Happiness Happens Month starts on August 1! During Happiness Happens Month, you’ll find lots of happiness inspiration and fun activities, including a 31 Day Challenge.   Secret Society of Happy People and Happiness Happens Month To learn more about The Secret Society of Happy People (yes, you can join!) and Happiness Happens Month, check out my first Happiness Happens post: August is Happiness Happens Month!

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Welcome to Bits of Positivity! I’m a lover of quotes for inspiration and motivation. I have many themed “Best Quotes” posts here at Bits of Positivity. I also have many word art freebies. According to Google Analytics, the word art freebies shown below are my top-20 word art freebies. Since it’s from the beginning of my blog, the traffic favors the older posts to

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There’s a very important petition online that I hope you’ll sign and help promote. It’s part of the Stop Shaming Kids (#StopShamingKids) campaign and is asking Facebook and other social media sites to make policies that prevent public shaming of children. Please Sign the Stop Shaming Kids Petition   Here’s what the Stop Shaming Kids petition says: “Child maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical

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One of my favorite Maria Montessori quotes is from Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook: “Let us leave the life free to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing. This is the whole of our mission.” I created a word art freebie based on that quote. For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If

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I love this quote by Cindy Crawford:  “Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.” Here’s a word art freebie based on Cindy Crawford’s quote. “Looking Like Cindy Crawford” Word Art Freebie For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If you’d like to share the image online, please use the image with the watermark. Of course, I always appreciate when you

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This is a fabulous quote by Jim Valvano:  “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.” Here’s a word art freebie based on Jim Valvano’s quote. For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If you’d like to share the image online, please use the image with the watermark. Of course, I always appreciate

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In 1975, I read Parent Effectiveness Training by psychologist Dr. Thomas Gordon. 40 years later, I’m still recommending the Parent Effectiveness Training book. Why? Because it works … and it works well with Montessori principles. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). This is NOT a sponsored post. I just believe in Parent Effectiveness Training and feel it’s something that can be helpful for

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Welcome to Bits of Positivity! If you haven’t visited my blog before, I want to give you an idea of what Bits of Positivity is all about. I’ll share some of my most popular posts … and some of my favorite posts. If you’re here for the $1250 cash giveaway, you’ll find the Rafflecopter form at the end of my post! Bits of Positivity

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I love this Mother’s Day quote: “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever.” (Author unknown) Here’s a word art freebie based on the quote. For printing, feel free to download the word art freebie without watermark. If you’d like to share the image online, please use the image with the watermark. Of course, I always appreciate when you link

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Kudos to fitness blogger Cassey Ho for taking a stand against body shaming and cyberbullying. It’s exciting that she’s made a powerful statement in a video that’s gone viral. Cassey Ho’s Stand Against Body Shaming and Cyberbullying Cassey Ho would like everyone to share her video to battle body shaming and cyber bullying. Here’s Cassey’s video: “Fitness Star Cassey Ho Takes on the ‘Perfect Body'” by

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I love the story of Misty Copeland. Misty defies the stereotypes of the perfect ballerina.   Misty Copeland is a great example for girls who are interested in ballet. She used perseverance to overcome obstacles in a dance style that wouldn’t traditionally have been a natural fit for her. For one thing, Misty lived in poverty and started taking ballet classes at age 13 at a Boys and

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If you follow my blog, you know that kindness both online and offline, is very important to me. When my now-adult kids were growing up, one of my greatest wishes was that my kids would be nice, would be kind. Of course, I wanted my kids to be successful, too, but I placed kindness in the number one position. And I’m glad I did. People have often commented on how

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2015 is the year I turn 60, but I’m happy to say that I’m looking younger than I did last year. No, I haven’t had plastic surgery or any “work done.” The main difference is that I’ve been using Younique cosmetics since the end of 2014. How Younique is Helping Me Look Younger Thanks to Debbie Clement from RainbowsWithinReach for introducing my daughter, Christina, and

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