearts today!

  2. Your videos are fantastic! That baby is too much. Love this entire idea! A mantra is such a powerful driving force in a creative’s life, and as such self critical beings, it’s important to say it out loud to ourselves as often as possible so that we make sure to remember it. I kind of took this idea a little farther by creating my “creative’s manifesto” which was a collection of my favorite mantras. But if I had to choose just one to really focus on it would be, “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody” It continuously reminds me to keep my energy positive, my efforts productive, my content constructive and to keep my people at mind at all time. Even personally, I strive to be someone who makes others feel great about themselves. When I make someone feel good, I feel good, and they they will hopefully take that goodness and share it with someone else too. It’s a happiness circle 🙂

  3. I am not sure of my whole mantra yet, but this sure makes me appreciate the happiness I already do have. Some days can be quite upside down for me and it’s all really easy to lose sight of it all. But then, I look at an unfortunate situation my brother is in right now – him and his girlfriend split up and he’s dealing with only having his kids part time. I may want to just strangle a certain someone around here every now and then, but he’s so much more than I can even wrap my silly head around. I am using this month to focus my happiness on my cherished marriage and children, holding them even tighter than ever before! I just love this idea and the sincere enthusiasm behind it, Kirsten! So glad today was the official kickoff!

  4. Thank you Julie! Isn’t she too cute?! 🙂 You are amazing at coming up with words that inspire and encourage – yet another reason why I love you so much! I’m glad I’m in your happiness circle. 🙂 XOXO

  5. I do think sometimes we have to force ourselves to see things from a different perspective to truly realize how blessed we are. Things can always be much worse…

    I’m so glad you are enjoying this series so far! You just bring so much joy to our little community on Facebook and I’m happy you are a a part of this!


I'm Kirsten & I'm happy you're here! Sweet Tea & Saving Grace supports women seeking to find balance in the busy, deepen their faith, and instill joy and love in their homes, lives, and blogs by providing encouraging and inspiring content and valuable resources. My prayer is for you to leave here better than when you came. Be blessed!