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Essentials to Happiness

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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~ Joseph Addison (English writer late 1672 – 1719)

I feel these three grand essentials define one’s purpose in life; and, when one has defined his or her purpose in this world, then the outward result will be joy and serenity. I believe many of us go through our days seeking our destiny, our purpose, our own personal meaning of life. Seeking something to do, love and to hope for is not a bad place, as it paves a path for action (and in itself it is something to do), but, there is that nagging inside where one is not completely fulfilled.

Once, you discover that something to love, to hope for and to do; you come alive with energy and it fuels you. If you are in a place of uncertainty, then you may be in a frame of mind to explore. Exploring the endless possibilities can be a very positive experience when you have a support system in place.

When you are ready to take the next step on this journey to your happiness, I would be honored to be a part of it. You can find me at Hearts That Care. Let me be your creative life coach and facilitator of happiness. It will be the best investment you have ever made.

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Sunshine and Smiles

Today was an amazing day. I had a great interview with Wendy Fedan of Create-A-Way on the topic of bullying. If you would like to catch the replay click here on this link: Create-A-Way Today BlogTalkRadio Wendy is a phenomenal ARTbundance Coach who utilizes her gifts in helping people create a way for their goals and dreams. I am also an ARTbundance coach with close to 20 years of experience in gifted and science education. I have inspired students to tap into their creativity to achieve their academic goals in science. I have also mentored freshman teachers. at-risk students and started anti-bullying/kindness promoting programs in which I worked.

One of my best assets has been my sincere smile. No matter how rough things could get at times, I managed to smile through it. My colleagues and students have let me know that my genuine kindness and smile inspired them; and, it often got them through the harder moments of their days. I was a ray of sunshine and hope. Actually, I believe I am still a light in people’s lives (or I certainly hope I am).

It is amazing how a simple, genuine smile can get someone through a low moment, even if it is a smile for yourself. It nurtures the heart and the soul. When you are in a low moment in your day, close your eyes and recall a memory that brought you joy. Give yourself permission to smile or even laugh if it was a memory filled with light moments and humor. Joseph Addison (a statesman, essayist and poet of the late 1600s to early 1700s) stated, “What sunshine is to flowers; smiles are to humanity.” I find this to be true.

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