The Pursuit of Happiness

Hey Loves!

I hope that you all’s weekend was amazing! For those of you who shop on a budget, Belk was the place to be because they had a ridiculous sale! To give you an idea of how great this sale was, I purchased a Calvin Klein suit, Calvin Klein blazer, two shirts by Kensie, and a dress by Elements for $125.00!! The regular price for these pieces ranged from $68.00 to $129.00….WHAT! I also purchased a pair of leather sandals for $23.00! F.A.D.

On another note, I want all of you to be Happy Beyond Measure. Often times, we confuse materialistic gain with Happiness. The reality is, those things only provide short term or immediate pleasure. When it comes to material things, we will never be satisfied because their will always be a bigger and better product to be featured and ultimately desired. I would like to think that the older we get the more we become in tune with our true needs but sadly that is not the case. No matter what life throws at us, we will sometimes find ourselves in a state of imbalance. Regardless of the ups and downs that we may experience, Happiness is without a doubt more easily attainable than we realize. The following are sure ways to gain and maintain true HAPPINESS:

  •  Thankfulness. Everyday that you are Blessed to see another day and are submerged in grace, simply say thank you! Make a list of the things that you are grateful for each day or just take note mentally of the day’s goodness. The results of this exercise are transforming. You will find yourself smiling without even realizing it because you are able to mentally analyze and measure just how great your life is despite the challenges.
  • Relationship. Be in tune with the people that are in your life, especially the ones who are genuine and whose actions reflect kindness, sincerity, unconditional love, and patience. Appreciate these individuals because they have your best interest at heart and push you to a higher level of excellence.
  • In the Now. I personally struggle with this. I truly live by the phrase, ‘Failure is not an option’ so I am constantly on the grind. There comes a point when I have to realize that all things will work for my good if I do my part. There is no reason to over work myself or stress. If the animals don’t worry, that is an alarm telling me that I don’t need to because I am more important than any animal. Read Matthew 6:25-34.
  • Be a Blessing. I always remind others to “Be a Blessing while expecting a Blessing. I truly live by this. This topic can spark a great conversation or debate depending on the person of course. I get really fired up because we are a selfish group of people. Each day we should be doing whatever is in our power to bless as many people as possible. Reality CHECK….It is not about us! We were created to be a blessing to others through our attitude, finances, time, etc. A smile doesn’t cost us anything nor does a greeting. No one ever went to jail for being friendly, sincere, concerned, or understanding. If someone asks you for something whether it be a dollar or an umbrella, give it,  purchase it or whatever you have to do to meet that need. It is NOT your responsibility to investigate whether or not that person uses the dollar for food or beer or uses the umbrella for shade or a weapon. The important thing is that it was asked of you. God makes the judgement call. He only requires our submission, not our input.
  • Do what you LOVE. No explanation needed!

Dare to be Happy!

All LOVE,

Muah!

About Joí Iman

I am a Southern Belle from Birmingham, AL. I am certainly BLESSED AND FABulous! I command attention without demanding it. I have an air of confidence, finesse, style, and originality. Each day that I am Blessed to see another day, I make it priority to be a Blessing to as many people as I can. I enjoy life and make it a point to have a good laugh daily...Im usually weak. Every day is a learning experience so enjoy the moments even when they dont feel or look good! If you are wise, you will find meaning! I am a business woman. I am passionate about Youth, Black Studies and Fashion, particularly shoes! My passions are visible each day that I am Blessed to see another day! I am embracing one of the greatest points of my life and trying to love every minute of this great adventure. :-) My professional career has included me working with children. While helping children and families is dear to my heart, It is my desire to pursue my other passion, Fashion! My Plans are not always in line with God's Plan sooo I am looking forward to what is to come for Joí Iman. I just need the perfect timing and an opportunity! This site is dedicated to strong and confident individuals who have a love for Well-Being, Fashion, Beauty, and Hair in whatever form. I am interested in who my followers are and how I may be a blessing! This is OUR Journey and I am pleased to share it with you! I want you to become the BEST you can be while embracing and maintaining an air of confidence, style, and originality! I'd love to hear from you ANYTIME...Joiimanllc@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @JoiIman. All LOVE, Muah!
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