Celebrating my achievements 12 years after divorce!

One of the most important times in my life was when I got married in 1997. I had waited so long! It was like a dream come true. It was therefore very disappointing when, five years later, and with two children, it ended in divorce.

A NEW STORY
When I sit back now, I wonder how I managed to get through without breaking down. There have been times when I felt like giving up; when I felt there was no light at the end of the tunnel. You wake up one day and feel all right, yet the next you feel as if the world is going to cave in. You project this image to the outside world that all is well, but when you are in your own house behind closed doors, you feel very miserable.

I could go on now and recall every bad thing that happened to me in detail. But I choose not to, as I believe there is no point in reliving the old story. It is time for me to tell a new story, which is full of inspiration and a hope for a better future.

 

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Today I feel a different person than I was then. I have been able to accomplish so much. I work full time from home, I have a part time business, I have set up a support group for lone parents and a charity called confident children.

I have been able to share my experiences and help others by being on TV and Radio.

I have a new strength and motivation, and have been able to reach goals in my life that previously I would have thought impossible.

My main goal now in life is to be an inspiration to others. I believe that everyone is unique and special. We all have special gifts and abilities, which if developed will help us to maximise our potential and be the best we can.

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Fun Sunglasses – Gift of Happiness Box

One of the other tools we have in the gift of Happiness  box is this special  fun glasses check it out. As you put the sun glasses on, you’ve you gotta say to yourself “I am happy  and I’ve got many reasons to smile.

 

So glasses on, “I’m happy and have many reasons to smile” and keep smiling and be happy,

 

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One Minute Smilence T-Shirt

It is that time of the year, when the sun is shining and you need to put on a T-shirt that looks fun!

So here is my T-shirt for you to wear as you do the One Minute Smilence.

It comes in Small, Medium, Large, X-large and XX-Large in just this bright yellow. Cost £5 (postage will be added for delivery)

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Delivering the Gift of Happiness

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One of my aims this year is to get a small car or van to deliver Gift of Happiness just to cheer people up and make them feel good. Last year, I tested my idea and was able to deliver a few gifts, but it was a bit of a challenge as I did not have a car.

With the car/van, the idea is that myself and my team of happiness makers can go to various places and:-

Run Happiness activity sessions suitable for all ages and organization
Run Happiness lunch time session at you place of work
Deliver Happiness Hampers,feel good cards to cheer people up
Take our mobile happiness store to events

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Genny Jones on BBC Radio Kent with Dominic King

Dominic King “Our special guest on today’s Drivetime was Gravesend community worker Genny Jones, who was nominated for a Pride of Britain award. She’s been bringing a smile to all of our faces, listen to find out why”

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On my nomination as unsung hero – Pride of Britain

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Being Nominated as an Unsung Local Hero category for the ITV Meridian region for Pride of Britain’s award is really an honour and a privilege for me, as there are so many other people going the extra mile to make a difference in the life of others.
“When the researcher from ITV told me who nominated me, I was quite chuffed because I thought it’s not just for me it’s for everyone else who makes my work happen.”

“There are so many amazing people out there sacrificing their time and energy just to make a difference. It overwhelmed me.”
I really enjoy making a difference in people’s lives. I have gone through various life challenges and at each time, different people and organisations have been their to encourage and support me, especially my family and friends. My mission, vision and passion in life is to try and bring a smile to people that I come in contact with as well as share words of encouragement and support.

Who Nominated me
My sincere thanks to Ayhan and his wife for nominating me for this award. I met Ayhan about 15 years ago when he was one of my students at a bookkeeping course I was teaching at the One Love Centre in East London. He showed so much potential, that I made him my assistant during the lessons. I stayed in touch with him after the course and when I was leaving my job as a tutor in Greenwich community college, I recommended him to the college to take over my role, which he did brilliantly. Since then, I have mentored him through his journey in the accountancy profession and I am proud to say that he has gone on to set up his own successful accountancy services – ASR Accountancy. I am so appreciative of Ayhan and his wife

On the web:
ITV Meridian http://www.itv.com/news/…/2013…/keep-smiling-are-you-as-happy-as-genny/‎
Gravesed Messenger http://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend_messenger/news/confidence-queen-all-smiles-after-5992/

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Why I nominted Genny AKA Confident Queen for Pride of Britain- Ayhan Koya

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After her divorce, Genny went through a period of depression and unhappiness as at around that time too she became redundant, was in a lot of debts and her house was going to be repossed and she faced the journey into the unknown of becoming a single parent with toddlers to look after.

With the help of family and friends, she managed to get some additional help and support from various organisations such as Gingerbread, Mind, and her church.

When she regained her self confidence, she decided to help others to become more confident and happier with themselves using her own life experiences and the training she undertook to become a life coach.
Since 2008, she has been using her life changing experiences and time to teach children and adult how to be more confident and happier in themselves.

She set up the confident children holiday project with the help and support of volunteers who she recruited and she then uses her own skills and life experiences to teach children how to be more confident, stand up to bullies and be good citizen.
She also set up a support group for local parents after she became a single parent herself and recognised that their were issues which single parents needed help and support with.

When she recovered from a period of depression and low self esteem, she set up the Happiness Project in Kent, and uses her own time and resources to run courses and provide support to help people to develop ways to cope with life challenges so that they can be happier. She organised the United Nations Happiness Day in Gravesend Town Centre where she managed to get various organisations to come out and do various fun activities such as doing a conga round the tow centre.

She helped rally people during the Olympics when she organised a street event, ran an event for children and was also a local organiser.
Genny also took her passion for helping people to be happier and more confident, when she entered Britain’s Got Talent in April 2012 dressed up as a character “ Confident Queen” and got even the judges to give her amazing comments and sing “ IF you are happy and you know it clap your hands!

Genny is amazing as she can be seen volunteering herself as various charitable events in the local area Gravesend where she is well known by the general public and the local council, newspapers and radio.

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