Posted in Awards, Random Happiness

Awards

Hello Everyone,

This post is intended solely to recognize the awards and recognition that is given generously to my blog. I may not be able to participate on all of them but I want to acknowledge and say my thank you just the same by updating this post.

My heartfelt gratitude to the bloggers who have nominated me. Know that you contribute a huge part in inspiring me as a writer.  Thank you!

To my readers- old & new- I truly appreciate your continuous support and inspiration. You are the life of TheHappyLife101.

  Cheers,

Nina


 

 
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Award: Awesome Blogger Award

Shared by: Pooja’s Rose-Tinted Glasses

Date: May 18, 2017

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Award: Mystery Blogger Award

Shared by: Growing Self

Date: May 15, 2017

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Award: One Lovely Award

Shared by: Nature Inspired Mom

Date: March 18, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Blogger Award

Shared by: Solivagant Spirit

Date: March 17, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Blogger Award

Shared by: Sticky Note Quotes

Date: March 07, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Happening To Be Happy

Date: February 22, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak Your Mind

Date: February 08, 2017

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Award: Valiant Blogger Award

Shared by: THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak Your Mind

Date: February 01, 2017

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Award: Mystery Blogger Award

Shared by: The Inquisitive Writer

Date: January 28, 2017

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Flying Through Water

Date: January 23, 2017

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Award: The Versatile Award

Shared by: Sasha’s Writing

Date: September 29, 2016

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Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Shared by: The Showers of Blessings

Date: September 25, 2016

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Shared by: Big and Pinky Toes

Date: September 19, 2016

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Award: The Smiley Thumb Award

Shared by: The Shimmer Within Her

Date: September 5, 2016

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Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Nomination from: The Light Breaks Through

Date: September 4, 2016

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Award: Sunshine Blogger Award

Nomination from: My Valiant Soul

Date: August 24, 2016

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Award: MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award

Nomination from:  MakeItUltra™

Date: July 21, 2016

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Award: Blogger Recognition Award

Nomination from: The Learnify

Date: June 23, 2016

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Nomination from: The_Legacy

Date: June 22, 2016

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Award: Liebster Award

Nomination from: IMPOSSIBLYREAL

Date: June 22, 2016

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Award: Liebster Award

Nomination from: Good, beautiful, and trueThe Learnify

Date: June 03, 2016

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Posted in Personal, writing

Happy First Anniversary!

Hello Everyone,

During my first month of blogging, somebody told me that he thinks I have an undiscovered talent in writing, and he believes that I have a potential to be a good writer. Because he believed in me, I believe in myself and in what I can do.

It has been a year since I began my blog. It was my intention to inspire others by writing positive, motivational, and uplifting posts; but my whole blogging experience became more than that-  it has been a great  learning experience for me and a wonderful journey. I was inspired by many of you, and I am very grateful for all the things that I have learned.

My sincerest thanks to all my readers and subscribers for liking, commenting and subscribing to my blog. Thank you for sharing your insights and friendships with me. THANK YOU for being a part of TheHappyLife101! I hope to have another great year with you.

Wishing you all a happy life,

NinaSig

Posted in Random Happiness, writing

A Note from Me #4

To My Readers (old & new),

Thank you all for this! I am truly grateful. 🙂

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I had fun writing my articles on Love last February. I hope that you will continue your support and also join me as I do M.A.R.C.H. this month! 🙂

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Hugs & Love,

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Posted in Awards, Random Happiness

One Lovely Award

What a beautiful way to end the Love Month (or start the new month) with post such as this…

I am very thankful to Kayla of EssenCentral and Bhavana of Happening to be Happy  for another nomination on my blog. I’m flattered that they find me (ahem!)… I mean, my writings lovely. 🙂

Kayla and Bhavana are both beautiful optimistic women . Their  posts are really uplifting and inspiring. Visit their blogs and you’ll see what I mean.

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  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate at most 15 people
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

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  • I am my husband’s first girlfriend (he’s so lucky he did not get to experience the heartache of breaking-up with a girlfriend!)
  • I learned to play the guitar when I was 11 or 12 years old
  • I wear sneakers more often than I wear heels
  • I don’t eat raw meat and fish, but I eat raw vegetables.
  • I love teaching as a profession (yep, I was a teacher/Guidance Counselor)
  • It’s my dream to write and publish a book someday.
  • I’m more of a giver than a receiver.

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Posted in Blogging, Positive Thinking

A Blog Worth Sharing- #9: BOSS in the Middle

Hello Everyone!

I am sharing with you today another great blog that I really admire.

Boss in the Middle focuses on “people who are responsible for understanding, shaping, and promoting the vision of “upper management” and infusing that vision into a workforce.”
It contains very good articles on Leadership, Problem-Solving, and People-Management. But what I love about this blog is how faith in God is incorporated.

I highly encourage you to visit. I’m 101% sure that you’ll have something to take away from this blog. 🙂

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POST TITLE: Real Leaders Pray

“For leaders, prayer is not just a meditation technique, that when utilized properly, can calm your heart rate and put you in a tranquil state. No. Prayer is direct communication with the Most High God. The Creator of heaven and earth has given us His undivided attention and we can call Him anytime. It is as vital for a leader to understand the importance of prayer, before, during and after tasks. If we talk to God up front and ensure our motives are clear, He will see you through according to His will…”

POST TITLE: Leaders must say NO when Necessary

“A new leader might think, “It would be great if I could give my team everything they desire.” Higher compensation, benefits, resources, information, the list goes on. But a good leader understands, not only is that impossible, it could also be detrimental…”

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Posted in Awards, Random Happiness

My First for 2017 =)

I’m excited to receive my very first blog award for this year.  Thank you Andrei for nominating TheHappyLife101 for the  One Lovely Blog Award. 🙂

THOUGHT AVENUE: Speak Your Mind is one of the most sensible and thought-provoking yet humorous blog that I’ve seen. I strongly encourage everyone to visit Andrei’s blog and I guarantee that you will not be wasting your precious time.

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  1. Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate at most 15 people.
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!

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  1. I am comfortable going out without wearing any make-up on. I’d rather spend an hour reading an interesting book, than spend an hour in front of the mirror  putting make-ups.
  2. I can cook a food that I’ve never cooked as long as I’ve tasted it- One of my many amazing talents! 😉
  3. I’m a better Writer than a Speaker. In person, I stutter a lot!
  4. I have a notebook where I write my thoughts for my daughter. She’s only 5-years old now so I could not really talk to her in a more mature way. But there are things that I want her to know from my experiences with her. So I just write them on my “Dear Gaby” notebook, and hopefully I will not lose it until she’d get to read it when she’s older. 🙂
  5. Sometimes, I use my “travel time” to the office to pray. And I do randomly pray for  strangers.
  6. I could live a day (or a week) without my cellphone with me. It’s true.
  7. I love planners. I still own an actual planner even if I could schedule upcoming events on my cellphone or Outlook. 🙂

nominations

Khadhy
Mark All My Words
A Teacher’s Reflections
Out An’ About
Flying Through Water
Cyranny’s Cove
Project Believe In Yourself

It’s great if you guys would participate, but it’s also okay if you chose not to. Just know that I find your blogs lovely and they deserve the recognition. 🙂

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Posted in Positive Thinking, Random Happiness

A Little Sacrifice Won’t Hurt…

When I am asked to share something that I’ve learned from animals, I would always remember this story about the Hedgehogs that my Psychology instructor in college told us.

During cold winters, these tiny spiky animals would try to get as closer to each other as they could get to stay warm, but being spiky as they are, they would get hurt when they try to stay very close. And so they tried to distance themselves but they would suffer the cold, and some of them would not even survive it. Realizing that, they  chose to stay close together even if it meant getting a little hurt. They learned to accept this sacrifice because this is what would make them feel warm and it ensures their survival from the cold weather.

Like the hedgehogs, people also need others to survive in life. It’s true that we are putting  ourselves at risk of getting hurt the more that we become closer to people; but that is also what would make us feel warmer and happier. People will hurt us or we will hurt Others at some point in our lives. The arguments and fights are given. We will always have disagreements. But these are nothing compared to the happiness that close relationships give us. Being safe yet alone and lonely would be so much worse.

So like the hedgehogs, we need to accept and tolerate the little imperfections of other people. In the end, we need each other to survive in life. 🙂

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Thank you Andrei for tagging me along on the Animal Series Tag! I know it took me a while, but a promise is a promise, right? 🙂

My Nominations:

  1. Flying Through Water
  2. Out An About
  3. The Bag Lady

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Pick an animal and explain why they are a source of inspiration to you, and how their character can be used to motivate.
  3. Nominate at least 3 other bloggers, to share the positivity!