Is This Joy?

This morning I woke up happy. Genuinely happy. Like 'not a worry in the world' happy. And even if there are the tiniest of worries, they are so insignificant when compared to the magnitude of blessings that I have in my life. I cannot help but be happy. Is this joy? If so, I am …

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Cheers! To Our Beautiful Energy

Last weekend, I traveled to Memphis for a beautiful wedding! It was a quick road trip filled with laughter and joy! When I returned to Baton Rouge, I couldn't wait to tell others about the festivities. The bride, my dear sorority sister, was gorgeous!! Her loving husband cried throughout the ceremony. The bridal party looked …

There’s Hope

"There's Hope" by India.Arie is one of my favorite songs! It spreads positivity, joy, and hope. Even when I don't feel like it, I find myself singing along. Her music is simply soulful. Take a moment. Click on the video below and watch the video. The lyrics are posted below for an easy sing-along. Have a wonderful …

Chase Joy

A part of speaking life over yourself is remaining positive. I know just as well as anyone else that positivity is not always easy. Doubt creeps in like the thief that it is, stealing joy and replacing it with feelings of lack. Those feelings turn into negative "What If" statements, which ultimately shift into phrases …

#HappyMS

Happy day, happy weekend, and an overall happy 100th post from The Hazel Gennie! In celebrating the significance of my sticking to the concept of blogging, I want to share a "happy". Y'all should take a moment and check out this Happy video for my dear home state of Mississippi! It truly showcases our diversity, …

When Likes Don’t Matter

I stumbled upon this video today. It really makes you think about how easy it is to get caught up in the "likes" and "shares" of social media. Be you! "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle." Jon Acuff K. Jones ♥

How Will I Know?

When I type in bullet format, you know it's about to get real. Ha! First, happy Monday! Sam Smith is AMAZING! Everyone should hear his cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know"! Everyone!!! When I tell y'all that I am sitting in my office, waiting on my surprise love note and flower delivery from …

13 Reactions That Prove That You’ve Brightened Someone Else’s Day

It may be Friday the 13th, but there is no need for doom, gloom, and lurking bad luck. Be the light to brighten someone's else day. Here are 13 reactions that prove that you've done just that. Pass along the good energy.You never know, you may capture a cute reaction to your kindness. 🙂 1. When you surprise someone …

The Beauty of a Story

Joan Cassis, Untitled (Elderly American Woman with Braid, Mary), 1986 I tear up every time I see this photo. Maybe it's because it reminds me of the elders within my own family, or perhaps it's because I don't know her story. I can't speak to her and learn more about her life. Why did she …

Happy Remix

I hope that I NEVER grow tired of Pharrell's song "Happy"! It is one of my favorites and no matter the mood, I always end up feeling...happy. Check out this Christian remix of the song. I thought it was pretty neat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsl6X0xQGGA God bless! K. Jones ♥