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Below are the posts related to love. There are stories of love, acts of kindness, ways to share the infinite amount of love trapped inside of you looking for ways to get out, and things you can do to better love yourself.

Pamper Yourself!

March 28, 2011

pamper yourself dog cucumbers on eyes

Why is it easy to justify spending time doing nice things for others, but we feel guilty doing nice things for ourselves?  It really is a funny situation.  I have spent hours making gifts for friends or doing nice deeds for relatives, but a half-hour massage for me?  No way! Part of taking the Happiness […]

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Overcoming Differences

March 24, 2011

Dog and elephant

A beautiful video showing the love between two different animals. We have a lot to learn from nature. As the video says, if they can do it then what’s stopping us from overcoming our differences? It makes you think.. Is part of your Happiness Plunge overcoming differences with people in your life? Share your story […]

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Open Up!

March 20, 2011

Joy with beautiful scene, colorful sky

The decision to take the Happiness Plunge is a monumental moment in anyone’s life, but one need not go it alone.  Open yourself up to others. It’s easy to perceive those who share their thoughts and feelings and desires as weak.  We are all guilty of this judgment at one time or another.  We often […]

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Be Thankful and Grateful

March 18, 2011

Hello my name is gratitude

There are some things we have infinite quantities of: love, respect, hate, anger, etc.  But an often overlooked supply of infinite energy is gratitude.  Imagine how different your life would be if you approached every situation and circumstance as a small miracle instead of having expectations and demands. For example, to an 85-year-old it must […]

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Stop Comparing Yourself To Others!

March 16, 2011

Apples and oranges comparisson

As human beings, we are all guilty of comparing ourselves to others.  It’s human nature.  Taller, faster, smarter, happier, nicer, and thousands of other adjectives exist to allow us to make these comparisons. If you want to move a step closer to happiness, stop comparing yourself to others!  There is someone out there who is […]

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The Pursuit Of Happiness

March 14, 2011

Oxymoron road sign the pursuit of happiness

Isn’t it funny that this widely used and accepted phrase, the pursuit of happiness, is so often misunderstood and misapplied?  Pursuit implies a journey; it implies something difficult one must achieve, such as a college degree or convincing the person of your dreams to spend the rest of his or her life with you.  Both […]

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The Meaning Of Life

March 12, 2011

five fingers five goals

A video showing the meaning of life and words to live by

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Get A Plant!

March 8, 2011

plant in yellow pot

Ok, maybe as a single guy this post will seem funny.  But hear me out!  The Happiness Plunge is about the big decisions that will change your life forever, but it’s also about the small ones that can really improve your quality of life! I moved into a new apartment in January.  I live very […]

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Today’s Challenge – Make Someone Smile

March 7, 2011

smiley face icon

Today’s “Challenge Yourself” seems easy, but in reality it’s difficult.  This is one of my favorite challenges since there are many techniques you can use, but often it depends on improvisation. Really, go out of your way today to make someone smile.  You get extra points if the person you make smile really needs a […]

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Why Is It So Hard To Forgive Yourself?

March 6, 2011

Forgive yourself written on a sidewalk

Why is forgiving yourself so much harder than forgiving others? I mean, really.  Why is it so hard?  We have all forgiven someone who has wronged or cheated us in the past.  Perhaps you have an ongoing relationship in your life with such a person right now.  Yet it can be almost impossible to forgive […]

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