Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

Finding Joy in the Simple Things

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“The most simple things can bring the most happiness.” – Izabella Scorupco

If you tune in to television, magazines, movies, billboard ads – you will hear messages and see images that tell you what you need to have, or be, to enjoy life. Things like:
– New luxury automobiles
– Big, new house
– Vacation on some expensive, exotic island
– Drinking $1000/bottle champagne
– Designer shoes and bags
– Signature perfumes
– Top of the line gadgets
…the list goes on and on and on.

So you set your life in pursuit of these material possessions. You spend days and nights on how to have more money so you can buy more things. Finally, after many stressful months (or even years) you have saved enough to buy what you have convinced yourself you need. Continue Reading This Post »

Sunday Inspiration #53

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Allowing worry to seep into your heart keeps you from enjoying the gifts of today. Let go of the things you can’t control. And when you do, worry will be replaced with more peace, joy and happiness.


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Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

10 Things Happy People do Everyday

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“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu

You see them at the workplace, your community, at a subway — they all have that upbeat, eager faces. And it feels like they are genuinely excited over the smallest opportunities and sometimes even when unexpected challenges come their way.

“They” are the happy people.

And most of the time, happy people are the ones who can endure the tough times still with a smile on their faces. They are more resilient and perhaps hard-wired to look on the positive side of things.
It simply says happiness IS a choice.

And you can uplift and multiply your happiness by what you decide to choose to do every day.

1. Gratitude. Focus on what you have rather than constantly checking what’s missing on your plate. Like they say, the grass is greener where you water it.

2. Optimism. Celebrate the good news, not just yours but that of others too. Being optimistic lowers your chances of depression and other heart diseases.

3. Devoting time for relationships. Focus on your family, spend quality time with them. Improve the quality of relationship you have with your loved ones. If there had been misgivings in the past, make the move to bury the hatchet.

4. Making things happen. Take control instead of waiting for random events to happen. Be proactive with your life.

5. Anticipation. Start looking forward to something. If you don’t have anything at the moment, make one! You can go on a fishing trip or visiting a nearby museum or a newly opened bakery.

6. Savor everything… whether it’s freshly made coffee, tea, the air that you breathe, sound of the rain falling on your roof…

7. Sweating your way to joyfulness. Studies have shown that exercise increases the production of your happy hormones. Go for that walk around the block.

8. Do something selfless. Do unto others. It’s good karma.

9. Learn from adversity. Nietzsche said it best – ‘what does not kill us can make us stronger.’

10. Get enough rest. Lack of sleep can make you prone to irritability. It can also make you sluggish both physically and mentally.

So is happiness on your calendar today? Go ahead, subscribe to a happiness regimen every day!

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

Sunday Inspiration #52

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Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Allow Sunday’s peaceful pace and easy feeling into your heart, soul and body as a reminder to slow down and enjoy the simple moments every day because these are the moments of your life.

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Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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