The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness




A group of my friends got together to celebrate our friend’s birthday, for a fun dinner and then to see Motown the Musical.  Fabulous night.  What was even better, was our birthday gal, let’s call her “Robin”, sent a note to all of us indicating what we all “bring to the table”… To me:  “Always brings a positive presence, and a few jokes to the table”.  Truly made me happy.  And, that basically sums me up… I do try to always be positive.  I believe in the power of positive thinking, and I am for the most part, always happy.  It’s who I am, and I couldn’t change if I wanted to.   And I don’t want to, especially since a friend said to me, “you realize you are irritatingly happy?”.  Ha, loved That so much, I made it part of my Twitter profile.  🙂

Oh yes, and I always bring a few jokes to the table.


Disclaimer…one of my favorite jokes, but I prefer the duck asking for Grapes… “Do you have any grapes”.  Best. Joke. Ever!


So…I do think I am genuinely a happy person, but I also think Happiness is/can be a choice.  This has been born and bred into me, and my siblings, forever, from my Mom.  “If you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right”.  I believe she stole that from Henry Ford, btw.  She is the one who always instilled in us the power of positive thinking, and it’s something that resonates with me, every day, and I hope I have passed this on to my children as well.    I wake up grateful and happy for what I’ve been blessed with.  And no, everything is Not perfect, but I do believe it’s important to try and look on the positive side of things.  What helps is to think of everything you are grateful for, every morning, before you even climb out of bed, and to be thankful for those blessings.  And, we all need a little reminder to be thankful for what we have, from time to time.

I saw this, liked it, and wanted to share.

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 The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness

Accept your reality

Be present. Be Bold.
Create something exciting.
Drink plenty of water. Dance
Exercise daily. Eat fresh foods
Feed your emotions. Face fear.
Go outside and observe nature. Give.
Hug often. Help others.
Ignite your passions.
Jump through your comfort zone.
Kiss passionately. Keep looking forward.
Laugh. Love. Learn to let go.
Meditate daily. Make goals
Never give up on what you want.
Own a pet. Observe beauty.
Pray, paint, play an instrument.
Quit a bad habit. Quite your mind.
Read. Relax. Reinvent yourself.
Smile. Sleep.
Take power naps. Talk Wisely
Unleash your strengths.
Vent. Visualize your dreams.
Walk. Write. Watch the sun set.
Xerox your smiling face.
Yell less. Yield to your thoughts.
Zap negativity

Life is short…Don’t put off your happy life!



I am working on my 5th edition of My Favorite Things…hope to have it done by Friday!



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