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How I enjoy life and always have fun

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by Jonathan Barefoot (guess author)

Life is to be enjoyed, and there are many different ways to do it. Here is how I do it.

I try to always remember the following:

I know that everything in life, be it pleasant or otherwise, happens for a purpose, and it serves me. If I cannot change the unpleasant, I surrender, see it as the way it is supposed to be, and try to deal with it joyfully.

I also believe those around me are trying to do the best they can, with what they have; therefore, I try to be kind, tolerant, and forgive others easily.

I am aware that at any given moment there are good/exciting things going on around me, and I can find them by being more perceptive. Life is filled with fun; I just have to look for and experience it.

When things are not going so well, I have all the more reason to cheer up and have fun so I will gain the energy to deal with the problem. Being mad or sad for a prolonged time will only make it worse.

I am always thankful for what I have, for I know there…

Go barefoot, live healthier and happier

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by Lynn WL

Going barefoot is a magical experience. Is it any wonder that most kids don't like wearing anything on their feet? They will try to take off whatever footwear they have on at every chance they've got.

Being barefoot is just so natural and liberating. Unfortunately, while its sometimes necessary to wear shoes (like in extreme temperatures or when there is hazardous stuff on the ground), most adults have to conform to societal rules and wear shoes most of the time.

But even many adults don't like the feeling of having their feet enclosed in shoes all day. They usually take off their shoes when they come home from work and go barefoot or at least wear slippers which are somewhat less confining and more comfortable than shoes. Some don't seem to mind wearing shoes all the time. They probably only take them off when they go to bed or take a shower/bath. If you're one of them, you may want to try taking off your shoes more often and see how much better it feel…

Letters to my younger and older selves

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by Lynn WL

Writing a letter to your younger or older self is a good and fun exercise that helps remind yourself of the principles of life that you follow and keep you on track on where you want to be in life. So here's mine.

Letter to my younger self

Hi Lynn, how's it going? This is me... oh wait... should I say this is you? Lol. Either way, I'm your older self. In other words, I'm the 20 year old you. 20 sounds like a long ways away when you're 9 but believe me, time flies. You'll get there before you now it.

So are you being a good girl? I know, I know, that doesn't sound like fun, lol. You once said it's more fun to be naughty which may be true although you often get in trouble which is the price you pay. You are very playful and love to have fun, but you are also kind hearted. You like to help others.

You believe life is magical. Keep it up. Life is full of wonderful things, and is meant to be enjoyed. Do the things that you love and never feel gui…

Anger management techniques

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by Lynn WL

Do you have an anger management issue? Well, maybe a better question to ask first would be, do you ever get angry? You would likely be lying if you answered no. Anger is a completely normal, healthy human emotion, and a certain amount of it is necessary for our survival. Its a defense mechanism we use when we're attacked so that we can fight and protect ourselves.

But like most other things, some people tend to overdo it, and it becomes problematic. When anger gets out of control it becomes destructive and can lead to problems at work or school, in your personal relationships, and above all, it affects the overall quality of your life and of the people around you - those that you actually care about the most. This is when you know you have an anger management issue.

How do you feel when your mad or upset? Certainly not positive. Can you imagine being angry everyday, or perhaps even multiple times a day? Before you know it, your anger will turn into hatred.

So you would …

How Your Positive Attitude Changes The World

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by Tania WL

OK, let's do a little fun exercise. First, examine your thoughts. What kinds of thoughts fill your head? Would you say they're positive or negative?

Now pretend that you are walking down the street having these thoughts. Do you think people that see you (even strangers) can tell you what kind of mood you are in? The answer is yes! Although people can't tell exactly what you're thinking, they can tell how you're feeling.

Next question. When you enter a party full of people, do their moods change? How? Do they like perk up as if expecting something wonderful to happen or do they like become quiet all of a sudden? You know what? The answer to all these depends on how you are feeling at the time. Not necessarily physically, but emotionally. Are you feeling happy and wonderful or sad, angry, worried, etc?

You see, thoughts are very powerful. They affect your general attitude, which in turn is reflected on your appearance. Unless, of course, you are a great a…

5 Habits of Habitually Happy People

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by Lynn WL

Ok, so my sister Tania has shared with you 3 simple steps to living a happy life, and she gave me an assignment (yeah, that's what older siblings do to the younger ones, lol) to kinda pick up where she left off. So here I am :) But instead of continuing with number 4, I'm gonna share with you a few important habits or traits of people who live a happy life.

1. Make other people happy.

I'm sure you have helped others in many different ways big or small. Did you notice how you felt afterwards? I bet you were happy! So you should make this a habit.

It doesn't have to be anything big like helping someone with a major project. It can be something as simple as carrying someone's bag or opening the door for them. Practice random acts of kindness. Yes, even to strangers!

How else can you make another person happy? By sharing your own happiness with them. In fact, all you need to do is show you're joy by laughing or smiling. Did you know that smiling at others…

3 Simple Steps to a Happy Life

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by Tania WL

Are you a happy person? Are you happy everyday, most of the time? That certainly does not mean you never feel sad, angry, worried or any other negative emotions. Those are all part of life. In fact, the ups and downs make life more interesting and exciting, just like riding a roller coaster. :) But the important thing is you should be up more often than down. A lot more! When you're down you should do everything in your power to get back up. Believe it or not, being happy is the natural state of being. Life is meant to be enjoyed.

Studies have shown that being stressed or feeling negative in any way contributes to poor health. In fact, stress is the number one cause of most illnesses from minor aches and pains to the most serious ones such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer. So, happiness is essential to living a healthy and fulfilled life.

How can you be happy most of the time? There are several ways to achieve this. Here are 3 simple steps.

1. Have an attitude of g…