When you’re having a rough morning, with one thing after another not going right, does it help things to grouse about it? I think putting on a happy face is a better strategy for getting through trying events. I decide to be my regular self, not some irritated, exasperated, grump. I smile and laugh and […]
The Smiley Lady Blog
People were forever asking me how I got to be so darned happy. So I started speaking
to school groups and blogging about choosing to view life more optimistically.
Smile. Be happy!
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Love is a verb. It is a verb that takes work. One chooses to behave in loving ways: listen, empathize, show appreciation, be attentive, be giving, give more compliments and less criticisms, do the little things that you already know make the other person happy, anticipate needs, show affection, remember the things that are important […]
With all the crazy ice cream flavors now a days, I thought we’d try: Vanilla ice cream with BBQ sauce. Looks amazingly like a chocolate sundae. Ruth: May not sweep the nation. Dave: I think I’ll go vomit.
When you’re HAPPIER, you’re more Optimist. And when you’re more OPTIMISTIC, you’re more CONFIDENT Optimism Breeds Confidence.And hutzpuh, and tenacity, and gumption, and cheekiness, and panache, and persistence, and risk taking behaviors. You know: Nothing ventured, nothing gained . . . Optimism gives you confidence to take risks because if you believe the outcome will […]
Today’s been a busy day. Middle of the afternoon, lots of stuff to still get done. I took a break and pulled out a puzzle book. After 20 minutes I said to myself, “Ok. Quit wasting time. Back to work.” Yikes. That was an unkind way to describe what I had just been doing. This […]
Here is another opportunity to talk to yourself with the voice in your head. The world is full of wonder and beauty. Notice things that elicit a positive response and talk to yourself about the pleasure they are giving you. When the clouds catch the light, and my attention, I say, “Good work, clouds.” When […]
Ever chop jalapeños and then rub your nose? I don’t recommend it, but at least it’s not as bad as if you rub your eyes! The cool thing about the jalapeño effect on your nose is that as your nostrils are burning they are also sending you a million more messages about sensations than they […]
Here are some of my very favorite quotes about Luck and Opportunity: • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls & looks like work. – Edison • Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. – Ray Kroc • It’s hard to detect good […]
Both ways work for me! I’m always writing about noticing the little pleasures. I notice a thousand little things everyday that make me smile: I notice. I feel happy. I smile. AND, then the act of noticing and acknowledging that small pleasure, with that small (or huge) smile makes me even happier. Then there’s the […]