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10 Awesomely Simple Things That Make Me Happy

Generally speaking, far too often we tend to be negative-minded. We waste too much time complaining about situations that we have no power to change. We fuss over yesterday’s trivial arguments, and we hold grudges like there is no tomorrow (guilty, haha). Let’s take time out today to focus on the positive in your life. I had a random idea this evening to make a list of 10 kind of random things that make me happy. I decided to do a Google search of lists others have made and came across this pretty awesome website called 1000 Awesome Things. This begs the question, what are 10 awesomely simple things that make you happy? Here are mine:

1. Eating a bowl of strawberry Honey Bunches of Oats. It is the best cereal ever!!
2. Randomly receiving a tight bear hug from one of my students. Their tight squeeze can be so endearing.
3. Being able to sit all the way in the back of a movie theater, right below the projector.
4. When other people wash or play in my hair. I haven’t been to a salon in a while (yikes), but my favorite part has always been getting my hair washed. It is simply ah-mazing.
5. Listening to music WITH HEADPHONES… nothing like tuning the world out from time to time.
6. Successfully cooking a tasty meal (sometimes recipes go astray, haha).
7. Days where I have to report to work but students are off… I absolutely love turning my music up and singing along to (and dancing to) music. Plus, I get to organize the room, update things, and plan ahead!
8. Receiving a random “I love you” text/call from my Daddy.
9. Going to sleep early. Those who know me know that I really value my sleep. This past week, I’ve been in bed TWICE at 8:30pm!! Wahoo!
10. Coldstone’s Birthday Cake Remix in a LOVE IT size. Uhm, can you say YUM??

How NOT to Approach A Woman

1. If you are driving in your car, do not stop traffic in an attempt to speak to a woman. Not only are you disturbing traffic, but you’re also most likely making the woman feel uncomfortable. It’s not flattering, at all. If there’s no traffic present, you should still refrain from doing it. On a similar note, don’t make a u-turn to drive your car slowly next to a woman… it’s very off-putting.

2. Don’t make animalistic sounds to grab a woman’s attention. Females are not birds, so do not coo at them. Females are not dogs, so don’t whistle at them. Instead, try saying something along the lines of “Excuse me (miss).”

3. Although you don’t know a stranger’s name (hey, they’re a stranger for a reason :P), you should refrain from calling females certain names. Please don’t refer to a girl as “ma”; she is not your mother. Do not call a woman baby, or even worse- BABY GIRL!! She is neither your lover nor your child… just stop! Also, do not call a woman sexy. Beautiful would be better. What is even better is not calling her an adjective at all. Try introducing yourself first and then ask for her name.

4. If a woman is not interested in you, please don’t get your panties in a bunch and call her derogatory names. There is no need to hurl insults. It doesn’t make sense to say “hey beautiful,” but once she says she’s not interested, she suddenly becomes ugly. Make up your mind, silly!

5. Don’t use the same old pick-up lines. In fact, I would encourage just talking to her rather than using a pick-up line at all. Unless you’re trying to make a woman laugh with the pick-up line, don’t use it. Usually it’s redundant- so we’ve heard it before. Or sometimes it’s so corny that we cannot take you seriously.

6. Make sure that your hygiene is on point! Having bad body odor or bad breath seriously decreases the likelihood of a woman talking to you.

7. If a woman is clearly disinterested (she makes it known), do not stick around in hopes that you’ll convince her to change her mind. Nothing is more annoying than a guy who cannot take a hint. I personally don’t care that I “might miss out on a great opportunity.” If she’s not interested, just move onto the next girl.

8. Don’t brag about what you have and what you can do for her. ‘Nuff said.

Do you have any suggestions? Do you have a related experience that you would like to share? Do tell :)!

Happy Birthday Gee Kay!

Happy Birthday to another one-third of a LITTLE quirky, Gee Kay (can you believe that her birthday is a week after LB’s??)! We hope you have a wonderful birthday and be sure not to do anything we would do, haha.

25 Things That I love About Myself

I came across a meme that Jenny of ohlovely.net did. You post 25 things you love about yourself. I think far too many people (especially women) struggle with truly loving themselves… so I challenge you to try to come up with 25 things, too! It’s a good exercise to build your self-esteem :).

1. My natural beauty (I love that I do not need makeup or weave to actually feel like I am beautiful)
2. My smile
3. My hair and its versatility (in it’s natural state, twisted, flat-ironed, curled, ANY AND EVERY WAY)
4. My clear skin
5. My brown eyes
6. My lips
7. My physique
8. The teensy weensy mole I have on the bottom eye-lid of my left eye 🙂

9. I am very punctual
10. I am a little quirky
11. I am open and flexible
12. I am creative
13. I am dependable
14. I am very patient
15. I am very empathetic
16. I have a natural disposition to see the glass as half-full (I’m optimistic)

17. My drive to help and inspire others
18. The need I feel to positively contribute to the growth and development of children
19. My insatiable thirst for knowledge
20. My strong belief in treating others the way I would want to be treated
21. My strength to stick to my morals
22. My penmanship (I’ve been told that I ought to be a teacher because my handwriting is so neat, haha)
23. My ability to write poetically
24. My value of documenting things (i.e. taking pictures, journaling, etc)
25. My sense of humor (and consequently, how much I laugh)

Whew! That was actually harder than I imagined, haha. What are some things that YOU love about yourself??

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