It’s Your Life, Live It To The Fullest!

this is your life

You have the power to break through and live your life to the fullest. It’s your choice to take action now.  Start with a clean slate, take a chance, make a choice, Why? Because you deserve it.

There are 3 C’s in life, Choice, Chance and Change. “You must make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change.

If you want a change in your life you need to choose to just go for something you want, instead of whatever life has given you.

You need to accept the fact that when you do decide to go for your dreams, that you step away from the crowd and create your own path in life.  There will be failures, but that’s just part of the process, just like growing up, only they call them, growing pains.

The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, said: “I could accept failing, But I could not accept not trying… and never knowing what if.”

If you ever stop going for your dreams, how will you ever know if they would have become real?

All of us want a life that is magical, magnificent and one of fulfillment.  Yet many of us think that a magnificent life is something that happens to us, almost as if it is something done to us without us doing anything at all.  We think that a life of fulfillment is something reserved only for the lucky ones.  We can all have a life full of memorable moments and happiness regardless of our circumstances. You just have to believe and want it.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!”

Understand that when you feel dissatisfaction, that it is really the first step to a better life.  It’s nature’s way of saying that there is something better out there for you, you just need to go out and find it.  Without hate, we would not know love.  Without tiredness, we would not know what energy felt like.  Without Darkness, we would not know how beautiful the sun is.

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One way to feel great about your life, is look for more things to smile about in it.  Know matter what it is or what happens to you, just smile.

You’ll be amazed at how much a smile can change your attitude and change the way others look at you.

With Honesty Comes Truth!

41CO8JiU5hL._AC_US218_Here is a short story from my book,  “The Pollyanna Effect”.

 

Long, long ago an emperor was to find someone to take over his throne. He had all the young people gather around and he gave them each a seed. He told them all to go home and grow the seed, then come back in one year. He would then judge the plants and choose the next king.

Everyone was talking about how big their plant had grown, except one person named Ling. Ling had watered his seed and cared for it every day, still nothing. A year had passed and everyone was taking their big beautiful plants to the emperor. Ling told his mom, I am ashamed, my seed did not grow. His mom said to him, take your pot with the seed to the emperor anyway, be honest. Ling was humiliated and all the others were laughing at him.

The emperor looked at all the big beautiful plants and was amazed. He then saw Ling hiding in the background, the Emperor motioned for Ling to come up to the thrown. The Emperor then made the announcement that Ling would be the next king, everyone was in shock. The Emperor then said, I gave you all boiled seeds to plant, knowing they would not grow, Ling was the only one who was honest enough to tell the truth.

 

A Smile, The Worlds Welcome Sign!

smileySmiles do a lot more than just let the world know you’re happy.  Studies suggest that smiling, weather it is forced or not, can have a positive effect on your mood.  It can decrease your stress level and even make everyone around you feel better.

 

Smiling is contagious!  Studies report that just seeing one person smiling can activate the area of your brain that controls your facial movement, which leads to a grin. Even in bad situations, if you smile, others are likely to mimic the expression.  Turn that frown upside down. You can make more friends, and it can also strengthen your immune system. Whenever you’re in a stressful situation or your feeling down, put a big smile on your face and take advantage of the many benefits that smiling can give you.

Quote:  “Where ever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine!” D’Angelon

A smile always brings sunshine to someone else. Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and how you leave others feeling after an experience with you. A big beautiful smile can become your trademark.

Everyone lacks a little self-confidence and some more than others.  A smile can reassure them that they can continue on through life and be happy in whatever they choose to do.

 

No matter what time of year it is, enjoy giving, Giving a smile!         smiley bench

Live A Fulfilled Life!

You have the power to break through and live your life to the fullest. It’s your choice to take action now.  Start with a clean slate, take a chance, make a choice, Why? Because you deserve it.

There are 3 C’s in life, Choice, Chance and Change. “You must make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change.

If you want a change in your life you need to choose to just go for something you want, instead of whatever life has given you.

Steve Jobs once said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

You are destined for greatness, but unless you make a choice to change your life, you’re never going to know.

You need to accept the fact that when you do decide to go for your dreams, there might be failures and naysayers. So you need to step away from the crowd and create your own path in life.  There will be failures, but that’s just part of the process, just like growing up, only then they called them, growing pains.

The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, said: “I could accept failing, But I could not accept not trying… and never knowing what if.”

If you ever stop going for your dreams, how will you ever know if they would have become real?

All of us want a life that is magical, magnificent and one of fulfillment.  But many of us think that a magnificent life is something that happens, as if it is something done to us without us doing anything at all.  We think that a life of fulfillment is something reserved only for the lucky ones.  We can all have a life full of memorable moments and happiness regardless of our circumstances. You just have to believe it and want it.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!”

Understand that when you feel dissatisfaction, that it is really the first step to a better life.  It is nature’s way of saying that there is something better out there for you, you just need to go out and find it.  Without hate, we would not know love.  Without tiredness, we would not know what energy felt like.  Without Darkness, we would not know how beautiful the sun is. Any champion will tell you that you must experience pain and discomfort along the way in order to achieve a great life. Accept that the pain is here to serve you and start looking at what the first step is you can take to make a change.

One way to feel great about your life, is look for more things to smile about in it.  No matter what it is or what happens to you, just SMILE.  You’ll be amazed at how much a smile can change your attitude and change the way others look at you.

 

What is The True Meaning For Happiness?

dictionaryWhile looking up the meaning of happiness, my brother happened to have a dictionary dated 1912, to this date means it is over 100 years old. It is called the ‘New Websterian 1912 Dictionary’. Based upon the unabridged dictionary of Noah Webster, LL.D.

The meaning of happiness in this dictionary is: The state of being happy; good fortune; felicitousness. There is also a meaning of, happify, didn’t really know it was a word, but it says: to make cheerful and happy.

What Good Is It To Have Everything If You’re Not Happy?

I think people have lost perspective of what true happiness is. People keep thinking, If I would just loose some weight I would be happy, If I could make more money I would be happy, If I was rich I would be happy, If I had better health, I would be happy. If I wouldn’t have gotten cancer, I would be happy! I could go on and on with different reasons of what people think they need or don’t need, in order to be happy.

Right now we live in an age of convenience. We have more conveniences than our ancestors could ever even dream of having. We have trains, planes, and fast automobiles. We have cell phones, and computers, at the touch of a button we can communicate with any one in the world. Yet with all these conveniences more people are unhappy and miserable today than a hundred years ago.

People are getting so caught up with chasing after the next big buck, with being rich that they forget the true meaning of a happy life.

Here’s a few of my favorite happy quotes:

Jumping for Joy is good exercise! ‘Unknown’

If you want to be happy, be. ‘Leo Tolstoy’

The best way to cheer yourself up, is to try to cheer somebody else up. ‘Mark Twain’

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ‘Abraham Lincoln’

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ‘Frederick Keonig’

A truly happy person is one that can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. ‘Unknown’

Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don’t go through life creaking. ‘H.W. Byles’

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how precious it is. ‘Maxim Gorky’

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness! ‘Unknown’

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. ‘Horace Friess’

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. ‘Helen Keller’smiley

Everyone has a different meaning of happiness in their life. I believe what Helen Keller quotes, Happy is that which we think and feel and do! So no matter what life throws at you, think good thoughts, so you feel good and in turn will do good things!

Peace Begins With A Smile!

begin with a smileMother Teresa said: “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing”. “Peace begins with a Smile!”

Treat each day as if in order to survive, you must always be happy. This will not only affect your life, but all the lives around you.

Think back to when you did the most smiling, when you didn’t have to think so much about just surviving. Awwww, the years of being a child again, no problems and running around with nothing but a smile on your face.happy baby

What happened to all that smiling once we became an adult? As a child we we’re able to forgive quickly, not get so frustrated over the small things, enjoy the simple things in life and never take them for granted. We never held grudges against someone, because we would rather have fun playing with them.

I believe we were not put here on this earth to be miserable and live in survival mode every day. Sure, as an adult we face obstacles and challenges every day, but we need to learn to grow from them, not become negative because of them.

Our emotions become contagious to the people around us, whether it’s our family, friends, or strangers. We need to stay happy so that others will become effected by it. We’re only on this beautiful earth for a short time, we need to seize each and every day in an abundance of happiness.

From now on, when you wake up each morning, don’t be angry or sad, the day has just begun, BE HAPPY! Spring out of bed and hit the floor running like you did as a child. Make your new day a fun game, then the next day, play it again!

Life comes at you head on and very, very fast, when it does you have to be ready for it. Before you know it your day will be done, your week will be done and another year will be over. Your children will have children and your time on earth will come to an end as we know it.

big smilesI don’t know about you, but I plan on staying as happy as can be until that day comes for me. I know there will be bad days, sad days, negative days, and many obstacles, but that doesn’t mean that I have to accept them. Even with the loss of a child and having breast cancer,  I choose to play the game of life to it’s fullest in survival happiness with smiles for every one. How about You?

One Small Step!

stepHappiness really is a state of mind that you can choose if you want to. Learn to choose to focus on the things that make you happy in life, the things that go right, rather that the bad things. Bring the things that make you happy into full focus like a bright shining star and make them the bigger part of your life. It’s easy to do, one step at a time!

Think of it this way, when you stare into the big sky at night, would you rather see big black clouds or bright shiny stars? I would rather have bright shiny stars in my life!

When you start moving in the direction that makes you happy, it becomes just like swimming down river, freely and easily.

When you move more in the direction that makes you unhappy, it’s like swimming up river against the current. You become tired and run out of energy easily. I choose to be happy, how about you?

Life can be full of demands, overwhelms, frustrations, obstacles, sadness, and, of course, happiness. What is it you really want out of your life? And just how do you get it?

The very first thing you need to do is write down your wants. You might be saying right now, “It doesn’t matter what I want, I’m never going to get it!” Well, to be honest with you, with that type of attitude, you’re right, You won’t get what you want. You have to have a positive attitude towards what you want and know that you will get it.

Now, in order to get what you want, you have to take it one small step at a time. When I first thought about writing a book, I thought to my self, that’s just too big of a project, it will take me a life time. Then I heard someone say, “If you want to accomplish something in your life, take it one small step at a time. If it’s a book you want to write, just write one page a day and before you know it, you will have written your book!”

So that is exactly what I started doing, writing one page a day. Yes, there are some days that I skip, some times my creative side just doesn’t want to work, or life gets in the way. But as long as I managed to do my best and took that one small step, I knew I could accomplish finishing my book. And it really worked.

No matter what it is that you want out of life, taking that one small step can make a huge difference in your mindset. It can actually change your whole outlook on life. It can even start to relieve being overwhelmed at the task you want to accomplish, it can relieve some of the stress in your life and even depression.

Taking small steps at a time is a good way to approach the problems in your life too. Before you know it most of your problems will be gone, or they really weren’t any thing to worry about in the first place. You’ll also notice that your life becomes more happy, you’ll have a more positive outlook on your life and you’ll be getting those things that you really want.

“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first!” Quote: Ralph Waldo Emersonsmall step