Category: Happiness

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Saturday 24th September 2016

Do Opposites Really Attract?

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Post by Amy Smith Opposites attract. I suppose I have always believed that this was true, at least on some level. And yet, I never cease to be amazed at all the ways this plays out in my every day life. I met my husband when we were both seniors in high school. We bonded […]

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Tuesday 20th September 2016

what we all need to know when the storms come – #tellhisstory

what we all need to know when the storms come - #tellhisstory

Hi. This is the version of me who ran through a literal storm last week. In this picture, I am clearly and completely soaked, as if I had jumped into the lake that I was walking around. But I didn’t jump in the lake. The skies opened, and out poured a storm. When it hit, […]

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Tuesday 6th September 2016

That Time When Anita Renfroe Took The Happiness Dare

That Time When Anita Renfroe Took The Happiness Dare

When I wrote The Happiness Dare, it was a way to say, “Look what I discovered! I can’t keep this is a secret!” As the author of that long letter, I was super excited. But I was super scared, too. I had this fear, early on in the writing — a fear that I’m going to ...

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Tuesday 30th August 2016

Put the Brakes Today On This Happiness Hijacker – #TellHisStory

Put the Brakes Today On This Happiness Hijacker - #TellHisStory

Recently, I ran across an old photograph taken when I was dating Scott, whom I’d eventually marry. In the photo, Scott has his arm around my waist. I’m smiling, but it looks like a smile I’m not feeling inside. I remember why. Before our date, I stood in front of my mirror with a mascara […]

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Friday 26th August 2016

30 Ways to Boost Your Happiness Today

30 Ways to Boost Your Happiness Today

It was almost sundown. I was in a bit of a hurry, but I knew that if I took the long way home from the day’s last appointment, I would capture a beautiful view of the sunset, as it slid down the sky behind our country church. If I took the shortest route home, I would […]

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Tuesday 23rd August 2016

The Fastest Way to Make Someone Else Happy — #TellHisStory

One of the surest routes to happiness!

It’s my fourth birthday, and Mom stands on the hem of my memory. I’m playing musical chairs with cherry-cheeked friends in the next room. And I think I see Mom on the edge, putting candles in a cake while standing barefoot in the kitchen. But it’s all so fuzzy. Fast-forward to another ...

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Tuesday 16th August 2016

how to find happiness in a sad and busted-up world – #TellHisStory

how to find happiness in a sad and busted-up world - #TellHisStory

I don’t know about you, but all the pain in this world has challenged all that is good within me. It has challenged my hope, my sense of security, my peace. I can’t fly in an airplane anymore without a foreboding sense that the worst is about to happen. If I’m in a crowd, I am edgy. When I […]

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Monday 8th August 2016

Heaven Is For Real, … And Why We Need to Know That Today

Heaven Is For Real, ... And Why We Need to Know That Today

Dear God, I’m thinking about heaven today. I don’t do that like I used to, do I? I don’t think about heaven like I did when I first believed. Maybe it’s because I get so caught up with what went wrong yesterday, and so worried about what might go wrong tomorrow. I get so preoccupied that I ...

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Saturday 6th August 2016

The Happiness Dare: #1 Hot New Release!

The Happiness Dare

Wow, what a week! Thank you to everyone who has cheered, prayed, encouraged, ordered the book, supplied me with candy, held my hand, believed in the message, spoke truth, understood that happiness leaves room for tears, helped me laugh at myself, loaned me your enthusiasm on days when mine ...

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Friday 5th August 2016

Don’t Wait for The Weekend to Live a Happy Life

don't wait for the weekend to live a happy life!

I’m a Doer. I love tasks, to-do lists, and the satisfaction of a good day’s work. I’m as giddy at 8 a.m. on a Monday morning, as some people are at 5 p.m. on a Friday! I used to feel guilty about all of that. I would think to myself: If I were a better Christian, […]

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