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Help Your Community

Help Your Community

Follow @joyfulmeanings Giving back to your community is an excellent way to add positivity and happiness to your life. So… what exactly constitutes a community? Your community can range from the neighborhood you live, your hometown, the school you are attending, or a place that you strongly identify with. Doing things for your community have […]

How To Be More Optimistic

How To Be More Optimistic

Follow @joyfulmeanings Do you tend to expect the worst when a situation occurs? Are you able to see the bright side of all bad situations? Do you look at the glass being half full or half empty? Depending on the answer to these questions you might be a pessimist or an optimist. Having a positive […]

How To Not Lose Hope

How To Not Lose Hope

Follow @joyfulmeanings In the previous post, I described why you should continue hoping. In this post, I want to talk about how to not lose hope. One of the most difficult things to do, especially in difficult times, is understanding how to regain hope in your situation. You may have the knowledge that you should […]

Reasons To Not Lose Hope

Reasons To Not Lose Hope

Follow @joyfulmeanings All of us have been through times where we were at the brink of losing hope or had completely lost hope. Losing hope happens to everyone at some point or another but it’s important to try and regain hope. During dark moments you may ask yourself what is the benefit of regaining hope […]

How To Respond to Hearing About a Death

How To Respond to Hearing About a Death

Follow @joyfulmeanings Just recently I attended a funeral with my boyfriend. One of his close relatives had died. When arriving to the funeral, I realized that everybody had different responses to the death. Some people were very open and asked clear questions such as “do you miss him?” or “how do you feel right now?”. […]

The Joys of Volunteering

The Joys of Volunteering

Follow @joyfulmeanings I love volunteering and try to integrate that in various parts of my life. Just like many, I sometimes feel like I just don’t have enough time to volunteer, but I have found some really effective ways to volunteer my time. Much of my work is in the information technology field, so I […]

The Joys of Hiking

The Joys of Hiking

Follow @joyfulmeanings   Hiking is typically a lengthy walk through the countryside and can be challenging or easy. People can do hikes on a beach, mountainous terrains, on the rim or through canyons, in the desert, or even just around your home area. From a young age, I have always loved hiking. I used to […]

How To Accept Your Body

How To Accept Your Body

Follow @joyfulmeanings The media often shows images of what is beautiful. Imagine how confusing and frustrating this can be since everyone has different bodies and faces. As a teenager, I spent far more time being focused on how I look and beauty in general. I would try styling my hair in all sorts of ways, […]

How To Show Appreciation To Someone Special

How To Show Appreciation To Someone Special

Follow @joyfulmeanings Showing how much you appreciate someone is very important for personal relationships. We often very much appreciate the things that people do for us, but are unable to show that appreciation adequately. Many of us also know how wonderful it is to hear that someone appreciates the little things you do. You may […]

How To Stop Lying

How To Stop Lying

Follow @joyfulmeanings Almost all of us have told a lie during some occasion in our life. Many of these lies might be seemingly harmless such as telling your best friend that her new haircut is cute, even though you feel the haircut makes her face look really fat. Another harmless lie might be telling your […]