Posted in Blogging

A Blog Worth Sharing #4- Create Your Life

Hello Everyone!

I have come to discover yet another wonderful blog that is very optimistic in nature.
The Author believes that “life begins with positive thinking, and with the great tool that the Law of Attraction is, you can create anything you want for yourself.”

Visit her blog and she’ll show you how to get the life you want!

Thank you Jo for your very inspiring and motivational blog! 🙂

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BLOG NAME: Create Your Life
POST TITLE: Own It: Responsibility
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Posted in Happy Thoughts, writing

Haiku #5- Crush (version 2)

HER:
Am I just dreaming?
Is he walking towards me?
This man of my dreams!

Wait! How do I look?
Did I even brush my hair?
Uh-oh, here he comes…

HIM:
Hey there beautiful!
I’ve been seeing you around
and your other friend…

What’s her name again?
Yep, can I have her number?
Is she with someone?

Posted in Inspirational, Life & Wellness, Psychology

Are Happy People REAL?

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”- Aristotle

A lot of people do not believe that someone can really be happy because of some misconceptions. Others believe that the people who claim to be happy are in fact the miserable people in real life. (Ouchy! Does this mean that happy people are fake?) Others also think that happy people are living in “dream-land” or living in their fantasy world. (It is like saying that happiness is not real! If that’s the case, what a sad sad world this is that we’re living in…) And there are others who see happy people as weak people who pretend to be “happy” as a coping mechanism, because they cannot come to terms with the harsh reality of the world. (My goodness! How did this happen?).

I tell you why I believe that someone can truly be happy.

…Because Happy People can be sad, too.

Contrary to the belief that happy people are always on a good disposition, the reality is happy people also experience sadness, hurt, grief or even anger. The only difference is that they welcome these emotions, allow themselves to feel them, but choose not to dwell too much on them. They know when to “let go” of these emotions. They know that they have the power over them, and not the other way around.

…Because Happy People live in the same world where unhappy people live in, only they have different perspectives.

Unhappy people are used to only notice the negative things in life. The happy people choose to focus more on the good things that are happening. They are grateful for what they have that is why they know that they have a lot. They also know that challenges and obstacles happen, but what they see are the opportunities!

…Because Happy People are the Kind and  Forgiving people.

For some people, Kindness and Forgiveness are not always easy to give. But being kind and being able to forgive others and ones self are uplifting and relieving. Happy people do not have difficulty in showing kindness and in giving and accepting forgiveness.

So you see, being happy is not an illusion. It’s a matter of perspective. It’s a matter of choice.

I wish everyone a happy week ahead! I hope that you choose to be happy! 🙂

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Posted in Happy Story, Personal

A Happy Story #1- My Starbucks Treat!

“Be the reason someone smiles today!”- Unknown

Hello Everyone! 🙂

This is the first post for “Something Personal”– a post that is intended to share real personal happy stories with you. As this is my first post, I want it to be “light” and “relate-able”.

Alright, here we go…

I was on a 3-day vacation from work last week. Before I went on leave, I promised my 2 best buds at work that I’m going to treat them coffee at Starbucks when I return as my gesture of gratitude for covering for my work. (Too bad for me, I said it first before checking my remaining money for my weekly allowance budget!)

So, you can  probably guess what my dilemma is when I got back to work. If I will treat them, I’ll be short of my allowance for 2-days. Will I keep my promise? What would you do?

Okay, so we went to Starbucks and I bought them their favorite drinks! When I saw the smile on their faces, I was thinking- how easy it will be for me to probably just skip my lunch at work or bring my food to work instead of buying it for the next 2 days! My worried thought instantly transformed to a happy one… 🙂

When I paid and gave my Starbucks card to the barista, we found out that I still haven’t gotten my birthday cake. So we instantly had an additional super yummy chocolate cake for free!…and then, when I got my receipt, I saw that I now have 12 stars which means that I have another free coffee from Starbucks that I can get anytime! Yay!

But that’s not all…3 days after, we’re all surprised to know that our pay day came a little early this time! How’s that? I feel like I just passed a test, and my Angel is winking at me!

Now, it’s your time to share… 🙂

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Inspire someone by sharing your happy story! Here’s how to submit.

 

 

Posted in Life & Wellness, Random Happiness

The Jar: A Lesson on Life

Hello Everyone! 🙂

What are the things that matter most in your life today? Do you allot the proper amount of time and attention for these things?

This is a terrific video about the things that we need to prioritize in life.
I hope that you’ll find this moving and life-changing. Enjoy!

“If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that will make you happy.”

 

Video Courtesy of YouTube. Photo Credits

Posted in Awards, Random Happiness

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to My Valiant Soul for nominating me for this award. I personally think that this award best describes the purpose of TheHappyLife101- to spread a ray of sunshine to everyone who would come across it! 🙂

Q & A Portion:

  • Name something that makes you happy.
    Me drinking coffee while reading🙂
  • Would you rather live in the city or countryside?
    Countryside. Peace + Quiet + Nature= Perfect place for me
  • What’s your ultimate inspiration song?
    “Everything is Sound” by Jason Mraz- You can check out to my previous post to listen to the song.
  • Name 1 item in your bucket list.
    Go to Greece.
  • Do you prefer to write or type?
    Write (I think)… I’ve got notebooks and planner on my bag!
  • Mountains or sea?
    Mountains. I love the invigorating smell of fresh woods and plants… But I like the sea too.
  • What is something you do to relieve stress?
    Read books or listen to a relaxing song.
  • What is your happy color?
    It’s always been Yellow 🙂
  • If you visit a new place or country, what is the first thing you would do?
    Take a picture!
  • What is the one thing you cannot live without?
    Definitely a good book!
  • Who do you look up to?
    I look up to my mon. But aside from her, I admire Morrie Schwartz- the subject on Mitch Albom’s book- Tuesdays with Morrie. I love his positive outlook in life.

Here’s one of my favorite quotes from him:

“As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on—in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.”

And now for my Nominees:

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Project Believe in Yourself

 Create Your Life

NICE PLACE, Shame About the Human Race

Watching the Daisies

That Geek There who writes

Silver Lining

 

 

 


Check out previous awards here 🙂

 

 

Posted in Blogging

A Blog Worth Sharing #3- THAT GEEK THERE who writes

Hello Everyone! 🙂

I am really excited to share with you another blog that I’ve just recently discovered. I like that the Author can write poetry and sensible posts. I have enjoyed his fun blog and now I’m having a hard time choosing which among his posts I’m going to share with you today, and so I’ve decided to share 2 posts!

I’m sure that you’re going to love this Geek who writes after reading them. I recommend that you visit his blog because there’s more to enjoy there!

To That Geek There who writes…THANK YOU FOR WRITING! 🙂

 

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Blog Name: THAT GEEK THERE who writes
Posts Title: Don’t Fall In Love [Poem]
                      5 Times When You Can Definitely Say “My Mom Is The Best”


Did you miss the previous blogs? Click here.

Posted in Positive Thinking, Random Happiness, writing

A Note from Me :)- #3

Hello Everyone! 🙂

First, I want to thank you all for this:

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Next, I want to give you a heads up on the new schedule that I will have for my blog. I have been writing for 3 months now and I feel it’s time to make some changes and get more organized. So, here’s what I have. 🙂

  • Inspirational/Motivational Mondays a.k.a. I.M. Mondays (The happy YOU)

My posts will be the usual Inspirational & Motivational stuffs that I write which focuses on the improvement of our “Inner Self.”

  • Thoughtful Tuesdays (Happy THOUGHTS)

This day is allotted for my “Happy Thoughts” Quotes & Haikus- originally written by me (Bear with me, I am trying to make  a name in the Poetry Department…ahemm- I’m kidding!)

  • Sharing Wednesdays (SHARING Happiness)

This is when I get to share the limelight to another amazing blog that I strongly feel is worth sharing to everyone else. Sharing is Caring, right? 🙂

Btw, if you don’t trust my judgment for good blogs, check out the 2 amazing blogs that I have shared so far-  Dear Dad & GentlemenProject

  • Anything Thursdays (RANDOM Happiness)

My posts for this day will be anything under the sun that promote good vibes! I promise you will like them.

  • Closer Fridays (GROWING happy RELATIONSHIPS)

I will focus my posts for this day on topics that will help nourish our relationships with other people. They will aim to improve our “Outer Self”.

  • Saturdates (Something PERSONAL)

The posts will be a little more personal as I will be sharing with you real happiness stories. It could be MY own personal experience or another person’s. I want to emphasize that Happiness is REAL, and not just an illusion as other people would choose to believe.

I am excited with this change and I hope that you will like it too. 🙂

 

Cheers,
Nina 🙂

Posted in Uncategorized

Is this real?

Hello Friends,

My question may sound lame- but I am just curious…

I have been getting more notifications for new follows on my blog, which I am truly grateful for… BUT it looks like the number for my blog’s followers is going up & down…I just want to check if this is some kind of a system glitch or am I really being “un-followed”? If so, I’m interested in knowing…Would you please check ? Thank you. 🙂

Also, if I am one of your followers and see me not following anymore, please let me know and I’ll follow your blog again… (Just so you know, I did not un-follow you)

P.S. If you have any comments or suggestions to improve my blog, I would definitely welcome and appreciate. You can contact me anytime! 🙂

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