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Life makes you stronger but we must be careful not to let it harden us.  It’s important to be soft as well.  There needs to be a balance.

What do I mean by being soft?  I mean we need to have empathy, compassion and kindness when talking and dealing with eachother and ourself.  We can not walk around giving everyone a piece of our mind.  

We were created out of love and need to pass that love on.  Remember to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.   And most importantly treat yourself right.   Keep in mind that we belong to God and our creator wants us to be happy and live a good life.  

Sometimes we wake up with anxiety, worry and stress but I guarantee you if you said thank you repeatly throughout the day you will see those negative feelings disappear.  Smile people – laugh and don’t take yourself so seriously.  Say I love you when you look in the mirror because your soul deserves to hear it.  And tell those around you how much you love them as they might need to hear it as well.

Tips to a happier life 

Do you or someone you know make life much harder than it needs to be?  Here are some tips to living a happy life.

1)  Gratitude- when you give thanks you tend to focus on what is good.  

2)  Compassion – reminds us not to judge others until we walk in the other person’s shoes.

3)  Bond – having a close bond with your family and friends makes life easier and pleasurable.

4)  Unconditional love – no strings or expectations.  Pure love through an open heart.

5)  Flexibility – when you are flexible you will be able to go with the flow.  As we all know life can be unpredictable and we need to resist the urge to stay stagnant.  Being flexible to change is key to a happy life.

Guidance 

When life is out of balance and you feel like everything is in a whirlwind.  It may be time to ask for guidance.  

So many times we think we know the answers but instead we are fustrated because things don’t get easier and no matter what we try we come back to the same frustrations and pain points.

I was at a crossroad recently where I didn’t know where to turn.  While talking to a friend she suggested to quiet the mind – open my heart and ask for guidance.  Genius!  Why haven’t I thought to ask for guidance?   I believe in manifestations and the power of prayer but I usually ask for what I want.  It never occurred to me to ask for guidance.

Many times we just need to ask for help – sit still and wait for an answer -an omen -a symbol.  You see we may not always have the answer but our soul is connected to a higher being that does.  

La vita bella 

I open my heart and arms to love. 

I seek out peace and pursue it daily.  

When I see a happy person I smile and nod to let them know I’m happy as well.

I realize that life can be tough and that is why I surround myself with happy, strong people who lift me up.  

I run from unhappy people who point fingers of blame on everyone else for their problems.

I am love – I am joy – I am peace but most of all I am a miracle because I’m alive.  

I choose to live everyday to the fullest.  

I don’t have time to see what missing in my life because I’m too busy being grateful for everything I do have.

Today as you start your day or end it -remember to give thanks for all that is good in your life.  

Find your way 

There has been a time in my life that I believed that nothing came easy and you had to struggle to reach your goals.  Then the light bulb went off and I started seeing things differently.

When I started college I choose psychology as my  major and was struggling to  keep my grades up.  I started to doubt myself and wondered if school was right for me.  Luckily I just received a “A” in my international business class and everything became clear.  I quickly changed my major and made Dean’s list.  It was that easy.

Dating was another struggle I found myself putting too much energy in the wrong men.  I recall my friend saying to me that love doesn’t hurt.   When I started to date my husband it was easy and I finally understood what my friend meant.  Love should not be a struggle and when it’s right it feels wonderful.

Be careful not to put your energy into something that doesn’t bring you happiness.  Negative emotions are good indicators that it’s time to re evaluate the situation and make a change.  Whether these emotions are towards a relationship, work or yourself pay attention to them.  But don’t over analysis your thoughts take note of what your mind is telling you, find a solution and move on.  Most importantly listen to your heart for it always holds the truth.

Life can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be.  Don’t live inside your own head of excuses.  When you find what’s right for you – you will achieve your goals effortlessly.