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Lara A.
"Every man dies, but not every man lives" -AgustD
"Every man dies, but not every man lives" -AgustD
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Hello everyone...
Just wanted to give you all a heads up. I'll be inactive from now 'til I don't know when. So, I wish you all to be safe, happy, and healthy. Also, I apologize to all of you guys/girls that mentioned me or texted me and I didn't respond. I'm really sorry.
I'll leave you with my latest work.
Take care and thank you all for everything..
Hopefully I'll be back sometime soon.
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#AWARENESS-WEEK-DAY-6
#SMILE-MORE

There's nothing better than seeing someone smile - a person you care for, even better if you're the reason behind it. All of us can't be Charlie Chaplin. Having a great sense of humor is not everybody's cup of tea, neither all of us can be the “hero" who brings a smile to everyone's face. But, we can all try. Presenting to you 25 very simple ways to bring a smile to a person's face.

1.) The easiest. Crack a bad joke. Extraordinarily bad. I'd give you an example:
Q.) What did the Shirt say to the trouser?

A.) Awwwwwwww

Okay, not this bad. Moving on...

2.) Gifts. An unexpected gift is a sure shot idea to make someone happy. Gift your best friend tissue papers. Bring pizza home, gift me a million dollars. Gifts always work.

3.) Give compliments to your loved ones. Something as simple as "you're a dear friend/sibling," anything complementary.

4.) Smile, say hello to strangers. A random smile at a stranger can make someone's day. People need good vibes, be the one to provide ‘em.

5.) Say “Thank you" for the little things done right. We always complain when loved ones mess something up, but never thank them for the millions of times they do it right. Be grateful. Say, “Thank you!"

6.) You've tons of virtual friends, if you think someone needs a smile. Give them a reason. There are lots of great GIFs, cat pics, memes and everything on the Internet. Forward something with a personal touch.

7.) One for the kids. Gift them chocolates, play games with ‘em. Tell ‘em stories, however horrible the stories are. Give a kid some time, it would just not make him happy, but give you peace and happiness as well.

8.) To add to 7, discover the kid within you. Give yourself attention and enjoy your moments. You don't know how many people will smile just because you're smiling.

9.) Play pranks, a successfully played prank will make everyone happy, a failed one will get people mad with laughter. Something as simple as telling people, there's a bomb in the house will work, although you may risk being kicked out.

10.) You should never look back, buy if you do, pick a tale from the past and see the magic. Start as: “You know dad, your favorite watch you lost in 2004. You yelled at me the day before. So, I flushed it to avenge. Ain't it funny?" Okay, next...

11.) Do a random act of kindness. There's no greater good in the world as doing something for someone, selflessly. Be kind, the world needs it. Let someone feel good.

12.) Ask your friends over for a game on Weekend. Whatever sport you play, everyone needs a break, see to it that your pals get one.

13.) Crack jokes on your wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, or best friends, these jokes always end up in laughter. [PS: See to it that the targeted person doesn't see it. Stay safe.] 

14.) Forgive people for their mistakes. If someone regrets it, don't make ‘em feel down. Forgive and smile at the lesson both of you've learned. 

15.) Tell your significant other that you love ‘em. 

16.) More to gifts. Give an anonymous gift to someone. Something, a loved one always wanted. Keep it anonymous. Let the person live in imagination.

17.) Laugh out loud at something funny when things go quiet in a family gathering, etc. Chances are people will catch up soon.

18.) Be nice to waiters/ waitresses. Give ‘em kind words or tips. Thank them. 

19.) Write something for the people you love. A little note or anything. Draw a picture for them. Send ‘em pictures from the past. Talk/chat to people around you. Show them their worth. Make the day better for them in every little way you can.

20.) Help elder people. Whether you know them or not. Help strangers with carrying bags or holding the door. “Be remembered for good."

21.) Lend something to a friend/sibling, they know you only share with people you trust. 

22.) “Good mornings", “Good nights" are underrated. Everyone appreciates having people care for ‘em. Sometimes, it's cool letting them know you're there. 

23.) Laugh at yourself, others will follow suite. I forgot to mention, I've some grey hair showing up. Save me God! Don't laugh you fool.

24.) Play along with good stories. Some tales about you are worth being incorrect. If only, they make people laugh, and don't harm anyone involved. Go another step ahead, and tell a good lie about yourself. By the way, I found 2 gold biscuits under my bed.

25.) Tell a good joke. Example:
Q.) What's big, round and is pretty HOT? 

A.) Sun. Okay.

Bonus. 26.) Always remember to wear a smile! 😄

Credits for article and information: +Rahul Singh​ and +Lara A.
Image credit: http://messages.365greetings.com/quotes/smile-quotes.html
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#SMILEY-THOUGHTS-FOR-COMPLEX-LIVES
We all had a brief moment of disbelief that anyone can learn how to smile better. And yet, since then, for many years, we practiced smiling in the mirror and on many other occasions. That’s a fact we’ve often been a little embarrassed to admit right? Are there any ways to be joyful even at hard times? Well... let's just peek into something interesting now.
The smile is the “the symbol that was rated with the highest positive emotional content”
Most people smile when they get something.
We all like to smile when we receive a compliment, a surprise visit from a friend, or a big paycheck.
In other words, we’re happy when we receive a direct benefit.
But the way I see it, I’m the direct beneficiary of everything happening around me. the thing that’s powering all these smiles is very simple.
#Gratitude
It’s amazing what positive effects we experience once we begin to say, “Thank you!” for everything.
Thanks for the gift of life. Thanks for a delicious meal. Thanks for the smile of a stranger.
But the weird (and powerful) change I invite you to make is this:
Give thanks for even the seemingly negative things that come into your life.
Illness, pain, and loss are some of the most powerful teachers we have available. They reflect back to us the ways in which we need to grow. They show us the power that’s within us.And they show us that life is incredibly precious.
Worry is like a pyre, it kills one slowly but surely. It's always better to cultivate the habit of using 'in spite of' than giving reasons like 'because of'.
Life isn’t the fantasies you have in your head—it’s what’s happening right now! All the great things around you are yours.
> The sunshine hitting your face.
> The smile of your kids and grandkids.
> The exhilaration of going for a run and feeling your blood rush about in your marvelous arms and legs.

Yesterday is history. There is no reason in speculating the bad memories. Always try to hold on to the memories that gave you happiness. Cherish the same by sharing with others. You are awesome, Thankyou so much for reading this with patience. You made me smile today. (=

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#AWARENESS-WEEK-DAY-5
#MAKE-GOOGLE-PLUS-MORE-POSITIVE
In an age where campaigns strive to build both physical and metaphorical walls, to isolating races and religions to millions of displaced people around the world, it kind of feels like we’re entering some really dark times – doesn’t it? The impact of social media on society has been profound, as it acts as a sort of funhouse mirror reflection of this world in today's reality.

+Google+, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat… meep! Whenever you pick up your smartphone or laptop, it seems everyone is offering up the best bits of their lives — adding that Valencia filter, cropping out the dodgy scenery and, generally, just showing off. No wonder we look at these social media lives and start to question our own…” Why? What for? A force for good or evil? Are there any chances of gaining positivity and make it better for others?
As with most questions, there are multiple angles to approach this quandary from. With all of us having a very well awareness to the pessimistic dark side of this platform, I thought it only fair to redress the balance.

While it’s human nature to stare and compare, it’s also natural that we are kinder to others than to ourselves. In life, we usually spend time with people that make us feel better about ourselves, which is a practice we should bring to social media.
Tho' complete changeover towards the positivity is contrary to reason, there are certain ways through which a small changeover in our activities and behavior in this platform can bring in some ray of hope towards a new vision. Here they are:
> Making connections with like-minded individuals,
> Sharing the experience of hardships and glory,
> Self-awareness towards privacy,
> Securing originality by being honest,
> Working on an Anti-addiction schedule,
> anD avoiding the endorsement of negatives.
By fasting from that negativity for this short time, hopefully, we can then break the habit of always going negative and hone our habit of gratitude and positivity.

The history of social media is riddled with ups and downs. Which side will you be on? Have you tried to #gopositive on social media?
Take an initiative; Try it for yourself, and
Make +Google+ more positive.

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Happy New Year Everyone!
Wish you all a happy and healthy 2017 :)
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#AWARENESS-WEEK-DAY-4
#LIFE-HACKS
What do you really want to gain out of this beautiful life?
Can you realize the potential you possess?
What can you offer the world that no one else can?
Would your 8-year-old self be proud of you right now?
Just think for a while...
Hard work and discipline are what you need to succeed. This applies to everything. There really is no secret - or shortcut - that will get you around this. tho' there are certain ways through which gaining confidence in today's reality becomes much easier. To fit in more precisely to the current generation, they can be called as #Confidence-Hacks Here they are:
> Surround Yourself With People Who Think You’re Awesome.
> Do What You’re Good At.
> Constantly Learn New Things.
> Eliminate Negativity.
> Stay Healthy, and
> Tell Yourself a Good Story.
Don't get mad. Don't get Even. Do better. Much better. Rise above. Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget it ever happened.
Oh, and in case you needed an extra boost today: I believe in you.
I believe in you despite your flaws. I believe in you because of your flaws. I believe you can defy the odds. I believe you can do work that matters. I believe you can silence the critics and step into your calling. I believe you can have fun in life (remember fun?). I believe you’re greater than you think you are. I believe that the world is better because you’re in it. I believe you can take this one life and grow something beautiful.
I believe in you—now go believe in yourself.
By +AsɦռιQυє ™ Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
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VoIces From Experience
How often do you find yourself saying, “In a minute”, “I’ll get to it” or “Tomorrow’s good enough” and every other possible excuse in the book? Compare it with how often you decide it’s got to be done, so let’s get on and do it! That should tell you just how serious your procrastinating problem really is.

Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late. There is only now. And look! How rich we are in it.

A while ago I came across something interesting from the works of Anne Lamott. I personally felt it refreshing and essential to be shared. Here it goes...
Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he'd had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.

Thirty years from now you might have settled down with all the wealth and status, but you will never be able to buy your past with any such luxuries you own. So, just make sure to create some magical memories that can be cherished for legacies.

To have more peace, as well as more time, start by letting go of the notion that time can be manipulated. Then, let go of the idea that it confines you. Instead, set out to use the time that is there for its true and best purpose – as the space within which you can live your life to the fullest.
Voices of @Anne Lamott @Stephen Richards @AsɦռιQυє™
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New drawing... Titled: Eurelle
Tell me what u all think! :)
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Hey everyone !
I really apologize for staying away from G+ for this long. I've been very busy with school, especially since now I'm involved in an study, and I'm looking forward to your help !

My research methods class and I have created a short survey to learn more about how people view professional women. If you are over the age of 18, and would like to participate in our study, please click on the following link: http://umichpsych.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1GGCtGdktVFVJg9

Please note: participation is completely voluntary, and you must be 18 or older to participate. If you know of any other person who may be interested in and eligible (over 18) to participate in our study, please feel free to pass this message (in its entirety) along to them. Thank you! :)

Approved by the Eastern Michigan University Human Subjects Review Committee
UHSRC Protocol Number: 977757-1
Study Approval Dates: 11/08/16 - 11/07/17

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Hi hi !! 😄
I'm here again with a new drawing, but this time it's a digital one ^^
I completed it couple days ago, as it was requested by my great friend and brother +WatheQ WQ​ 😁
He titled it "Chaotic Silence"
So, I hope you all will like this one ^^

As usual, please feel free to give me feedback about my drawing and/or criticism. I always look forward to reading you comments 😉
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