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Want to be happy? Do these 8 magical things

We’ve all heard of the saying “thoughts are things.”  It’s the truth. What you think is what becomes. We should all be on a quest for happiness but sometimes life knocks you upside your head leaving you bruised and broken. Now you’re walking around boasting about giving zero fucks. That’s not a life to live. You should be giving a fuck. But only about things that set your soul on fire.  Want to work towards more happiness? Save your fucks for magical shit.

  1. Volunteer with a local organization
    There’s nothing like giving back and you don’t have to be rich to do so. Hell, you don’t even need money most of the time to impact someone’s life.  If your money is tight like most Americans, DONATE YOUR TIME. A lot of these organizations just need people on the ground helping them.
  2. Become a mentor
    Becoming a mentor is a serious role and there’s more than one way to do it. You can become a mentor to a teen and help that young person create a path by design. If you’re a business person or expert, you can mentor an inspiring entrepreneur.
  3. Log off and go to a museum
    Museums are magical AF. Disconnect from Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, IG for one day and spend it in one of your local museums. Don’t have the money? Most museums have a free day.
  4. Hangout with your friends more
    Spending quality time with your girls or boys is dope. Period.
  5. Laugh more
    For years many studies show that laughter has a positive impact in your wellness. There is a direct correlation between laughing and the chemicals in our bodies that have all kinds of calming and anti-anxiety benefits. Go to a comedy show.
  6. Read a book
    We all know the importance of reading. It helps with vocabulary, broadens horizons, and heightens your imagination. It’s also a good way to de-stress and we all know how dangerous stress is to our health and happiness. But we want to break this down some more: READ SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR CULTURE. There is something magical that happens when a people know their history. There is something magical that happens when you see yourself as more than just a slave. That’s not where our history begins. We were on some magical shit way before #blackgirlmagic #blackboymagic became a hashtag…and way before slavery.
  7. Random act of kindness/Pay If Forward
    These are acts are awesome.  Bring lunch to the homeless guy you see everyday at the corner. Pay for the meal for the person behind you in line at Dunkin Donuts. Want to do it big? Save money all year and during the holidays, go to your local Wal-Mart and pay off the lay-a-way for some lucky people.
  8. Knock something off your bucket list
    Bucket lists are FULL of magical shit. Usually things we’re either scared to do or have been procrastinating on doing them.  Do one..or do ALL.  JUST DO IT.

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