Friday, June 26, 2015

When You Mess Up...

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On self-forgiveness.

While browsing the Internet today, I came across an article on self-forgiveness and it struck a chord with me...So for today's post, I thought I'd share some thoughts about this important human quality.

We are self-critical beings, aren't we? So hard on ourselves sometimes. We all mess up. Inevitably, we all make mistakes.
It's tough to forgive yourself. But we need to learn from our mistakes and move on; the world moves on. And we need to move on with it.

I remember one time when I was a little girl I did something that I felt really guilty about - it took me years to realize that "you can do something wrong while still being a good person."
Self-forgiveness is a journey, and it can take time...

"We say of some things that they can't be forgiven, or that we will never forgive ourselves. But we do - we do it all the time."
-Alice Munro, author of Dear Life

I really loved that. Honestly, what a relief.

This quote is one of the most popular quotes by Alice Munro, Canadian short-story writer and Nobel winner, and perhaps it's because it's so true.

Happy Friday, folks, hope you enjoy your weekend. Have a great one! xx

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Delicious Summer Cocktail

Rosy Cooler.

Summer is one big excuse to soak up the sun, get together with friends and...

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

A Cup of Joe

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Hello, everybody! So. Just the other day I was sitting at my desk, leaning back in chair, enjoying a nice cup of coffee; red-hot, steam rising above my favourite cup. Just a dash of milk, no sugar. Divine! So today I thought I would post...

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Say Something Nice Prank

You may already be familiar with Improv Everywhere. Improve Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.

About this prank. Photo ABOVE : They constructed a...

Friday, June 05, 2015

My Happiness Toolbox

Everyone has their own definition of happiness. For me, it's the little things in daily life that make me happy. These little things/moments give me a genuine feeling of happiness. So, I've put together a list of 16 things that bring me true happiness to share with you in the hope that they will be useful in your own search for happiness.

So, what's in my personal happiness toolbox?

One of my favourite happiness tools is...

*Waking up and realizing it is a beautiful day.

*An extra half an hour to snooze in bed.

*Watching the sunset.

*Taking time for creativity and photography. (It actually has become a huge tool in my happiness toolbox.)

*Watching a good movie.

*Eating healthy and trying out new meal ideas. (I have a confession. I spend more time watching cooking shows than actually cooking!)

*Going out for a walk in nature and taking my camera along.

*Exercise/Physical activity. (One of the most effective tools for increasing our happiness level.

*Spending time with family and friends.

*Cuddle time with my cat.

*A nice cup of coffee in the morning. (Ah, that first sip is pure bliss!)

*Getting lost in a good book.

*Spending time each day relaxing with a cup of tea.

*Taking a long, hot bubble bath.

*Spending some time with pets or animals in general.

*Enjoying and celebrating life itself. (In a world full of greed and power, it's refreshing to be reminded that life is simply meant to be lived.)

Skinny jeans make you happier (according to this study at least).

Be blissful!

Hope you have a beautiful, relaxing weekend. xx

(Cartoon by Bill Watterson)

P.S. To be honest, I constantly remind myself of how far I have come. Even if I am not where I want to be yet, the truth is, I've still made a lot of progress.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken. A delicious dish.

This recipe is pretty much foolproof. In fact, it's hard to mess up! Also,...