2016 has been a pretty bad year, and I'm pretty sure most people will agree. For example-
So many amazing people gone
Horrifying terror attacks
BREXIT and the US Elections
And so many more things. It's sort of unbelievable. It's like everywhere you look, people are talking about how bad 2016 has been. But let's look at the bright side-
And maybe for you, personally, a lot of good things did happen. 2016 has been one crazy ride, but focus on the bad parts too much. Remember that amidst all the chaos, there were at least a few things that were a candle in the darkness. They might not be much, but at least one of the things above might have made you smile to yourself.
Let's hope for a better 2017. And not just hope, but try and make it a reality, because we all deserve it after this.
We've had a great 365 days with your friend 2015, and had to say goodbye last night. Now we welcome you. We are going to spend 366 days with 2016, and I hope that this year, this year will be different from last year.
2015 was a great year, but we can't ignore the terror attacks, the hundreds and thousands of lives taken and how grim and lifeless the world was last year. Maybe this year will be better. Maybe this year will bring light to the world for a brighter future.
There are a few reasons that we are glad to see the back of 2015. Remember those terrifying hoverboards that were all the rage last year? Not to mention The Dress that ruled the internet for a few weeks as people debated whether it was black and blue or white and gold.
Enough about 2015, what about this year? Can 2016 be the year where the things will change? Will USA see its first woman president, Hilary Clinton? Or will Leonardo Di Caprio finally win a well-deserved Oscar?
We'll never know until we live through this year. Through all the tragedies, through all the rejoices, through all the heartaches and lives lost, through all the celebrations, 2016 will be a great year all the same. 366 days later, we will be saying goodbye -maybe the same way, maybe not- to 2016 and welcome 2017.
Happy New Year! January has begun, time to start on those resolutions. Here are my resolutions:
Have a great year, and don't forget about your resolutions!
Troubled? Stressed? Worried? A new study suggests people are happier when they take time to appreciate the good things in life. “Stop and smell the roses” may be a cliché, but new research suggests it's sound advice for finding satisfaction in life.
Instead of rambling on about your horrible day, think about the small, pleasant things that made you smile. Was it that cupcake your friend gave you? Or the appreciative nod from a co-worker? Whenever you feel down in the dumps or stressed out, stop for a minute and think about anything that made you happy.
I had a horrible day! I have so much homework, a test coming up, and I almost failed an exam!
On the other hand, my teacher praised me today for good work.
Stopping and smelling the roses could also mean to not get so caught up in the worries and problems of life and take time to admire the simple beauty of nature and the simple everyday pleasures.
My boss wants me to drive a 5 hour trip to the city!
On the other hand, the view sure is beautiful, and I've heard there are some pretty rose gardens along the way.
Or if you are annoyed at doing something, think about the positive things that come with doing it.
Ugh! I am so tired and I would just like to watch some TV, but I have to take my dog for a walk.
On the other hand, I do need some fresh air, and it's good exercise.
Do it right now. Close your eyes and think about it! It can be anything from a smile to a special gift. It doesn't matter that the saying is cliche and hackneyed, it might just have a little truth.
Sometimes a compliment, a praise, a smile or a hug makes your day. It does feel good when someone takes the time to tell you how much they appreciate you and care about you. So wouldn't make your day if you made someone else's day? I sure would feel great if I put a smile on someone's face when they're feeling upset.
So next time someone seems annoyed, frustrated, hurt or bothered, try and cheer them up. Compliment a friend who's having a bad day. Hug a sibling who is dismayed. Share a piece of cake with someone who looks like they need some.
Joke of the day
Quote of the Day
"The biggest attack on Paris since WWII."
I know you might think it's a bit late to post about this, since it's a week since it happened.
Anyway, the Paris Attack that happened on Friday the 13th (Is that just a coincidence?) that killed 129 people and injured as many has been plastered over all the newspapers and news channels lately and as they find out more information, they get closer to finding the culprits.
Well here's my opinion on the whole thing:
I don't think that they should focus on the people who did it. Of course, the number of lives they've taken and the amount of damage they caused is horrid, and they deserve an awful punishment, but I feel like they should pay more attention to building up Paris again, helping it back up on to it's feet. The six attacks have cost Paris a lot, and even though every nation is standing by France, it will take some time for it to recover.
So what do you think about this? What actions should be taken?
Quote of the Day Joke of the day
“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
― L.M. Montgomery
It's a new day, and I have a new post for you! These are some of the most inspirational, humorous, amazing quotes ever. I have searched high and low for quotes, and I have found many, but only some made it into this list. If you would like to search for quotes to incorporate with YOUR writing, feel free to visit this amazing website! (link at the bottom)
“My blog is a collection of answers people don’t want to hear to questions they didn’t ask.”
― Sebastyne Young
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
― Terry Pratchett
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
— Dr. Seuss
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
— Mae West
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
— Robert Frost
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
— Oscar Wilde
"Peace begins with a smile.."
— Mother Teresa
"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
— John Lennon
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
— Albert Einstein
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
— Martin Luther King Jr.
And one of my personal favourites:
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
— Dr. Seuss
Another one that made me smile:
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
— Albert Einstein
This one is quite funny:
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
— Groucho Marx
That's all. I got all these quotes from the same website, all you have to do is type http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/______ and fill in the blank with the topic you would like to find quotes about. Hit enter and you have dozens of quotes. For example, if you want quotes about thinking, you would type:
Voila! Thanks for reading!
“A little "thank you" that you will say to someone for a "little favour" shown to you is a key to unlock the doors that hide unseen "greater favours". Learn to say "thank you" and why not?”
― Israelmore Ayivor
Happy New Year, dear readers! It's a new year, with a fresh start. Sorry, I haven't been blogging for a while. For one thing, school re-opens for me tomorrow! I've been busy preparing for a new term. Anyway, today I decided to tell you about the 5 people who have really inspired me, and that I admire. I hope it doesn't bore you!
5. Malala Yousafzai
For a young woman of 17, Malala has done some pretty amazing things. She was the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Prize and she has been fighting for education since she was 9. She's written a autobiography, called 'I am Malala'. Here's a link with more information. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-23241937
4. Bill Gates
I'm sure you must have heard of one of the richest men in the world! Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, has done so much that makes me admire him. He started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and he has an awesome blog! Visit his Wikipedia page and blog. http://www.gatesnotes.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates
3. Jaqueline Wilson
She's an amazing writer, and the way she writes has inspired me. The words that she use are extraordinary, and I hope to be a writer as good as her some day. You should really check out some of her book, they are so cool! Here's her Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Wilson
2. Albert Einstein
This scientist is one that has inspired me, since he never gave up. He achieved so many great things, even though he had a bad start in life, as people though he was unintelligent. Check out his Wikipedia page for more info. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein
1. Roald Dahl
This author is truly amazing, and I love his stories, because they are so imaginative, creative and original. He is good at playing around with his words and all his work has inspired me to be an author like that one day. If you want more info, click on this link, it will take you to his Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Dahl
And that's all. These people have done some really amazing things in life. Who are the people you admire? Feel free to post in the comments below! I really hope you like this post as much as I enjoyed writing it!
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