A Few Things That Make Life Easier

Jennifer Bonn

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One of the reasons I love my office is that I am surrounded by things that make me happy, cause me to laugh, inspire me, and lift me up. There are photos/cards/words of wisdom/journals and many other things. I was sitting here thinking how important it is to surround ourselves with the things that matter because although life is glorious it can also beat you up sometimes, so being surrounded by great things can provide some cushion. Here are a few ideas of what you might want to have nearby.

Your go-to songs

Music has the power to change your mood in a heartbeat. Remember the last time one of your favorite songs came on and it instantly brightened your mood. You might have a song that you love to sing at the top of your lungs in the car or one that makes you dance in the kitchen.

Keep a few humorous things nearby

My dog loves to attack sticks. If you didn’t know how gentle and non-aggressive he is you would swear you are watching a crazed beast as he conquers the stick. My neighbors know how much it makes me laugh, so for my birthday they found me a card with a dog that looks just like my dog, and he is balancing a stick on his nose with the caption, “Hope nobody else got you a stick.” I keep it next to me on my desk.

Have something beautiful close to you.

I love flowers and bright colors, so I have two bouquets of roses. One is pink and one is yellow.

Have an I am pretty cool board

Put up proof of all the cool things you have done and accomplished. That way when you have a bad day you can look at the board and remember you are cool.

Keep a dream board

It’s always fun to have pictures of the future you want to have. Keep your eyes on the prize!

Post inspiration everywhere

I have pictures of strong women, words of affirmation, and words of wisdom to keep me on the right path.

Keep the cupboards stocked with your favorite food

Food is love and life, so have the food you love close by to share with others and enjoy yourself.

Your friend list

On the days when you feel alone start scrolling through your friend list. I’m hoping you will feel as blessed as I do.

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I am passionate about running, parenting, education, and self-help information. I enjoy writing articles that will offer readers the information needed to help them in some way. I recently retired from teaching French and Spanish for forty years. I run every day and have done all kinds of races from 5ks to ultra-marathons. I have three children and three grandchildren. I write for several magazines in my area, I am a contributor and in charge of the Pinterest board for a parenting magazine called Screamin Mamas, and I have a second book about to be released through Loving, Healing Press called 101 Tips to Ease Your Burdens.

Kennesaw, GA

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