Tag Archives: life

Happy in a Hurry: 7 Steps to Happiness

10 Sep

Happiness starts out as an image. Just like everything else it is controlled by the Law of Attraction. It is up to each of us to make our own happiness. It is a lot like love, it cannot be forced, but it can sneak up on you.

First you can simply move your lips into the shape of a smile. You will find that just doing that makes you feel better. If you want to laugh, I suggest watching funny Youtube videos of animals. I can almost guarantee that you will find yourself laughing out loud. Try this one.

Some of these are so funny I still laugh each time I see them, even though some of them are a bit more serious than funny. They make me laugh anyway. And when you laugh, you just cannot help yourself, you will feel better.

Here are some steps for improving your happiness level in just 7 steps:

1. Smile!  Even if you don’t think you can, make the face of a smile.

2. Play music!  Of course I mean music that makes you feel uplifted.

3. Take a bath/shower! Imagine washing away all negative thoughts.

4. Ask someone for a favor. This makes them immediately focus on you.

5. Help someone who needs you. Nothing makes you feel better faster.

6. Make a list of things to feel grateful for! Make sure you cover most of a page

7. Meditate or Pray! Whatever you believe call on it now. You are never alone.

Make instant happiness a habit. So practice, practice, practice and you will rarely be sad. What are some things you do to lift your spirits? I’d love to see your comments.

11 Rules for Children from Bill Gates… Sort of

8 Sep

I wish that Bill Gates had said these 11 rules children should know about life, because it sort of “fits” what many of us feel about him.  However it was actually originally written in a longer article by Charles J. Sykes author of Dumbing Down Our Kids, why American children feel good about themselves but can’t read, write or add.

It is here for your edification and enjoyment. It seems to me that it should be passed around until someone starts to take it seriously. Will you help?

Rule 1: Life is not fair — get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping — they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

It seems that most people are complaisant about what is happening to our children. I am not. And anything I can do to make people wake up and take some action, is a good thing.

Your Mother May Be Your Best Doctor

6 Sep

The best doctor you will ever have has no degree. She is your own Mother. Your mother can calm you with a phone call.  More than that she may be able to make pain go away with a kiss, a snuggle.  She may also prescribe medication, giving something to you that she has already in her medicine “stash”.  Or she may give you herbal tea, apply essential oils, or cream or potions she concocted. No one calls her a fake, and most would not question her wisdom. Mothers are more careful about what they give their children than many doctors are.
She needs no degree to read your symptoms and decide if you are faking or truly ill. She knows your soul, and understands your gestures, she senses your heart’s desire. She knows when she is over-faced by a dangerous illness and calls in re-enforcements like doctors or other professionals.

Cherish your mother as she does you.  And as you each age you will find that it works both ways.  You will also see her health with your heart not just your brain.  That bond is eternal and even when there is no earthly connection her spirit will aid you in diagnosing your own children and grandchildren.

This is not just a charming little piece on motherhood, there is a deeper meaning here.  We have been trained in the 20th and now the 21st century to think of any ailment or anything out of the ordinary as something for which to take a pill, or ask help from a physician to prescribe something.

We seem to have forgotten the ancient ways of healing. We do not credit our instincts or our intuition with having the answers. We no longer trust our bodies to know what to do.

Start now, trusting yourself. Keep yourself healthy. It is entirely in your own hands, most of the time. Wishing you all a wonderful healthy, happy life.