Choosing Happiness

Life isn’t always about action, its about reaction. Often things are out of our control and the only thing we can do is respond appropriately to each and every situation. That’s what differentiates a happy person from a miserable one. Not everything in life will be beautiful and perfect, but you can make it that way if you choose to see the best in every situation.

I know a young woman, (lets call her Jane) who acts like the world is ending almost every minute of every day. Jane is constantly arguing with people when things don’t go her way and she is a strong believer in the fact that the world is against her. She’s a nightmare to be around and she wonders why she doesn’t have many friends or family that want to spend time with her.

On the other hand I know another girl, (We’ll call her Jenny) who is the most vibrant of all people that I know. She’s had hard times and she isn’t afraid to admit that but she is radiant through it all. Jenny chooses to be happy no matter the situation at hand. She reminds herself that she can get through anything and she looks to her friends and family for guidance and advice instead of pushing them away when she’s down. I can honestly say that Jenny brings the best out of everyone. She makes people around her feel at ease and everyone leaves her feeling happier than they were before.

We can all be a Jenny. We can all choose to be happy and free of stress. Remember that life is all about reaction. You can have a beautiful life. Just make the decision to be positive and stick to it.

21 Cheap Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Netflix

Let’s be real – times can get tough and we don’t always have the funds to take our significant others to fancy restaurants and luxurious date spots, but that’s okay! Below is a list of awesome and fun date ideas that won’t break the bank.

  1. Picnic at the park
  2. Walk by the lake and feed the ducks
  3. Rent a pair of bikes and bike through the city.
  4. Make a homemade dinner and eat it by candlelight
  5. Go for FroYo
  6. Explore the museums in your city
  7. Go to your local art gallery!
  8. Try the bean boozled challenge with your loved one
  9. Learn something new together
  10. Go Bowling
  11. Volunteer at the humane society
  12. Play tourist for the day and go for a walk downtown
  13. Sing your heart out at a karaoke bar
  14. Buy a bottle of wine and watch the sunset together
  15.  Go for a brunch date. Restaurants usually have cheaper options during the early mornings and afternoons
  16. Have a movie marathon and prepare a bunch of snacks for the day
  17. Roller skating!
  18. Go to a flea market. No need to buy anything looking around can be just as fun
  19. Build a fire and roast marshmallows
  20. Have a cooking competition and have your family and friends judge the results
  21. Game Night!