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12 Simple Steps For Living A More Peaceful Life

12 Simple Steps For Living A More Peaceful Life

Follow @joyfulmeanings  I am certain that many of you have been in situations where your life seemed far from peaceful. Sometimes life can become so crazy that attaining peace seems near impossible. Everyone has their own meanings about what peace is, and this article is not meant to give you a strict definition of what […]

Steps for Recovering From Betrayal

Steps for Recovering From Betrayal

Follow @joyfulmeanings  Each of our lives is full of different people, and one can never tell who will be a great friend in our lives and who may end up being a negative influence. Betrayal can happen to anyone at any time. It can be something that is unexpected or a situation where we received […]

Stop Being a Spectator: How Action Changes Your Feelings

Stop Being a Spectator: How Action Changes Your Feelings

Follow @joyfulmeanings  Many of us can agree that taking action helps us achieve goals and make changes in our lives and relationships, right? However, even with this knowledge, many of us feel this incapability to take action, when action is necessary. I have been in plenty of moments where I felt depressed, sad, lonely or […]

The Downsides to Distrust

The Downsides to Distrust

Follow @joyfulmeanings Some of us are able to trust people naturally while many of us battle with issues that revolve around being able to trust others. Unfortunately, it’s likely that someone will eventually take advantage of you or compromise your trust. Your trust can be compromised multiple ways. Someone might be by stealing your money […]

Small Acts of Kindness

Small Acts of Kindness

Follow @joyfulmeanings Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Small Acts of Loving Service Zechariah 4:10 Personally, I love this bible verse. This verse provides a message that I forget more often than I would like to admit. I’m sure many of you also struggle with this problem as well. You may be feeling that the […]

Four Things I learned From Volunteering in Kenya

Four Things I learned From Volunteering in Kenya

Follow @joyfulmeanings I apologize for the lengthy delay with writing you back. I have been in Kenya volunteering for the last 3 weeks with Living Positive Mlolongo. A combination of keeping busy and lack of consistent internet access kept me from writing the majority of this month. Anyway, I am happy to be back in […]

How Being Right Can Prevent Your Happiness

How Being Right Can Prevent Your Happiness

Follow @joyfulmeanings You might be thinking, how can being right possibly deter you from being happy? Let me clarify that it’s great to have an opinion that you feel strongly about. It’s wonderful to share that opinion with others and to be vocal about what you think. The problem is when you want everyone to […]

Steps to Becoming a Successful Risk-Taker

Steps to Becoming a Successful Risk-Taker

Follow @joyfulmeanings You have probably heard someone tell you that it’s important to be risky. Risk is an important element in life. You will have to take risks when making decisions about your career, relationships, education or with other activities in your daily life. Unfortunately, risk tends to have two sides: the destructive and constructive. […]

10 Steps on How To Be Aware of How Your Actions Impact Others

10 Steps on How To Be Aware of How Your Actions Impact Others

Follow @joyfulmeanings An often overlooked component of creating a happy lifestyle, is the importance of awareness. Many of us do or say things without being completely aware of how that impacts another. We navigate through the world not realizing that our decisions and actions have consequences, both positive and good. Just this past weekend I […]

Importance of Personal Values

Importance of Personal Values

Follow @joyfulmeanings Personal values play an important role in achieving happiness. Unfortunately, many of us may not ever analyze what our values are. You may have some idea of what your values are and maybe you judge your values based on what feels right or wrong at the time, but this alone does not mean […]