Anna Claire Brown

Sometimes I think I'm a blogger. Working on becoming an optimist and loving the world in front of me for the next 100 days 🌎☮️🌈🌻

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These are my freakin pals!! I just love Annabelle sm and she makes Mondays the best no matter what, and Eli is always there for me and just rocks.I am thankful they think I'm cool enough to hang out with ❣️Plus it makes my heart happy that Jakie wanted to drive around with me and hang out since he gets his license tomorrow 😢

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Friday was my 100th day in this happy page journey, and being able to spend it at the Live Original tour seemed fitting. Sadie had so much wisdom and I was in awe of her genuine love for the Lord and for people. Sometimes, I get discouraged and feel like there's no way that there are people who can fully live out the lifestyle Jesus tells us as Christian's we should. Sadie was proof that not only is it possible to be all about Jesus in heart and mind and soul, but it's also the most joyful way to live!! I felt so encouraged by her words about choosing to belong to the place you were created for rather than this world where we always come up short. I really identify with her story of battling fear and anxiety and allowing that to turn into other harmful things, and her courage and her joy in overcoming that fear reminds me that I can too. I bought this bracelet, and it's already been a great reminder that I should have no fear in living for Jesus; what, in this world, could possibly be more important than eternity? There is no point in being afraid or stressed or worried about anything, as that's simply implying that my God is too small to handle it and my issues are big enough to allow me to excuse myself from what God commands (shoutout to Crazy Love and @ben.gibbs for letting me borrow it) I'm feeling really encouraged in my walk lately and that's definitely nice to have. I got asked to Mercer's presidential scholarship weekend and got Bojangles and hung out with my girl Caroline, and it was just a great day. We also got our forms to officially go back to State Special Olympics in January, and I cannot WAIT to spend that time with some of my favorite humans in the whole world. This was one of the best days I've had in a long time, and I'm thrilled that it was my 100 milestone to hit. I'm excited to go back and read through every post I've made so I can get hit by all my feelings about this awesome, challenging, beautiful time in my life. I've been thinking, and this account has been so beneficial for me that I'm not sure it's time to give it up yet. I don't know what exactly this will be, but it's not the last of AC's Happy Days!! Thx for being part of em 💖

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On day 99, I went to Hilltop and got to go to recess with my kindergarteners, and they're always a blast. I have done such a bad job keeping up that I don't really remember what happened seeing as that was Thursday, but I do know that it was still a good day to be alive. #100happydays #day99

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Here's a pic of me and bae snuggling Friday night ❤️💖 This girl took the time out of her day to check on me today and it was really and really appreciated. It's so wild how much the little things can mean; I know I've had so many small interactions with people that have meant so much to me and the other person probably will never know the positive impact they made. Being intentional in the moments that seem small is where we make a difference in the lives of others and that's really encouraging and really challenging at the same time. There's so much potential to positively impact people, but if we really wanna do that, it requires putting aside our own worries or stresses in certain moments and always taking the time out to invest in those around us even when it's hard. Grace being extended to you when you're having a bad day is so huge; going out of your way to love people even in the small quick moments can change the course of their day. Thanks, Ky, for making my day and for the reminder that taking the time out to be kind and care about people is a worthy investment 100% of the time 💞#100happydays #day98

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This picture is blurry because it's impossible to get a picture that fully captures just how cute puppies are. Holding this sweet precious angel made my day ❤️❤️ It's the last Halloween at home and that makes me sad, but I'm trying to focus on finding joy and finding the balance between recognizing those moments and lasts versus fixating on them. #100daysofhappy #day97 (PS is it horrifically extra of me to continue this account past 100 days???)

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I luv these guys!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #100daysofhappy #day96

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Last night, my dad sat down next to me and asked me, "What can I specifically pray for you for?" It kind of stopped me in my tracks. What a way to show someone you love them!! It meant a lot to me. He loves and leads my family and me so well, and he serves people like Jesus would. He's a big huge blessing in my life, and he shows me everyday what a godly man looks like. Anyways, yesterday I got to go see two people I love and value a whole lot lead worship at Harvest!!!! Hayden led his first song and I am such a proud bestie, and Caroline is just KILLIN the game. I am super thankful for those two people and the way they're supporting and loving me through the bumpiness of senior year. They're real ones; I have a feeling they'll stick around. Then, I wanted to go see Northside's one act show and couldn't find anyone to go, so I went by myself. I actually am really cool with spending time on my own and I'm finding that I can go do things by myself without being weird or awkward (because in the long run nobody really cares what you do!!) Collide was wonderful and I had such beneficial and productive conversations with my small group and with Stacy afterwards; I'm very, very lucky to have her presence and wisdom and guidance in my life. It was nice to be reminded of what I need to do to be who I want to be and who I was created to be. (PS.. keep lookin for a sneak peek of @keithbrownpt 's costume for tomorrow) #100daysofhappy #day95

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On Saturday, Jake Brown turned 16!!!!!! He is my buddy and I have only cried like once thinking about how sad I'm gonna be when he doesn't ride with me to school anymore. I am proud of this guy and how hard he works at everything he loves; he is super fun and brilliant and the weirdest human on the whole planet. I am a lucky girl that we don't want to hit each other with baseball bats anymore (most of the time) and that I get to do life w this guy. Being your sister is a gift Jakie poo!!!!! 💖😉 thx for writing me songs and sending me vines and just getting me #100happydays #day94

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It's really easy to get sucked into saying "I just can't wait to leave" any time things get hard or aren't necessarily fun. Last night was a reminder of why I'm thankful to be where I am and why it's going to be so hard to say goodbye next year. It doesn't feel real that we won't be cheering on the Warhawks again!!! I know there are so many great and exciting things to come, but the ones from the present are pretty sweet too. Freedom Field and Veterans High School have had such an impact on my heart and my character, and I know that the girl I was in ninth grade would be so proud to see where I am now- surrounded by people I love and have the best time with and am genuinely supported by. I love my rainbow girls so much!!! 🌈🌈🌈🌈Linds Lee has been my bestie gal throughout it all, and games (and life) would be way less fun without her. It kills me that Kyleigh and me just got close this year but MAN am I glad that we did!! We FaceTimed for forever last night and she brought me a slush bc she's an angel and I just love and appreciate her a lot. 💖🌈 Our losing football season brought about some of the best nights I've ever had. I know that I'll miss the fight song and the yes chants and the way the air always feels at kick-off, but more than that, I'm thankful for all of the people I've gotten to experience it all with this year. Thanks for treating me well, Freedom Field, and impacting us all in more ways than we may know yet!! #100happydays #day93 #warhawkforeva ❤️💙

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This is a nice quote that I like because I literally took no pics on #day92 and I'm pretty sure nothing happened but that's okay because life is a wonderful thing any day 🌸🌈 #100happydays

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I adore this girl. What a gift ❤️ Fields of Faith was actually really good and I love hearing people talk about Jesus and how he's changed their lives. So dang proud of two really special friends of mine @anna_dumas and @ben.gibbs who are impacting the world around them in more ways than they know. Nights like this one remind me of the person I want to be. #100happydays #day91

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October 24th is the best day ever because in 2000 it produced the best human ever. Lindsay Lee is my best friend!!!! She makes me laugh more than anybody even when I don't want to, and she's always willing to hold me. This girl has been the biggest blessing in my life, and what on earth what I do without her? She loves me even when it isn't fun or easy, and I love that about her and her commitment to making sure every one feels loved and welcome for who they are. I like this pic because it's us in our element, glasses and sweatshirts and always love. I wrote her a card and gave her the painting I made at Truth beTold which is something I'm proud of. I adore her and think she deserves the world ❤️ I was blessed more than I deserve with her as my person #100happydays #day90 PS: we will be best friends forever. Mark my words. #sims

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Happy KAZ day!! Happy tomorrow is Lindsay's birthday day!!! 🌸🌷🌈🌸🌸 #100happydays #day89 #thefinalcountdown

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This is my gal Carol!!!! We went to Panera and had really good food and 99 cent pastries and she totally made what was gonna be a boring day at home better. Plus, she led a song for the very first time tonight at Harvest and she totally killed it!!!!! I am one proud (and thankful) friend ❤️❤️ This morning, Talley gave an awesome message out of Mark 10 that changed my perspective on a lot. We all have things we prioritize, and when we cling to those things and refuse to give those areas of our life to Jesus, we'll walk away unhappy and unsatisfied. All we have to do is offer up what we have and be willing to do what he asks, and that's where real fulfillment comes from. It's also cool to think about the idea that we are as close to God at any given moment as we choose to be. He doesn't ever hide his face from us; what our relationship with God looks like can really be determined from how committed to Him we choose to be. Anddddddd I got to spend some time with my molly girl @meb2023 who just makes my heart burst bc I'm so proud!! She's a super cool, caring, talented person and I like when I can steal her away from her busy schedule for a few minutes and spend time together🌸🌷🌻💐 #100happydays #day88

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Double posting on the same day for the first time in AC's happystagram history because I am facetiming my people!!!!! Lexi and Patti make me so freakin happy and it feels like we're together rn and my heart is whole!! I love these girls so much and GHP was the best experience I ever had because I met these two precious people who have rocked my world and changed my heart ❤️ #ghprincesses #myfam #rainbowhallforever #deswouldbeproud #bffs #bffs #bffs #feelspecialimdoubleposting

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Today, Britney Derr is 23!!! This girl has no idea how much she's impacted my life and so many others. When I came in for my very first Partner's Lunch freshman year, I didn't know any of the kids. It was just me, @lindsay_leeee, and Sam Dumas. It can be really scary or uncomfortable to try and communicate with people who have different needs and abilities, and I was pretty unsure of myself. But, good ol B Derr came right up to me and gave me absolutely no chance to be shy. She talked my ear off about her babysitter and her family and playing baseball and the dirt on her shoe and what I was eating for lunch and her mom washing her hair everyday. By the time that 30 minute lunch was over, I knew I had found something special in her. Over the past three and a half years, our daily phone calls, trips to soccer games to see Jake play, and car rides have brought so much joy to my heart. Our friendship has been so special to me that she and I even went to speak to a few local middle schools about how awesome and important and rewarding it is to form friendships with people who are different than you. If you swipe through all the pics, you can see how devastated I was when she graduated and left VHS. But, she's done amazing things. B Derr continues to blow me away in everything she does; first, KILLIN the game and loving life at the Transition Academy, and then getting a job (!!) at Ole Times!! I love hearing about what she did at work and the tips that she made that day. She makes us all the proudest. This girl loves people so well!!!! She's the first person to check on you, the first person to ask how your day was, and the first person to tell you that you smell good. She gives great hugs and has the absolute BEST dance moves. At every pageant, chorus concert, or event in my life, B Derr is the best cheerleader and has been so supportive. I'll never forget her graduation party and the sweet gift she and her family got me. Britney is the reason I became so comfortable interacting with and loving on the rest of our kids with special needs at VHS, and by being my friend, she opened up my heart to the biggest passion of mine I've ever discovered. (Peep the comments)

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Special Olympics!!!!!! These days are some of the sweetest and I love seeing my pals getting celebrated for how awesome they are. When I think about high school, they are the best part of my experience. I have found my heart and my passion in being friends with these kids and WOW do I feel like the luckiest girl to get their hugs every morning at school. I am putting off crying about this being my last fall Olympics with them. So much joy in every ribbon!! Plus the Rainbow Girls have my heart and I loveeeeeeee them and it's really nice to have ppl like them who I love and trust so much!!! They make life more fun 🌈❤️😛 @fitzks100 @lindsay_leeee My mom had a Truth Be Told party with some of her friends last night, and they let me crash their fun and I had the best time painting and gossiping with the girls 😉 plus I'm really proud of what I painted!!! And I got to spend lots of time with the amazing @tiara.reynolds_ and she was so much fun to talk to and eat Zaxbys and watch the office with. She is so welcoming and kind and loving and I'm lucky to know her!! One of my favorite days in a while #100happydays #day86 #lookhowcutemypeopleare

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Day 85 was a Thursday and Thursday's are always good. It was a rough week and Thursday was a really nice day that made me feel better abt life. ☀️ I got to hang out with my kindergarten and first grade buddies at Hilltop and learn about tigers and informational writing, and my pal Jab and I had good talks!! #100happydays #day85

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Today was one of those days where I just needed to come home and cry a lil bit (crying is good for u) and then I finally got my ice cream I've been thinking about forever and WOW was it good!!! Thanks @halotopcreamery !! @jake2brown is real sweet and was a good brother and he let me break out into hysterics and made me feel better abt life. Also at lunch today Johnnie B said "I love you Sinclair" and gave me a kiss on the cheek and it was the happiest and sweetest moment of my life. He has me absolutely WRAPPED. In the midst of my big mess, that boy and those precious friends in our sped classes remind me of what's important. School's starting to feel kind of pointless and unchallenging, but every time we get ready to go back to school after a break or a weekend, thinking abt those sweet smiling faces and the hugs they give that are the best in the world makes me excited to get back. Love em w my wholeeeeeee heart and I hope I can spend my life doing something that makes me as happy as they do. Plus I got to hang w Chan and some of my fav people for her bday!!!! Love that girl and I'm thankful for her wisdom and her laughter and the way she can make everything more fun. She's literally GLOWING in that pic and it stems from her true authentic love for God and for people that's hard to find in most. Proud to be her friend!! PS @chandler.shep mom and I still think u should be a model 💖❤️ #100happydays #day84

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Got out of school and talked to Abby and Elise about life which is always good for my soul!!!!! We took BuzzFeed quizzes and I learned a lot abt myself and what kind of existential crisis I'm having based off of what I like to eat for breakfast. Then I went to the Gathering with my girl Carol and it was great music and message as always. I'm starting to get sick and I've just been really anxious (which is definitely my weakness) and bummed out over the last few days BUT that is okay because I'm working on my positivity!!! I was texting my mom this morning in one of my freak-outs about how I was afraid that everything in my life was going to fall apart, and she said, "Apart? Like from how YOU figured it out to be? You don't know what it's supposed to look like... just trust that your story will continued to be weaved through great people and it will be for good!" And wow she spoke to my heart today!!!!! Thankful that she gives the best advice. I have no idea what my path is going to be, and that's what makes it fun in the end. If we were all left to what we thought was best for our lives, things probably wouldn't work out so well for us. I'm gonna trust the process and stop worrying abt any little bumps in the road or things that change or are uncertain and embrace everything for what it is. God's got me, and things unfold the way they do for a reason. I finally set up an alarm clock to use so I can actually put my phone far away before I go to sleep and not be caught up in the notifications (or more often than not, the lack thereof) I'm gonna make more time to read and journal and give myself a little bit of peace so yaaaaaaay happiness #100happydays #day83

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I LOVE MONDAYS bc these people fill my heart with so much joy!!!!!! @_annaballer_ is the actual best human and I just love her and cannot wait to run Athens with her and @_hannahelliott__ !! And @gracebai_ley and @100daysofjabhappiness have totally blessed my life and been some of my best friends and favorite people to dance with and laugh with and talk to and just do life with in the past few months. @hdchunn taught us all how to swing dance tonight which was soooooo much fun and I'm slowly but surely actually learning!! I'm rlly thankful that I've got such awesome human beings around me and I cannot believe how lucky I am to get to call them my friends (and these are just the ones I got pics of!!!) Plus me and Jakie poo bonded and had so much fun singing and talking and I wish he would never get his drivers license so he could ride w me forever 😢@jake2brown #100happydays #day82

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Yesterday I took a nap and I saw all my pals at Collide which was fun. @cwmharris and @marlinh4 gave me this really cool book a few weeks ago called The Prodigal God that uses the parable of the prodigal son to expound on/ get to the heart of what Christianity is supposed to be. I've really enjoyed reading it and last night I got to this part that has an excerpt from C.S. Lewis and thought it was so awesome!!! A lot of times I feel more comfortable in one on one/ small group settings, but how cool is it that the presence of other people brings out different characteristics in someone that we would never see otherwise? The specific things we say and do and the interesting things about us interact with other peoples traits in ways that no other relationship quite does. I love the way that the author applies that to Jesus and talks about how we get to know him in different ways we'd never experience without the unique viewpoints and perspectives of other people. Community is so so so important!!!!! I'm super grateful that in this year I'm feeling surrounded by people who are uplifting and encouraging and just fun to be around. Also wayyyy thankful for awesome older cousins who love on me and push me to grow and share books w me!!! #100happydays #day81

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It's 3:00 am and I just got back to good ol Warner Robins. My first real time experiencing a college football game and even tho half the time I don't understand it, I think I'd call myself a football fan now 🏈 The Dawgs are 7-0 and it was a great night to be in Athens!!!!! #100happydays #day80

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I came up to UGA yesterday for a Scholars invite thing, and wow do I love this place!!!! Em is an actual angel for letting me come up to stay with her, and she has been so kind and so much fun!!! I love the vibe here and the million different things to be involved in. If you would've asked me two days ago where I was going for school, I never would've told you here, but I think my plans might be changing.. Plus the guy at the carnival gave me three fried Oreos instead of two so I think that's basically a sign 🐾❤️ #100happydays #day79 #goooooodawgs

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On the fabulous #day78 I went to Lanes w my dear pal Jab!!! This girl is so much fun and she always makes me laugh and I am so glad that we r best buddies now 💖 Then I went to the fair and saw lots of my ppl and was finally reunited with Isabae after way too long of a week!! I almost cried on the Ferris wheel but we pushed thru. There's a lot of good things abt WR and these places and faces are just a few of them #100happydays

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I am more behind than I have ever been srry for being such a slacker!! But 3 days ago I went w my fabulous pal Carol to take her senior pics and she was a total model and it was a good time #100happydays #day77

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When you get your first official college acceptance, it's a good day :-) It's starting to feel real that we're actually gonna graduate which is cool and scary and a million different things at the same time. I saw my girl Annabelle today, and I went to yoga w @lindsay_leeee for the first time and now I'm at peace w the universe ☮️👽 #100happydays #day76 #wareagle ???

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This is me singing HSM 3 to my mom and having quality time w Jakie poo while he shows me memes (aka living my best life) #100happydays #day75

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I'm really behind but yesterday the sky was purple and I went avocado shopping and hung out w two of my very favorite ppl in the whole world and my heart is still happy just thinking abt it #100happydays #day74

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I love the fair!!!!!!!!! @annajeffords is my bff and she lets me crash her fun w her college friends and I luv her!!! Best fair date ever 😉💖 I took a long nap and rode the big scary Ferris wheel and I'm excited for break cuz I am determined to have fun 😛😛😛#100happydays #day73

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