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All I Really Want is To Be Happy!

In my approach to obtaining a happier lifestyle I found this very interesting list of things that the writer seems to thing will help us to be happy. So take a look.

14 Timeless Ways to Live a Happy Life

The following 14 ways to live a happy life can be adapted and even customized to fit your needs. Over time, these strategies will become positive and life-changing habits that will begin to bring more happiness, joy and peace into your life.

1. Notice What’s Right

 Some of us see the glass as being half-full, while others see the glass as half-empty. The next time you are caught in traffic, begin thinking how nice it is to have a few moments to reflect on the day, focus on a problem you have been trying to solve, or brainstorm on your next big idea. The next time you get in the slow line at the grocery store, take the opportunity to pick up a tabloid magazine and do some “guilty pleasure” reading. Take all that life throws out 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.

 2. 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.

 3. Remember the Kid You Were

 Do you remember how to play? I’m not referring to playing a round of golf or a set of tennis. I’m talking about playing like you did when you were a child – a game of tag; leap frog, or street baseball when the bat is a broken broom handle and the bases are the parked cars. One way to find or maintain your happiness is to remember the kid you were and play!

 4. Be Kind

 There is no question that by merely watching acts of kindness creates a significant elevation in our moods and increases the desire for us to perform good deeds as well. Kindness is indeed contagious and when we make a commitment to be kind to ourselves and to others we can experience new heights of joy, happiness and enthusiasm for our lives.

 5. Spend Time with Your Friends


Although an abundant social and romantic life does not itself guarantee joy, it does have a huge impact on our happiness. Learn to spend time with your friends and make the friendships a priority in your life.

 6. Savor Every Moment

 To be in the moment is to live in the moment. Too often we are thinking ahead or looking ahead to the next event or circumstance in our lives, not appreciating the “here and now.” When we savor every moment, we are savoring the happiness in our lives.

 7. Rest

There are times when we need the time to unwind, decompress, or to put it simply, just “to chill.” Life comes at all of us hard and fast. Time, as do the days on the calendar, keeps going forward at its own natural pace, which is not always the pace we would choose. Fatigue, stress and exhaustion may begin to settle in on us faster than we may think, or notice. The best remedy for this is indeed rest.

 8. Move!

 The expression a “runner’s high” does not infer an addiction, but a feeling or a state of mind – a state of euphoria. There is no question exercise, or any physical exertion, elevates your mood and enhances a more positive attitude as well as fosters better personal self-esteem and confidence. Indeed, one way to increase your happiness is to move!

 9. Put on a Happy Face

 Sometimes we have to fake it until we make it. I’m not suggesting that we not be honest, real or authentic, but I’m suggesting, sometimes, we just need to put on a happy face and keep moving forward. Researchers claim that smiling and looking like we are happy will indeed make us happier. Studies further show that if we act like we are happy then we can experience greater joy and happiness in our lives.

 10. Pursue Your Goals

 The absence of goals in our lives, or more specifically avoiding to pursue our goals, makes us feel like we are stuck and ineffective. The pursuit of goals in our personal lives, in our relationships, or with our careers, is the difference between having a mediocre life or a life full of passion and enthusiasm. pursue your goals and watch your happiness soar.

11. Finding Your Calling

 Some find meaning in religion or spirituality while others find purpose in their work or relationships. Finding your calling may be much more than accomplishing one simple strategy for increasing your happiness, but having a sense of purpose – of feeling like you are here for a reason – can perhaps bring the greatest joy of all

12. Get into the Flow


Flow is the form of joy, excitement and happiness that occurs when we are so absorbed in an activity we love that we can loose ourselves and time seems to stand still. What creates flow is unique to each one of us. To find and sustain true happiness in our lives, we must get off the sidelines and get into the flow.

 13. Play to Your Strengths

 One way to achieve flow is by understanding and identifying our strengths and core values, and then begin to use these every day. Once we aware of our strengths and we begin to play to your strengths we can better incorporate them in all aspects of our lives.

 14. Don’t Overdo It


Know when to say when. What gives you joy and happiness the first time may not work the second time. Too much of a good thing may begin not to feel as good if the “thing” becomes more of a routine, or an expectation. Set healthy and reasonable boundaries for yourself and don’t overdo it.

I know this is a journey and everyday is a struggle but as for me everyday I’m choosing HAPPY! I hope you can to and I hope this blog can help get you there. Make sure to leave your comments to give me your feed back!

 Be Blessed!

D Queen

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Mom Snaps After Teacher Teacher Tells Her Child Not To Use God As An Idol

Smh…once again, a teacher doesn’t know her place OR the law of the land…


Erica Shead (pictured above) is reportedly furious at a Lucy Elementary teacherbecause she reportedly informed Shead’s 10-year-old that she could not name God as an idol for an assignment, according to WREG-TV.

After Shead’s daughter, Erin, who attends Lucy Elementary in Memphis, Tenn., reportedly selected God as her idol for her classroom assignment, an unnamed teacher reportedly told her to select another more appropriate idol.

The child ended up choosing the King of Pop Michael Jackson as a runner-up to God. Umph.


The miffed Mom, who is Christian, took the matter in question up with the school’s principal and demanded answers for the way her daughter was treated by the teacher.  Shead told WREG-TV, “How can you tell this baby, that’s a Christian, what she can say and what she can’t say,” the Mom said.

Afterward, a school spokesperson met with Shead and versed her on what their district policy is with regards to bringinggodproject religion in to school curriculum: According to the school official, while teachers are not allowed to proselytize within the confines of an educational institution within the district, there are currently no policies that forbade students from introducing God in class assignments that they are given.

A statement was generated by the district, regarding the incident:

Shelby County Schools respects the moral and religious beliefs of all students and families. While teachers and staff are not permitted to promote religion in the classroom, no laws or district policies allow teachers to limit students’ expression of religious beliefs in their personal classwork. This was a regrettable misunderstanding, and we as educators must learn from it. The principal and teacher have had a positive and productive conversation with the family, and we are pleased this matter is being addressed at the school level. The district will not be discussing this matter further in the media.

Yeah, I bet they won’t…

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An Inspiration Hello

Good Day Urban Image Fans! My name is Danielle T. Richardson. I will be giving you some inspiration to keep your week going great! Meet me here on Tuesdays and Thursdays for powerful but fun loving topics of the week!

This Week’s Topic will be : Fall into ACTION!
” Tips on changing the season with a purpose!”

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Tyler Perry Donates 1Mill to T.D. Jakes’ Church; Lays Hands on Him


In a move that has left plenty of tongues wagging in positive and negative fashion alike, on Sunday, during the Bishop T.D. Jakes annual Megafest event in Dallas, TX, Tyler Perry caught the Holy Ghost on stage after announcing that he would be donating $1 million dollars to The Potter’s House church to go towards their new youth center.  After he was called up to the altar to tell the story of how he had been touched by God to donate the million bucks, Tyler began speaking in tongues before turning around and laying hands on Pastor T.D. Jakes until he buckled at the knees.

He said:

I love to give. I’ve been a giver all of my life and when people have given to you, and sewn into you, and God has touched them and given you favor… They don’t understand it where I come from. They don’t understand it in Hollywood but let me tell you about the blood of Jesus. All of my life, my mother, she didn’t have much to give me. She didn’t have millions of dollars, she didn’t have some legacy, but she had Jesus.

He continued:

 I didn’t know that [Bishop Jakes] was trying to build this youth center, but I know how important the youth are. So we were sitting in service, and I leaned up towards him and I said, ‘I’ve just been touched to give a million dollars,’ so when you got up here and said, ‘I need a million dollars,’ I said ‘God, I don’t know what you are doing but I heard your voice.’ (starts speaking in tongues.)

I’m gonna tell you right now, when you hear the voice of God you move.  Don’t worry about your enemy. Don’t worry about your hater. He will bless you. He will lift you. Sometimes you spend too much time worrying about your haters, you spend so much time worrying about people talking about you, but what you need to understand is that the bible says, ‘In order for you to be blessed, your haters have to be present.’ How do I know that? The book of Psalms said ‘He prepareth a table before me in the presence of my enemy.’ So in order for me to eat, they have to be present. So God bless you Bishop.


The response from the public have been mixed:

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WATCH THE VIDEO HERE~~~>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM_mrDZyCug



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