The happy secret

Sometimes, I find mildly amusing things in my Twitter rabbithole excursions. On other times, I stumble upon videos that make me laugh out loud, think, and get me inspired all at the same time. Shawn Anchor's TED talk is one of those videos. Set aside 12 minutes to watch this, I guarantee it will be... Continue Reading →


As we unwind from the manic deal-hunting and shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I'd like to take a moment to share what I think is the best way to kickoff the holiday season: Giving Tuesday.

Five simple phrases

I'm not always a bright ray of sunshine as much as I want to be. On some days (like yesterday), when I'm feeling under the weather, I just want to sit on the couch, and play video games. I'm sure that I am not the only person who has days like this, so when I encountered... Continue Reading →

Soldiers reunite with families

I'm not a fan of war, but our soldiers have my respect. To watch them come home and reunite with their families make me happy. Seeing the love pour out of every embrace, every smile, every tear ... it's completely mesmerizing and humbling. I thought my heart was going to explode half-way through.  

Let’s help teachers

My late grandmother and my sister are teachers and I know for a fact that they are not the only ones who spend their hard-earned money to buy school supplies for their students.This weekend, Bill and Melinda Gates will match your Back-to-School donation to teachers via You can even choose which area you'd like to donate... Continue Reading →

What Are You Thankful For?

I'm thankful for this super cute app that reminds me of simple things to be thankful for! :) And it's free in the app store! Today, a pizza maker said he loves this idea. He also adds that, "sometimes, starting your day on a positive note is all you need to guarantee a good day." I... Continue Reading →


This picture reminds me of my parents. No, they don't look like elephants:)  ... but I know that the amount of unconditional love they poured out to us as we were growing up is enormous. Immeasurable. Though we've had our fair share of typical arguments (I was a teenager once, after all), I've grown to... Continue Reading →

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