NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR SMILE

My daughter sent me a beautifulpoem about a smileby an anonymous author.This is my version of it.YOUR SMILE HAS POWERA smile is a free giftyou can give someone.It costs nothing but gives much.It enriches those who receive itwithout making those who give it poor.It is often briefly given,but the memory of itsometimes lasts a lifetime.None are so richthat they can get along without it,and none are so poorthat they cannot be made rich by it.A smile cannot be bought, borrowed or stolen,for it has no valueuntil it is given away.Some people are too tired or thoughtlessto give you a smile,so give … Continue reading NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR SMILE

BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU ARE A CREATIVE PERSON

Many people refuse to believe it, but everyone has creativeness within them. Unfortunately, when people think about creativity, they think that it’s something only great artists have, like Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt, or great innovators like Walt Disney or Steve Jobs. These individuals are the exceptions. It’s true that they have something special that most people don’t have. However, creativity as a broad concept isn’t limited to great artists or revolutionary thinkers. Creativity simply asks individuals to use their imagination to solve problems, discover fresh ways of viewing or expressing something, or create something with their hands. If you … Continue reading BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU ARE A CREATIVE PERSON

THE LION KING SAYS A LOT ABOUT LIFE

The Lion Kinghas been on my bucket listfor a long, long time.Good news.Tomorrow we go to Sarasotato enjoy the stage production.At long last.What a thrill it will be.The Lion Kingsays so much about Family Relationships,about Social Class,about Moral Principlesabout Good Triumphing Over Evil.It’s one of the good ones out there.I still have many more itemson my bucket list,but what a joy it will beto cross this one offand live with the memories. Continue reading THE LION KING SAYS A LOT ABOUT LIFE

EVERYONE NEEDS A LESSON IN HUMILITY

One day when I was youngand being a bit prideful,my father, a wise man,said to me,”Get a bucket of waterand fill it with water.”I did as he said.”Now, I want you to try something,”he said.”Put your arm in the bucket of water,then pull your arm out.If there’s a hole in the water,where your arm was,that means you’re indispensable.If there is no hole,that means you’re dispensable.I did as he said, and when I pulled my arm out of the water there was no hole.My wise father said,“No matter how importantyou think you are,the world can function without you.Always be humble, but … Continue reading EVERYONE NEEDS A LESSON IN HUMILITY

DON’T GET STUCK ON ONE PAGE IN LIFE

Almost everyone reaches a point in their lifewhen they feel stuck, stagnated, in a slump, out of sorts.They don’t have the energyor the interestto turn the pagein their book of Lifeand discover what’s ahead.Yet, there’s so much leftin their book,so many exciting chapters.There’s still time to turn the page.Colonel Sanders was 62 when he turned the page.Ray Croc was 52 whenhe discovered that McDonald’s was on the next page.Radha Daga was 73whe she started Triguni Foods.Susan Boyle tuned the page andbecame a successful singer at age 48.Grandma Moses was 78when she turned the page and started painting.There are many other similar stories.If you’re stuck have the … Continue reading DON’T GET STUCK ON ONE PAGE IN LIFE

COLOR CAN AFFECT YOUR MOOD, FEELINGS, AND BEHAVIOR

According to color theorists, artists,designers, and marketers, among others,how you feel may be a reactionto the colors around youincluding the colors of your clothing.Professionals who work with colorsbelieve that colors affectmoods, feelings, and behaviors.Whereas colors affect people differently,there are some color effectsthat seem to have universal meanings.Here’s how people tend to respondto the basic primary colors,Red, Yellow, and Blue,which ae the source of all other colors.REDRed is often described aswarm, vibrant, and intense.It can be exciting, even aggressive.It evokes feelings of love and comfort.It’s often used and worn to grab attention.(Alert! Red can make a person look heavier.)Too much of … Continue reading COLOR CAN AFFECT YOUR MOOD, FEELINGS, AND BEHAVIOR