Daily (not daily at all, but it has a nice ring to it) Dose of Happiness

I haven’t been this happy in a long time. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. But for about fourteen weeks it has been an uphill climb;, I’ve finally been getting it, I finally understand. I now understand that having a good group of friends makes a big difference in everyday life in AND outside of […]

Prompt

I hadn’t seen the Old Man since the day of his funeral. He had looked peaceful, like he was dreaming good dreams. Funny, that was exactly thirteen years ago. Unlike popular beliefs of thirteen being an unlucky number, thirteen was the Old Man’s favorite number. Everything was thirteen. He had published thirteen novels; each having thirteen long, […]

Daily Prompt

The text message simply said ‘very clever’. I looked out the train window at the passing trees, and smiled.  I’m in- they actually liked my idea! This was the start of my new life. I grinned, closed my eyes, then entered a blissful state of sleep. My brief nap was interrupted by a blood-curdling screech. […]

Daily Dose of Mixin’ it Up

Hi all! I’ve decided to take a break from the “Daily Dose of Happiness”. Instead, I’ll be posting a prompt a day. I’ll be getting the prompts from this website. I hope you enjoy! prompt präm(p)t/ verb (of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling).

Daily Dose of Happiness

Holy guacamole. Today was hard. School is hard. Life is hard. Yes. Life is hard. It freaking sucks (for many reasons besides this). Sure, there are good things too, but that’s NOT the mood I’m in. Today I got a D on an essay. You might be thinking, “Oh, come on. It could be worse!” Yeah. […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” ~This is what was going through freshman Serena’s mind on the first day of school~ But hey, at least I only got lost once. Okay, maybe twice. That’s one of the worst feelings ever. Being tardy on the first day of school, then having to walk into a room full of strangers staring at […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

School is starting. Soon. For me, in 6 days. Summer flew by! One second, I was scared I was going to waste my summer. The next, I’m getting school supplies and prepping my backpack for school. I must say, I absolutely did NOT waste my summer. The first few weeks, I took advantage of sleeping […]

[The not so] Daily Dose of Happiness

Holy guacamole! I haven’t posted anything in a very, very, very long time. Well, unfortunately I have been self-diagnosed with something extremely serious- Writer’s Block. It makes me so sad to even think about it, because writing- as you may know- is my life. Every night, I glance at my laptop just laying beside my bed, […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Summer is approaching quickly! I know many people are hoping to be sleeping all summer. I get about three months of summer vacation. One and a half of those three months, I’m going to be at a three week long writing camp, then, a day after I get back, it’s off to Mexico with my […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

I know, I know. Mother’s Day was a few days ago but, isn’t everyday Mother’s Day? Think about it- your mother sacrifices so much for you everyday and she only gets one day a year to be appreciated. That just doesn’t seem right, does it. Whenever you realize that your mom cancels one of her […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Today my class went to a Holocaust museum. As we walked through, the emotions hit me like a tidal wave. There were models, videos, pictures, and more. That was just for the first half. The second half consisted of talking with a Holocaust survivor. I must say, that was one of the most interesting hours […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

As beautifully sung by Sia, her song “Bird Set Free,” tells a touching story. She speaks of being stuck; there’s a scream inside that won’t come out, or, she has a voice but cannot sing. It means so many things and is so complex. She relates herself to a bird with clipped wings- this bird can’t […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Every time I’m stressed, I listen to music. Every time I do homework, I listen to music. When I clean my room, I listen to music. Music is one of the most important things in my life. It helps me destress, focus, or have fun. I have a playlist in which I save every song […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Clean. It’s a daunting word, isn’t it? I- personally- hate to clean. It was just written in my DNA. It’s the worst thing ever. But, my problem is, when my room is a mess- it stresses me out. So I’m constantly in a lose-lose situation. I hate to clean, but hate the mess. This past […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Well, this afternoon was about as tense as a tightly stretched rubber band. I have said (something like this) in one of my really, really, old posts: texts were hurled at each other like grenades. One of my friends said something jokingly, then the bully replied “Geez (insert name here) calm the f*** down.” When clearly, […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

All of my life, my long-term memory has been foggy. It almost seemed as if the happy (and sad) memories of my childhood were kept hidden under an opaque screen. But, ever since a few weeks ago, memories kept flooding into my brain. I’d be eating breakfast one morning and remember when my mom taught me how […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Phew! It’s hot over here. Spring-break is here [finally] and I’m so darn happy. Whether you go someplace warm, cold, or nowhere at all, spring-break is a chance to rest from all things stressful. The school year is almost done and summer is almost here. Forget about homework or bad grades, at least for this […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Wow, I haven’t posted in a LONG time! Sometimes life just gets in the way of things. It’s March. Why the heck is it March? I feel like yesterday was the first day of school, and now the last day is approaching. Time just doesn’t stop for a minute to let you think, does it? How […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Flaws aren’t visible imperfections. Flaws are the things that our minds twist into a much worse degree. The smallest pigment on our skin. The one unwanted pound that was gained. These are all things that our mind sees as”life ruiners” People- the good ones anyway- will see you for your true colors. Don’t let these […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Fun. Teens never have genuine fun anymore. Homework and depression swallows them whole. To achieve happiness, fun needs to be had! Have one day, once a week that is dedicated to fun. Today, for example, my class went to a museum in Chicago. It was so much fun! fun fən noun Enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Be you. Everybody is constantly telling teens to be themselves. What if you don’t know who you are? Most teens don’t know what they want to do, or who they want to be. An artist? A writer? A lawyer? Usually, one figures out their favorite hobbies, or creative outlets when they’re in elementary to high […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Hi guys! Today I had an assignment; a symbolism project. My class is reading to To Kill a Mockingbird and have gotten to a part where the main character states “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Our assignment was to comeup with a metaphorical phrase that starts with “It’s a sin to…” it also has to […]

Daily Dose of (PLEASE HELP)

Hi all! I recently submitted a synopsis of a book that I’m currently writing into a Publishing contest. The way the contest works is: Submit a summary of your manuscript Get more votes than the other contenders Do this all by April 4th, 2016 I would really appreciate you guys voting, it would mean a […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

I know, I know- it’s a little bit late to reflect on the fact that it’s already 2016. Think about it, a new year has begun. This new year will be full of happiness, laughter, and joy. But, it’ll also be filled with anxiety, tears, and sadness. As much as we don’t want those negative feelings, […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Well, the name of this post REALLY doesn’t describe my day. Gallons upon gallons of tears were shed- seriously. Mean words were thrown from one iPhone, to the next. I swear, the only time texts exceed a few sentences is when there’s a fight going on. Texts that are sent seem like they go on […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

How much “FaceTime” are you getting everyday? No, I’m not talking about video chatting; I’m talking about actual face-to-face interactions. I feel like my generation spends their lives with necks craned down starting into an alternate universe of nail polish, or makeup. If you see yourself feeling awkward having ACTUAL conversations with people, instead of […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

If you’re feeling down in the dumps, and it almost seems as if nothing, NOTHING could make your day better- think of all of the people that love you. It could be your friends, family, or even your pet(s)! I know, personally, that this is a constant. No matter what I’m going through, I know […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Is stress taking control of your life? If so, try this trick that will [most likely] solve your problems. Although this trick has NOT been scientifically proven, or tested by scientists at all, I’ve tried it, and it worked. If your life is busy as busy can be, pick one day (preferably during the weekend) […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Having a pal is important in life. It could be a person, dog, or even a fish. In my case, it’s my fish, Albert. I know, I know it sounds weird. REALLY weird. But, just knowing that there’s a life form that relies on me is a good feeling. Also, sleeping is easier. Falling asleep […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Okay, it’s hard question time… If you won the lottery; 1.5 billion dollars, what would you do with it? If you ask most people, you’d hear: I’m going to buy  a nice car, I’m going to save, I’m going to share with my family, etc. If I won 1.5 billion dollars, I honestly would have […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Hi all! Unfortunately, this is the season of sickness. It almost seems as if everybody around me is sick. A whirlwind of people that are contaminated with a common virus. There’s a war occurring within ourselves. If you do end up becoming one of the infected, remember, the best weapon we each hold within ourselves is […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Happy new year! Make this year different from the rest. Don’t set goals or resolutions for yourself that everybody makes every single year, such as: lose weight, eat healthier, get good grades, etc. Although some of these resolutions may apply to you, try shifting your focus to something bigger, something more meaningful, something that could […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Yippee! One more day of school left before two weeks of nothingness. This holiday vacation its a great opportunity to catch up on sleep, books, or TV shows, but mostly relaxation. Over the break, try to turn your brain OFF. Don’t think about school, work, or whatever stresses you out. Use these two weeks to […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Although working hard is a common mind set for many people, cutting yourself a break may bring more happiness, or joy into your life. I personally, push myself to do my best, whether it’s in school, or in my posts. While this thought is great for getting the job done, you may find yourself mentally […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Things are just ways to distract people form the most important things ever. Things are just another way to tear the complex strings of humanity apart. This topic just brings to mind a few examples. During Thanksgiving, I had a LOT of family over. What really bothered me was how few words were spoken. Everybody’s […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Friends in general are a pretty hard thing to come by. BUT, you know you have a true friend when you support them, and they support you back. Sometimes, it’s the simplest things! One thing that I recently did was buy tickets to my friend’s “Nutcracker” performance this weekend. By just doing that- it made […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Life is a funny thing. Sometimes, things go as planned. While, most of the time- it doesn’t! I recently figured out that my “Mildly sprained ankle” is actually a broken one. As I said before, life is a funny thing. It almost seems like life is a person plotting against you. Everything you think, say, […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Why is New Years Eve is the only time people make goals for themselves? I mean- it’s the start of a new year, but I just think that goal setting should be a constant process. I find that when you have a goal- lets say for the month, it gives you something to strive for. […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Thoughts are a distant reality in your mind. Your mind twists things to make them seem so real, even when it’s not. Your thoughts may be happy thoughts (You’re very lucky to have those) or, you may have the not so happy ones. Thoughts and dreams are STILL mysteries to scientists. Everybody’s mind works in […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

What do you do in your free time? Do you read, play sports, write, watch movies, or draw? I think that most people my age are probably leaning towards watching movies or playing sports. I think that less “Screen time” will be better for this generation’s mental health. More “Face Time” will help a person […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Think. Have you laughed today? Probably. Whether it’s about a joke your best friend told, or a funny thing your teacher said- it’s good to laugh! Laughing IS contagious. SO, if somebody you know is having a bad day, tell a joke, if they don’t laugh, then you laugh! ((Remember, laughter is contagious) It’s scientifically […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Hello! As “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” approaches, the chillier the air gets (At least it does at my house) and the more people start to realize that there’s a chunk of the population who aren’t very fortunate, outside -cold- in this weather. Who I’m talking about is the Syrian Refugees. They were […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Terror is being brought upon us. It’s almost as if the terrorists are competing against each other to see who can end the world first. After all of these terrorist attacks, from 9/11 to the recent shootings in California, it leaves me to believe that human life has lost all of it’s value. People are […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

The future. What happens in the past, happened. Whatever is happening now, is happening. But the future… It is a deep dark void that gets explored every second of everyday- it’s inevitable. Every second that wastes away was once the future, is now the present, and will be the past. (Weird- in that scenario the […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

These days, religion is a very controversial thing. If you live in a certain place and are a different religion, your life could be at risk. There are so many different religions in the world! Islam, Judaism, or Christianity. But, there are a lot of people who have a hard time in believing these things. […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Pain is a painful thing! Whether it’s getting bullied at school, spraining your ankle, or having your heart broken. They’re all pain. Pain is hard. There is no right way to deal with it. It takes a while to understand that your pain isn’t permanent. It’s not a black hole sucking you into it’s abyss […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Sorry about the past few days, Thanksgiving has been Super busy. As the holiday draws to a close, and the cleaning of the fridge has begun, I want to remind you that Thanksgiving has reserved the opportunity to make you give thanks. But, being thankful EVERYDAY helps me [Personally] stay happy. Reminding yourself that there […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Thanksgiving. When you think of Thanksgiving, the first thing that pops into your head is probably a turkey or other food. What people don’t understand is, if we didn’t have food on Thanksgiving, it would still be Thanksgiving because you are surrounded by people who love and care about you. The food isn’t what makes […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

The best memories in life probably have something to do with family. Whether it’s pranking your cousins with your siblings, or staying up all night talking by the fire. All of these memories will stay with you FOREVER. As you get older, the closer you become to your cousins and siblings. The best memory I […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, families hurry to check off all of the boxes on the shopping lists. Many people, on thanksgiving, eat dinner with family. Whether it’s your grandparents and cousins, or your best friend. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for everything! From being alive, to the new jacket you got. That’s […]

November Quote

“All we are is the result of what     we have thought.” I really like this quote because it explains how fear, anxiety, and sadness are mostly created in our heads. We make thoughts into a reality that doesn’t exist. Although, this quote could mean good things as well. We are what we think. […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Life isn’t about fitting in, it’s about standing out. Most people spend their whole life trying  to be like everyone else, trying to be like the “Cool kids.” What many people don’t realize is that the people who tend to stand out are the smarter, kinder, and more creative people. Just because this years fashion […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Leave little things everywhere that remind you to be happy. One thing that I do is leave little post-its everywhere my locker, my backpack, etc that say things like “Be happy. Breathe. Smile.” Whenever I find a note, I read it and stick it in my binder- it actually helps! It may sound cheesy or […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

If you have siblings, you’ll relate to this post perfectly. Siblings can be a pain in the butt. They’re annoying and are sometimes completely out of their mind! I can say so because I have two brothers who are ALWAYS on my back. Most mornings, someone starts arguing with someone else, it then leads to […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Cousins are an important part of who we are. For most of us, they are the people we grow up having fun with, and are always there for you. You spend holidays, birthdays, and weekends with them. Next week, I have 9 cousins spending 6 days with me. It may sound overwhelming, but honestly, I’m […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Fear. It is an invisible weapon created in the mind to cloud all reality. If one does not face their fears, at one point they will end up living in a bubble. They will lock themselves in their house because they are afraid of the inevitable. You cannot become this person. After the attacks in […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Fresh air is therapy to the mind. On the weekend (although it may seem tempting) don’t coop yourself up in the house all day- it’s not good for your mental health. I personally think it’s quite relaxing to stay in and watch movies, but one day, I went for a three mile walk and came […]