Chicken Soup for the Soul Roundup – Reboot your Life, The Dog Did What? and More…

Chicken Soup for the Soul Rebot Your Life

Throughout the year, for the last couple of years, I have received new Chicken Soup for the Soul books to share with you all. As a consumer who purchased Chicken Soup for the Soul before even being a blogger for them, I feel confident in sharing their books as a great addition to any home bookshelf. Read 101 Stories About finding a new path to happiness in Chicken Soup for the Soul Reboot your Life. I may be a positive person and lean towards that optimistic side of life, but I do have my down days. There are times when […]

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Living Life to the Fullest

It isn’t easy living life to the fullest, each day a new issue, challenge, thought comes about that can make you question everything you have in your life. I have been reading a lot of articles, late at night, while the kids are asleep. I have found inspiration and strength in prayer as well. I thrive to live life to the fullest, it’s my mission. To me, if I live life to the fullest and take reasonable risks, learn from mistakes and move on, my kids learn how to do this too. While I don’t like making too many drastic […]

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{Inspiration} How to Lead a Happy Life #redefininghappiness

It took me a lot of years to get to a place where I realized happiness is more about a thought process than materialistic items or what you have in life. Happiness is an emotion derived from what you have going on inside of your body, mind and soul. Happiness is something that only you can bring to your life, no one else can control your happiness. Other people may be able to affect your happiness, if you let them, but ultimately my point is that it is up to you to lead a happy life and not allow anyone […]

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There’s One Thing I Know For Sure

Whenever I am doubting various areas in my life or questioning what to do next, there is one part of me that always stays constant, a part that is vitally important to me as an individual and a mother. You see, I have this life mission within my own self, I don’t know why it is that I have a “mission statement” so to speak within my own self for it’s something I always thought would be more suiting for a business structure. I guess life can sort of be taken as a business entity, right? We are living our […]

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It’s Easy for You, YOU Are Always Happy!

Words from my nine year old daughter in response to a discussion we were having about some things going on that were concerning to her. “It’s easy for you, YOU are always happy!” my daughter said to me when I was trying to teach her how to focus on the positive, realize that some people are just not nice people and it’s difficult to let that go, but she needs to find a way to work around those mean people, even if they are people she can’t avoid. I had to let out a huge laugh when my daughter said […]

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Quotes about Happiness, It’s all About your State of Mind

I have gone through more negative than positive some days. I have broken down in tears knowing that all I could provide for my child was cheap pasta for dinner. I have been down to the lowest rock bottom level I considered for myself. Yet, with all that I have had impact my life in a negative way, still I have found happiness in myself that I make a conscious effort to focus on. It is within yourself that you can find your true happiness and I can only hope these quotes shared today will assist in helping you see […]

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What Makes You Feel Accomplished?

In order to be fully living life at your happiest you need to know what it is that makes you happy. I firmly believe that if you have all that you need to feel accomplished and an individual person that you will lead a happy life regardless of relationship or financial status! What Makes Me Feel Accomplished? Ability to write & work from 8 or 9pm until I am tired. Ability to write daily to get thoughts out of my mind. Quiet time in the evening hours. Making some form of income on my own. Financial independence from any other […]

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May Never Understand

You know since I have become a blogger and more open about most areas of my personal life it seems to some I can’t do anything right. Others seem to feel I make impulsive decisions without a thought, however, little to most people know I spend hours upon hours thinking about decisions I make and come to an end result based on three key factors: Will this affect my children in a positive away. Is this a heart felt, sane decision. Is this what I truly feel will make me happy. The end result with any decision we make in […]

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Walking on Egg Shells

I admit I walk on egg shells when it comes to some of my family members and people I shouldn’t even associate with. I have a hard time being assertive I guess the word is. It could also be that I worry about what others will think deep inside my head even though I walk around telling myself I don’t care what others think about me and my life. I am working hard at coming to terms with being a single Mom, I am working hard at knowing I am truly happy with the decisions that have been made to […]

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Positive Thoughts Create Positive Energy

As I talk to friends and hear their pain and all of the not so great things they are going through I try my hardest to get them in an upbeat mood. I have always tried to be cheerful, well not all my life, it seems like a few years back my brain transformed into this happy, optimistic brain and I can’t help but automatically start thinking positive thoughts when faced with a problem! Every person has a choice to allow the problems in their lives to create a depressed, anxious individual or to create a proactive, happy individual. It’s […]

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