Positive Monday: Grab your coffee and let’s start the day right.

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It’s Monday, yo!

I know Monday might be the least happiest day of the week for many of us, but it always comes back around and we still have to wake up to face the day and deal with it. Instead of groaning about it, let’s grab our coffee (or tea or water or milk)…

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… and let’s be thankful for this day. You woke up, you have breath (glory be to God!) and most importantly, YOU’RE ALIVE. So use this as an advantage to conquer the day. Don’t listen to other people’s Monday gripes because today’s going to be a great day! 

It’s Monday and ain’t nothing wrong with that. It’s a fresh start. Stay positive and think about all the amazing things God is going to do for you this week. 

And remember, it’s a great day to be alive!

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Smile. It’s Monday and here’s some inspiration to…

“You can let your smile change people, but do not let people change your smile.”

Marc-André ter Stegen  (FC Barcelona goalie)

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Too many times we let others dictate our happiness. We want to please others more than we please ourselves. We are not here to please people, but God. Don’t feel bad because you don’t like your best friend’s favorite movie or the color pink. You are you. You are unique. And smile. It’s totally free. 🙂

Awards

Cheila nominated me for the Crammed in Awards a while aback. Pink for Days is an awesome blog and I suggest you pay a visit if you haven’t done so already.

Since this blog is awards free, I’m just going to do away with the rules and answer her questions (I hope this is okay, Cheila) 🙂

Tell me how awesome you are. What do you do better than anyone else? What do you love about yourself?

I am a notorious speed reader (by mouth and by eyes) and I use this to my advantage whenever I read books, the dailies, and even blogs. When I was in school, my classmates would nominate me to read whenever the teacher asks for a volunteer. I won’t say I do that better than anyone else, but I bet I can match Spencer Reid!

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Ah, forget it! I haven’t read 5 books in a week since I’ve begun working. My glorious reading days are over!

I love EVERYTHING about myself. Even the flaws. It makes me who I am. 

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I was also nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the awesome that diary and the wonderful Navvirk. Their posts are always a joy to read and if you’re in need some upliftment, you’ll certainly love their blogs. Thank you, ladies 🙂

Again, I’ll be doing away with the rules since this blog is awards free. Alright, let’s get to it:

How my blog got started?

The story behind the blog’s name is quite a funny one. Anyway, I only had one blog aback in 2012 where I focused on football. 

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I don’t have a special story for opening La Petit Muse. At the time of opening this blog, I wanted to post about the ups and downs of writing. I wanted to post motivating pics daily encouraging writers to tap into their talent, but things took a turn for the best I guess. ^.^

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

I am not an advice expert, but I’ll leave two suggestions here:

I always tell people to be themselves. This is the most important thing for everyone out there, not bloggers only.

Don’t let others tell you who you are. You tell them who you are.

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Another thing I tell people is to be bold and creative. Sometimes we have a brilliant idea and because we’re fearful of what others may think, we keep it to ourselves… only to see that very same idea materialized by someone else who gets the praise for being a creative genius!

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Do More Than Just Exist!! (part one) 

An amazing post by an awesome writer! Smile. It’s Monday & it’s time to start existing! 🙂

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Life is beautiful! Life is wonderful. If that’s so, why are so many people constantly sad/stressed/unhappy?Why then do we hate Mondays so much? Were we created to ‘live for the weekend ‘ or to remember all the good memories of life as ‘childhood’ ? Are you living, or existing?

Here are a few of my thoughts on living life and not just existing.

1. Take Care Of Your Body.

I don’t mean to be boring by starting my post with this point, but I insist. Your body is a masterpiece; it needs grooming, and taking care of. Everything that technology is creating today is based on the essence of use less energy /effort. In doing so, we are basically creating a lifestyle of ‘lazy living’, and thus, we are not taking care of our bodies.

If you play a sport, it’s automatic that you have to exercise. However, not everyone…

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An influx of posts!

I have many things that I want to share in the coming days, weeks, months… so I apologize in advance for an influx of daily posts that may cramp your reader. I’m used to posting 2-4 posts, now I’m looking at 5-7 posts daily. Plus, you should see my Drafts!

I’ve been trying to find the right time to start posting book reviews, but there isn’t a right time. It’s either I post now or never. I’ve decided to post reviews on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the time being.

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Hello, Wattpad!

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I joined Wattpad in 2014 but never fully utilized it and over time I’ve forgotten my password. Until recently when a friend of mine told me about a really exciting story that she wanted me to read. When I finally got on and looked around, I decided that I’ll like to live there and thus, my interest in this platform was renewed.

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What is Wattpad?

Wattpad is a community where writers post/share their work be it recipes, fiction, poetry, articles, non-fiction, fan fiction etc. It is a fun platform for writers to showcase their work and there are also contests available. It is a social network for authors to build a connection with their readers.

What can it do for you?

You can showcase/promote your work (even if it’s already published). Wattpad is a gift to writers given that it is changing the publishing game right now. Yes, stories have been getting published directly from the site, thanks to contests and publishing companies in search of the next best novel.

But don’t get too excited.

I see Wattpad as a stepping stone for authors who are interested in building their readership. Or you may have an idea for a novel and you’re not quite sure about it. Using this platform to talk about it can bring you feedbacks.

Why should you join?

Well, the choice is certainly up to you. Even if you’re not a writer, it is a reading haven for readers. Genres range from historical, romance, thriller, fantasy, young/new adult, teen fiction and TONS of fanfiction if you’re into that sort of thing. What I’ve noticed is that the bad boy is a favorite character to write.

What’s best about joining Wattpad? It’s free.

If you’re on Wattpad, I’ll love to hear your story.

Positive Monday: Take a look in the mirror and make that change

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Change.

We speak of changing others, but not of making a change within ourselves. We speak of someone coming into our lives to change it for the better, but why not start with us? Why not start with the man/woman within? 

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Most of us are not happy with the way life is panning out. We’re too thin, too fat, too tired, too old, too this, too that. We want joy and happiness, but don’t know how to seek it and thus we keep going down that road of unhappiness. We feel empty, unfulfilled and tend to make others around us miserable.

But it doesn’t always have to be this way.

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Change is something that happens over time (it takes time to transform into a whole new you), but once you’re willing to change the negatives about your life and replace them with the positives, it will shine through and be a beacon to others. Be the change you want to see. Be the change that will make you feel good about life and self. Be the change that will benefit not only you but the others around you.

Starting with the you in the mirror, be that change today.

I’m gonna make a change
For once in my life
It’s gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right

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I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
No message could’ve been any clearer
If you want to make the world
a better place
Take a look at yourself
Then make a change