Happiness is a choice. A hard choice at times. But a choice nonetheless. I used to believe that happiness was something that would be given to me. I believed that it would be a magical gift that would make me radiate endlessly, making me beam from ear to ear. However, I quickly found out that my assumptions were wrong.
When we look for happiness in things or people and they disappoint us, our worlds crumple and we begin to lose hope. We begin an unrealistic search for the
When we first fall in love, we are blissfully carefree. Floating on cloud 9. Every trial in our life seems like a distant memory. We feel butterflies when they come into a room. Our hearts skip when you speak to them. But what happens when those feelings fade? When we begin to have problems in our relationships or notice things about our partners that we wish we could change, it's easy to question if we made the right decision. Here are some ways to put those doubts to bed: 1
Wishing each and every person who grew up with an inspiring and kind father, a Happy Father's Day. Days like today are always reflective for us because we know that there are many mourning the loss of their own father. Today is a day that reminds us of all the things our parents have done and how minuscule the amount of gratitude is when compared to the reality of their sacrifice. Today, I thank God for our father, both our heavenly father and earthly one. My dad is alive an
One of the reasons I became an Early Childhood Educator was to make sure self-pride got a daily endorsement. I wanted my children to know and believe they are respected, treasured and loved, regardless of their background, color or religion, and to help them enforce that same love upon their peers. However, sometimes when I think about the state that our world is in, I fear it won't do any good. In many ways, celebrating our cultures aids in a positive self image. But the pro
One of my favorite websites is www.pktfuel.com. The kindness that KAE was founded on is the kindness found in the Bible, taught by God, shown by Jesus, for our own examples. With that said, I love finding great devotionals that speak about everyday life, problems, issues, accomplishments, etc., within the context of God. I came across this devotional written by Lizzy Milani that I had to share. I don't know whose heart it will touch but I know it will touch someone. Enjoy! --
On Friday, I got an unexpected call. One of my supervisors announced that I would be teaching at a new location and working year-round instead of having my summer off as scheduled. I became angry thinking of all the new preparations I would have to make. To make matters worse, an internship I wanted fell through soon after. Disappointed and discouraged, I started to question if all of the work I'd put in for this new career path was even worth it. Balancing work and long hour