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Our 7 Ways To A Happier YOU
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Happiness is a choice.  We are both great believers of this truth, and our experiences in the past have taught us that life is just too short to be unhappy.  You might say that we are nuts to think that life is perfect but we both know that it’s not. Life will always have its ups and downs. Nothing is perfect but the way we deal with what is thrown at us is what matters.  You can choose to be defeated or choose to look at the silver lining in whatever situation that befalls you.

If you see that we always have quotations on our Facebook walls, it’s because we always draw inspiration from them. We like to share them with our friends and families so that they can uplift and put a smile on someone’s face and hope in their hearts.  We are sharing here the quotations that we love and we hope it brings inspiration to you too, our wonderful readers.

Here are 7 ways, we feel, that can lead you to live a happier life:


1.  Do not point fingers at others.

“You know when you point your finger there are 3 fingers pointing right back at you” ~ author unknown
Owning up to your circumstances is one of the best ways to be happier in the long run.  We need to take responsibility for our actions and choices and not blame people for our unhappiness.


2.  Enjoy the company of positive people.

“The key is to keep company with people who will uplift you whose presence calls forth your best” ~ Epictetus Quotes
 We have found this to be very helpful in our life journey.  We are lucky to have found each other.  One thing we always make sure to do is encourage and uplift each other. Many times having someone to talk with helps a lot.


3.  Be grateful everyday. 

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen
Being thankful for what you have and not complaining about what you don’t have is a great way to kick start your journey in finding happiness.  Looking at the glass half full rather than half empty is the way to go.


4.  Give without expecting anything in return.

“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” -Dale Carnegie
This quotation says it all. Sharing our time, having a listening heart and helping others is a great way to feel joy.  We always feel inspired and happy when we know we have touched someone’s life.   


Flickr image from Marty McPadden


5.  It’s all in the attitude.

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure” -Norman Vincent Peale
It’s not that we don’t go through hard times in both our lives, but it’s our attitude towards the situation that we are expereincing that helps us move forward and keep the joy in our hearts intact.


6.  Love yourself first and foremost.

“It’s not your job to like me – It’s mine” ~ Byron Katie
Only when you have learned to love yourself will you be able to find true happiness.  When you give yourself time to grow, feel, achieve then; and only then, can one share love and give to others and feel fulfilled.  Life is a journey, not a task to be endured. Finding yourself in your personal journey is a treasure worth discovering.


7.  Make lemonade when lemons are thrown at you.

“Positive and negative are directions. Which direction do you choose?” ~ Author Unknown
When you are facing problems you always have the choice to look at it as a challenge or an opportunity to make life better.  You can either feel defeated and give up or you can face the problem head on and find solutions. You can even ask for help when you need it. Prayers and keeping a positive attitude helps a lot.  Sometimes we don’t see or understand why bad things happen to us, but when the right time comes you will eventually see that there was a reason why. You just haven’t seen it yet.


Are there other traits that you feel we missed here?  Please do share with us, we would love to hear from you.



Image Credit: Marty McPadden


About the authors:

Marty McPadden founder and host of PodJamTv is a professional photographer, videographer, blogger, apple geek and a Production Supervisor at ESPN one of the largest sports network in the world. His vast knowledge in the above mentioned field will allow you our readers to tap into tools, apps, reviews and tips that he has learned and mastered over the years. How to’s and hacks that will allow you to have a richer online experience.

Misty Belardo co host and co writer of PodJamTv is an experienced blogger, designer and a self proclaimed Twitter-holic and an avid Facebook user is a Senior Production Manager at Barefoot Proximity, one of the most awarded advertising agencies across the globe. Her experience with writing, designing, SEO and brand and advertising strategy will give readers a point of view of what happens behind the scenes in the digital sphere.

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  • Anonymous

    Awesome post Marty and Misty! Couldn’t agree any more with these points, your positive attitude towards life is very inspiring. Especially the lemon quote is so spot on! Buffered it for sure! :)

    • Misty Belardo

      Thank you so much Leo!! I know you guys are having a blast over at HK!! More power to you and your team!!! =)) We appreciate YOU!!

  • Marty McPadden

    Thank you Leo!!! You inspire us my friend!! Much continued success to you and Joel and the rest of the Buffer team. I hope everything is going well for you guys in Hong Kong!! =))

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  • arkarthick

    Lovely, lovely little quotes & explanations, M&M! :) In our busy lives, we tend to forget life’s small yet powerful blessings and to pick happiness inspiration everyday. This article of yours will certainly of some help to remind us the same. Thank you for sharing!

    • Misty Belardo

      Thank you so much Mr A.R. =)) We truly appreciate YOU!! you are one of the positive people we are so lucky to have met and share with over at Twitter!!!

  • Marty McPadden

    Thank you my friend!! =))

  • Tony Hastings

    Excellent quotations and wonderful thoughts from two inspiring people!

    The only thing I would add is whatever may be happening remember to laugh a lot, it really does make a difference :-)

    • Misty Belardo

      I love that Tony!! Yes laughter is such an awesome way to relieve stress!! Thank you soooo very much for visiting us here at PodJam.TV =D (((hugs)))

  • Marty McPadden

    Thank you Tony!! Laughter is often the best medicine. Thank you for your kind words and support!! =))

  • Anonymous

    I love this post and the pints are bang on. I do have one minor quibble though, and that’s the happiness is a choice thing.

    We pretty much know that about 50% of our happiness levels are genetic and 10% environmental. So that does leave a lot of wiggle room in the 40% that comes from choice, and enough to make most people very happy.

    However there are some people who are denied that choice through illnesses like clinical depression and cognitive issues. Telling them just to be happy is akin to telling a cancer patient just to get better.

    And I know you didn’t say that, and I know you are generalizing as we have to do when blogging, but I do think it’s an important point because the last thing we want to do with depressed people is make them even worse because they think they are also lacking in some way.

    As I say though, really good post, thanks.

    • Misty Belardo

      You made an excellent point Tim, thank you for sharing that. it is through comments from the community that help us also realize and learn some facts of life from a different perspective.

  • Marty McPadden

    Thank you Tim!! As Misty said, it is through the comments that is the other half of blog posts and make them come alive. We really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and perspective!!

  • Anonymous

    It would have been even better Misty if I hadn’t said the pints were bang on!

  • /1486569297 Gerry Belardo

    Your post couldn’t have come at a better time. We all have our ups and downs and it’s how we deal with the down moments that makes the difference. Points 3, 4 and 7 are my favorites!

    • Misty Belardo

      Thank you Gerry!! Always appreciate your support for us here. I am happy I have a wonderful family that is always positive and supportive.

  • Marty McPadden

    Thank you Gerry!! =))

  • yAhj ^^,

    So inspiring… =)

    • Marty McPadden


  • Scw1989 Sw

    Beautiful.. definitely going to live by these things and apply them through my actions! Thank you!

    • Marty McPadden

      You’re welcome and thank you!