Spreading smiles on #WorldSmileDay

I woke up on world smile day Friday 6th October feeling positve and in a good mood ready to spread smiles to as many people as I could.

Things I did

  1. Smiling at  everyone I met on the road  whilst walking to the bus stop

2. On the bus I announced to the driver and some of the passengers that it was World Smile Day and this started the conversation about what makes you smile. I really enjoyed this, and as i left the bus i just said in aloud voice so everyone could hear  – Have a nice day – May the smile be with you – someone replied – and always with you. This made me smile.

3.Got some  ladies on the train to help me make my world smile day banner

4.  Enjoyed a chat and a hot drink with a friend

5. Talking  to people about world smile day and pictures of people smiling in the town centre where I live. #LoveGravesend

 

I hope you always have a a reason to smile

Genny Jones AKA Confident Queen

 

Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday #ConfidentQueen

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How to develop the confidence to turn your life around!

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Sometimes, life can feel so hard, especially as each year we are getting older.  Each year, as my birthday was coming nearer, I used to get really stressed and scared as I felt I was a failure and regretted all the things that I should have done with my life and did not do. It took me a while to have a  more positive attitude and realise that things happened the way it did, because it is just part of life. Nobody really knows what the future holds. We can make all our plans which is great, but sometimes unexpected things happen which messes up our plans.

Remember your current circumstance did not manifest overnight. There are years of thoughts feelings and actions behind what has been in place in your life, so be patient as you work to turn it all around.  The key is to stay persistent in your will for the change while working to pass the tests of patience and faith.

 

Acceptance

This does not mean you condone what has been happening or you want it for tomorrow, rather only that you are finally ready to acknowledge it fully and end any of the denial.

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Define the new you

You must see and believe in a completely new you so that life can harmonize with this vision. So for me, I see myself as healthy, with lots of energy and focussing on being the best version of myself and armed with a positive attitude to all I try to do.

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Write down what you want and visualise it

Imagine it in your head without restriction. Focus on the experiences that will fulfill you in the greatest way. Once you have a vision of what you do want you must begin to create it by researching how you are going to do this and then start taking simple steps.  You can create a vision board – cur out pictures and words of the things you want to experience and look at them every day as you day dream achieving your goals.

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Build you team dream team

Over the years, I realised that I struggled a lot in doing certain things, so I have got myself a dream team – which is made up of people who are positive and have the necessary skills and experience that will help me fulfil my desires.

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Be committed and willing to make the changes you need to make

You must demonstrate the will to experience a new life through NEW ACTIONS. You must be willing to get in that uncomfortable space to create change and build the new conditions that lead you to a new life.  By having a dream team means you can also have people who you can be  accountable to and this will help to motivate and inspire you to keep going even when you face setbacks and challenges,

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“Remember your current circumstance did not manifest overnight. There are years of thoughts feelings and actions behind what has been in place in your life, so be patient as you work to turn it all around.  The key is to stay persistent in your will for the change while working to pass the tests of patience and faith.”

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If you need help and support do get in touch genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

 

Happy Chinese New Year 2016! #HappyChineseNewYear

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2016 is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Monkey startd from Feb. 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year) and last to Jan. 27, 2017.

Everything you need to know about the Year of the Monkey. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12144891/chinese-new-year-2016-year-of-the-monkey.html

When Dad can’t even afford to buy you an Ice Cream!

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A while back ago, I was speaking to my friend about life in general and some of the challenges we have faced and the lessons learnt. My friend Sam then said to me that one of the most challenging times was when at the age 0f 45 he lost his job, and he then decided to set up his own business which despite all his experiences and plans for the business to be a success, the business was a disaster which also left him with huge debts that he could not handle. That and so many other challenges lead to him leaving his wife and two children as he felt he could not be the father and husband he had been when he had a job.

 

Sam said that one of the things he continued to do was to take the children to spend some time with him when he could.

 

On a lovely sunny Saturday he took both children to the park, and they where all having fun just playing about. All of a sudden they could hear the sound of the Ice Cream van, and saw some of the children and the parents running to get some ice cream.   The two children looked at him excitedly as they too wanted an ice cream, Sam felt sad as he remembered he had no money to buy the ice cream. He told the kids that he was sorry but he had no money to get them the ice cream.

 

One of the children started to cry and shout as all he wanted was the ice cream. Getting a bit embarrassed as people started to look at them, Sam then took his son up so that they could get into his car and go back home. In the car the children where crying and one even said to him “ I hate you dad, why cant you get me an ice cream”? Sam wanted to cry, but just drove the children back to their mother.   Sam then drove off a few yards and just started to cry as he felt useless and hopeless that he could not even afford to buy an Ice Cream for his two children.

 

As Sam recalled this incident to me he started to cry and I could only but hug him and say “ Yes it must have been bad, but look at you five years on, things have changed for the better, and you can now buy your children an Ice Cream”,

 

WHY I WANT  TO NOW HAVE AN ICE CREAM VAN

Since then, one of my aim is to get an Ice Cream Van so that during the summer months I can drive around especially to deprive areas to deliver free Ice Cream and Gift of smile boxes to cheer people up!

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Recall the moments that made you Smile in 2015

Recall the moments that made you Smile in 2015

2015 has been a year when we had moments that made us cry and moments that made us smile. As we come towards the end of the year, I suggest we take time out just for a minute to recall the moments that gave us hope and made us smile. This I hope will help you to be more positive,  feel confident and have hope for a better 2016 filled with more happy moments.

 

What you need to do your One Minute Smilence

* A quiet place where you can sit
* A note pad or plain paper, pen and coloured pencils
* Images of people or experiences that made you smile eg holiday snaps

 

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How to do your One Minute Smilence

1.Find a quiet place to sit and take time to slowly breathe in and out 7 times

2.Get your note pad or a plain sheet of paper and write down or draw images of people, and experiences that made you smile.

3.Set your timer for a minute

4.Now just spend a minute focussing on the things that make you smile and keep smiling for the whole minute.

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5.After the minute has gone – just shout excitedly “ WooHoo BoomBoom” and go share smile with someone

Remember to take time out on a regular basis to do your One Minute Smilence

You can also take a Smilefie and post on twitter using #oneminutesmilence

 

Wishing you a Happy New Year and May the SMILE always be with you!

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Walk On Your Wild Side Day

Today (Sun 12th Apr, 2015) is Walk On Your Wild Side Day!

Be Unpredictable! Walk On Your Wild Side Day is a chance to do something no one would ever expect you to. Today is a day to embrace your inner wild streak – to wearing nothing but neon pink, dying your hair green for a day, or showing everybody who ever said you couldn’t that you could.

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https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/walk-on-your-wild-side-day/

Day 9 #Happygravesham – Plans for Happiness Day 20th March

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“Happiness is not about permanent positivity or pretending things are fine. It’s about learning to cope well with whatever life throws at us.”

Welcome to our 9th day in our mission to spread happiness by giving people reasons to smile inspite of their challenges in #happygravesham #happykent. We hope you can be part of it. This is all part of the activities to celebrate the United Nations International day of happiness on 20th March 2015.

Plans for the Day #happygravesham 20th March 2015

We remember “The Girl with the beautiful smile – Stacey Mowle”

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Morning Happiness Event – Asda Gravesend from 10am to 12noon

There will be a display of leaflets by various local organisations as well as the handing out of free happy cards and goodies to cheer people. The Mayor of Gravesham will present happy awards to some nominated individuals.

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Lunch time Happiness Event – Towncentric   12noon to 2pm

Collect some cakes and free happy cards and goodies

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Daytime Happiness Event – John the Green Grocer throughout the day

Collect a piece of free fruit from John (the green grocer outside Coffee Republic) as well as free happy cards and goodies.

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Evening Happiness Event – 7.30 to 9.30pm with Cllr Senja Compton

An evening of fun, dance, laughter and presentation of Happy Awards by Cllr Tanmanjeet Dhesi and Cllr Compton. Venue is Pegasus Court, Sun Lane, Gravesend DA12 5QA.

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 We look forward to seeing you. May the smile always be with you!

 

With special thanks to:-

Confident Queen, Asda Gravesend, Towncentric, Meet the Royals, Cohesion Plus, Grand Gravesend, CVS NorthWest Kent, Gravesham Council, Cllr Senja Compton, Cllr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Cllr Colin Caller, Cllr Lyn Milner, Books for free Gravesend, African Caribbean Forum, Grand Gravesend, Beat Project, Confident Children, Pay It Forward Gravesend, KCC Combined Member Grant Scheme and Gravesham Trophy Centre.

 

 

Day 5 of the 20 days #happygravesham challenge

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“Happiness is not about permanent positivity or pretending things are fine. It’s about learning to cope well with whatever life throws at us.”

Welcome to our 5th day in our mission to spread happiness by giving people reasons to smile inspite of their challenges in #happygravesham #happykent. We hope you can be part of it. This is all part of the activities to celebrate the United Nations International day of happiness on 20th March 2015.

 

Review from yesterday (One minute smilence)

I hope yesterday you were able to take one minute out of your busy day to be grateful and thankful that you are alive and SMILE as you appreciated all the good things in your life for at least a minute.

 

Today’s Challenge Nominate your company for our Happy Company Award

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Do you work for a company that motivates, inspire and encourage their employees to be the best they can? Do you also have time to do fun things? Do you enjoy your working environment? If so its time to nominate your company just by sending us an email to genny@confidentqueen.co.uk with the Name of your company, Address, Email and your contact details with not more than 150 words to explain what makes your company a happy place to work.

 

Join us in our social media

 

Follow us Twitter @happykent then use #happygravesham to say hello and smile with your #happygravesham selfie

 

Join us in Face book https://www.facebook.com/groups/happinesskent/?fref=ts

 

World Smile Day 3rd October 2014

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