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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Share Your Light


As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's about sharing.
You just give what you have to give
wherever you go,
and you let God handle the rest.
- Lindsay Wagner

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is high time that the ideal of success
should be replaced by the ideal of service.
- Albert Einstein

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Become Kinder

Spread Love

Be of Service
       

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Choose Your Attitude, Choose Your Life


It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

Today's affirmation:
I choose to create joy in my life.
Whatever my external circumstances,
I choose to see all of life through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading:Look Beyond the Cloud 

You are the Window

Your attitude determines the quality of your life
         

Friday, June 28, 2019

Don't Let Age Be An Obstacle


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

What is age but a number.
What you can dream, you can become, at any age.
Live your best life, not your age.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are only as old as you think you are.
- Anonymous

Further reading: Staying Young

Never Too Late

Growing Up Without Growing Old
     

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Different and Broader Perspectives


Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

Security is not the absence of danger,
but the presence of God,
no matter what the danger.
- Anonymous

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up. It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is magnificent - just as it comes. Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick. Life is no pig. Our life is the greatest gift of all creation. When we are unhappy with life - when we are shocked by the actions of politicians, or corporations, or our "enemies," or our "friends," or even by natural forces, - let us not lash out in anger. But also, let us not try to pretty up life with some lipstick and some party clothes. See life clearly - no rose colored glasses - and then CHOOSE to love life. CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful, be forgiving of everyone and of every act we believe has hurt us. Life just "IS." We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
Life is all in the perspective we take on it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let today be a day to look at your life from different and broader perspectives - perhaps a perspective of thankfulness for what you have and a perspective of wonder at your very existence and the magnificence of the world we live in.

Further reading: All Life is a Risk

Courage to Take Action

Risk a Little

Thrown Out of the Nest
           

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Don't Get Mad At The Weather (or at people)


You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you.
Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life.
- Doug Coupland

Whatever anyone else says or does, their words
and their actions are truly about themselves.
Don't take it personally when they rant,
even if they direct their unhappiness in your direction.
Their negativity is basically selfishness,
and their selfishness is about them, not about you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy on the wall of her orphanage)

We are to take nothing personally,
least of all ourselves, for the moment we do,
our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.
- Hopi Proverb

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Further reading: How to Not Care What People Think about You

Don Miguel Ruiz' Four Agreements

How to be Positive Around Negative People

Don't Take Rejection Personally

Families and Social Expectations
      

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Embrace Change, Spread Your Wings


Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

When you are through changing, you are through.
- Bruce Barton

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Welcome change. Without change, we would always remain caterpillars.
Embrace change. Spread your wings. Fly high and free.

Further reading: Embrace Change

Move Forward

Be Flexible 

Drive Change

Later is Never

An Unknowable Future
         

Monday, June 24, 2019

Remember that You are a Child of God


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Further reading: Provide Light for Others

Rekindle the Light

Self-Care

Fulfill the Promise that is Within You
                

Sunday, June 23, 2019

God Asks Us to Help the Downtrodden


No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Abraham Lincoln (attributed)

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.
- Matthew 25:40

When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes,
we must try charity, which is love in action.
We must speculate no more on our duty,
but simply do it.
When we have done it, however blindly,
perhaps Heaven will show us why.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Further reading: Be of Service

Know that You have been Blessed

Make a Difference

This God Called Money
    

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Don't Dwell on the Negative


Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes,
the greater is their power to harm us.
- Voltaire

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Don't dwell on what went wrong.
Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
- Denis Waitley

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Further reading: Are You Scared of What MIGHT Happen?

Choose to Soar

Set Goals - Take Action

Create Your Own Legacy
    

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Need for Home


Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A [person] travels the world over in search of what he [or she] needs
and returns home to find it.
- George A. Moore

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Where we love is home -
home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Home is where the heart is.
- Pliny the Elder

Home is where our loved ones are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Grow Your Own Happiness

Making a Great Marriage

Give of Yourself

Making a Great Family
    

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Requisites for Contented Living




There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Keep your eyes open to your mercies.
The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness consists not in having much,
but in being content with little.
- Marguerite Gardiner

Nothing is as good for the soul as a marshmallow roast.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Be Thankful. Be Content

A Life of Abundance

Rejoice with What Is

A Simple Life

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Honor and Respect the Beliefs and Lifestyles of Others


Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Let It Be.
- Paul McCartney

Live and let live.
- Yiddish Proverb

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling
with other men's concerns.
- Plato

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)
Read my thoughts about this saying.

Let today be a day to honor and respect the beliefs and lifestyles of your extended family, your friends, your neighbors, your fellow citizens, and all those around the world.

Further reading: Point of View

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Our Bond of Humanity

Meddling - 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice

Avoid Shouting
    

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Play in the mud... Sing at the top of your lungs...


Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

Who made the rule that life has to be so serious?
One would think that "life is serious" had been engraved
upon stone tablets to judge from how most lives are lived.
Get a life, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat - dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves.
- Jenny Joseph

I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.
- Waylon Jennings

Start today to lighten up, and start to put happiness - yours, your family's, and your friends - ahead of material success or "achievement." Take off your shoes and dance on the beach... Play in the mud... Sing at the top of your lungs... and don't care who hears you. 

Further reading: Cherish the Whimsey

Life is too important to be taken seriously 

Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Do Something Crazy

Today is Your Day (my whole poem)

Make Time For Yourself
    

Monday, June 17, 2019

Do Your Very Best - And Then Gratefully Accept The Results


It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life loses much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember you will not always win.
Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat.
But there is, in this case, always tomorrow -
after you have done your best to achieve success today.
- Maxwell Maltz

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Further reading: Do What You Can; Trust God With The Rest (Serenity Prayer)

What is Defeat?

Make Lemonade
      

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Father's Day 2019


There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The best inheritance a parent can give his children
is a few minutes of his time each day.
- Orlando A. Battista

If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Further reading: Feed the Children

Preserve Our Grandchildren's Planet

All Children Are God's Children
     

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Power of Saying, "Thank You"


If you love someone, you say it, right then,
out loud.
Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.
- Julia Roberts

Know the power of saying, "Thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, say "Thank you" to someone  -- clearly and distinctly, while looking directly at them.
Today, say "I love you" to someone.
Today, say "I appreciate you" to someone.

Further reading: Show Your Appreciation
      

Friday, June 14, 2019

Flag Day 2019

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -
red, yellow, brown, black and white - and we're all precious in God's sight.
- Jesse Brown

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag,
but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
- James Bryce

Further reading: Independence Day

Make a Difference, Vote

Presidents' Day

Save Only the Best of the Old Ways
      

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Practice the Art of Seeing


We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
- Thomas Carlyle 

Today is a unique and special day.
It is unlike any other day you have ever experienced.
If you assume that today is like every other day,
you will never notice today's uniqueness.
If you practice keen awareness, you will get
to savor today's uniquely wonderful qualities.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Cultivate Awareness

What You Focus On

Manage Your Wayward Mind

What You See

Be a Passionate Observer
    

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Blaze Your Own Trail


Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people allow their need for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For those men who, sooner or later,
are lucky enough to break away from the pack,
the most intoxicating moment comes
when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

Attempting to "fit in" is not a worthy objective.
There is no point in feeling sad or upset when your plans, your ideas,
or even your fundamental nature do not "fit in" with the majority view.

Be the courageous hero and stay committed to your greatest ideas and ideals,
however they are received by those around you.

Further reading:  Be Yourself

Think for Yourself

Appreciate Yourself

Believe and Take Action

Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements - The Wisdom of the Ages in Four Sound-Bites 
     

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Marvelous Gift


Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker

When you expect nothing,
you can receive everything as a marvelous gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Further reading: Know the Difference

Choose Joy Anyway

Cheer for Endings
     

Monday, June 10, 2019

Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance


Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Patience is a form of wisdom.
It demonstrates that we understand and accept
the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

If you would know strength and patience,
welcome the company of trees.
- Hal Borland

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Further reading: Try Again Tomorrow

Beyond Worry

The Wisdom of Patience

Emulate the Patience of Nature

Strength in Silence

Fortitude
    

Sunday, June 9, 2019

May Peace Begin With Me


Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Further reading: Peace IS the Way

End Hatred

Do God's Work

No War
      

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Actions, Not Promises


You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Further reading: Don't Wait - Begin Today

Take Action Now

How Much Do You Want It?
    

Friday, June 7, 2019

All Life Is A Riddle


Life is a riddle.
We cannot expect to understand life's twists and turns as they occur each day,
and we greatly frustrate ourselves in the futile attempt.
Be content to appreciate that there is an overarching purpose,
though that purpose be known only to God, and to history.
Choose service. Choose joy. Accept the unknowing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Read more about The Book of Life

Further reading:  Lessons from Life

The Nature of Learning

Beyond Understanding
      

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Don't Stop Halfway


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Further reading: Honor Your Commitments

Live Your Greatest Life

Be Unstoppable

Live Courageously
      

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Difficulties Are Meant To Rouse, Not Discourage


If life were predictable
it would cease to be life,
and be without flavor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only thing that makes life possible
is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
not knowing what comes next.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing

If our world were as predictable as we believe it should be,
we would never be inspired to be creative or adventurous.
Let us give thanks that our world is designed to challenge us
and to bring out the best of the human spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen

Further reading: Progress of the Human Mind

An Uncertain World

Never Try To Stop The Music

Is Now a Time to be Reasonable?

Predictable?

Box of Chocolates
      

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Always More Mystery


We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Knowledge is of the mind, wisdom is of the soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Life: Mystery and Riddle

Reverence

Our World is Magnificent - All of it

Beyond Answers

Cherish the Whimsey
       

Monday, June 3, 2019

It's About Sharing

It's about sharing.
You just give what you have to give
wherever you go,
and you let God handle the rest.
- Lindsay Wagner

We are not cisterns made for hoarding,
we are channels made for sharing.
- Billy Graham

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
- Leonard Nimoy

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Further reading: Be an Open Channel

As you sow, so shall you reap

Love Tenderly

Our Shared Humanity

Radiate Your Happiness to the World
     

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Let God Speak Directly To You


The attitude of faith is to let go,
and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
- Alan Watts

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Have Faith!
Listen to the Voice of God,
rather than to the people who say they know what God wants you to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Don't Struggle

This God Called Money

Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind

Faith Before Dawn
     

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Smile Your Inner Smile


Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

A smile that begins as an effort and a pretense
quickly grows to become genuine,
and given time, a habit of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Repeat anything often enough
and it will start to become you.
- Tom Hopkins

Although it is always better to live with conviction and enthusiasm,
some days it is better just to go through the motions than to do nothing.
Smile even when you feel grumpy.
Meditate or Pray even when you have nothing to say to God.
Cook a healthy meal even when you are tired.
Walk or exercise even when the thought doesn't excite you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inner Smile Exercise:
1. Close your eyes.
2. Breath slowly, deeply, and consciously.
3. Set the corners of your mouth in just the slightest smile.
4. Visualize your smile growing larger and larger, and your happiness increasing.

Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy 

Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Practice makes perfect - sometimes

Overcome Being Negative
     

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