By Jennifer Urezzio, Contributor – Spiritual Affairs
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures ~
Added by The Succulent Wife on September 1, 2011 at 6:00pm —
This past year or two I've been thinking a lot about religion and spirituality. Matter of fact, lately I've been dreaming of listening in on a theoretic "end of the world" forum-of-world-thought. Well, I kind of just made that name up. But you get the idea. I want to sit down and listen to everyone who has a vision of all this massive change taking place worldwide and simply hear dialogue. It's the English major in me. I want all the colorful characters, the momentous stories. I want to line… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on April 14, 2011 at 9:23pm —
It happened again today: I caught myself feeling really happy while folding laundry.
It’s such an odd thing because I don’t particularly like folding laundry. Well, it’s not folding the laundry that makes me happy — somehow, looking at our clothes always makes me feel really grateful for all the things I have in my life.
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 7, 2011 at 7:25am —
Divorcing and single parents that are dealing with trials during this holiday season, ponder this...
Wake up every morning and know for a fact that it was going to be a beautiful day. Happiness is a choice and when it is chosen, it is infectious to all of those around you. It is helpful to write yourself a few affirmations and sit it next to the bed so that it is the first thing you see when you wake up. Below, I have listed a few of my personal affirmations:
Added by Kristy Canton on November 23, 2010 at 4:16am —
Everyone wants a little happiness in their lives, right? If you have not read Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project, I highly recommend you do. Woman's Day is running a series of articles from Gretchen on how to be happier. She offers practical tips that we
all can do to boost our happiness.
November’s Challenge: Reframe Your Attitude
Get happy by approaching undesirable situations with a positive… Continue
Added by Kendra Cameron Jarvis on November 16, 2010 at 5:00pm —
I have been slowly working through my 100 ways to be happy list. The original list that I found is HERE
and I carry it around with me all the time. I take it with me so I can
ponder over what I want to focus on and then work out how I can plan
activities and adventures into our family life.
Recently, as I have been pouring over this list I have learnt that to be
happy I need to… Continue
Added by Naomi Ellis on September 22, 2010 at 7:13am —
I should be miserable.…
Added by Jean Carroll on September 20, 2010 at 11:41am —
"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you,
but on what happens inside of…
Added by Naomi Ellis on August 13, 2010 at 7:07pm —
Added by Marsha Maung on August 9, 2010 at 4:52am —
One of my pre-recession pleasures in life used to be curling up on the sofa with a glossy magazine and a small vat of tea.…
Added by Jean Carroll on July 31, 2010 at 6:05am —
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Added by Marina DelVecchio on July 3, 2010 at 11:51am —
Lately I have been thinking about happiness, probably because I am happy. Finally. For a long time I haven’t been happy. There was little joy in my life, I rarely laughed, and I saw the negative more than I saw the positive.… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on June 9, 2010 at 6:30am —
A year ago, we lived in an upper, upper middle class neighborhood that required dodging golf carts as you drove home from the grocery store. Houses were really Continue
big and really poorly built, but it just wasn’t a small, well built kind of
neighborhood. This was the type of
neighborhood that gave out large candy bars for Halloween, not the little
bite-size bars the rest of the world gives out.yes""> And most of the kids in the neighborhood…
Added by Lanita Moss on April 20, 2010 at 10:43am —
Everyday the friendly security guard in my building greets me with a
huge smile and asks me how I'm doing that day. Today, I considered
saying (with an equally huge smile) "Barely holding back the tears! And
how are you?!" Somehow I found a way to resist the urge. I just smiled.
I wonder if he noticed that the smile didn't reach my eyes. I just get
really sad and overwhelmed sometimes. Then I feel guilty for feeling
that way because I am so blessed. When I feel… Continue
Added by GG on February 17, 2010 at 2:46pm —
When was the last time you took a day off with your child or children? I took mine today.
I don’t have classes on Thursdays, but Clever Preschooler does.
Although I still am a Stay at Home Mom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I’ve
been feeling like we never spend the day (just the two of us) together
So, I kept him home from Preschool. (I know it sets a bad precedence,
but at 3 and a half does he honestly need to be going to… Continue
Added by Erin Lee on February 11, 2010 at 4:00pm —
The word "friend" has been so tainted by frenemies, rotating BFF's and being able to defriend with a click of a mouse that we now need a new term for our closest friends and allies: wives. A Band of Wives is a website for women who are interested in women's issues, proactive, supportive and generally down with making their friendships a priority. www.abandofwives.ning.com
5 reasons for being a good wife:
1 Studies show… Continue
Added by christine bronstein on December 22, 2009 at 1:22pm —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com
Today we celebrated our three year anniversary. It really feels like it's been much longer than that, in a good way. I think that's when you really know you've found the right person. When all of your memories before them start to feel like they were right there with you.
Since we have a baby on the way we are being conservative with our money. I've looked at… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 20, 2009 at 6:00am —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com
I just read a study that says having children makes for a happy marriage. The study, from the Journal of Happiness Studies (hard to take you seriously with a name like that) found that married couples find greater happiness by having a child. In fact, the more children you have the happier you become (… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 18, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com
In a random stroll through the Internet today I came across this article at yourtango.com entitled, "15 Signs You're Meant To Be". After glancing through it I thought I would apply it to my husband and I to see if the results match what I think.
1.) You tell him things you don't tell anyone else.
Very true. My husband is my vault… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 10, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Do you even know what it’s like to let everything go, not care and worry about responsibilities anymore? Sometimes, when you take a good look at your life, do you sit there and wonder how amazing it would be if you could be a kid all over again? Kids have the best lives ever! They need to know that and I tell my kids all the time - that they need to be carefree and not stress out about minor things.
One of my kids refused to go barefoot and sit down on the grass while licking his… Continue
Added by Marsha Maung on August 12, 2009 at 12:27am —