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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 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

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

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

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 […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

“Enjoy the little things.” I’ve heard this saying countless times, but I never understand the true meaning. I do comprehend that you can’t get stressed at every little thing. But, what most people (Including myself) don’t understand is IT IS HARD to enjoy the little things when you become so accustomed to them, they are […]

Daily Dose of Happiness

Hi all! Many teens (Including myself) have nothing to do with your time. So, instead of exercising, or doing something useful, we watch Netflix and eat junk food all day long. If you’re not an active person, try replacing your Netflix time with reading time. Find a book you’re into, and cuddle up in a […]