The Happy Memory Challenge
Laura Lee - May 12, 2020

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

In the past few weeks, there has been no shortage of challenges going around on social media. It’s safe to say that the ultimate goal of these online challenges is to bring up our spirits during these strange and uncertain times. Well, it seems as though they’ve been seriously successful in doing so too! We sure hope that you can agree, finding comfort in these challenges. Some challenges are also aimed to serve as a way of fundraising for worthwhile causes that are in extra need right now.  And one of the most recent challenges we’ve seen is the #HappyMemoryChallenge taking place on Instagram, which is not to be missed. 


There’s no doubt about it that this creative and cute challenge is the ultimate way to remember the good times and relive all those beautiful moments, adding some unavoidable smiles to our faces right now. So what are you waiting for? Let’s turn that frown upside down. All you’ve got to do is share a favorite memory of yours on Instagram using the official grid of the challenge, and of course, hashtag the picture with #HappyMemoryChallenge.  



But in order to really play by the rules of the official challenge,  you’ve also got to be sure that the memory you post matches up with what’s requested on the grid for that specific day. The challenge is 25 days long and includes requests for all kinds of memories, from selfies of you looking your best, to pictures with loved ones, and even shots of your favorite indulgences.  The saying that a ‘picture is worth a thousand words’ really couldn’t be more accurate right now, and we’re so grateful to have these memories to look back on. Waiting to see all of your memories, and even more so – to have even more memories to come on brighter days!