Category happiness

What are our plans for 2018?

One of the world’s longest living human planned a year in advance. This is a good habit that we can learn from as the act of planning itself will shape our daily choices and decisions. For all seasons: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn + create/do [daily] brush the […]

How to have happy and successful play dates?

As of 20171004, Little Prince has been to four different play dates (at three different families) in this autumn 2017 as planned. We look forward to more happy play dates that allow us to learn and make more friends. Little Prince enjoyed playing toys of his friends (especially given how minimalist we live), we also […]

How to stay calm?

We accept that we don’t always have beautiful days, but we can choose to always seek the positivity amidst the negativity. To stay calm, remember our priorities when we are flooded with incessant demands. we do our best to use more positive words. learn about adjectives that positively describe ourselves. If others use negative words […]

How to prepare our children for the first day of kindergarten?

During the open campus day, I saw that there would be 22 classmates of Little Prince and we received a back-to-school checklist by Todd Parr. On the eve of Little Prince’s first day of kindergarten, as inspired by the checklist, I created a personalized checklist for him: be unique, it’s okay to be different be […]

What are easy dishes to cook for children?

While cooking is not my main hobby, washing vegetables and cooking can be a form of meditation and prayers, providing nutritious meals for our loved ones. Since I am a busy working mother, I constantly ponder on how to cook easy yet healthy dishes for our little children, with our minimalist set of cookware. Some […]

What are our favorite positive quotes to feel motivated?

I love beautiful words, phrases, and sayings from the wise and the kind. Below are our favorite quotes to self-motivate ourselves: When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. The Universe, The Divine, & Life reveal to me what I need to know and bring to me what I need. History [1] does […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017?

This is part 1 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170813, I went for a medical test (a blood was drawn and I had to take a chest X-ray) for my work visa. Since their system has my fingerprints, I do not have to go for fingerprinting collection again. My sponsor paid for a fast […]