3 Reasons You Need More Happiness In Your Life Today

3 Reasons You Need More Happiness In Your Life Today

Let's talk about happiness!


Because I'm happy. Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof!

That was just one little line from Pharell's hit song, "Happy." It is very important to make sure we include happiness as part of our day to day routine and daily activities.

1. Because life is so precious


It is very true... life really is precious. It may not seem like it at the moment because you're so used to the regular daily things around you that are just plain normal. I think there are a lot of things out there in the world that people don't take enough for granted (in a good way). I feel like family is a big one. At the moment we are so used to them there all the time we don't even think about it like that. Of course, we love our family no matter what, but I feel it hits us in our face when something bad happens, depending on how the person feels. Some people just go to family when they need something, not for love or comfort. Family is what brought us here, so that is a must.

Also even some of the smaller things in life I feel we should be more caring about. Like people using manners, a simple life conversation, and a genuine act of kindness. I have seen people not even respond to people for opening the door for them or giving them something and neither of them say thank you or your welcome. It's so awkward, right? Everything we come in contact with every day should be turned into a blessing. And if its bad, just know that there is always a way to get through it, and different life perspectives will be changed in a good way.

2. Individuality


Seeing the individuality in people, is what makes people connect more. We all have our own personality and should strive to be us and not someone else. Trying to be someone else or similar, is like trying to put a puzzle piece inside that doesn't fit. Instead of judging, observe that person. See what they are about. What makes them happy. What they like to do for fun. Hobbies. All their favorite things. Even if they seem mean. Try to find that goodness. Everyone has good in them. It is just brought out differently. Individuality is what helps us help people. Once we know who we are on that level, we can pass that on to others on how to seek out their own person. Individuality not only helps ourselves to grow, but it helps us all grow together. We are all in this together.

3. Diversity


Diversity in this world is what makes us all different. We come in various colors, shapes, and sizes. There has been so much negativity with diversity it is unbelievable. People don't realize how special it is to be all different. Could you imagine what the world would be like if we were all the same? Same personality? Same color? Same Style? There would be no point in helping others and there would be no point in teamwork since we all would conform and get along the same way. Diversity is not only important as humans but it is also important in everything revolving humans.

You can have diversity in fashion, traveling, eating, and even the smallest thing such as sleeping! If you think about it there can be diversity in sleeping. Diversity gives us an opportunity to grow and see what this world has to offer for everyone. It can also make you realize that no matter what someone says or does, it will never go away because it is a human nature, natural born occurrence that we have no control over. We are designed a certain way for a reason. We shouldn't fight or go against those reasons, but embrace the power that it has.

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To High School Seniors In Their Last Semester

Senior year moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Dammit, you made it. The final semester of your senior year. You’re at the top of the food chain of high school, and it feels so good. You’re probably praying this last semester flies by, that you get out of town as soon as possible.

At this point, you’re calling teachers by their first names, the entire staff knows you by name, and you’re walking around school standing tall, owning those hallways. You’re convinced you’re ready to leave and move on to the next chapter in your life.

You’ve already experienced your last football game, standing in the cold in the front row of the student section all season long, decked out in your school colors and cheering loud and proud. That is, until they lost, and you realized you will never have that experience again. Never again.

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You already had your last winter break. Preparing and celebrating the holidays with your family, ice skating and sledding with your best friends. Those quiet nights alone in your room watching Netflix, taking for granted your loved ones just a few rooms away. Never again.

If you’re an athlete, you may have already played in your last game or ran your last race. The crowd cheering, proudly wearing your school’s name across your chest, giving it your all. For some, it may be the end of your athletic career. Before you knew it, you were standing in an empty gym, staring up at the banners and thinking about the mark you left on your school, wondering where on earth the time went. Never again.

I’m telling you right now, you’re going to miss it all. Everything you’ve ever known. Those early mornings when you debate going to first hour because you really need those McDonald’s hash browns. The late nights driving home from practice, stopping for ice cream of course, ready for a late night of homework. Getting food on a whim with your friends. Endless fights with your siblings. Your favorite chips in the pantry. A fridge full of food. Coming home to and getting tackled by your dog. Driving around your hometown, passing the same sights you’ve seen every day for as long as you can remember. Hugs from your mom after a long day. Laughs with your dad. And that best friend of yours? You’re going to miss them more than anything. I’m telling you right now, nothing will ever be the same. Never again.

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Before you start packing your bags, slow down, take a deep breath, and look around. You’ve got it pretty good here. The end of your senior year can be the time of your life; it’s truly amazing. So go to the winter dance, go to Prom, spend Senior Skip Day with your classmates, go to every sporting event you can, while you still can. College is pretty great, but it’s the little things you’re gonna miss the most. Don’t take it for granted because soon, you’ll be standing in a packed gym in your cap and gown, wondering where the heck the time went. You’ve got a long, beautiful life ahead of you, full of joy but also full of challenges. You’re going to meet so many wonderful people, people who will treat you right and people who won’t.

So, take it all in. Be excited for the future and look forward to it, but be mindful of the present. You’ve got this.
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Competition Isn’t Real, So Stop Worrying About What You Think Is Your 'Competition'

When you stop worrying about being better than "your competition," you will succeed.


"What are your plans for after College?" is the one question every college student wishes they could never hear again. After hearing those seven short words, the body of the college student is flooded with waves of irritation, paranoia, and worry.

When you set all your triggered thoughts and anxieties aside and manage to hurl out an answer, you're probably told "That's nice, but how are you going to get a job? That field is so competitive." At this point, you are probably ready to excuse yourself from the conversation for a timely breakdown.

Throughout high school, conversations at family gatherings and holiday parties typically went through this vicious cycle.

A naive junior in high school who was quick to say his major was going to be Musical Theater in college was always infuriated by the response "You'll never find work. That field is so competitive."

After a while, I started to believe it and decided to look elsewhere for a career path. I considered nursing, to where I was told how competitive college nursing programs are, and how little students they accept. I figured I wouldn't stand a chance, so I kept looking.

I circled back to the theater and was reminded by everybody how rigorous the Musical Theater college audition process was, and how they only accept a handful of kids. Surely there were other students more capable than me, and I wasn't going to let the ridiculously annoying boastful comments of theater kids ruin my search for my path in life.

My Dad always reminds me how much money I could make pursuing business, but working a 9-5 desk job dealing with hot-headed businessmen being choked by the tightness of their neckties never appealed me.

I felt fatigued like I was being told that I need to pursue what other people want me to, instead of following my dreams.

At this time I was a senior in High School, and my CommonApp was filled with prospective schools that I might attend, but the "intended major" section part of each application wasn't filled.

The loud "you can't" and "you'll NEVER get work" boomed in my ear until I was convinced I couldn't follow my dreams of becoming an actor, so I caved and intended to pursue journalism. I was told by all my teachers I was a gifted writer, so I figured it would be worth a shot.

"You can always do theater on the side," is what I heard. Now in college pursuing journalism, a field I was told: "will be one I can actually get a job in," some professors tell me after graduation, I will be doing journalism "on the side" because of how "competitive" the field is.

All occupational fields are competitive, whether that be communications, business, nursing, etc. Here is one thing that I learned through this experience and many others…

You have no competition.

In the eyes of someone who is hiring for a job, they are going to pick whoever's work they feel best fits the position. This isn't the product of a cutthroat field, it's solely the product of your work fitting the part.

You can't mash two puzzle pieces together because you THINK it's what fits, whatever is meant for you will come to you. Your puzzle pieces will fit together naturally.

In the end, it will come together to form a beautiful picture.

As for me, I decided to tune out the comments about competitive fields. What used to consume me cannot phase me anymore.

I still intend to pursue my dreams of becoming a performer, and at every audition I will remind myself that it is not the field that is competitive, there is no competition. The performer sitting next to me at an open call is not my competition, but my inspiration to work hard to find the job that will best fit me.

In the words of Cinderella, "there is one thing, they can't order me to stop dreaming."

The reporter who grabs every single story shouldn't turn me into someone who viciously grabs every story they can to build their portfolio, it should make me look for stories I WANT to tell that will progress me as a writer. After all, I am still learning.

I learned that I shouldn't belittle other people that are deemed "my competition" to disorient them, giving me a better chance at getting a job. Kindness will be more rewarding than contributing to the vicious dog-eat-dog world.

"I'm not in competition with anyone except who I used to be, and everything I do now is just an evolved version of something I've done before" -Kali Uchis

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