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There’s Only one You

Every generation has a movie (or movies) that help to define them. People from that generation not only find great joy watching it, but they also identify with it on some fundamental level. For my generation, one of those movies happens to be called Mean Girls. In this movie a girl named Cady Haron moves from Africa to America and …

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Happiness for a Year

One day while I was searching the web as usual, I stumbled upon a rather clever idea, and I have decided to share it with you wonderful people. This very simple project that anyone can do is called a “happiness jar.” The first thing you’re going to need is a jar or some kind of container with a lid. You …

It’s the Power of Optimism

I want you to really try hard to remember a difficult situation that you’ve been in recently. But I don’t want you to pick just any difficult situation; I want you to pick a situation that didn’t produce any good for you. You see, sometimes bad situations end up bringing us some sliver of positivity, but some do not. Pick …

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Everything Counts

It’s hard for many of us to be grateful. Every time we turn on the TV, open up a magazine, or even walk outside of our door, we see something that we want. We see that commercial for the new Iphone, and we want it. We see the ad in a magazine for an indoor Jacuzzi with high-powered massaging jets, …

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The new Normal

Picture this… You’re back in elementary school again, and it’s a day just like any other… Your mom opens up the door of your room at 6:00 in the morning and gently shakes you awake. “Ugh,” you groan, still half asleep. “C’mon sweetheart you have to get up for school,” she says in a soothing voice. Drowsily, you yawn, sit …

Gifting

  When you buy a gift you don’t keep it for yourself. The purpose of purchasing a gift is to give it away to someone who will like it and appreciate it. So, when a loved one has a birthday or when Christmas or some other gift-giving holiday comes around we know exactly what to do. We go into store …

“But why not smile anyway?”

Need a little pick me up? Dunn dunh dunh dunnn…Wally has arrived to save the day! Back from his adventures in You Tube land, he has found a wonderful jewel of a video made by a young lady full of inspirational thoughts and a great message. The star of our chosen Video Pick for Good Vibes writes simple but powerful words of understanding. The message…Sure, life has its ups and downs and twists and turns and sometimes back-handed face slaps, but everybody hurts, you are not alone, and why not smile anyway? You’ve got nothing to lose. And if you’re feeling up to it, spread the love too!

Happiness Marketing: Our Favorite Kind

A while back I was noticing this great trend of advertising that promoted positive lifestyle choices or keeping a positive outlook. Most of that trend began when the world started to recognize economic strife and needed a little encouragement to get out and stimulate the sickly economy (i.e. convince consumers, with a big smile and a hug, to spend their hard-earned money on their products).

So, since I find the idea of what I call “happiness marketing” to be such a grand thing, I always notice it and think to share with all of you, positive thinkers. I mean, what if you missed it? 😉

When life gives you lemons…

Isn’t it strange how when one thing goes wrong, it feels like ten others follow? You get a flat tire, which causes you to be late for work, then you forget an appointment you had, then… Well, you get my point. I could go on forever because that’s how these things work. They go on forever if you let them. I think these things, let’s call them disappointments, sneak up on you like a bad cold and they are always a shock and very unwelcome. When they happen, you think, as a responsible person, that you should be prepared and then you reprimand yourself for not being psychic and preventing the problem in the first place. Because, of course, you should have known. Right?