Happiness is within your reach....

Happy Monday dolls!! I hope your weekend was magic!! I had a wonderful weekend, Saturday started with some rain showers, but then turned into a magical day of pastel colours in the sky with sunlight streaming through, the rain left a rainbow and I spent some time walking along the water taking in the brisk & energetic cool air. I'm keeping those winter blues away with sweet colours & positive thoughts. I hope your new year has started off greatly & if not, there is no time like now to turn it around & continue on the way you wish too!! Maybe the tips below can help you!?! Have a wonderful Monday dolls, let no one steal the sunshine in your heart!! 

Loves & loves

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Happy Things for a happy life

Show appreciation - be thankful for what you have already more than what you wish to have. Chances are, you'll discover you really do have a lot to be grateful for. Sometimes we realize we have more than we thought, when we stop to think on it, instead of wishing for others have. Look outside yourself, there are millions of people who have next to nothing, but find happiness in the simple things that come their way. 

Express positivity -  Even when things are going in the wrong direction, try and find that silver lining that can bring out something positive from the situation, a lesson learned, a strength gained, a positive attitude can keep a clear mind to help you solve the problem in a better, more fruitful way.

Avoid over thinking & comparing yourself to others - I can drive myself crazy over thinking & more times than others, my first thought, was the right one all along. Just go with the flow & if it doesn't work, try another idea. But, don't get so worked up, it will only cloud your mind & make it more difficult. And never compare yourself to someone else, things in their life might look better than yours from the outside, but you don't know what they've gone through to get to this point. We all have talents & it's a waste not to use them trying to compare to someone else's...we're the giant puzzle of life & every piece is needed to complete it. Comparison is the thief of joy, work to improve, do better, expand & reach. This is your time, not someone else's. You are unique, embrace & cherish that!

Acts of Kindness - Sometimes giving out kindness, gets you kindness in return. When you fill yourself with kindness, you leave no room to worry about things. It creates an on going chain of positivity. And I'm talking about real kindness, where you do something with no thought of receiving something in return, selfless kindness. We live in a world where it's becoming rare for anyone to do anything without expectation. The difference is astounding when you reach out and do something without wanting something back. Help a family member, a neighbour or even someone when your out and about. It'll not only make others feel good, but you'll feel good too. 

Nurture relationships - Spend quality time with family & friends, ask how they are & talk about things going on in your life. And listen as much as you speak. Sometimes we only send a short email or text here & there and then wonder why relationships flutter away. Go out with your loved ones & do something fun together. Time is how relationships flourish and grow.

Let the Negative Go - Whether it be thoughts, actions or people. Negative things have a way of creeping in and bringing us down. What we think, eventually becomes what we believe ourselves to be. It creates a negative cycle that spills out into everything we do. We need to retrain ourselves to think better, positive thoughts turn into positive habits & outlooks. Start each day with a positive thought for the day, repeat it like a mantra to put good vibes into your mind. Even if things don't go right in the day, react positively, don't make it worse through negative thoughts, do your best & be proud of that. Life isn't always flowers & sunshine, but it can have more of those moments when you let the negatives be what they are, learn from them and move on!

Savour the little joys in life - Good books, favourite foods, flowers, a note from a loved one, great movies, trees, rainbows after rain, the list could go on and on, when you start noticing the little things around, you start realizing there is so much more in this life that brings happiness. Dwell on the good things, let the bad go.

Set goals & commit to them - This is why resolutions sometimes never work, we set goals and then we give up on them, either we get lazy or we find them too hard & back down. Be realistic in your goal setting, don't go crazy & put down something that needs years to do. Sometimes starting off with small goals, lead to the bigger ones you want to reach for. And don't be hard on yourself if things work out differently than you planned, opportunity is everywhere. It isn't how many times you get knocked over, it's the getting back up & carrying on that determines how far you'll go!


Recognize things bigger than yourself - this can be through beliefs, getting in touch with nature, space, the stars. Some people live in a self-centered world, but there is so much more to this life than our backyards. Different cultures, people, history all over the world waiting to be discovered. Our lives are so fragile, they can come & go in a blink of an eye...live it in a way that's worth being remembered for!


Take care of your body - eat healthy, get enough rest, take a break from the electronics and venture outside for fresh air when you can. Exercise & remember size means nothing, being healthy for your specific age & height is what matters. Bodies are like machines and need nourishment and love to function at their best inside & out! And remember to speak kindly of yourself as well - everyone of us is deserving of love & care! If you can't accept yourself as you are, you'll never be happy with anything you do or size you are. Having a healthy & positive acceptance of yourself is what matters most. Forget what the world says - you are the captain of your ship..so to speak. The world is the stage & this is your time to shine!


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{Images found via pinterest, except 12 & 14, made by me}

117 comments

  1. Morning lovely Kizzy, you're so absolutely right in what you said -very true indeed. And I do love your little quotes. Happy Monday doll, may this week be sunny and fresh xx

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    1. Morning my sweet :) Happy Monday to you too, I hope you have a gorgeous one xx

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  2. What a great post! Love the quotes and pictures! Thank you for the tips, it will definitely help me :)

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    1. Thank you...am glad. Have a great week doll :) x

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  3. I agree with you. Staying positive and keeping up the bright colors. Definitely a great way to start the year. Very sweet post. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You're so a positive person! Love this pics!

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  5. This is such a good article. So true !
    Love the comparaison point, you speak so well of these points, letting the negative go and everything.... Such a good way to start this year! Thank you Doll :)

    Xoxo,
    Lorna

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    1. Thank you. Am glad you liked it doll. You're welcome. Have a gorgeous week beauty!! Xoxox

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  6. Excellent tips, and lovely pictures as well! :) I wish you all the best, my friend!
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  7. thx for this post, such a good motivation to start the week!
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    1. you're welcome. Am glad :) Have a lovely week doll xx

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  8. Oh Kizzy, this is just the jolt of inspiration I needed this morning--thanks so much!

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  9. Great post!!!

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  10. Thanks fot these tips, I will follow them!!! Have a great Monday!

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    1. You're welcome doll. You have a great Monday too :) xx

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  11. You said it all, we all need to stay positive because all great things will happen in our life.

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  12. Ohhh Kizzy,I totally agree with you. Staying positive and keeping up the bright colors. Definitely an excellent way to start the year. You lovely posts always give me a great strength my friend! Thank you so much! Have a great Monday my sweets, kisses and hugs <3

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    1. You're welcome doll, am happy they do. I hope you have a gorgeous week ahead doll! kisses and hugs to you too <3

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  13. great photos espacially the girls with pink hair I'm crazy about pink hair lately. I' d like to try this pastel pink for myself but my boyfriend won't let me! A real dad!

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    1. Thank you. You should make your hair pink, it's your hair!! :)

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  14. Hi Kizzy! Seriously, this is what I needed to read this morning, thanks for the greatest reminder. I agree with your tips, though sometimes is harder to always follow them..you need to always remember them to not fall down and give up. Happy Monday my dear, hope your week is going to be as much positive and bright as you. Kisses! xo

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    1. Hello my dear!! You're welcome. It can be hard doll, but when we make these things more of a routine and part of our life, they become easier to do, like second nature. Takes a lot of dedication and patience!! Everyone has hard times, but it's the getting back up to go on that determines what kind of person you are :) Happy Monday, I hope you have a blissful week :) Kisses xo

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  15. So positive way of life, you found your way Doll More love M-C

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  16. O, this is brilliant, and really timely -- thank you my friend!

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  17. You're always spot on about living a good, fulfilling life. I'm very guilty of over thinking. This year, I got an early start on the spring cleaning - in both my closets and my mind. :)

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    1. Thanks doll. I can be a huge over-thinker. Am still working on it at times :) Am glad the cleaning out is going well, good to get a head-start!! I've been doing the same xx

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  18. You are one of the people that inspire me to everyday ith your post:)
    Shana-Style

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    1. Ah..so kind, that is very sweet. Thanks so much :) <3

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  19. I wish I could follow those tips every time, every day of my life, but sometime it's just impossible. All of us should try to become better, though. Thank You for sharing such a nice, inspiring post!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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    1. Well, I think it very well will be impossible for anyone to do these tips, if they think in their minds already that it's impossible. You've shot yourself in the foot already, stopped before you've begun. And I believe anyone can do these things, I do them. It wasn't easy at first, but when you practice, you can do all things. But, if you think you can't, well you can't! I hope you have a blessed week ahead xx

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  20. Lovely tips, Positivity is the way to go. Hope you have a great week ahead.
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  21. I agree with you, dear doll. We are a reflection of what we have inside of us. If we let go love ... receive love. I wish you a wonderful week, sweet Lady.

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  22. I really needed this tonight. Love your words and the pictures too! Thank you for being such a positive light. :)

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  23. I'm glad your weekend turned out well Kizzy.
    Thank you for the inspiration and reminders today! We should really appreciate everything we have and stop comparing it to other people around us. We can never be the best, the richest - there will always be someone else with that title. But we should be happy with what we have and the people around us.When we take care of ourselves and those we love, then we really make the most out of life!

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  24. I wanna follow this tip: set goals and work for those! I'm sure I can do them! :)

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  25. So much great inspiration! Hope you have a fabulous week darling!

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  26. I love your tips:) I think anyone could benefit from reading them. Your Monday's inspiration posts always brighten my day a little! Have a great start of the week yourself:)

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  27. Such a great post and I love the quote about doubt killing more dreams than…

    Also - the lipstick heart pic is adorable.

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  28. Tks for the kind quotes - I love them especially - Let go of the negative !
    Have a great Monday

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  29. Very good rules to live by! Everyone should print this post out and put it on their refrigerators, so it's the first thing they see before breakfast! :) It's been a beautiful day in Sweden! We have quite a lot of snow now, and today is really cod but sunny, so all the snow sparkle like diamonds. Love that! :) <3 <3 <3

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  30. Thanks for the great post. I love the illustration that went along with it. Have a wonderful day.

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  31. There are so many incredible and positive reminders in here! Unfortunately, I think it's easier to dwell on the negative - things you're not good at, areas you need to work on, etc. versus just being present and happy within a moment or within yourself. I'm another over-thinker and it is seriously my downfall once that anxiety turns me into the absolute worst version of myself. I'm definitely going to work on being kind to myself, and treating myself well - I also struggle with body image, so I've got to stop beating myself up! :)
    You are beautiful and these reminders are absolutely what I need!

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    1. I responded on your page, but I just wanted to send you some more love <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 You deserve love doll, repeat it to yourself until you believe it!! I have been at the bottom of the floor ready for my end because life was hitting me left and right, I've been through the highs and lows, dragged through the dirt. Negative all around, eating disorders, abuse - physical, sexual and mental. And no moment is more important than the one you take when you decide to say No!! You decide to tell the negative things that you're not going to take any more and you fight back. It may take every day, every moment to get there, but you will. There is so much ahead than what we leave behind. I promise. Take the dark days as lessons. Learn to love yourself, because it is your greatest weapon against the world. Love is more powerful than all things & it has taken being on the floor unable to stand up to learn this lesson. You are loved, now it's time to show that love to yourself!! You are beautiful doll!! <33 All love & hugs to you <333

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  32. great post doll.

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  33. great post;)
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  34. super cute makeup and hair do >.<

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  35. hey sweetie
    just found your blog and it is so lovely!
    love your style and clothes!
    wanna follow each other?
    love
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  36. I agree to all the tips here :) Love the photos btw <3

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  37. Lovely photos! Have a nice and productive week sweetie!

    ~Anna
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  38. I'm with you with these tips Doll :) Actually people often forget many of these too often. Just that I tend to fail with the last one and I eat unhealthy stuff :P! Have a lovely week :) xxx

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  39. Beautiful post!!!
    Have a good week, dear Kizzy!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  40. Wise words!!

    x
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  41. Lovely post my dear, I sent you a huge heart!!!
    xx

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  42. I love the theme of these images. My favorite thing you included was recognizing the things bigger than yourself. Will have to be sure to do that more this year.

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  43. Beautiful post my dear! Wish you a pleasant week!

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  44. I love the images, the selection awesome!

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  45. amazing post!!!

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  46. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! You should sell postcards of your "happy things for a happy life"!
    -Kait

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  47. Love love love this! You should make inspirational post cards of the "happy things for a happy life"!
    -Kait

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  48. So much fun here today! Yep;) happiness IS within our reach! I'm loving all the hearts today! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

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  49. Hello beautiful Kizzy!!!!!
    Your posts are always so uplifting!!!!
    It was a much better weekend here than last with that crazy snowstorm!!!!!
    My dad is having surgery this Friday so I'm nervous but praying all will go great!!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!!
    Hugs,
    Shannon

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  50. absolutely true! good photos
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  51. This post really brightened up my day. Where did you find all these inspiration pictures? They are beautiful!

    Brittney

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  52. YES! to everything especially letting the negative go! That drawing with the gal with the bunnies made me chuckle!

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  53. Nice pictures! Heart, heart , heart! I love heart!

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  54. That's so pretty! I love the candy inspired lingerie in the second picture! It's like cupcakes.

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  55. Wow Kizzy! Powerful post dear doll. So many points spoke to me. I may have my hubby print this one out for me so I can hang it up to always remind me. You're a treasure Kizzy. Stay as beautiful tomorrow as you are today. I feel blessed to call you my friend. Xoxo

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  56. Hey Dainty...I loveee the post! Super cool!

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  57. these are excellent points kizzy! i really enjoyed reading your thoughts on each and every one of them. if more people in the world would do these, we would have a much better place to live in. it would definitely be a better world. they're like commandments for a better and more fulfilling life.
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  58. Yes, setting goals is always the way to go, I prefer them rather than resolutions for the New Year, etc. I think more people should also show more acts of kindness. I cannot stand when people don't even say, "thank you." If you're living, there's always a reason to have joy, even in the worst day. My favourite is the Emerson quote! Enjoy your week.
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  59. Such an amazing post! The tips for a happier life is something that we can all need in our day to day life. The biggest problem we have, I think, is that we look to negatively on things. We always put ourselves down and think that everybody else is much better, prettier, thinner, smarter... the list can go on and on. On a day when I didn't feel so happy with myself, J, my boyfriend, gave me a real wake-up call. He said "You are so beautiful, lovely and sexy, and you know why? Because you are yourself." It was the most lovely thing anyone has ever said to me. That's what we should focus on, being ourselves and not like everyone else. That's what makes us happy! I wish you a lovely day, my dear!

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  60. Amazing Post!
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  61. WONDEEFUL post, my dearest Kizzy
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  62. Lovely tips and beautiful inspiration photos! The little whale one is so cute! :D

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

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  63. As usual phenomenal post! You are a champion!
    I can see that you love what you are doing!
    Thanks for posting! Love you :-*

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  64. great post dear ! i love your positive and inspiring post :) Have a great week doll ! xx
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  65. this is a wonderful post! definitely what i needed! :D

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  66. I belive in pink in this 2014!!! I begin the new year with my new pink hair, so i love all these pictures!
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  67. Love the Quotes ,wonderful Post :)

    big Hugs

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  68. Beautiful post. So creative and inspiring, thanks for sharing, dear. :)

    Keep in touch,
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  69. I love all the pictures as usually, but the illustration of the pink haired girl with the bunnies in her hair is stuck in my head since I visited this post first yesterday. I would love so much to have that one hanging on my wall. It would really help against getting moody, because just like you I believe that sweet pastels are a great antidote. Your advice for a happy life couldn't be more accurate, maybe I should hang it next to the bunny girl to the wall, in a pink frame ;-) During stressful times it's so easy to forget those things, so it's necessary to be reminded. Have a lovely week my darling girl <3<3<3<3

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  70. Love it this selection!

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  71. Smart tips.Another great post!! Kisses

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  72. Another truly inspiring post. I think the thing that sticks with me most here is 'the silver lining concept'.when things aren't going so rosey.

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  73. Beautiful post! Gorgeous pictures as always!!
    I totally agree that giving out kindness gets you kindness in return xx

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  74. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring post.
    I love every quote and every pic.

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  75. Amazing inspiration! Love your happiness-steps, they are so spot-on. :) Thanks for sharing this! Muah

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  76. this list is perfect as some are much needed reminders! hope your week is off to a happy start and only gets better! x

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  77. Yes to so much of this but particularly JARED LETO!

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  78. This post reminds me of Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games! So fun!

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  79. wow, amazing... these are exactly the morals we should all try & incorperate into our everyday lives. I definately notice the difference in the way people respond to me based on the attitude I approach them with.... even when Im in a bad mood I try & present myself as more postive to people & their friendlier approach actually lifts my mood... win win. Great post, thanks for sharing (and I LOVE the pic of the models with the pink dreads... amazing) <3

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  80. These are great pieces of advice to follow. At first, I thought they were your goals, as I suppose they could be. They really express things I believe I myself should focus on, particularly, "show appreciation" and "nurture relationships". Those are two things I can and should do better with this year and forward. -Jess L

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  81. Positive vibes and thoughts bring positive things, like good health, happiness and love and cheer! Fear is the thief of our dreams! This is such a beautiful and inspiring post!!! Thanks for sharing<3

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