The art of smiling…

In my journey to find happiness, the best decision I made was to practice smiling. I had been in a very dark place in my life. I lost myself and I forgot who I was. I woke up and went to brush my teeth and realized that I didn’t smile anymore. I looked at my…

Feeling Optimistic

Have you ever woken up in a good mood? Like I mean in a really good mood, for no apparent reason. Well that’s just how I am feeling at this moment. I feel like I’m headed where I want to go. With optimism at the war front, facing any obstacle on the path may be…

A letter to my husband…

Dear husband, I want to thank you for those dirty footprints from the door to the bedroom and the stained clothes left next to the bed. They are the evidence left behind of the exhaustingly hard day of work you had. A hard working young man like you is hard to come by. You enjoy…

The week of the wedding

The wedding is approaching quickly. We are so excited. I am happy and nervous. All vendors have been paid and all the finishing touches for the decorations are coming together. I just want everything to run smoothly but regardless of all my prior planning I know that things will not go as planned. The first…

Learning To Give & Receive Love

For so long you put up a barrier. You didn’t want to be messed with and you didn’t want to mess with anyone, but now… You find yourself lonely. You were so good at keeping others out and putting up that barrier that you taught yourself to keep all that love to yourself. Excuses when putting…

The Happy Giver!

Regardless of who you are, we can all agree that we have felt joy when giving wholeheartedly. In fact, when a person gives signals go off in the brain. Giving activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust. Those feelings of compassion and kindness reduce negative emotions, lower stress and blood…