How to Find Real Happiness

What is real happiness? In my article “The Journey of Loving Yourself“, I realized that I wasn’t happy with the route that I was on, and I needed a change. When I first sat down with my consultant, she asked what I wanted in life. I answered just like many people do—I wanted a business that would allow me to go on vacations, spend time with my kids, etc. First, I became aware that I wanted change in my life and that I wasn’t happy. I mentioned in my previous article that I prayed and prayed. I believe that allowed God to start putting people in my life that could help me. Secondly, I needed to love myself. In order for me to love myself, I had to realize that I am responsible for my actions and stop blaming people. In order to find real...

The Journey to Loving Yourself

Cardshopblog.com started when my second son was born and I wanted to work from home. I did not realize that it would turn into a tool to share my love with my friends and family. Seven years later, I work from home part-time and part-time with a small company, and I’m enjoying my life.  This did not happen overnight—it took some trials and tribulations to get to where I’m at today, but I’m here. The trials began when I opened up a business that was unsuccessful. I was at my wit’s end and thought I had no place to go. I prayed and prayed to God that he would show me another path. He did. He showed me that I had options, and none of them was about hurting myself but instead loving myself. God put on my heart to find someone to help restructure my business. This was...

New Years Event Guide

If you are in the process of planning a New Years Eve party, you likely want to make the event as stress free as possible. While there is always some stress involved in planning any event, there are a number of steps you can take in reducing the amount of stress involved while you are planning your New Years Eve party. This article will focus on providing tips for keeping the stress level to a minimum when planning a New Years Eve party. There may still be a few areas, which cause concern or stress, but if you follow these tips, the event will likely be more enjoyable for you and the guests. Consider making the dress for the event casual instead of formal to create a more stress-free environment. This simple stress can be very effective for reducing the stress...

This Life is Yours

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy. ~ Susan Polis...

Plant Your Garden Today

Plant four rows of peas. Prayer Penitence Patience Preparation Plant four rows of squash. Squash gossip Squash indifference Squash criticism Squash negative thinking Plant four rows of turnips. Turn up for Church Turn up whenever needed Turn up with a friendly smile Turn up with determination to be a better person Plant four rows of lettuce. Let us soar to new heights Let us come together in harmony Let us share God’s love, and Let us practice forgiveness Enjoy the harvest! The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast 31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree,...

HAPPINESS RADIATES FROM GIVING

One day, I felt the world was just beating me down and I needed to find something to help me get out of my rut and then I found this wonderful story in one of my favorite eBooks 360 Days of Inspiration: a Motivational Guidebook for Creating the Best Year Ever One Day At a Time (Enjoy Life). It really made my day and I hope it makes your day too. HAPPINESS RADIATES FROM GIVING   Be inspired by this story to show some kindness.   A young university student was one day walking with his Professor. They saw a pair of old shoes, which belonged to a poor man who was working in a nearby field.   The student said to the professor: “Let us play the man a trick: we will hide his shoes, conceal ourselves behind those bushes, and wait to see his...

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. ~Storm Jameson

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. ~Storm...