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How to Nurture Your Soul

How to Nurture Your Soul

Follow @joyfulmeanings A few months ago I had this realization that I may not be nurturing my soul enough. In other words, I haven’t been prioritizing my own happiness in the ways that I need to. Many of you may be able to relate to this feeling. Work, children and other responsibilities tend to take […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make The Choice To Be Happy: Steps You Can Make To Living a Happier Life

Make The Choice To Be Happy: Steps You Can Make To Living a Happier Life

Follow @joyfulmeanings The previous article explained the importance of knowing that happiness is unconditional and attainable. So what do you do now? Hopefully you have now made the choice to be happy, but you might still feel lost on what to do at this point. The next step you can take, is to create an […]

Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness

Follow @joyfulmeanings Before you can truly be happy, you have to learn to make the choice that you want to be happy. I cannot count the times I have heard someone say or imply that they do not deserve happiness or that happiness will never exist in their life. You can give someone a ton […]

Steps Towards Finding Your Passion In Life

Steps Towards Finding Your Passion In Life

Follow @joyfulmeanings I’m sure that almost everyone viewing this post has once questioned what their passion is in life. When you hear stories about how people finally found their passion, the stories may involve someone meeting someone inspirational, a gift delivered to them as a child, or a friend encouraging them to take a class. […]

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 […]

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 […]