Take Time to Snuggle [Happiness Tip #5]

Happiness Tip: Take Time to Snuggle [blog post]

If you’re feeling sad, there’s probably one thing you’re looking for . . . RELIEF!In other words, you want to be happy again. What if I told you that snuggling has the potential to lift your spirit of heaviness?

During a difficult and busy season of my life, I found myself battling the blues. Day after day it lingered and I desperately wanted to find some relief. Then, late one evening, I was slumped in a chair, head down, with tears streaming down my face. My dog was right there at my feet and gently reached up to lick my tears. She then laid her head on my lap as if to say, “I’m here for you, wanna cuddle?” Of course I obliged and almost immediately felt relief from my sadness.

Happiness is found in many places, and for many people that place is in the company of their beloved dogs. Dogs always seem willing and ready to share their healing hugs, or to lend a listening ear.

Of course finding relief from sadness is not reserved only for our pets. Intimacy with others is one of the essential elements to make human beings happier, but we don’t often take enough time to sit and relax with those we love.

What if we took time to stop, sit, and snuggle more often? How would that affect our moods and outlook on life? Let’s consider how showing affection to our human companions (family and friends) and our pets can enhance our life.

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Key Benefit of a Broken Heart [according to James]

May your broken heart heal

The pain of a broken heart is as real as they come! All we can think about is the pain and all the negative aspects of feeling broken (rejection, feeling unloved, lonely, afraid . . .)

But what if there was a benefit to a broken heart? What if there was purpose for your pain? 

Let me begin by saying, if you’re reading this and your heart is broken, I feel for you, and I’m terribly sorry. It’s a shock to the system (I’ve been there), and you are probably grieving. But here is the good news. The most grueling roads often lead to the most beautiful destinations! Stay positive. Beautiful things are in the making!

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3 Amazing Insights about God Learned While Walking My Dog [Video]

“Those who walk with God, always reach their destination.” ― Henry Ford
Hey there friends! I’m so excited to share what I learned about God while I was walking my dog!
One day, while walking my adorably cute and fluffy Standard Poodle (actually he was pulling me along!) I sensed God speaking to my heart. What I learned helped me to gain new insight into why it’s so important to “walk with God” humbly, obediently, and with a heart of love.
This was my first “Facebook Live” recording with my dog!
Here are 3 amazing insights I learned about God while walking my dog which I’ll talk about in this short video (approx 8 min) . . .
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