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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

How Do You Measure YOUR Happiness?

boy measuringEveryone measures their happiness in different ways. Some of us measure it in love, material things, health, or success, any way you want to measure it, it comes out as an emotion. How each of us choose to measure our own individual happiness will vary.

There are many things that bring me happiness. My family, my friends, my health, my wealth, my success. I just look around and see all the things that I am truly grateful for and that brings me happiness. Life can be like an up and down see saw, good days, and bad days, you just have to keep looking at the good side of things.

John Templeton Quoted: “Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth. Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.

Happiness can come from many different things. What ever you enjoy doing in life can bring you happiness. Listening to a water fall escalating down a mountain top. Sitting in a boat waiting for that big fish to bite your hook, while all is peaceful around you. Smelling the wild flowers while walking in a big meadow. Watching your favorite movie, or reading your favorite book. A back yard barbecue with family and friends.

Extreme happiness can come from watching you’re baby be born.baby There is nothing like watching a life come into the world, what a miracle! There is much happiness when watching your child grow up. Watching them take their first steps, hearing them say their first words or learning to ride their bike for the first time.

There is plenty in life which brings happiness and contentment, the challenge for some of us is to find it. To push aside the challenges, the obstacles and to simply stop and enjoy the moment. To absorb the feeling and emotion of happiness.

We often look around at our life as routine in search of something greater. By doing this we wide up ignoring the simply joys and happiness that we already have.

We are all responsible for our own happiness and I choose mine to be at 110%! What about YOU?

The Eagle Changes To Survive, Will You?

This story I want to share today doesn’t have a lot to do with cancer, except for the fact that you do need to change your way of life. And,most importantly your thoughts, in order to beat the deadly beast, cancer! It’s a very inspiring story and I hope you enjoy it.

eagleThe Eagle

The eagle has the longest life span among birds. However when it ages into it‘s forties, it’s long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey, which serves as food. It’s long sharp beak becomes bent. The eagle has two choices, either die or go through a painful process of change that lasts 150 days.
This process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on it’s nest. There the eagle knocks it’s beak against a rock until it can pluck it out. After plucking it out the eagle will wait there until a new beak grows back. Then it will pluck out it’s talons. When the new talons grow back, then the eagle will start plucking it’s old feathers out. AND after five months, the eagle takes it’s famous flight of rebirth and lives for another thirty years!

Why is all this change needed? The eagle changes to survive for a longer lifetime. We need to change for making our life a better place to live and become healthier.

In order to survive, we have to start a, change process. We sometimes need to get rid of old memories and old habits. We need to free ourselves from past burdens so we can take advantage of the present. We need to stop looking at life in a negative way, and start looking at it in a positive way.

Cancer Got You Down? Be Happy Now!

smiling sunCancer sure has a way to get you down. Make you feel like crap and be depressed. Don’t let it win! Be happy now!

Some people are waiting for that special moment to be happy. Waiting for the Cancer to be gone! Waiting for the perfect mate, waiting for the right job, waiting for the house to be paid off, waiting for the kids to finish college. If you keep waiting for the perfect moment to be happy, you will never be happy.

You have to be happy right now, in the present, then you will be happy in the future. Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it’s not learned and practiced in the present it will never be experienced.

Happiness cannot be waited upon until all problems are solved. Every time a problem is solved another one comes along. Life is a series of problems. If you’re to be happy at all, you must be happy in the here and now.

Abraham Lincoln quoted: “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

We have let the little things make us unhappy for so long, it has become a habit to have frustrations, dissatisfaction’s and irritability. Things that make us that way are a blow to our self esteem, so we react as being unhappy.

You need to stop letting circumstances and other people dictate how you feel. Change your attitude, change your out look and change your feelings. Form the habit of reacting positively toward problems. Practice keeping a positive attitude. postiiveContinue to do this and you will be happy in the present and in the future. This worked wonders for me when I was battling breast cancer. I surrounded myself with happy people and, I AM a cancer survivor!!

Cancer Got You Down? Just Smile!

smileyCancer can do so many bad things to your body and mind; it is an all around destroyer. Don’t let it!! SMILE!!

I know this may sound silly to you, but your attitude definitely has an effect on cancer.

One of the best ways to boost your health, your mood, your longevity, and even your success is to Smile.

Smiles do a lot more than simply let the world know you’re happy. Studies suggest that smiling, forced or not, can have a positive effect on your mood, decrease stress levels, and even make everyone around you feel better.

We all have the right to choose our feelings, so choose happiness, choose to SMILE!

Choose to SMILE, build up your immune system, and BEAT CANCER!!!