HOW TO BE HAPPY IN AN UNHAPPY WORLD

1. Refuse to get caught up in the drama, the hatred, and the divisiveness of the world. It will have negative impact on your happiness, often in a subtle way.2. Choose to have people around you who are happy and upbeat and make you laugh. Happy people are infectious. Their happiness is catching. Avoid people who are unhappy and critical and stir negative feelings in you.3. Remind yourself that you are in charge of your own happiness No one else can do it for you. Enjoy the company of happy people but don’t expect them to be responsible for your … Continue reading HOW TO BE HAPPY IN AN UNHAPPY WORLD

10 QUALITIES of EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOURS

All relationships can be improved Here are 10 qualities of effective relationships.Choose a relationship you want to improveand then decide which of the following qualitiesthat particular relationship needs to make it better.Start with that quality and give it your best effort.1. Do for the other person what you would likethat person to do for you.This is the Golden Rule of Relationships. It works.It overcomes obstacles and conflicts and creates miracles.2. Let go of all expectations.Expectations kill relationships. Don’t keep reminding the other person what you “expect”them to do. Let love be what motivates them to act.3. Love unconditionally.Let the other … Continue reading 10 QUALITIES of EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOURS

ARISE! — YOU’RE ALL YOU’VE GOT

Think about it.When it comes right down to it.You’re all you’ve got.You can’t count on anyone elseto always be there for youbecause they won’t always be there.That’s just the way it is.But you will be.You’re the one you have to turn to.It’s up to you to do for yourself.You can’t expect others to do for you what you can do for yourself.Get rid of expectations.Get rid of waiting for othersto do for you.So when you’re feeling downand out of sorts,don’t expect someone elseto pick you up.You are your own picker upper.It’s your responsibility.So pick yourself up and get going.Get up … Continue reading ARISE! — YOU’RE ALL YOU’VE GOT

A SURPRISE ADDS SPICE TO LIFE

Reducing your expectations in lifewill increase your surprises.Expectations may or may not happen,whereas surprises definitely happen.The fact that you don’t see them comingadds spice to life.Generally speaking,surprises are delightful gifts,whether you are the recipeintor the one giving the surprise.Therefore, make a habit of giving thanksfor each surprise you receivebecause you were given somethingyou didn’t expect. Continue reading A SURPRISE ADDS SPICE TO LIFE