Life can be magical when you have a clear set of personal rules to live by.  Here are my top 10 picks for living a happy, abundant life. (I hope they inspire you to create your own set of rules for living life to its fullest.)

Life Rule #1: Look for the good side of everything

Whether it’s your partner, your brother, your pet, your home or work, try placing the majority of your attention on the things you really love and appreciate, rather than looking for the things you find tiresome or irritating.

Life Rule #2: Do what you love and love what you do.

Try, as much as possible,  to live  a life that is  not tethered too tightly  to the actions and opinions of others. Do what you love and love what you do.

Life Rule#3: Appreciate Where You Are Right Now

As you work your way toward your ultimate goals and dreams, make an intentional effort to recognize that where you stand in the present moment is as much a gift as where you are going. Every day, look for at least one thing about your life RIGHT NOW that satisfies you.

Life Rule #4: Have Some Fun

Laugh, dance, do something  silly. Watch a funny movie, go for a swim, have lobster for dinner. Whatever you consider fun, pick something, and Just Do It.

Life Rule #5: Say What You Need to Say

Don’t hold back…if you want to say, “I love you,” say it. If you need to say, “You hurt me,” say that too.

Life Rule #6: Surround Yourself With People You Love

Make a list of the people who  make you feel safe, inspired, happy, and motivated. Keep them close and let them know, on a regular basis, how much they mean to you.

Life Rule #7: Forget About The Money (If  just  for a little while)

Sure, money makes the world go ‘round, BUT if everything you do is monetarily based, you’re  destined to miss a lot of life on the way to your “riches.” Make a habit  of doing  at least  one thing every day that doesn’t cost  you a penny or make you a dime.

Life Rule #8: Focus on what is not temporary

Contrary to popular belief, life is  not about struggle, conflict and endurance. Often, simply deciding that you will look the other way, turn the other cheek, or smile and say “no problem,” can spell the difference between misery and happiness. It’s always your choice.

Life Rule #9: Think about the needs of others

Neither everything is about us, you have to decide be consumed by the needs of others too.

Life Rule #10: Put God above all else

God is our base. Your word, your love and your mighty hand can do everything. Our faith moves mountains and in his way and only in his way we will find happiness.

(Source: worshipgifs, via spiritualinspiration)

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Life can be magical when you have a clear set of personal rules to live by.  Here are my top 10 picks for living a happy, abundant life. (I hope they inspire you to create your own set of rules for living life to its fullest.)

Life Rule #1: Look for the good side of everything

Whether it’s your partner, your brother, your pet, your home or work, try placing the majority of your attention on the things you really love and appreciate, rather than looking for the things you find tiresome or irritating.

Life Rule #2: Do what you love and love what you do.

Try, as much as possible,  to live  a life that is  not tethered too tightly  to the actions and opinions of others. Do what you love and love what you do.

Life Rule#3: Appreciate Where You Are Right Now

As you work your way toward your ultimate goals and dreams, make an intentional effort to recognize that where you stand in the present moment is as much a gift as where you are going. Every day, look for at least one thing about your life RIGHT NOW that satisfies you.

Life Rule #4: Have Some Fun

Laugh, dance, do something  silly. Watch a funny movie, go for a swim, have lobster for dinner. Whatever you consider fun, pick something, and Just Do It.

Life Rule #5: Say What You Need to Say

Don’t hold back…if you want to say, “I love you,” say it. If you need to say, “You hurt me,” say that too.

Life Rule #6: Surround Yourself With People You Love

Make a list of the people who  make you feel safe, inspired, happy, and motivated. Keep them close and let them know, on a regular basis, how much they mean to you.

Life Rule #7: Forget About The Money (If  just  for a little while)

Sure, money makes the world go ‘round, BUT if everything you do is monetarily based, you’re  destined to miss a lot of life on the way to your “riches.” Make a habit  of doing  at least  one thing every day that doesn’t cost  you a penny or make you a dime.

Life Rule #8: Focus on what is not temporary

Contrary to popular belief, life is  not about struggle, conflict and endurance. Often, simply deciding that you will look the other way, turn the other cheek, or smile and say “no problem,” can spell the difference between misery and happiness. It’s always your choice.

Life Rule #9: Think about the needs of others

Neither everything is about us, you have to decide be consumed by the needs of others too.

Life Rule #10: Put God above all else

God is our base. Your word, your love and your mighty hand can do everything. Our faith moves mountains and in his way and only in his way we will find happiness.

(Source: worshipgifs, via spiritualinspiration)

yakillinmesmalls:

The Luncheon of Oprah’s Legends Ball weekend (2005)

(From Left to Right) [Top Row] Tyra Banks, Missy Elliott, Ashanti, Brandy Norwood, Kathleen Battle, Kimberly Elise, Alfre Woodard, Gayle King, Patti Labelle*, Halle Berry, Phylicia Rashad, Judith Jamison, Anna Deavere Smith, Beverly Johnson [Middle Section] Melba Moore, Angela Bassett, Terry McMillian, Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, Audra McDonald, Diahann Carroll*, Alicia Keys, Shirley Caesar*, Dr. Maya Angelou*, Roberta Flack*, Gladys Knight*, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Simms*, Nancy Wilson*, Coretta Scott King*, Elizabth Catlett*, Pearl Cleage, Leontyne Price*, Pam Grier, Dr. Dorothy Height*, Susan L. Taylor, Debbie Allen, Yolanda Adams, Darnell Martin, Valerie Simpson, Naomi Campbell [Bottom Row] Iman, Michelle Obama, Chaka Khan, Suzan Lori-Parks, Suzanne de Passe, Della Reese*, Cicely Tyson*, Ruby Dee*, Tina Turner*, Diana Ross*, Dionne Warwick*, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson
(*Legends)
If you have not seen the special, thankfully I found it online:

Part 1Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4Part 5

Check out my blog post about this photo! Here

(via africanfashion)

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yakillinmesmalls:

The Luncheon of Oprah’s Legends Ball weekend (2005)

(From Left to Right) [Top Row] Tyra Banks, Missy Elliott, Ashanti, Brandy Norwood, Kathleen Battle, Kimberly Elise, Alfre Woodard, Gayle King, Patti Labelle*, Halle Berry, Phylicia Rashad, Judith Jamison, Anna Deavere Smith, Beverly Johnson [Middle Section] Melba Moore, Angela Bassett, Terry McMillian, Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, Audra McDonald, Diahann Carroll*, Alicia Keys, Shirley Caesar*, Dr. Maya Angelou*, Roberta Flack*, Gladys Knight*, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Simms*, Nancy Wilson*, Coretta Scott King*, Elizabth Catlett*, Pearl Cleage, Leontyne Price*, Pam Grier, Dr. Dorothy Height*, Susan L. Taylor, Debbie Allen, Yolanda Adams, Darnell Martin, Valerie Simpson, Naomi Campbell [Bottom Row] Iman, Michelle Obama, Chaka Khan, Suzan Lori-Parks, Suzanne de Passe, Della Reese*, Cicely Tyson*, Ruby Dee*, Tina Turner*, Diana Ross*, Dionne Warwick*, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson
(*Legends)
If you have not seen the special, thankfully I found it online:

Part 1Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4Part 5

Check out my blog post about this photo! Here

(via africanfashion)

biblequotesmadesimple:

In a time of trouble Praise God anyway!

Does anyone know this girl’s online channel??

humansofnewyork:

"Seeing her do all these beautiful movements on stage, when you’ve watched her grow from the tiniest little thing… oh man, those dance recitals make me cry."

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humansofnewyork:

"Seeing her do all these beautiful movements on stage, when you’ve watched her grow from the tiniest little thing… oh man, those dance recitals make me cry."

flashion-passion:

global-fashions:

UK-based Nigerian label Didi Creations

designed by Tina Ndidi Ugo 

Cool campaign

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flashion-passion:

global-fashions:

UK-based Nigerian label Didi Creations

designed by Tina Ndidi Ugo 

Cool campaign

1beautybychoice:

Step Into Greatness…

(via hi-imcurrentlyobsessed)