It pays to be happier

Over the past few years social media has become integral to our lives and I have to say that for the majority of the time I love it and always up for trying new ones that come out, catch me on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Linked In,Pinterest and the list goes on but then last year I kind of fell out with Facebook!! Not sure why really but I just found that I would go on there and just get annoyed with it or more to the point the people posting inane stuff! Either boosting about there amazing life or moaning about their not so amazing life and yes I could have un-friended people but it felt deeper than that, I didn’t think that it was adding to my life & if I wanted to speak to friends there were plenty of other methods of communications that worked & actually were more personable!!

So in November I deleted my account and if i’m honest I don’t miss it at all. And it turned out to be a bit of a social experiment when I got panic text from friends wondering if I’m OK as I’d disappeared off Facebook. I guess we can all be guilty of being a bit lazy when it comes to staying in touch with friends so Facebook is a good way to check in on people. I’d heard the comment “Oh I know you’re OK as I saw your FB posts!!” I wonder what the percentage of posts that people post are actually true!?!?

Anyway, a month after my FB deletion I fell upon another social network called Happier. https://www.happier.com – online as well as a smart phone app.

App Launching

The premise of this social media site is similar to most of the others around that you post things, you follow people and people follow you!! There is ONE big exception – you only post things that make you smile!! What is there not to love about this?! Especially when there is science behind it too: https://www.happier.com/science   

Every time you post something you get confetti falling down your screen and the more times you post each day you get different graphics to reward you for your smile. You can post just words or a picture too and also tag people into your post if they are part of your happy moment. I’m finding the more happy moments I share, the more I notice!! This can only be a good thing.

Sharing a happy moment

When you hit major happy moment milestones you get rewarded with more confetti.

Milestones

Once you post something, the people who are following you can smile if it made them smile, comment on the post and even sort of forward it if they feel that it’s something that makes them smile too, you get notifications when there is a smile or comment. I’ve connected to so many people from all over the globe and it’s awesome!! The love and support I’ve received from what are complete strangers has helped me get through some not so good days! Everyone i’m connected to is so supportive & there just when you need them. There have been days when I’ve not felt like posting anything but still gone on to the app and read other people’s happy moments which is a great way to start a day or if you’re having a low moment.

There is notification screen just like in other social networks and if you are lucky one of your happy moments is put on the featured tab which means people who aren’t following you can see your moment. This has happened to me a couple of times and it’s a great buzz to see that the team at happier recognise your post as something that will make other people smile.

Each day there is a daily challenge for you do and also happier tips and a daily inspirational quote

Daily Quote   Daily challenges

The team also periodically produce word clouds to celebrate your happier moments, which is lovely to receive and see.

Word Cloud

I am totally in love this this social media site and feel it’s a breath of fresh air in the world where negativity, doom and gloom often rears it’s ugly head. You can also sign up to their happier course (£17.49 for a 21 day course). I haven’t done this yet but plan to later this year.

Recently I’ve just reached my 300th happier moment in just under 3 months and plan on sharing my happier moments with my newly found happier buddies.

Fancy joining me to make this world a happier place? I’d love to see you there and let me know what you think?

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Dragon Fly Crafts

I’ve been making crafts for years for gifts for friends and family.

I also sell the odd item when asked.

I’ve been clearing out my craft boxes and came across some gifts which I’d like to clear so  I can work on some new creations.

Most of the wineglass charms are made with Swarovski crystals elements and all are made using pewter charms.

I have 3 sets of pearls, 2 sets of stars and 6 of Girlie things (Clear, light pink, bright pink, yellow, aqua and royal blue)

Close Up Blue WGC WGC Girlie Things BluePearl WGC with bagStar WGCWGC Aqua Girlie Things in Bag WGC Girlie Things Bright Pink in bagWGC Light PinkWGC White Girlie ThingsWGC Yellow Girlie Things in Bag

There are 6 charms in each set and come in a little organza bag. Each set is just £10 including postage, payment is via a Paypal invoice & gift will be sent out once payment is received

I’ve also have some friendship hearts available too, each one is hand sewn with love and comes in an organza bag with a little card to write a personal message on.

Dark Red Heart Purple Heart

 

These are just £5 including postage,  payment is via a Paypal invoice & gift will be sent out once payment is received

If you would like to buy any of them, just email me at Rachel@firecracker-uk.co.uk with you request and I’ll sort payment & then post out gift 1st class