Happiness is an intentional creation. Every day things happen that work contrary to your joy and contentment. As you move forward into 2015, you must be deliberate in your pursuit of happiness. Again this year, with permission from the author, I would like to share with you the first six months of the happiness calendar written by Henry S. Miller, author of "The Serious Pursuit of Happiness."
Thursday, 08 January 2015 16:52
Happy New Year! This New Year means new goals! But before you jump head first into your new journey, take a look at all of the goals you set last year and take time to examine if you completed those goals and if you are on the right track for your next phase of goal setting.
The New Year is upon us. It is not too late to begin the necessary work to get great things done in the upcoming year. Real success in life can only be measured by the accomplishment of your personal goals. Until you truly understand why you are here, you can never put the energy needed to bring your goals to fruition. Spend some time during this month to determine what you want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Here are some steps to help guide you along the way.
ENTERTAINING: Three creative ideas for holiday party themes and décor
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:33
(StatePoint) The look of your holiday party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic holiday "tablescape."
Motivational Moments: Staying positive will make your journey full of joy
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:29
Have you ever felt like all of your dreams and goals were about to become true? Do you ever feel like everything you've worked so hard on is on its way to becoming a reality? If so, this means that you are in a positive state of mind and positive energy is all around you.
FUNdraising Good Times: Social change and nonprofits – more than fundraising
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:24
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY. Cleveland, OH. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. These cities and the deaths of these African American males – men and boys – are in the headlines. So are people's responses. These incidents are a catalyst for social change on many levels. Changes in policing, the use of the grand jury system, the role of the prosecutor. Changes in how we view and value the lives and bodies of black men and boys. Right now people can't get past the double standards, and across the country – in ways big and small – people are demanding change.
The struggle against injustice is not over. On September 2, 2013, Rep. John Lewis spoke to fast food strikers: "Sometime you have to find a way to get in the way. Sometimes you have to use your marching feet and sometimes you have to make a little noise. Sometime you have to find a way to make a way out of no way. Sometime you have to find a way to get in the way. I know some of your coworkers may be a little afraid. But you must tell them, don't be afraid. Be of good courage."