I love Mondays. For me, it’s like a clean slate— a fresh new start.
So I try to set my mind to all possible good things that could happen.
Just like what Stephen Richards said, “When you concentrate your energy purposely on the future possibility that you aspire to realize, your energy is passed on to it and makes it attracted to you with a force stronger than the one you directed towards it.”
So let’s strive for positivity!
If something not pleasing will arise, let’s remember to look at the good thing it could bring. I believe that we always have something to learn from experience- including the negative ones.
Let us all be grateful for another day that we’re alive! Let us make today one of the best days of our lives. Enjoy every moment and let’s have this as our mantra: TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY! 🙂
I hope you’ll enjoy this song that I included in my post for good vibes!
(video credits: YouTube)
Date Written: June 20, 2016
“Devote yourself to what gives you meaning.”- Morrie Swartz
I have a question for you today. Do you love what you do now?
If your answer is Yes, that is great! I am happy for you!
But if your answer is NO, then why do you do it? For whatever reasons you may have, I want you to consider deeply if it is worth sacrificing your chance to live a happier life.
I believe that God has bestowed upon each one of us talents and abilities. It is our duty to unlock, develop and utilize them. If we love something and we have the talent and the ability to do it, then we owe it to ourselves to pursue it. If we are scared to move out of our comfort zones, then we are compromising our chance to truly live a joyful life.
We only have one life. I think that the best way to live it is by doing the things that give us fulfillment, purpose, and satisfaction.
I like how Barbara Sheer put it: “Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it. That’s what makes life feel good: when it has direction, when you are heading straight for what you love.”
In decision-making, it is not always wise to think logically. Sometimes, in order to live a happier life, we must learn to listen to what our hearts say. Remember: Where your heart is, that’s where your treasure would be! If you don’t trust me, I’m sure the internet could provide you a list of inspiring people who followed their passions and found amazing success!:)
Date Written: August 03, 2016
“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.”- Joel Osteen
Negative emotions are inevitable. Everyday, we encounter circumstances that would arouse one or more of these emotions in us. The truth is, no matter how positive a person we are, we still get affected and we still can’t help but feel these negative emotions even if we don’t want to.
So, how do we handle these? What can we do so that they don’t affect us as much? In my personal opinion, I think that we should allow ourselves to feel them. Let ourselves get acquainted with those feelings– welcome them and accept them. And then, we detach from them. Allowing ourselves to feel the negative emotions is us recognizing that we don’t feel good about something.
Now, it is important to remember that after we come from that realization, we have 2 options: It is either we dwell on these emotions long enough that they make our lives miserable, OR we take charge and have the power over them by analyzing their root causes and come up of possible solutions to change them.
According to Gretchen Rubin, “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” I agree with her completely! 🙂
Date Written: June 23, 2016
We received a happy news from one of our fellow blogger.
Thank you Ms. Fran for sharing with us your joy of expecting an additional member of your family. A baby is indeed a blessing! 🙂
Sharer: Ms. Fran
My happiness story is more good news, than a story!
I recently found out I’m going to be a grandmother and I’m totally happy!
At first I was a little sad, because I felt my son was too young. With that being said, all I can think about is getting ready for our new addition!!! My heart is melting already.
Did you miss the previous stories? Read them here. Inspire someone today by sharing your happy story! Here’s how to submit.
Happiness resides in the smallest things. Here’s a poem about one of my favorite childhood memories – eating Goldfish from a cup with my mom:
Goldfish In A Cup
A plastic cup in cartoon clothes
Holds goldfish to the brim
Mom picks one from the top and makes it fly
Airplane noises and spitting engines
Land the cracker on my tongue
I pick another from the cup
And make it fly, just as well
As high as my arm can reach
Mom bends down and guides my hand
So I can make fish fly for her, as she did for me
Mom picks me up and I fly
Instinctually, I spread my wings
She tells me one day I will fly on my own
So I remind her people can’t fly
You’re right, my love, people can’t fly, she sings
But you, you are not people
You are single, you are unique
You are my gold fish in a sea of green
And you will fly, my love
Just you wait and see
Thank you KavaraStories for inspiring us with your happy childhood story. 🙂
Inspire someone by sharing your happy story! Here’s how to submit.
Hello Everyone! 🙂
This has been a project of my blog that was held back for a while, and now I would like to promote it again.
For those who would like to share their stories, I encourage you to continue reading. I hope that you will help me share happiness to the blogging community.
As always, I thank you and appreciate all your support! 🙂
As I have mentioned on my earlier note today, I will be posting on my blog “Happiness Stories” from me and other people, which I pray will help inspire others and make us all realize that happiness is real and is just around the corner.
I do not want this to be my personal experience. I want this to be OUR experience together so help me spread positivity to others by sharing to us YOUR stories. It can be anything as long as it made you happy. You never know how many lives you may get to inspire!
To contribute your stories, you may use Contact Me or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rule#1: Email Subject should be “Happiness Story”
Rule#2: Make it at least 1-2 paragraphs. It can be longer up to 4 paragraphs.
Rule#3: You can choose to stay Anonymous (just provide your first name and the place where you’re from); OR you can indicate if you want me to include your name & blog. 🙂
I believe that we have a happy God who delights in knowing that we all experience real happiness in the world! So let’s start sharing the gift of happiness to others… 🙂
Nina 🙂 ❤
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”- J.R.R. Tolien
HAPPINESS. It is the one thing that almost all of us strive to have.
For some of us, it is very easy to achieve, yet to some it is very difficult- like solving advance trigonometry in 30 seconds!
I want to emphasize that happiness is found in many things. It is us being with the ones we love, it is the smiles that we see from the people we care about, it is us enjoying good times around friends, it is us eating sumptuous meal with our favorite people, it is us listening to good music, it is us doing what we love the most…
I want to share with you a short video clip from one of the movies that I’ve watched which shows a very good example of happiness. The song that they sung (the lyrics are below) also reminds us to live life at present, and living it the best we could.
I hope that you will find inspiration from the video and the song. Stay happy! 🙂
Don’t look too far. Sometimes, Happiness is just around the corner. 🙂
Video courtesy of YouTube
Date Written: July 12, 2016
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”- Leo Buscaglia
Why don’t we start this week by spreading good vibes? Let’s try these simple and very easy steps on how we can share a bit of happiness to someone else’s day today.
1. Smile. 🙂
Sharing your good natured smile would tell others that you are a caring person. It can brighten up anybody’s otherwise cloudy day. Besides, smiling is one of the best beauty remedies. Anyone who wears a smile becomes more good-looking! 🙂
2.Take time to compliment.
A genuine compliment shows that you pay attention to other people’s efforts and strength. Who would not appreciate one? Just be careful that you are not giving false flattery.
It’s also nice to just listen from people. When they share great news, celebrate with them. Avoid the urge to share your own good news right away. Let them enjoy “their” moment.
If someone vents out frustrations, he or she may not necessarily be looking for advice, but just need someone to listen. So just listen. They will surely appreciate it.
4. Hug or Give a Pat on the Back.
These gestures when done appropriately is uplifting and could really boost the spirit. Sometimes, touch is even more effective than words.
5. Do a good deed.
As simple as opening a door for someone, picking up someone’s pen or book, or offering to make the coffee could already put a smile on someone else’s face.
As William Hazlitt said, “A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” So let’s go ahead and start making wonders! 🙂
Date Written: July 25, 2016
“TODAY I break free from painful past, and let go of people who hurt me.
I forgive…Now I move on.”
Special thanks to Alex Markovich for allowing us to share his beautiful photo. You my visit Alex’ blog if you want to see more amazingly inspiring pictures!
“When you say ‘Yes’ to Others, make sure you are not saying ‘No’ to Yourself.”- Paulo Coelho
Usually, we look for things that would make us happy. Sometimes, we forget that another way to be happy is to eliminate the things or reject the people who makes us unhappy.
We put up with people because we consider them friends or they are part of the family. We listen to them whine about their misfortunes, cry over heartbreaks to the nth time, or vent their anger and frustrations. We become the sponge who absorb their negativity.
There are times when we can not reject a favor requested by our boss or a work colleague simply because we are just too shy to say no, or we have this “image” that we want to maintain. There are things that we no longer like to do but keep doing them because they have been considered as traditions, or they have been part of a routine that started ever since no one can even remember!
If we do not learn how to say “No” to the things and to people who stress us out and make us uncomfortable, then we will always find ourselves in an unhappy situation.
So, the next time someone approaches you to have you do something that you don’t like to do, just take a deep breath and then say NO. Remember that you don’t have to justify your answer for the sake of maintaining a “nice image”. 🙂
Date Written: June 27, 2016