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Happiness Makes the World go Round!


  • Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
This is a great, great reason to live. Right here. Just being able to wake up each day knowing that you may have an opportunity to smile. I don’t know about you, but when I get the feeling of happiness nothing could be better! I hope that this weekend, each and every one of you felt that smiley strike I did.
It could have been anything really. Maybe you woke up and just felt really rejuvenated, or else maybe you met someone this weekend who seems sweet and you would like to get to know them more! The possibilities are endless.
The reason why I chose to say a little bit about happiness today was because I am in a very happy state of mind right now! Sometimes, it just takes one little thing to make everything you know appear a bit brighter. Never underestimate the power of a few words, or a kind gesture that makes you smile. Never underestimate the power of a smile itself…..It is true what they say about smiling being contagious. Have you ever caught yourself in a down mood, but suddenly someone nearby shares a laugh with a friend or maybe smiles at the waitress walking by? All of sudden, you feel enlightened and like a bit of weight has been lifted off your shoulders. You might not realize it at the time, but that is the power of people together. Think of a placebo effect as well, mind over matter. If you think you are going to have a good day when you wake up, you probably will. There could be some bumps along the way, but overall you will feel content at the end before bed.
My weekend turned out to be very good. There were smiles, laughs, fun times, memories, friends, and music that made it all worth while. What is the point of this particular post? I am simply just hoping that by reading this and feeling the happiness radiate from these words that you will get a grin or a chuckle out of it. If not, you could always resort to the newspaper for the funnies! I want you to go to bed tonight though with a smile on your face. You will sleep better, feel better, wake up happier, and will live longer. Don’t let the little things in life get to you. Remember to look for a light, and no matter how bad something appears to be, one smile could change the situation right around.
Take care,

MOVIE MONDAY : Jai Wetford – X Factor Australia Audition


Hey guys,


So. For this week’s movie Monday I am offering to you all…a look at this kid named Jai Wetford! He is from Australia and was featured on the Australian X Factor. A talent show that originated from American Idol’s Simon Cowell and a few other judges. It was originally for British talent, but clearly it has moved on in the world to other places!

Anyways, what is there to say but wow, this kid is good. Even though a lot of you can probably agree that he looks and sounds a bit like our good friend Justin Bieber did when he first started…Let’s not be so quick to judge him though! He obviously will pick up record deals or something after this little performance even if he does not make it far into the show. That is probably going to happen too though…

I am thinking of trying his slower version of this song as a cover myself. The original song is “Different World” by Jes Hudak and George Krikes. The way Jai performs it though is just so soft and amazing. There is so much talent in our world today that just does not get picked up on; however, some people do get that opportunity presented to them once an event like X Factor rolls into town. This is a very good thing because now we get to watch and listen as these new and coming talented people evolve and deliver to us more exciting and entertaining performances!

I just really liked this performance which is why I chose it as this week’s Movie Monday, but on a note that you can take to sleep with you, just remember that you must be good at something in your life too that can baffle and amaze others. This kid looks like Justin Bieber a bit, but he might not turn out like him at all. You may think you look plain and ordinary and have zero talent, but I would bet money you can do something I can not and that instantly makes you talented and extraordinary in my eyes!


Take care,

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