Today is #InternationalDayofHappiness and #Happiness is Within Your Grasp #MondayBlogs


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Happy International Day of Happiness! Today, we’re talking about one of my favorite topics: happiness.

Are you happy? Do you spread happiness and joy wherever you go?

I know, I know, most of us are tired of the whole “Pollyanna Syndrome”, especially when we’re going through a hard time. Trust me, I understand. What I’m talking about is true happiness, not fake happiness. Let me give you an example:

Back in February, I went from being happy to anxious in a matter of moments. Suddenly, my peace went out the window and I was spiraling downwards. I started having anxiety attacks and worrying about “stuff”. What were we going to do? How are we going to make it through?

MR N, meanwhile, had no worries and continued to be happy. He knew in his heart that everything was going to turn out better than we could imagine. “Have faith, my love,” he said. “Be happy and trust in the Lord.”

BOOM! I was in the midst of a spiritual crossroads. Did I have faith? Did I trust in God to provide for us and if so, then why wasn’t I happy?

True happiness, is a journey, not a destination.

Last week, our prayers were answered and everything is taken care of. I got on my knees and thanked God. I felt shame for not having faith and while I was wallowing in my pity, a realization hit: I chose not to stay on the path of happiness but to veer off-course to a thorny trail of misery and despair.

So, on this day and every day, embrace your path of happiness and have faith. Learn from my mistakes and be the embodiment of true happiness. Be grateful for what you have and who you are. Don’t be fake; be happy.

MRS N

There’s One Way to Happiness and It’s Easier Than You Think #ThursdayThoughts


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Did you know that worrying suffocates happiness from your life?

I’m worried about something and like usual, it’s keeping me from enjoying life. I try not to worry about it and for the most part, it doesn’t bother me. But last night, worry took over. MR N asked me what was going on and I made a joke of it. This was his response:

“It’s already taken care of. Done. Finito. Stop worrying and be happy, my love.”

I finally had to give myself a shake. If MR N wasn’t worried then I won’t be either. I woke up this morning happier and feeling almost 100%.

Life throws us curve balls and in order to be happy, we have to stop worrying!

Do like MR N says and realize it’s already taken care of. It’s out of our hands so we might as well let happiness reign.

MRS N

Worry is a Waste of Time and Doesn’t Change Anything! #inspiration #WednesdayWisdom


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Is your stomach tied in knots and you’re not sleeping?

Worrying about something or someone is a total waste of time.

WAIT! Before you shut off this message, hear me out.

I’m a worrier and my first instinct is to worry when something happens. I worry about a lot of things and I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Worrying about something/someone hasn’t helped me one bit. In fact, most of the time, all it does is make me feel miserable and makes it worse.

  1. Instead of worrying, meditate about the situation. Release your death grip on it and let the Universe take over.
  2. Breathe… yes, breathing is important too. Take several deep breaths and mentally tell yourself it’s going to be okay.
  3. Smile, you’re living your life and have many blessings. Take out a piece of paper of write down all you’re grateful for. Don’t hold back.

Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.

What do you do to combat worry? Share in the comments below. 

MRS N

Stop Letting This Steal Your Joy! #inspiration #motivation #worry


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Are you filled with worry?

I have to admit, many times throughout my week, worried thoughts fill my brain. It’s a weakness of mine and I have to mentally stop myself from worrying myself to death.

MR N doesn’t worry about anything. His faith is strong and he constantly reminds me to just let go and everything will work out fine.

I saw this graphic this morning and it resonated with me.

Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing.

Don’t let worry steal your joy!

MRS N

Stop Worrying About the Potholes… #inspiration #worry #affirmations


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I’m a worrier.  It’s been a part of me ever since I was a little girl.  What if the restaurant doesn’t have cheeseburgers?  What if the kids in school don’t like me?  What if I don’t get this job or ace this test?  What if that guy I like doesn’t feel the same way about me?  What if the dentist/doctor causes me pain? What if I don’t sell another book?

Life is filled with ifs and I believe the key to living a great life is not worrying about what might happen.

It’s a daily struggle for me to push down the worry and enjoy life. Whenever a worry pops into my head, I combat it with five positive thoughts and/or gratitude statements. They include:

I’m living my dream life.

I have all my basic needs taken care of and am truly blessed.

If they don’t have cheeseburgers, maybe I’ll get a chicken sandwich.

Pain is my friend and luckily, it’s only temporary.

There’s no need to worry so let’s quit worrying and just enjoy what happens! I’m going to embody the quote above and celebrate the journey!

Who’s with me??

MRS N