Who Makes You Happy?

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Follow the Bluebird of Joy!

You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.

**Chinese Proverb

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I was the only foreign teacher initially dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day today! Such a tragedy! I, looking so awesome, of course promptly shamed a couple people into going back and adding some green to their wardrobe.  (ehm, Andre –better a late green than never). . .

Having class today, I asked my students if they knew what holiday it was. They didn’t (another great sorrow of my life), so I brought up pictures of the Parades for them to see and told them about the leprechauns and the green Chicago river.  🙂 

I finished by letting them know that if they didn’t hurry home and add some green themselves, it was perfectly likely they might get some pinching. Their eyes went so wide. 0_0 It was hilarious. Made my day!

So happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Jobs Should be Interesting, Not Death-Inspiring

One thing that always bothers me, is that people read this quote to say that you should go have an “exotic” or “expensive” job. I often have people say that sometimes you just have to do the boring or depressing job because you need money. My answer is this–if the job isn’t something cool, then make it more fun. Be a happy person, play jokes, ask interesting questions, change the environment to be more fun. Just because the work itself is dull, doesn’t mean the job has to be. **DB

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

– Dale Carnegie

Enjoy Your World

“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”

**Lev Grossman

Original “Let it Go” Quote :)

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
**Epictetus

Embrace the Time You Have Here!

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“Garden” by leventep

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
~ Ashley Smith