Be Happy

The world is not always a happy place. With the tragedies that take place, like the one at the Boston Marathon yesterday, it can be hard to be happy and look on the bright side of things.

Trying to be happy and stay positive not only benefits you but also your family as well. I love this post from Alphamom on “17 Ways to be a Happier Parent”.  Below are a few of my favorites:

  • Be Kind: Be kind to everyone, and kinder still to those who least deserve it. And most of all be kind to yourself.  It sounds cliche, but the more kindness you put out into the world, the more kindness that comes back to you.  Karma isn’t just about negative things or as I heard someone say recently, karma is only a bitch if you are.
  • Compliment Your Children: Find something every day to praise them about.
  • Be Spontaneous: Roast marshmallows. Eat breakfast cereal for dinner.  Play flashlight tag. The best memories that I have of my childhood are those where we did something on the spur of the moment.  That is probably because there were no expectations in advance.  It simply was the moment that it was.
  • Don’t compare your inside to everyone else’s outside: None of us have it all together. It’s just an illusion.

To read the full article click Here.

Have a blessed week and try to look on the bright side!




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