Thank God It’s Friday, For Real!
No, there was no early morning action going on in my bedroom, well other than me kicking off the blanket and screaming in ecstasy, “Yes, it’s Friday!!!”
I love my job and look forward to going in to work every day. The team that I have the awesome responsibility to lead has come together so well and every member is focussed on the goals and targets that we have to meet. Just before leaving last night, I thought to myself that we finally have a really good group of happy people doing great work for a wonderful cause.
Happy, Happy, Happy!
Lots of praises in that paragraph, would you agree? Well, here is why it is laid on so thickly – my personal philosophy is this: focus on what you want and that is what you will experience. I want happiness in my life and so my tendency is to be on the look out for every reason to be happy. I have no wish to renew my membership to the 350 million member club – of depressed people in this world.
On Fridays we have one post and this is it – a roundup of the posts of the week (Saturday – Friday) that received the highest number of readers and shares, the ones that started or extended the conversation on issues that affect women around the world and those who love them. As I checked the stats for the week, three posts ruled the chart and my thought was what is it about these posts other than them having the most ‘hits?”
Happiness. At the core of every one is a story of happiness. Starting in reverse order:
#3. “Discover The Joys Of Being A Single Woman” – Reading the title you might think the idea is to encourage women not to marry or get into a relationship. You would be wrong. The real intent is to suggest to women who so happen to be single that there is happiness in that as well. Society tend to put pressure on women, not as much on men, to get married and have babies before their biological clocks give up the ghosts. Well, we disagree and instead shared the perspective that whatever your marital status you have a right, a need and an obligation to find your happy in it. Check out the post and share your opinion in the comments section below it. We really would not be angry if you shared the post as well with your friends. [tweetthis]Discover The Joys OF Being A Single Woman – great post, check it out![/tweetthis]
#2. “Saturday Musings: Are You A Bare Butt Woman And Makeup Taxpayer?” – Here is another misleading headline that might have had some thinking we were promoting nudity. At the heart of it, though, is the suggestion that if wearing makeup and strutting your unclad tush makes you happy, then go for it, girl! Never one to judge or condemn, it really is nobody’s business if you like to go commando fully made up! The converse is also true – if make up and bare ‘buttedness’ is not your thing, then do your thing in your big girl panties, thongs or whatever style you prefer! [tweetthis]Are you a commando style girl or you wear the big ones? Read this great blog on bare butt gals![/tweetthis]
#1. “You Too Can Be Happy In 3 Steps” – This is the most read post and it got straight to the point on happiness and what is affecting 350 Million people today – depression:
“For most of my life, happy is not a word you would use to describe me. Had you met me back then and saw me smiling and thought I was happy then you would be have been conned into thinking that Claudette was a happy person. Closed doors, showers and my partner knew the true story.” [tweetthis]Don’t join the 350 million club – be an outsider and be happy! Check out this post![/tweetthis]
The 350 Million Club That You Don’t Want In On
So where did I get this number from – 350 million depressed people in the world? Here,
The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people worldwide are currently living with depression. Unfortunately, we haven’t made much progress in lowering that number, even though there are literally entire scientific journals devoted to the subject. Preliminary studies have now shown that social support and friendships may be a major factor in lifting you out of a diagnosed funk. Thanks to a detailed study, we have some of the first empirical evidence that happiness is contagious, and that those who befriend depressed people are not in danger of becoming depressed themselves. (Read more…)
Happiness is not about a destination as so many sages, gurus, prophets, etc have told you over your lifetime. Take it from me – an ordinary, simple living woman doing the daily grind – happiness really comes from within, from a decision that this @#$% is not going to get me down. Your life choices can put you in a funk, pull you down and knock you sideways but a decision to let whatever crap happens pass, as it will and must, will lift you up again, stand you on your feet and hold your hands as you take your first step back on the path.
What is the path? To be the best version of You!
I am always happy when our posts resonate with you our dear readers. These and many others really did, so thank you very much for your vote of encouragement to keep going as this blog grows. Do connect with us by subscribing. As well, if you are mother, spouse, career woman and community volunteer – or all combined – please consider joining my FREE Webinar designed for women like yourself. In 60-minutes on August 30, we will cover some basic information on how to develop “A Practical Spirituality For The Busy Woman.” Check it out here and sign up as there is limited space.
Have an awesome Friday and catch you tomorrow!