3 THINGS THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OF


There are three things that I definitely think the world needs more of and I think they are very reasonable to say.  They are very simple and I want to share them with you. 



I'm the one my friends and family come to when they want to know whats going on in the world.  I couldn't be more proud of that.  I take pride in the fact that at any given moment, I know pretty much whats going on in every section of the news cycle.  There is a certain power that comes with knowing whats going on, because knowing whats going on = knowledge.  Knowledge=power. The world needs more of this, a ton more of this.  

I know a lot of times we wonder why so many people are speaking out ignorantly on Facebook, posting uniformed tweets on Twitter, etc.  I certainly do.  It also makes me scared for our future that people my age don't know a damn thing about whats going on in the world. What is my generation going to do when they get older and start building their own families/having their own kids?  What are they going to tell those kids about how much debt and terror there is in the world?  Are they going to be able to explain what happened? What needs to be done to fix it all?  

Not only this, but more educated and substantial discussions will be had about the important things in life if we pay more attention and THAT is what's important.


I always talk about how in love I am with my family.  It's for the obvious reasons, because they're my family and I love them, but it's also because of my family's history. I have a very small one and in previous years it wasn't even that big.  I am thankful to have the family members that I do and I wouldn't want it any other way.

I truly believe family time is one of the most important things in the entire world.  In spending time with family, it instills the most important values of your life.  Every family is completely different and I think that is whats most dynamic.  Influence from family can build you up and at the same time, keep you grounded.  They are the ones that will be there for you when shit hits the fan, when you need advice/help, and even when you need to get knocked down a couple pegs because your head is too far into the clouds.  Not to mention families build the strongest unit for eventual growth later on in life, so to learn the importance of this earlier will stick with you forever and will help keep your future family on the straight and narrow.

Trust me, I know it and it's shaped every little aspect of who I have become.


Let's be honest.  I am happy to have the family that I do, but I know not everyone does. Spend the most time possible with the people that make you happy.  Don't make excuses for reasons that you spend time with people who make you unhappy or cause constant states of depression.  It's so important that we love ourselves, and we should spend our time with people who are dedicated to making sure that we do.  

Not sure how to find people like this and don't see these people among your friends?  You're hanging around the wrong crowd.  Sometimes when you're blind to it, it takes way to long to realize that your 'squad' really isn't full of people who will back you up.  Meet new people, go out and socialize.  Not into a social scene?  Start a blog and network, sound off on message boards.  Find something that puts you around people more similar to you, people that empower you.

I really think that with these three things, the world could possibly be a better place.  Best part about it?  They all cost nothing.  Hows that for free happiness and growth?  Tweet me your suggestions for things the world needs more of, I would love to hear your ideas!

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  1. I think these are great and so true, but sometimes it can be so hard to remember theme. I struggle to take time to pay attention, to spend time with my family, and to make myself more happy. I am constantly working on these though... And you're right... the world certainly needs more of them. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    www.diyjahn.com

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for your sweet comment. I think we're all a constant work in progress. Right?

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  2. These are such great points. I really love the one about making yourself happy. If you have a happy foundation to build from, you will have such an easier time spreading that happiness to others. And we could all use a bit more happiness.

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    1. Completely agree girl, completely agree. Thank you for your sweet comment!

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  3. I love this. I would like to add something: never take your family for granted (providing they aren't a toxic ingredient in your life.) My mother passed away in 07 and my dad and sister have both moved on opposite sides of the US. It would make me very happy to spend time with them, although it's not a reality, at least for right now. Just remember when you grow older your family will become your biggest support system and best of friends. Live, laugh, and love hard when it comes to family.
    -Cara Z

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    1. I love that. Thank you so much for sharing. What you say is completely true. Love my family. xx

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  4. I love the points, make yourself happy, others will follow. Joe @ www.mydaddoes.com

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  5. I love the balance of being committed to your family while honoring yourself, and you're right, that's not possible for everyone. Sometimes you have to make your own family.

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  6. Absolutely. To me, the first two principles are essential- paying more attention and cultivating a vibrant, active family life. Thanks you for the reminder to focus on what's lasting and meaningful.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I am so glad you agree!

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  7. I can't agree more about more family time. Everyone is so busy that they don't even take time to connect with the people they are closest to in the world. So many people feel lonely and disconnected these days. I think a lot of that would go away if families spent more quality time together.

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    1. Completely agree, it makes me sad actually. I consider myself very lucky to be able to feel close to my family. It's a great feeling.

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  8. I would agree with all of these things. Sometimes the most important things are the things we so easily skip or take for granted.

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  9. I love all of it but the first one really resonates with me. Love your blog.

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    1. Staying informed is so important. Thanks so much Linda! I'm glad.

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  10. I agree with these! Taking time with your family is always important. Also, taking time for yourself is really needed. As a Mom, I know that once in awhile I need to take that time so I can be a better focused mom for my family. Paying attention to both of these will keep things in good balance!

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    1. It's awesome to hear that coming from a mom. It makes total sense. I have no relationship with my mom actually, so I always get emotional when I hear stories about great moms.

      Thanks for being one of those great moms!

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  11. completely with you. All three points are the most needed.

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  12. I couldn't agree more! This is a great list! thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Ashleigh, for reading and commenting!

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  13. FAMILY TIME. 100% agree with that!

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  14. I especially agree with the first point. People are not only uninformed, they are MISinformed, and if the info they have supports what they want to think, they don't look further.

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    1. I soooo agree. I love to hear opinions, but I just wish they were informed.

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  15. I like how you have shown your essence in a short piece like this one. It's the first time I come across your blog and I feel like I know you a little bit. That's awesome for a writer!
    And on your suggestions, I agree with every single one.

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    1. What a sweet and meaningful comment Orana, that means so much. Thank you for reading.

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  16. Yes! Lately I've been lacking in all 3 areas. Now I'm trying to find balance again.

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    1. That's awesome, so glad to hear you're working on it all. That's very meaningful.

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  17. You make three very valid points. The world needs to follow these ideas.

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