3 reasons why I choose to stay positive – Day 87 of #100HappyDays

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.
– Shannon L. Alder

Here are 3 reasons why I choose to stay positive – 

1. Staying positive prepares me to face any situation in life.

2. It keeps me going, always! 
3. I always see the brighter side in any situation.
What are your reasons to stay positive?

Message from the Angels – Day 86 of #100HappyDays

Message from the Angels by Doreen Virtue! This message has come at the right moment in my life! 🙂

Ice cube popsicles – Day 85 of #100HappyDays

Ice cube popsicles, a perfect way to cool down this Summer! 

I remember my Mum making this when we were kids. We loved them so much that we would finish all of them in one day. They are refreshing and are quick and easy to make!

Just take your favourite syrup/crush. Add some water to dilute it. Pour in the ice tray and freeze.

The ice cube popsicles I made today are rose flavored. You can even use fresh fruits and juices instead of artificial flavours. I think watermelons, lemons and oranges would be refreshing.

Add these cubes to plain water, or a drink, or to your lemonade or just put in a toothpick and enjoy it as a popsicle. Kids will love it for sure! And the parents too 🙂

A tip: Sprinkle some rock salt to give the taste a little twist!

Try it out!



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Meet ‘2bechosen’ on Her Story!


Meet the brutally honest blogger ‘2bechosen’.

About Me: I am 2bechosen, a confident, strong, 28 years old, single lady with a lot of persistence.I want to be a teacher in economics. I haven’t reached my goal yet. I will soon get there. I have Ghanaian roots and was born and raised in the Netherlands.

Being a woman: For me, the most important thing of being a woman is the gift I possess to care and nurture others. In the end, I want to be remembered for my love, care and help. Not the clothes I wore, not the nice make up I had on, not the fancy job I had, not the money that I would have left behind. I want to be remembered for the good things I did. At least, that is what I want.

Managing work and home: Me-time! I make sure that I have enough me-time. I am a single lady with no children. So you might think: what is there to manage? Well, I have a very needy family. I combine my free time with getting my house in order, visiting friends/family and having me-time. I get a lot of energy from me-time. This what I insist myself to do:
– relax
– take a long bath
– have a high-tea
– paint my nails
– put an facial mask on
– watch a movie/tv-show
– go for a walk
– go the gym
– read a book/magazine
– count my blessings

Coping with stress: When I am in stress, I normally hide in my house, which, I know is not a good strategy. I hide because I don’t want people to see me weak or in need. The best thing that I can do is: trust people around me to help get through this. Make an plan of attack and move forward. That is the best approach for me. I also tell myself that: this stressful/hard time is not going to last forever. There will come a time that all things will be peaceful again.

Mantra for Happiness: Everyone can create their happiness. For me happiness is a mindset. Trust me, I have been in a very dark place, I have had my share of low phases. One day I said: enough is enough: I am worthy of being happy, I am worthy of being a positive minded person. The next question to myself was: How can I be this person. How can I feel the opposite of what I am feeling right now? Guess what? I just needed to change my way of thinking. Which resulted to a positive way of behaving. A good way of looking, dressing, interacting with others. Everything will change if you change your mindset. Think positive and positive things will come to you. Its a process. Do not think things will change overnight. You have to be patient. It works!!

A tip that you would like to share: Women are unique and blessed. God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. I believe we are the strongest. We are built to carry a baby for 9 months. We are built to nurture our kids. They all say, there is no harder job than being a mother. Its a 24/7, 365 days a year job. If He has given us such important responsibilities, then there is nothing that we can’t achieve. We have to keep in mind when you face obstacles on the road. Keep in mind when you need to climb a wall you never climbed before.
Whatever you need to do, you CAN do!

Here’s your chance to get featured on this blog and share your story with the entire world. So, if you want to share your story, or if you know anyone who should be featured here, write to me at thegleeinme@gmail.com. 

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They make me smile always – Day 84 of #100HappyDays

Balloons were my favourite when I was a child and still are my favourite!

I remember my Mum telling me that I needed a new balloon everyday to play with. And, no other toy would make me happier! I was always careful so as not to burst them.

I feel balloons are perfect for every occasion. They scream happiness and celebration! 

What do you think?

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T.G.I.F Quote – Day 83 of #100HappyDays

Enjoy your weekend! And start afresh next week! 🙂

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”
– Wordsworth

Happy to have featured on SIW – Day 82 of #100HappyDays

I’m super excited to have featured on SIW!! Thank you SIW for the little interview! 🙂

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‘Rolling Hours’ – Day 81 of #100HappyDays

A few days ago my friend and I went to a lounge called “The Little Door”. We loved the name so thought of visiting this new place. It had good music, good food and lovely ambience! 

After we placed the order, the waiter came to us with two dices. He told us that if we wish we could play either of the two simple games. In the first game, before rolling the dices we had to predict whether the sum of the numbers would be even or odd. If we win, we would get 50% discount! And in the second one, if we predict the exact number, we would get 100% discount! 

So, we thought of trying our luck and since the probability of winning in the first game was more, we chose to go with the first game.
My friend predicted we would roll an even number. And she insisted I rolled the dices. I did! And, we lost!
I have always thought that my luck never favours me. I’m sure there will be quite a few who also think the same about themselves. I thought to myself that if my friend would have rolled the dice, probably we would have won. Yes! Probably! I was thinking of a probable situation – which could have happened or which could not have happened. The probability of winning or losing this game was the same irrespective of anyone who rolled the dice. But, why do I (and people who think like me) believe in the fact that maybe we are not as lucky! Probably, I had it fixed in my mind that situations which are completely dependent on “luck” will never favour me. And, that is what exactly happened. As the law of attraction states, you attract all that you think! 
Can our thoughts decide how lucky are we
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Do you spot the not? – Day 80 of #100HappyDays

“There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! 

It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! 

The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! 

And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! 

Why do you do such a thing?”  

~ C. JoyBell C.

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Something I believe in deeply – Day 79 of #100HappyDays

This is something I believe in deeply. Do you?

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