Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
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I like to find something good in everyone. What I like best about people is that everyone has good qualities and finding out about the good things about people increases my faith in humanity and in the good things that people can do. When I sometimes feel down about the state of the world, I think of these good things that people do on a fairly regular basis (like smiling or holding doors for others or just generally being nice) and thinking of all that gives me hope for the future. As long as people can (and do) keep on doing good things for themselves and other people, the future looks better to me. In that sense, I think we have a lot to be hopeful for.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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Monday, December 26, 2016
"Home is the nicest word there is."- Laura Ingalls Wilder
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I very much enjoy being home and with my family, especially during the holidays! It really is the nicest place to be for me. No matter what happens, I know I can always find my way home, to a place where I belong and that is always a comforting thought for me. That idea makes me hope that wherever people are, that they can always find a way back home, too. It's one of the best places to be!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
- Christmas crackers! (Christmas crackers are small tube shaped packages that when two people pull apart, out comes usually 2 paper hats, a silly joke and small toys.). My family usually uses them at Christmas dinner.
- Carols! Christmas is one of the few times when it's socially acceptable to sing in public! Plus, I've always liked carols.
- The Queen of England's speech!- Every year the Queen (of King) of England gives a speech on Christmas and because my Mum is British we always listen to it.
- Christmas cards! -They're colorful and fun and at the very least it's nice to get something in the mail that expresses love and isn't a bill!
- Christmas trees- I very much enjoy decorating them
- The fact that I get to spend more time with my family!-This is the best thing about Christmas because I love them!
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
As it's the first day of winter, it got me thinking about how the first snow of the winter season always gets me feeling good. I guess it comes from growing up in Michigan which always gets snow in winter. As much as I do get tired of cold weather rather quickly, I don't think I'd feel right living someplace where there wasn't any difference in seasons (in terms of weather). Anyway, I always like the first snow because it's so white and so clean looking and it just feels special. So, when I saw this video with little kids (and some animals) reacting to snow, it really made my heart feel good. I also thought it was kind of funny that the video was sponsored by a cruise ship company. I guess the logic is that people will want to go on a cruise after watching the video to avoid any snow. Even if I'll end up complaining about the cold and snow come mid January, I still wouldn't have winter any other way but snowy!
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Rachael Leahcar, is legally blind and one of the judges on the show said something very interesting to her. He said that she didn't really need to see, that everyone felt something from her music and that she had a huge impact on people. It got me thinking about how there's so much people can do and so much happiness they can spread regardless of the circumstances or difficulties they might face. That's the beauty of joy!
To watch the audition click here.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Education is something that should be guaranteed for everyone. Even if it was difficult at times, having a good education has made all the difference to my life. I feel like I use the education I have to do more and help more people. In that way, the good in being educated can spread a bit farther. The more educated people are the more good can be spread and that's why I love education. The things I'm proudest of learning are: reading, writing, and how to sing!
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
I heard this beautiful song called "Love is Christmas" by Sara Bareilles today and it really touched my heart. I really like the lyrics that she sings:
"I don’t care if the house is packed
Or the strings of light are broken
I don’t care if the gifts are wrapped
Or there’s nothing here to open
Love is not a toy, and no paper will conceal it
Love is simply joy that I’m home
I don’t care if the carpet's stained we've got food upon our table
I don’t care if it’s gonna rain, our little room is warm and stable
Love is who we are, and no season can contain it
Love would never fall for that
Let love lead us, love is Christmas
Why so scared that you’ll mess it up? When perfection keeps you haunted
All we need is your best my love, that’s all anyone ever wanted
Love is how we do, let no judgment overrule it
Love I look to you, and I sing"
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
I find that as long as I can think of the good things in my life each day, then each day can be a good day. Every good thing that happens to me does give me joy, whether it's that I had good food to eat today or a wore a nice outfit today or that someone held the door for me or I was able to give someone a hug. I think one of the things that gives me the most joy is giving and/or receiving a hug. I know I've written about this before but I can't express how much I feel that for the few seconds I give/receive a hug I feel like nothing bad can happen and I've never yet been proven wrong. Hugs show me how good things really are in my life because they are yet another symbol of how I can love and how I am loved and that is really a cause for joy. My hope is that everyone can find a little bit of joy in each day. In that spirit, the clip below always makes me smile and I hope it has the same effect on others.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Smiles are really wonderful things. I always feel better when I smile. I hope that wherever you are and whatever is going on in your life, that you had a reason to smile at least once today. If not, then I hope tomorrow you will look for and find reasons to smile. It makes life better!
Sunday, December 11, 2016
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It's interesting to me what people think of as inspiring. I know that I do what I can to put some love in the things that I do that I consider to be good. I hope maybe one day people will be inspired by me. I continue to work to be someone people can look up to. If I can be someone that people can see something positive in and something that they want to be like, then I know that the things I've done in life have been worth it. Love really is the ultimate inspirational thing in my life.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
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Friday, December 9, 2016
My friend Kimberley gave me this lovely box with little cards that have quotes that are happy on them. It really made me smile because although I write something happy in this blog every day, it's nice to have something small that's happy that I can carry around with me. There's something very comforting about it. I hope that wherever you go, you can carry something happy with you, whether, it's a card, a picture or an idea. Just because life should have a lot of joy in it! Happy Friday everyone!
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
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