Are you content with your life? Or do you feel you never have enough and not good enough?
Many times I feel not having enough and wanting more. Also comparing myself to others and this makes me want to compete. My mind was rushing with too many ‘to do list’..but nothing unsettled and worries seems to be on the top list. This feelings makes me feel insecure…or in another words ‘sick’.
Looking back, i wasted my time and energy. Enough is enough! I had it..its time to take control of my life. I believe we can change whatever we want, however there are few things beyond our control that can’t be change.
Life is a beautiful journey! Embrace what comes in life, accept what ever challenges and appreciate even the little things. Having an attitude of gratitude makes life more meaningful.
I was looking through www.musiciansfriend.com website to get information and updates on new music instrument, while listening to music, it was ‘Happy’ by Pharrel Williams. The music bring me back to the cinema, imagining the big screen, smelling and eating popcorn, i hear laughter and sees my family with me, really makes my day. Wow! music is really powerful, it anchor our emotions and feelings…it bring us back to the important memories that we keep in our mind.
Let me remind or refresh you how happy Gru was in Depicable Me 2 when he falls in love and was on ‘cloud nine’. He was indeed so happy, excited and so deeply in love.
But can we really be happy instantly by listening to music or songs? There are possibility but there are few steps you need to take before you can be happy.
Depending on what mood you are in right now. As human, we tend to listen to music or songs that are related to our emotions, for example, you are having a relationship problems and you are in a confusion state of mind, i bet listening to ‘happy’ makes you more sad and angry.
ACCEPT AND RESPECT YOUR FEELINGS
Don’t tell to my face.. ‘relax’ or ‘don’t get angry’ when i am angry. Leave me alone, let me digest this feeling.. why am i angry and what trigger this emotions. Being angry is not a sin, its part of our feelings but its important to learn to control your anger. Don’t forget to breath deeply and do not log in into any social media as you will tend to express your anger in public.
BE LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT
Be like this smart and intelligent young lady, Taylor Swift. Write down your feelings, for her not only she feels better but she makes money out of it. She produce great song from bad experiences..well, most artist does.
EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS
I don’t keep grudge that’s why if someone really pissed me off .. i get to the person ask what happened until i satisfied with the reason then i slowly … slowly .. forgive but will not forget, because a lesson should not be forgotten. Once you feel calm and relax, you can ask or share your feelings with the person or someone else who can help you go through the situation.
Please make sure you sharing to the right person and communicate face to face or by calling. Avoid using text, this will create miscommunication. Sharing to the wrong or busybody friends will get you into trouble, you don’t want any story or text become a viral sensation…do you?
BACK ON TRACK
You can choose to stay angry or shift to different mood. You can tell the world how sad your life is, how pathetic or sucks your life is or change!
Be emotional intelligent, you know what you capable of, how strong you are and how great you are.
BE YOURSELF! BE HAPPY
Don’t compare yourself with other people. Be yourself and be happy! Yes ..no doubt we all have haters but there are people who loves and admire us. Forget haters, they hates you because they actually wanted to be like you and that’s for sure.
LISTEN TO GREAT MUSIC
When you feel sad, don’t listen to much of romantic sad songs or heavy metal that lead you head banging. There is nothing wrong with what music you want to listen as long as it helps heals your pain and calm your mind.. go for it! I still recommend #pharrelwilliams #happy song.
There is another song that really can makes your ego grow a little wild and gives your confident a boost if you are a woman. I assure you, when you listen to this song, you will feel like walking in front of the jerks and just walk.. Thank you Tom Jones for this awesome sexy song.
I hope you enjoy reading my simple tips and personal opinion. Have a great weekend!
Shirley a.k.a beautiza
My daughter got so excited to join the Kids Bazaar organized by a group of friends.
Few days before the event, she got excited and even design her own bracelets.
I asked her to gathered whatever bracelets and key chains that we did before to add into to her collections of items to sell at the Kids Bazaar.
They were so excited for the event, they woke up and got ready early for the event. My son doesn’t want to missed out, he supposedly attending his weekly kololo training in Seri Mengasih but i thought this is a good social skill training.
Once we reach the venue, set up their so called booth, combined with her friends the items they are selling. I teach them how to do inventory list, preparing their petty cash, listing down quantity and price of items.
Waiting For Customers
They were waiting.. and waiting anxiously .. i can hear them talking to each other “come lets see what they are selling”..”ada jual food” they were busy talking, so i decided to walk around with Sean. Sean bought foods.. yay! spaghetti for breakfast.
No Business Owner! No Customers!
Coming back from our shopping spree with Sean. Surprise! there is nobody at the booth ! what!? I decided to find and remind them their duty and responsibility.
I asked Sean to be the ‘tauke’ for the day. Don’t he look like one nice taukeh? Enjoying his food while waiting for customer to come… aah i know he can handle customers… he is too friendly 🙂
In Search For The Girls…
As i was walking… taraa! found these girls.. wandering around excitedly..forgotten about that they are too running a business at that same moment.
Wait! ..lets see where they were up to ..
Aha!… foods.. spaghetti.. how can you resist the foods and the team with good marketing strategy. “get your spaghetti here! come! come!
Look at the smile …patiently waiting for customers.
No one can resist this cute boy.. only rm1 for a cupcake.. do your own design…everybody loves it.
Wait… there are not back yet.. they are going somewhere else.. and there i was looking from far for their next destination.
They were approached by a pretty girl “hi, would you like to take a photograph? … its free”
Photo booth by runs by Maya.
They did not missed out the face painting… its fun to see them walking around doing inspection from one booth to another.
Back to Business!
Whenever people come to the booth i walk away.. i look and listen how the communicate with their customers (big and small).
They were so inspired by how other kids promoting their business, so they decided to do their own marketing strategy, walking around with their place cards while one of them attend customer at their booth.
They look nervous attending their first customer but after awhile.. they gets better. Even my son started calling people to buy “come beli”! beli!
The Last Customer
There are some negotiations going on… Lona didn’t have enough money.. she only got rm4 but the bracelet cost rm5. “What do you do Lona”, asked her mum. Okay.. because she is so cute.. not only Chrissa gives her discount.. she gave her free key chain. Probably its her way of her marketing strategy and because she was the last customer before we ‘tutup kedai’ close their booth and packed their things.
The Best Day Ever!
Whenever my daughter says.. ‘The Best Day Ever’ she really mean it.. they had great fun, i did too.. we all had great time. I cant describe how awesome that day was. There were music, bubbles, kids running the booths..kids running around.. kids playing games, its full of laughter and happiness.
We have our tummy full of foods, from cotton candy.. spaghetti, cupcakes.. drinks. Had fun with the games and lots of prices. We met new old and make new friends. Oh its the feeling of satisfaction. I might have forgotten some details.. but if you were there, then you know what i meant.
We are so blessed and glad to be part of the Kids Bazaar. Kids learn a lot from it, from communication, marketing, handling money. It shows that learning does not need to be stressful but fun and enjoyable.