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Everyday Inspiration

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The Essentials for a Happier Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

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“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

Your passions, life experiences, and even your personality all contribute to your happiness. You may find happiness in your career, or in your relationships – or both.

But no matter what makes you happy, there are certain time-proven essentials that really work. These essentials will bring more joy and peace and of course, happiness, into your life.

Notice What’s Right

Take all the problems, obstacles and disappointment life throws at you and reframe it with what’s right about the situation. At the end of the day, you will more content, at peace and happy. Take the time to begin to notice what’s right and see the world change in front of your eyes.

Be Grateful

How many times do you say the words “thank you,” in a day? How many times do you hear these same words? If you are doing the first thing, saying the “thank yous,” the latter will naturally happen. Learn to be grateful and you will be open to receive an abundance of joy and happiness.

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10 Beautiful Things to Celebrate about You

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“Lying to others is wrong, but lying to yourself is an absolute tragedy.” – Unknown

Living with purpose takes faith, but even the strongest people find themselves in doubt sometimes. Pressures come from all parts of life and it’s easy to enter into destructive self-questioning patterns that can weaken your self-confidence – and happiness.

But when you stop listening to the lies, and open your heart to your amazing truth, then you have plenty of amazing things to celebrate.

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These 10 beautiful things are intended to give you hope and the encouragement you need so you can take a deeper look at the beautiful you, and then celebrate it.

1. Celebrate your soul’s awakening the day after you felt like giving up.

2. Celebrate when you hold on to your strength, and faith, during tough times.

3. Celebrate the compassion you show.

4. Celebrate how far you have come and where you are going.

5. Celebrate the goodness of you.

6. Celebrate when you give yourself exactly what you need.

7. Celebrate the fact you don’t have to do anything else to earn a place at the table because you already belong.

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8. Celebrate the incredibly gentle power of your love.

9. Celebrate not trying to have all the answers, but just trying to get it right as you find your way.

10. Celebrate the purpose-driven life of you.

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

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Sunday Inspiration #40

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: The secret of being truly happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day. Go on, be happy!

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

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How to Write an Encouraging Text Message

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“If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.” – Joel Osteen

With smartphones grabbing people’s attention throughout the day, these devices can be a great way to connect with someone you care about.

In addition to reminding your partner to pick up some milk, your partner’s smartphone can also remind her how special she is. Similarly, sending an encouraging text message can let him know that you are thinking of him.

Here’s a simple approach to writing an encouraging text message, along with some sample text messages so you can begin encouraging someone right now.

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