A Truly Happy Person…

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1. Is able to experience a whole range of emotions. He or she is authentic and doesn’t wear a mask. They don’t always seem upbeat or are never, ever down. Also, they don’t project their moods and their feelings onto others or blame other people if they’re having a bad day.

2. Is able to appreciate the beauty of others, and is happy for them when successes come their way. They are someone who’s secure in their own identity and doesn’t need to criticize or want others to fail.

3. Can let offenses go, and doesn’t take things personally. That’s because they have a healthy and balanced self-esteem.

4. Is concerned when others suffer and will offer them support. This person’s a true friend and they truly care for you.

5. Is not in competition with others in their life. They compete against themselves, and try to raise their own bar high.

6. Doesn’t magnify the bad or distort reality. They work on their shortcomings and they recognize their strengths.

7. Appreciates the small things, and can make the most of the “now”. They’re not tripped up the past or are quick to run ahead. They know that both these matter – but what matters right now is “today”.

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Make People Feel Like They Are Enough

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The best gift you are ever going to give someone – the permission to feel safe in their own skin. To feel worthy. To feel like they are enough.
Hannah Brechner

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, to help them reveal the greatest version of himself.
Steve Maraboli

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Approve Of And Validate Yourself

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

The most important thing to realize is that we have no power over other people, events or even outcomes. But we absolutely have power over how we treat and talk to ourselves – which includes what we allow into our space.
Megyn Blanchard

When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.
Mandy Hale

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Jump When It Feels Scary

You may not know exactly where you’re headed in life, but where ever that may be, keep going. Allow your heart to guide you in the right direction.
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When it feels scary to jump, that’s exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying the same place your whole life. And that I can’t do.
A Most Violent Year, J.C. Chandor

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Small Ways To Improve Your Life

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  • Make your bed to immediately make your room look more put together
  • Water first, then coffee or tea
  • Pray or meditate, even just for ten minutes, to set the tone for your day
  • Browse the news headlines (and read the articles that interest you when you’ve got time)
  • Wear something you feel b o m b in
  • Listen to music while doing your daily activities – commuting, cleaning, cooking, exercising
  • Smile at at least two people
  • Smile at YOURSELF
  • Call or message someone you love
  • Eat food that makes you feel radiant
  • Make lists of things you need to accomplish for the day
  • Stretch for 10 minutes
  • Record in your phone the positive thoughts you have so you can remember them
  • Carry water with you (always always always)
  • Shut off your phone for an hour and have some ME time
  • Take a hot shower or bath at the end of a stressful day
  • Try to make plans to spend time with someone at least once a week
  • Think about three things you are grateful for at the end of each day
  • Do something calming, relaxing and non-electronic 30 minutes before you sleep
  • Sleep pants-less

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Don’t Take It Personally

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I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings – even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away.
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A huge amount of freedom comes when you take nothing personally.
Don Miguel Ruiz

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