Are You Living With Joy?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametWe sometimes get swept up by life. It just happens. If you’re like me, you’re a perfectionist and a overachiever. You pretty much set yourself up for failure in some cases.  We get so busy busy busy. Our lives are so stressful and full of anxiety. And we never rest. We don’t stop to think, “Is this how I want to live my life, full of worry?” or “Am I focusing on what’s important?” Before we know it, months have passed and we’re worn out. We’re irritable. We haven’t read out Bible in who knows how long. We haven’t just really spent any any time with God. We’ve pushed Him to the side and placed other things (like schoolwork, writing, blogging, exercising, reading, etc.) as priority. We’ve put back burner.

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The True Reason For Christmas

ahrblogChristmas. The time close to the end of the year that about half the world celebrates. Many of us go out and buy a Christmas tree maybe by cutting one down or buying one at a store (unless you have a fake one at home to put up). We usually will decorate that tree with lights and ornaments and much of the house in the same way. The adults  go shopping for presents for their kids (if they have any), sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, parents, and all their relatives. They might buy for their friends too. We’ll listen to Christmas music in the time following up to December 25th and sometime after. We’ll make ton of Christmas cookies that probably aren’t the healthiest, but still so good. Hopefully most of us get to spend a lot of time with family and relatives. It is a time of peace and joy…and happiness.Read More »

The Tag of Happiness 


I was tagged in The Tag of Happiness by Shantelle Mary Hannu. Thank you, Shantelle! I’ve never participated in a post like this before. So hear we go!

Some Songs That Make You Happy

 ~I See Fire by Ed Sheeran

This gives me all the feels from the epic (and sad) Hobbit movies!!!

~Back Home by Owl City

Such a great song. Electronic music and country together? It is perfect!

~The Parting Glass by The High Kings

So pretty. I really have started to like Celtic!

~BZRK – feat. KB by Family Force 5

So awesome! Hilarious YouTube video too!

~Hold Me Together by Royal Tailor

A great Christian song. So true.

~Edge of My Life by Manafest

This is a really great Christian rock band. I love it.

~Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry

This is such a fun ’50s song! I love it! It makes me want to dance.

~Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees

This is one that makes me want to dance too. It’s a really groovy ’70s song.

As you can see from above, I listen to a wide variety of music. I absolutely love music! It is so hard to choose which ones to mention. There are so many good ones. I love a lot of instrumental music and soundtracks too.

Some Books That Make You Happy

~Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

I LOVED this whole series. It is so good and funny.

~Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight

Oh my goodness! This is amazing! Jace!!! I love him! He is such a torn and struggling character. More of these books need to come out!

~The Blades of Acktar by Tricia Mingerink

Agh!!! These books are incredible. I can’t get enough of them!

~Blood of Kings by Jill Williamson

Wonderful! Such a great story.

~The Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

Really awesome books. I’d never read steampunk before this. Go check out my reviews on it.

~The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Just some in depth fantasy books that will stay with you forever. Words cannot describe how great these are.

~The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

I don’t think many people know about these books, but they are so good! Maybe not as great as The Hunger Games…but still great!

There are so many more books that I could tell you about, but I don’t want to make this too long.

Some Movies (and/or TV Shows) That Make You Happy

~Big Hero 6

This was really a awesome, fun movie.

~The Pirates of the Caribbean 

So hilarious!

~The Hobbit (all three)

Epic!

~The Lord of the Rings 

More epicness!!!

~Indiana Jones

I haven’t seen the fourth one yet, but I think they’re pretty fun.

~STAR WARS (I-VI)

I’m excited for the new one, but worried at the same time! Yikes!

~The Last Samurai 

This is an amazing movie. It’s epic, but sad and heartbreaking.

~The Dark Knight Trilogy 

An amazing protrayal of all the characters!

~Jurassic World

So good!

~Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The best MARVEL movie so far!

~SHERLOCK 

~Doctor Who

I’m a Whovian! David Tennant is my favorite actor for the Doctor.

~Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

There are many other great movies too. I love every MARVEL movie I’ve seen (for the most part)!!! But these are just a few of my top favorites.

Some Foods That Make You Happy

~macaroni & cheese

~stromboli

~pizza

~pretzel rolls

So. Good. Really. Good. Homemade. To. Die. For.

~cinnamon rolls 

I make homemade cinnamon rolls and they are to die for!

~monkey bread

~blueberry citrus cake

~crawfish boils

I love Louisiana style food!

~ice cream

I went to this place that had cookie dough ice cream. It wasn’t cookie dough pieces in vanilla ice cream. It was actual cookie dough ice cream!!!

I love food! It will probably be the death of me, but food is so good. Sweets and almost anything with bread and butter in it is probably something I like.

Some Words That Make You Happy

~tree

~instrument 

~song

~wind

~music

~library 

~water

~ocean

~waves

Some Scents That Make You Happy

~mint (any kind)

~bread baking 

~cookies

~icing

~trees

~books (each book has a different smell)

~coffee

Some Random Things That Make You Happy

~turtles

~kittens

~horses

~swimming

~snow

~beach

~Christmas music

~That Jesus died to save me.

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To everyone reading this: consider yourself tagged and tell me about it! I’d love to see your post!

Is there anything we have in common? Comment please! I’d love to hear from you!!!

-G. Paige