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Don’t Worry! Be Happy!

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Great Expectations…

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The Tombstone Test

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Manage Expectations

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Think …

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The Path

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Take Responsibility

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The Journey

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Choices…

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Forgiveness

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What is Love!

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June 6, 2018

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Just a Spoonful…

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The Source…

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Control

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The Wanting

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Most Importantly

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Pretty Girls

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Never Give To Get

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Dream….

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The Weather…

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Which Door…

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So What Do You Choose…

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Thinking Big

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Monkey See …

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You Decide

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2018, May 4

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Bedtime Interrupted

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The Company You Keep…

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Strong

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The Future

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Live It!

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Open the Door

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Happiness Is A Choice!

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Two Roads to Travel

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Laws of Attraction

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Let Go and Create Room

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Take Charge…

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Share Your Joy

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Life Choices

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Just Do It

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Use it Before it’s Gone

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Beauty From Within

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Show Me Your Friends

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A Million Reasons

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Pretty Girl Rock

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No Perfectionist Allowed

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Your Decision…

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Fear Not…

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Balancing Act

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Share Your Smile

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Don’t Worry…

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Beautifully Happy

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Love Yourself

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Choose to be Happy

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Your Canvas

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The Choice is Yours

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What to Wear

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Letting Go…

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Take Action …

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Karma

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The Importance of Solitude

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And Still I Rise

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Talent

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Hearing is Believing

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Hearing is Believing!

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A Matter of Thoughts

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Be Yourself

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Dress Well

Nothing says that you care about yourself like making yourself presentable when leaving your home. A happy and pleasant person will look comfortable in their attire. I don’t mean for you to break the bank … just to be presentable. I’ve pulled off presentable looks with high end, middle of the road, and even thrift store finds that I was sure to properly wash before wearing. No one has to know.

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Small Doses!

Sometimes, you don’t have a choice but to deal with negativity. If that’s the case … commit to box it in. Decide to address the negative situation for a set period of time every day until you have it resolved. Or, perhaps until you have decided not to deal with it anymore. Remember, your happiness is your fresh air – your soul needs it to thrive.

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Push!

Sometimes I have wondered why some unhappy people don’t realize how unhappy they are. I think it may be because that situation that they’re in is their own version of happiness. And so, I think if they can define their happiness then so can I. I encourage to PUSH towards the pinnacle of your own definition of happiness. Don’t wait for someone else to define it for you.

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Leaps of Faith

Sometimes we try to plan our lives out. Even down to which school, which degree, which company, salary, age of marriage, number of children, or our retirement age. However, we should also plan for those times when opportunity knocks. It could be for unforeseen career opportunities, personal growth opportunities, or a chance at … . If we recognize these positive diversions from our “life plan” true happiness may reveal itself to us.

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Do Unto Others

When you realize what a person is capable of, ignore their guilt trips. It’s only used to lull you back into feeling sorry for them so that they can gain an advantage over you. So, choose your happiness and your sanity over theirs. Allow to happen to them the things that they would do to you. It’s not your job to save them from themselves. Especially, when you realize that they would abuse you if they could. Be strong! Be encouraged! Don’t give in! Move on to something more positive.

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Choices

Every bad experience I have reminds me of the fact that my happiness is a choice that I must take action to preserve. I had someone yell at me yesterday and I told them that I was putting an end to all my interactions with them. They swiftly changed tune, apologized, and promised not to do it again. It felt good to reaffirm that in life “we teach others how to treat us!”

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Super Bowl XXII

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles football team for their first Super Bowl Championship. They played well and deserve to win. They proved that you can succeed even when most people doubt you. They chose to ignore the naysayers and play their hearts out. And …THEY WON!

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Eagles-New-England-Patriots-Super-Bowl-Win–472664693.html

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Why Question the Truth

We often deny a person’s description of themselves. The truth is that this person probably knows themselves better than you know them. Accept what they say and move on. Spending the time trying to change their description of themselves is a waste of time. Instead, you could spend that time nurturing what makes you truly happy.

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The Joy of Life

The joy of life is being true to yourself. Being authentic is a source of happiness because being yourself requires so little energy that you can focus on feeding your passions. Whether that means taking a job, a class, or surrounding yourself with likeminded people. More energy could be spent on perfecting who you are rather than changing yourself to fit into someone else’s preconceived mold.

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Study Yourself

Have you ever heard people gossip about others? Gossipers pettily notice every flaw and harp on it. I challenge each of us to study our own flaws and make the changes to our lives that will make us happier. I know that I sometimes overthink things and just have too much stuff in my home. My goal, and it’s more of a mental battle than anything else, is to live like a minimalist. Check out that Nextflix documentary…it inspired me. I’ve noticed that the barer my space is the clearer and lighter my mind feels.

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Yo Superhero!

Have you ever heard the expression “Jack of all trades, master of none.” It refers to a person who tries to do everything but is good at nothing. Why? Because s/he is just doing too many things. So much so that they cannot possibly be good at any of them. We are human beings not superheroes. Pick one thing at a time, master it, and complete the job before moving on to the next “trade.” Happiness is to respect your boundaries and limits.

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Here Comes 2018

Oh how quickly the years roll by. Here is to hoping that this coming year brings more tolerance for each others’ differences in our world. There is nothing more beautiful than a bouquet with flowers of different sizes and foliage. If the plants can peacefully coexist then so should we. I am grateful for another year and look forward to more opportunities ahead. If we expect good it will come. Prepare yourselves and be ready to accept good people, things, and opportunities.

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A Year Already!

I cannot believe that it’s been a whole year since I started HappinessTruths.com.  I am excited that my time has been spent focusing on what makes me happy, not sad.  The more I think about it the more I realize that Happiness is like a relationship.  It requires work, lots of work to keep out the negative and let in the positive.  There are other ways that I have been trying to work on my happiness.  They include working out at least 3-4 times per week.  As a result of this I have lost over 25 pounds.  I’m also now focusing on eating healthier.  It’s been the hardest part of this journey to completely change my diet and stay away from sweets and other junk. If I can get this and add a full night’s rest to the mix I will be even more on my way.

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Shutting Out the Negative – Controlling the Avenues of your Soul

Sometimes I find myself simply shutting out the negative people around me.  It’s just easier than to get enmeshed with the drama and never ending circle of nonsense.  I realize that a lot of these types of people are master manipulators and will try almost anything to rope you in.  But after standing my ground on more than a few occasions they’ve just stopped.  I make it clear what I will and will not tolerate.  I may apologize that they feel the way they feel but never do I assume responsibility for their feelings.  If I take one step forward with my right foot, there are 100 people out there who may interpret that one step in 100 different ways.  Once I comforted myself in the fact that their interpretation is no reflection on me and refused to let the interpretation, whatever it may be, influence me and my decision making, I experienced a happier self and clearer mind.  Just let them go.

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No Regrets

I realize more and more that to live with regret and a desire to rewrite the past is a form of denying how my past experiences molded me into who I am today. It is unfair to myself to second guess yesterday’s decision with today’s knowledge. If we all rewrote the past with today’s knowledge we would simply be on a slippery slope of IF THIS … THEN THAT, and that is no way to live happily in the present. So, forgive yourself for past mistakes and tell yourself that you made the best decision for you at the time with the information that you had.

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Stuck and Depressed in Neutral: Follow Your Passion

Waking up every morning with the realization that life is passing by – quickly.  The days seem to begin and end faster and faster with a career that is careening to a stand still.  Why fight to keep it going if it doesn’t make you happy?  Why fight to keep a career that brings no joy but to the people who benefit from your expertise?  It makes no sense to struggle and fight to keep a career that is causing misery and sheer dissatisfaction.  It’s not worth it and life is just too short.  Time to MAKE A CHANGE.  The more I think about it the more I realize that I have to spend time engaging in my passion.  I did just that the other day.  It was unpaid and I had to spend time and money to get there but it was the best two hours that I’ve had working in a very long time.  Since then I’ve lost sleep thinking about wanting to do this full-time.  That’s when you know that you’ve found your calling.  Choose your calling and to be around people who follow their true calling or at least encourage you to follow yours.

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The Choice is Ours

Happiness and joy must be shared with the one(s) you love.  They should want and love to see you happy and you should want them to be happy too.  Never stand in the way of another person’s happiness or allow another to prevent you from being happy. It’s all about choices because the everyday choices that we make contributes to our overall well being.

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Planning Downfall

So, I booked a flight about 6 weeks ago to depart this evening. My plan was to fly into another city and finalize some business which includes an arbitration hearing (not fun).  After reading the news headlines regarding the impending blizzard I realize that my wonderful plans may not materialize. “And Snow it Goes” said the caption in the news bulletin. Indeed! It’s funny that years ago this would have completely stressed me out. However, now I feel so much happier just rolling with the punches. Everything happens for a reason.

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Choices Choices

We all have to decide sooner or later what we want to accomplish in life. Others may opine about which direction we should take or that their brand of advice is wisest. However, in the end only you know what makes you happy. Life has always and will always be the result of a series of choices. Choose joy and happiness and you will live without regrets.

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The Pursuit of a Passion

So I started another class yesterday in my ongoing pursuit towards fulfilling my passion. The one thing that I must acknowledge is that few things come easy in life – even if you love what you do. It really takes dedication and training. However, I  also realize that because I am immersed in my passion I enjoy the training, I  enjoy listening to the teacher, and look forward to learning even more.

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Stop the Madness

Have you ever had someone in your life whose daily behavior was so over the top that even they call themselves crazy? Yet, you still associate with them by hanging out, talking on the telephone, emailing them etc.

Have you ever wondered why this person sticks around you when everyone else simply stays away from them? It’s because you’ve allowed them to encroach on your inner peace and tranquility. Even the crazy person knows this and because they’re crazy and can’t help themselves they will continue to trouble the waters more and more until you decide to cut them out or join them in crazy land.

So, now they’ve done something so egregious – so beyond the pale that even they know that they’re wrong. They’re trying their hardest to apologize and to patch things up with you. STOP! THINK!

Patching things up will only bring you back to the circus. Do you really want to continue to live like that? If the answer is no then don’t patch things up. Don’t call them or take their calls. Don’t answer their emails. Don’t make yourself available to spend time with them.

By the same token don’t waste time and energy “unfriending” them from every social network known to humankind, or blocking their email, or changing your telephone number. Just let it go – let it deflate on its own. And please, don’t entertain someone like that ever again. Now that we know the signs we have to keep walking by when we see them coming. Just smile and pick up the pace.

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Perseverance Amidst the Naysayers

Sharing your dreams with everyone may just open you up to a host of unsolicited and dear I say well-meaning but misguided advice. Your friends may mean well when they try to steer you towards the safe route. However, you know this route quite well. You’ve been on it for several years and you are not happy.  I’ve been on my route for 6 years now and I just got off at the last exit.  It feels so good to choose to follow my dreams and not the dreams that other people have for me.  This experience has brought me sheer joy and I crave more of it. Happiness is a choice.

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New Year! New Me!

Now that the new year is upon us I have decided to take this time to reflect on my life and think about my wishes for the future. I say wishes and not plans because we can always try to plan our lives but as we all know things happen.  In order to move forward in happiness and peace we cannot dwell on the past.  Remember the past only to the extent where if it rears its head you can easily recognize it and probably know how to respond.  Follow your dreams and shed the dead weight.  Not the weight on your physical body but the “frenemies” who do not mean you well.  Shake them off and keep it moving without apology.  Happy New Year!

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Holiday Craze

In all the madness and the fuss do not forget to care for yourself. The children will understand if they don’t get everything on their Christmas wish list. Credit debt to impress will just create unnecessary stress. Do the best you can with what you have and you’ll not only find joy and happiness but peace as well.  Happy Holidays.

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It’s Not Easy

So, I got an unsolicited job offer this week. It came from out of nowhere. The trouble is it was a request for me to continue doing what I’m desperately trying to get out of. I have one foot in my old profession just to pay the bills until my passion can do the same. So, at this crossroad I decided to inform this employer of my happiness truth and hinted that it may be something they may have to think about. I didn’t share my passion just my time constraints and my desire to reinvent myself. To my surprise they requested a meeting anyway when I’m available. So, the motto if my story is to stick to your happiness truth and everything else may fall in place.

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