Maximize Happiness

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay!!! I get so many questions about how can you be happy during stressful times!!! Well I am happy to say that happiness can be anywhere. You just have to slow down to notice it! Whether it be a smile from a stranger or friend, someone offering you a cookie, a compliment, to an opportunity to be something awesome there is kindness everywhere!!! This year, I learned to even more happy by creating a peace of mind! That way I am not fazed by my surroundings and do not let negatives get to me. Also every night before I go to bed, I have me time where I just reflect on the day, meditate, and drink tea. Tea helps me calm down and reflect upon my surroundings!!! I calm down and then I sleep peacefully. Upon getting up, I do not rush myself!! I slowly wake up and meditate and slowly get my goals ready. I sit in silence and listen to calm music! Also I send compliments to random folks during the day. Then my mind is already in my positive mood! Then I proceed to get my work done with passion! I plan my day by spending most of day out of the house so I separate my work and relax modes! I allow study breaks and between classes I study elsewhere with no distractions and minimize interactions with folks so I can focus and just get work done. I catch my friends after class and I work when I am most awake!

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I have noticed that the best way to enjoy chasing your dreams and class is to find intrinsic motivation!! For example in my Analysis class, I decided to enjoy finding proofs and ultimately connect interviews with different referees. Also learning about school, I decided to connect it to my blog, because I love learning and connecting it to real life. I am on a mission to make the most out of all my opportunities and expand my happiness. While connecting annoying concepts to things I like, I am motivated to do better! Later on, I have a feeling I will kick some ass on the exam, just like my Ravens did to the Steelers on TNF MOTHERFUCKAS!!! Then I blog and am motivated to learn more and connect that shit forward!!! Also when I take study breaks, I jog with upbeat music with country music. Or when I am in the Goodpaster Dungeon Computer Lab, I blast music and have a dance party down there! Also I play uplifting videos. For those frequent readers, I stream the Tony Corrente “Back in the Saddle Video”. As you may or may not know, Tony found cancer after coughing of blood from taking pain killing after breaking up the Ravens-Steelers fight in Baltimore!!! He caught it just in time and overcame chemo to return to officiating and support! Tony glad you’re still officiating my friend and can’t wait to catch you on MNF when my Redskins have a showdown in Big D against the Cowboys! Hope to see you officiating in Baltimore this year! Keep being you!! Stories like Tony’s only encourage me to work even harder and step up my game! Also I feel how lucky I am to chase my dreams!!! I study in blocks of hours and then enjoy the process! That way, I worry less about my grades and I enjoy the process and the grades just come! I focus on learning and feel a rush and want to keep learning.

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Also every evening, I usually finish my work at about 8 or 9. Then I go back to my room and relax! I meditate, drink tea, read inspiring materials, reflect on my day, and just go to bed at a reasonable time. Tea helps me calm down and reflect and think positively! Or I talk with my friends and we let tension loose! I feel relaxed and send compliments to folks on FB or by e-mail! I e-mailed a few refs just to show my appreciation and most responded with thank you Peekay and a few nice notes! That cheers others up and only enhances my happiness! Happiness is contagious folks, let’s keep spreading it!

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OK folks I’m out, keep being you!

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

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Thank You and the Intangibles

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay! I can’t begin to tell you how much it warms my heart and lifts my spirit when one act of kindness can really trigger a great friendship or whatnot! For example, one day while working in the Daily Grind, I made a new friend, when she was down and thought we didn’t have her favorite tea. I went into the back and looked for it and found it for her and made her day. She gave me a big hug and we just cheered each other up afterwards and we’ve been great friends ever since!!! Also, I found friends when one kind person invited me when I was lonely in the Great Room!!! Also with Hey Arnold as well!!! Also when people thank me for giving them  cookies or offering them words of encouragement, I feel more empowered and continue my work with passion!!! Moving on, I always try to help as many people out as possible in a day!!!! I live everyday like its my last! That way, I will be able to make the most out of everyday!!! An act of kindness is the right way to go my friends :)

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Today, I sat on Admissions Hill and looked over the lovely St. Mary’s River!!!! I don’t know, but hills are always great!!! I guess its the bird’s-eye view that I get from seeing the world below. Today particularly I reflected on my new study plan! So far, I have been scoring much stronger in shorter bursts of time. However, I realize that I need to study a little bit in the morning right before the exam and keep it quiet and not talk to folks prior. That way I am able to focus and have information fresh. Also be a bit more specific and comparisons. That way, I will able to get all the minor details I have been missing on exams!!!! But I am off to a strong start!!! Also I reflected on all the positives in life and how to make a difference, get work done, and still have fun with friends :). I recommend you isolate yourself when you study. Go to an isolated location in the library or academic building and just get your work done!! I stay in quietce so that I can focus. Then after 5-6 hours of work, I am done. Then I come back to my room to relax and then I chill with my friends :). Its good to separate between relaxing and work environments. That way the stress does not follow me around and I can focus to my optimal level! Also I don’t get angry for not being able to focus in my room! I know when to relax and work. Also I block of hours to focus. And I plan to get better each and everytime! Anything is possible that what makes life so possible and awesome!!! Also I thought about how lucky I am to have the right to pursue my dreams!!

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You all have a good one.

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

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Fall Break Festivities

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay! Well my Fall Break has started and I have got to say there is so many positives! The best part of breaks is time with friends and families along with sleeping in. Also after a few days of relaxation, I feel motivated to get homework back together!!! With breaks I allow myself some fun!!! Also over breaks, I discover some nostalgic moment. Some nostalgia for example is me watching Arthur or Hey Arnold or Full House! I love these shows, because they give great life lessons and takes me to a more simpler time when I jumped into leaves, my folks baked cookies, and watched Winnie the Pooh all day. These shows also encourage me to keep chasing my dreams and keep true to myself!! For example, I learned from Arnold to keep at my goals and to keep being cheerful. Being cheerful is contagious! For example, when I held the door at Goodpaster this afternoon people all thanked me and yelled “ALL ABOARD” with me and “Have a great fall break”, as I pretend to be the train conductor directing traffic.

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Also during the break, I enjoy exploring. For example, I skip around Washington DC, Baltimore, and Alexandria for fun discovering new restaurants and new locations. Furthermore, I find new parks to jog in and go to places I haven’t been to in years. For example, I went to the zoo after 3 years Spring Break 2013 and discovered Alexandria and walked the Wilson Bridge. When I cross the Wilson Bridge, I can reflect on my past, present, and future and reflect how I have grown and make future goals. I strive to better myself as a person! There are so many extended metaphors in life that I can see out there!! Furthermore, my mind is clear as I see awesome places and meet awesome people. When I came back from the Wilson Bridge, I met a nice family with a dog named Fenway! We all cheered on the Red Sox and they were nice enough to give me directions back to the Metro Station!

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After relaxing, I take a few days to get work done. Therefore, I can get ahead and be ready for school to resume. That way, I am able to get ahead and when school returns I am not bummed out. Instead I feel more determined to keep moving forward!!!

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

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Outstanding October Octave

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. Well the outstanding month of October has arrived my friends :). I don’t know where to begin on why October is so outstanding. Whether it is the leaves changing colors, MLB pennant races, nice cool jogs, new experiences, NFL season revving up, to me chasing my dreams, and to the increase in tea/hot chocolate, October always has something great to offer! Just this morning, I walked around with clouds and some fog around. The best part of fog is the beauty and calm it has especially over the St. Mary’s River. It helps me show how mysterious life works and consequently brings calmness in my mind and brainstorm all the positives in life. Also as the fog drapes over the river, optimism is also in the air! I can feel the energy and the passion of the folks around me! Therefore, I want to motivate others and be motivated by talking to each other!!!

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Also with the crisp air one can really clear their mind and formulate a plan for success. That’s why in the evenings, after I finish my work I jog. Therefore, I can formulate goals to better myself and tasks to get done, so I can still have a good time and time to chill later. Then I reward myself!!! To be honest, anything great can happen. That is one of the best things that life has to offer! For example, one fine crisp morning I turned my math skills around and ultimately got an “A” on my first Algebra 1 test in 7th grade and powered myself forward to really take the next step to turning myself more positive. Therefore, I propelled myself forward. So what will this fine fall day bring you?

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Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

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Serendipitous Starts Awesomeness

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay! What a week this has been! Two midterms today and feels like I did well. But during this stressful time, small acts of kindness can really play a positive role pertaining to stress levels and make studying fun. Well call in the cookies runs! I cannot begin to explain how uplifting that was sharing cookies with others and also got some gifts of kindness reciprocated. Every week I buy 4 or 5 bags from the Daily Grind farmer’s market. Then every week I skip around campus and deliver cookies to anyone on my list. Now people wonder, Peekay how do I get on your list man? Well you are already on there my friend :). Anyone who is a nice person overall is on the list. So Pig Pen/Benny Boy you are not unfortunately.

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With that in mind, I go on my jog, I carry cookies in my pocket. Then I either knock on people’s doors or find folks on the path and offer them cookies. What makes my day is those who were a bit down and feel much happier when I give them a cookie. To rev me up even more, some folks even gave me cookies in return. Funny thing that was the night before the tests so I was even more encouraged. These acts of kindness can really go far. Later on, these friends offer me nice things and cheer me up when I am down!!! So keep being nice folks! You never know what could happen! Also I got my job at the Campus Center by asking the director about a laptop!

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Also I gave a woman an extra 2 dollars for the subway and a few days later, she gave me $5 at Burger King!!! Also I have seen people do one act of kindness and it spreads! For example a man bought meals for many cars behind him and made a woman having a bad day much better http://www.wmzq.com/onair/jake-west-53414/1-man-buys-meals-for-almost-12780729/. So let’s keep moving folks and your act can really help many people out who will motivated to move forward with it!!!!!!!

Before I go, I changed my name to Peekay Serendipitous Than, because I like that word so much!!!! But you can still call me Meteorologist Peekay :).

Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO

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Fantastic Fall

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay! Hope your Septembers are superb. My semester is starting off pretty well, knock on wood. I have two other blogs about studying and football, so I haven’t been blogging here as much here. But the positive thoughts will keep flowing. Well Fall is right around the corner and I have some great tips as we ascend into autumn! First off enjoy the leaf changes and the nice crisp weather. I can’t describe how many times I smile and feel perfect when I go outside on a nice cool day! From the crisp days to the sun to the natural beauty such as fog on land to the nice leaf changes as well and to football and the time for hot tea in the evenings along with hot drinks while reading myself to sleep. Football really motivates me! FIRST DOWN LET’S MOVE THEM CHAINS!! Also the crispness shows a fresh start to the school year.

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This school year I revamped my study plans along with limited my Facebook times. Therefore, I am able to focus and complete work rapidly and more properly. Without distractions, I can just focus on my work and be done and receive feedback rapidly!!! Also I get work done earlier, so the evenings are more relaxing and I have more time to do other things fun, such as relax and watch football. Also, I can still relax Friday/Saturday nights with my buddies. Video games and card games we all have fun! Moving on, I want to get work done faster and enjoy the process. With all those distractions you get stressed. Also when I work, the bigger projects I complete alone and isolated. The easier readings, I complete with my friends. Just like my Ravens offense has improved and been more efficient with a new philosophy and some more passion/energy, you can change too. Also this fall, the crispness is in the air so let’s enjoy! Also drink some hot drinks now!

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Kindness Is Never What You Put On a Checklist

What’s up world? Its your boy Peekay. I have been blogging and thought about daily checklists. You know the usual ones which you write down all assignments that need to be done, household chores, errands to run, and free time. But the one thing that I never put on a checklist is being kind! Because that way the kindness is more natural. A lot of people ask me why the hell I am me and why I love being kind? FUCK YEAH I’M GLAD THAT YOU ASKED. I’m kind, because it feels great and I am empowered by being positive :). For example, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I hold the door at Goodpaster between 1:10 and 1:20 and on Tuesday and Thursday between 11:50 and High Noon, because I love chatting with people and making people’s days. I love chatting with folks and then through exchanging high-fives, hugs, or cookies, I make people’s days and we diffuse tension! I also pretend to be a flight-attendant or train operator by saying “ALL ABOARD THE GOODPASTER EXPRESS. PLEASE BOARD AT ONCE OR RISK LOSING YOUR RESERVATION” and everyone laughs or I pretend to be Ed Hochuli or Gene Steratore. I say way to be awesome guys and yell FIRST DOWN BALTIMORE to all Ravens fans and we like let’s go come on Joe!!! Then folks are laughing and I encourage folks to keep being awesome! Also its a fuckin’ awesome way to keep up with the ebb and flow of SMCM! Then I feel empower and skip around campus. Today some dude offered me a cookie for holding the door and I felt even more empowered. I later powered the act forward by sharing cookies and sent random compliments to friends via Facebook or e-mail! Also it cheers me up on a bad day!

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Also I have seen kindness lead to serendipity and make life worth living. A day is great when a nice act keeps empowering people. Serendipity leads to new discoveries. One day when I was down, I started rewatching Winnie the Pooh and soon enough I was laughing my nuts off and found something to be positive. I started writing one day when I couldn’t sleep and was assigned to blog for my FOM class. So you never know what great thing is around here! FUCK YEAH!!! If you schedule kindness it will lose its fun and be more of a chore! Let your kindness flow unabated :)

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