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Thank you for the Love!

I want to say my big THANK YOU to the following Bloggers for their award nominations for my blog. 🙂

Thank you Nikki of Flying Through Water  for the Blogger Recognition Award.

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How my blog started: I really love to write, but my passion for writing was put aside for a long time. I have a family to take care of and I also have a regular job so I didn’t feel that I have enough time to write. But I got inspired after watching one  TED Talk that discussed about finding your passion and purpose. I remember the speaker said “If money is not an issue, what is it that you would be doing?… I say you should do it now“…That’s what got me into starting my blog.

Advice for new bloggers: Whenever you write something, just remember that your words could make or break a person. That’s how powerful words are- so even if we have the freedom to express our own thoughts & ideas, we still have to be careful on the articles that we publish. 

Thank you Jo Smith, The Inquisitive Writer for the Mystery Blogger Award.

mystery-bloggerWhat is your most valuable possession? The love letters from my hubby-I know it’s cheesy but I still have them 🙂
How long have you been blogging? About 9 months. I started mid-May last year.
Where do you want to travel next? If given the chance, I really like to see Greece.
What is your mission? To spark a bit of happiness or hope to someone out there who needs it. 🙂
Do you like soup? What type of soup? (The silly question) Yes. Crab & corn and Nido soups taste good to me.

Thank you Andrei of THOUGHTS AVENUE: Speak you mind for the Valiant Blogger Award.

valiant-blogger-award.jpgMy Greatest Challenge in my life & how I got through it: 
I consider it my greatest challenge to get pregnant. I have a Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which causes hormonal imbalance and it makes it difficult to get pregnant. For a long time, I didn’t eat rice and I exercised in the gym every other day with my hubby. We also jogged together on weekends. Eventually, I got pregnant! 🙂 Discipline, Support from loved ones, and Prayers are all that I needed.

My Piece of Advice to people struggling with something in their life: When the going gets tough, know that it is God’s way of saying “I have better plans for you”…You may not understand it at first but you just have to put your faith and trust in Him. You’ll know the reason sooner or later.

 

I am truly grateful for all your recognition.

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More Awards for HappyLife101! :)

Blogger Recognition.pngMy sincere appreciation to Lacey of Big and Pinky Toes for the Blogger Recognition Award nomination, and to Miriam of The Showers of Blessing for the Sunshine Blogger Award nomination. It always makes me happy and inspired whenever I get recognition for my blog.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 🙂

The rules for accepting these awards are:
1.Thank the one who nominated you and embed a link to their blog.
2.Share how you started your blog.
3.Give a little bit of advice that new bloggers can take away.
4.Answer their questions and give questions for your nominees to answer
5.Nominate 10 blogs and visit their blogs to let them know.

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Q & A PORTION:

Q: Share how you started your blog
A: It may sound cliche but I think that writing to provide inspiration to other people is why I started with my blog. I just asked a friend who knows more about blogging than I knew and then I started with my own. I wanted my blog to be about “happiness”…unfortunately, “the happy life” is not available so I have “thehappylife101” instead… I feel like the “101” makes it sound like a manual or sort of like that! 🙂

Q: Give a little bit of advice that new bloggers can take away.
A: Remember that not all people may like or agree with what you write, but this must not discourage you. Do not write to please others, otherwise, you’ll lose your purpose. Just write from the heart and respect your readers opinions. Also engage in the community by visiting, liking and commenting to other blogs. It will make it more fun and meaningful.

Q: When did you last cry in front of another person?
A: Last week when I watched “Train to Busan” hehehe

Q: What is the one thing you have tried but will never do again?                                                     A: Eat raw bitter melon or bitter gourd with marshmallow. I did that in a game we played on a teambuilding.

Q: Do you believe everyone needs a soulmate?
A: I’m not sure if everyone needs a soulmate but I like to believe that everyone has a soulmate.

Q: Have you ever succeeded when you thought you might fail?
A: When I was taking my licensure exam for professional teaching, my stomach is really hurting for some reason and I could not really concentrate 100%. I would not have been surprised if I have failed the exam, but luckily I passed! Yey! 🙂

Q: Do you consider yourself an extrovert or an introvert?
A: I’m more of an introvert. I’m not very outgoing and I am not the type who approach other people just to have conversation with them or make friends. But I am approachable. 🙂

 

MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
1. Describe your blog in one sentence.
2. If you could be the opposite sex in one day, what would you do?
3. What trait do you love most about your self?
4. Who is your favorite person in the world and why?
5. What do you want people would remember you for?

 

THE BLOGS THAT I NOMINATE:

Blogger Recognition Award:
Zen and the Art of Everyday Living
Gentlemen Project
Kavara Stories
Khady
Jeffrey H. King

Sunshine Blogger Award:
The Heart Way
Once Upon a Hotflash
Comically Quirky
That Geek There
Eugenia

 

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Blogger Recognition Award-3 is a Charm :)

Thank you to The_Legacy for recognizing my blog. 🙂

I started this week with my post Today is a Great Day!,  encouraging all of us to set our minds that good things will happen, because if we release positive energy, the more positive things are drawn to us.

I am happy to say that a lot of good things are happening  to me so far– both in my private life and with my writing. I am excited to know what more are in store for me the rest of the week! 🙂 I sincerely hope that you are also enjoying good things.

How I started this blog:

Writing is one of my favorite things to do. And like many of you, I also have a desire to inspire people. So I thought having a blog would help me reach out to many. I was also motivated to write after watching TED talks that discussed about living a life of significance and purpose.

My Advice to Other Bloggers:

I want to quote Robin Sharma- “Words can INSPIRE, and words can DESTROY. Choose yours well.”

The words that we write are powerful. They may inspire and motivate, and they may also discourage or hurt. Let’s strive to only write things that mean well for others.

My Nominations:

Honestly, I am not familiar with the qualifications or criteria, but I feel these blogs deserve this recognition.

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If you opt not to participate, it is totally fine.  But if you do, below are the rules. 🙂

Rules for participating in Blogger recognition award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Attach the award to the post.
  4. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  5. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
  6. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  7. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide a link to the award post you created.