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21 Beautiful Small Things & Why I Love Them

Many of my favorite things are small things, which is why I named my blog small things good! I know it’s cliche to say “the best things in life are free” or that you should “stop and smell the roses,” but I think the reason there are so many aphorisms about enjoying the little stuff in… Continue reading 21 Beautiful Small Things & Why I Love Them

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Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper: Why Judging Others is Pointless

I genuinely believe that focusing on the positive, leaving the negative in the past, and cultivating gratitude will make anyone happier. I also genuinely believe that most of the stress and pain people feel during their lives is optional and avoidable. It’s hard for me to see suffering that I think could be ended with a… Continue reading Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper: Why Judging Others is Pointless

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“You’re Burying Your Head in The Sand” And Other Things People Say to Optimists

If you’re an optimist, you’re naturally in opposition to most media and a lot of rhetoric. If you check out comments sections on positivity posts (not on my site, but on more mainstream publications), you’ll usually see lots of things like this, in fact, I’ve pulled these from actual comments sections and then added my… Continue reading “You’re Burying Your Head in The Sand” And Other Things People Say to Optimists

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10 Things I Love About Spring!

I used to be one of those people who only liked summer. I hated fall because it meant winer was coming, I hated winter because of the cold, and I hated spring because it was so inconsistent, and often still chilly. While going through my whole “life outlook transformation” several years ago, I realized that by… Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Spring!

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Stop Glamorizing Stress! Being Happy is Not a Crime!

Life is short, and as unique as we all like to think we are, we’re more the same than different. Most people want to be happy, have a social network of some kind (even if it’s a small one), and feel a sense of purpose. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are many trends that… Continue reading Stop Glamorizing Stress! Being Happy is Not a Crime!

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Friends of Positivity: Let’s Talk About Divisive Speech & The Culture of Constant Criticism

I have a complicated relationship with the Internet. I love it because it allows me to learn things and see things and broaden my world. I also love it because it allows me to make my living from home. I love it because I love blogging. I love posting and getting comments and then commenting… Continue reading Friends of Positivity: Let’s Talk About Divisive Speech & The Culture of Constant Criticism

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Don’t Underestimate The Strength of Flexibility

Did you know that most physical injuries occur in part due to lack of flexibility? Even in elderly people, the reason for a high rate of injury often has less to do with brittle bones and more to do with a natural loss of flexibility as we age. That’s why even gigantic football players take… Continue reading Don’t Underestimate The Strength of Flexibility