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Counting your good things

Happy Friday! Time to count our good things…. Good thing from this month:ย My little bro got married and family got bigger! ๐Ÿฅณ Goodย thing from this week:ย I got a pretty large mention at work this week that boosted my confidence ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Good thing happening today:ย Going surfing this morning! ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ Good thing this weekend:ย Catching up with some Read more about Counting your good things[…]

Sunday Family Time

Happy Sunday, y’all! My parents arrived from Australia yesterday! From left to right, this is my wife, my brother, Mum, Dad and me ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‘‡ I’m gonna shut the laptop now and give them my full attention. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you all a lovely Sunday filled with sunshine and laughter. Life is good! Love, Joel

A great way to start Monday

What are 3 awesome things that happened this past weekend? 1. ___________ 2. ___________ 3. ___________ And what are 3 awesome things that are happening this week? 1. ___________ 2. ___________ 3. ___________ Lastly, what are 3 reasons WHY these awesome things are happening in your life? 1. ___________ 2. ___________ 3. ___________ Counting your Read more about A great way to start Monday[…]

Your focus ๐Ÿ” determines your reality

The secret to being happy?โ€ฆ โ€”-> Focus on what you love about your life. The secret to being miserable?โ€ฆ โ€”-> Focus on what you hate about your life. Today: Focus on the good stuff! (Then, go and create more of it ๐Ÿ˜‰) Make it a good one, Love, Joel Sent from Reykjavik, Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ. Thanks Read more about Your focus ๐Ÿ” determines your reality[…]

How do you cheer yourself up?

A few weeks back I asked you guys “How do you cheer yourself up, snap out of a bad mood, and switch from negative to positive thinking?”… 7 brave soles responded, and here are the replies below! (and right at the very bottom, I’m adding a link to my personal massive list I’ve been building Read more about How do you cheer yourself up?[…]

Ways to cheer yourself up

101 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up and Be Happy!

Hereโ€™s a list of 101 ways to cheer yourself up! Some of them are a little weird, but bear with me — there are some really fun ones in hereโ€ฆ Try them out and let me know what you think! And remember, we all have tough days and go through weird moods. Itโ€™s natural. But Read more about 101 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up and Be Happy![…]

There are always bright sides…

Yesterday, our hot water heater broke. It sucks because we only got it last year and they’re charging us to come out and fix it, even though it’s under warranty. In the meantime, we have cold showers… ๐Ÿฅถ BUT, here is why I’m in a good mood and feeling extremely lucky: Anytime something breaks in Read more about There are always bright sides…[…]

Cheers to living in satisfaction ๐Ÿป

Common sense suggests that if you have more stuff, you’ll be more satisfied… Owning 5 cars is better than owning 1 car, right? —> Nope! ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ The truth is satisfaction and happiness is not about the quantity of stuff you have, it’s about making memories and having appreciation for every little thing in your life. Read more about Cheers to living in satisfaction ๐Ÿป[…]

Steve’s CREDO – Be a hero, not an asshole.

Last week I shared a story from my outrageously generous friend, Steve. Steve has developed a “credo” — a list of statements and beliefs that guides his actions in life — and with his permission I’m sharing it with you all today… **Note: Steve’s credo is personal and specific to him. He took a 90 Read more about Steve’s CREDO – Be a hero, not an asshole.[…]

Why gratitude?

Happy weekend! Woohoo! Gratitude is easy, fun, and FREE. People should practice it more often. Here are 7 other “scientifically proven” facts and benefits of gratitude… Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. (Thanking strangers, smiling, kind gestures – people want to be around you more!) Gratitude improves physical health. (Work out, stretch, get outside… Read more about Why gratitude?[…]

100 x Days Until Valentines Day! ๐Ÿ˜ – Gift idea

Starting this Friday (Nov 6th), it will be exactly 100 x days until Valentine’s Day 2021. Woohoo! Now, if you are hopeless romantic like me, you’re probably trying to think up new ways to impress you’re partner, lover, crush, baby boo or main squeeze… So here’s an idea that I used last Valentine’s Day that Read more about 100 x Days Until Valentines Day! ๐Ÿ˜ – Gift idea[…]

Gratitude improves all your experiences

Gratitude. Gratitude unlocks the fulness of life. – It turns what we have into enough (and more) – It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. – It turns regular meals into feasts, houses into homes, strangers into friends. – Gratitude brings you peace. It makes sense of your past, and gives Read more about Gratitude improves all your experiences[…]

Shedding your old skin…

  Happy Friday, y’all! Today I want to share a pretty cool story from my friend, Terri. I’ve known Terri for ~7 years, and she’s one of the most authentic and bubbly people I’ve ever met. Her story is about the sacrifices she made when starting her gratitude journey. It’s an awesome message. Enjoy! ********* Read more about Shedding your old skin…[…]

My Gratitude Journey

My Gratitude Journey – Guest post by Grateful Kae!

My buddy Grateful Kae has a crazy busy life! But she still finds time every day to write down the things she’s grateful for! Here’s her backstory… My Gratitude Journey It was a regular weekday evening, sometime in early winter several years ago. Letโ€™s say mid-December. I was muddling through the usual after-school chaos with Read more about My Gratitude Journey – Guest post by Grateful Kae![…]

My pile of good things…

โ€œSo, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.โ€ – Rainbow Rowell   I stumbled across this quote about 6 months ago and loved it immediately. That day I created a gmail folder Read more about My pile of good things…[…]

Your blessed life…

  YOU are extremely fortunate. Youโ€™ve been blessed with an awesome life so far. If you think back and try to count all the blessings you have – you canโ€™t count them all… Blessings are infinite! And today, even more blessings and opportunities await you. Good fortunes are just hanging around out there ready for Read more about Your blessed life…[…]

Don’t complain… because…

โ€œYou are living someone elseโ€™s dream lifeโ€   Letโ€™s think about this for a second… There is someone out there in the world right now that is less fortunate. When they close their eyes and dream of the perfect life, they picture your current situation. What you have, what you do, your freedom, etc… Given Read more about Don’t complain… because…[…]