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Tag: positive thinking

HOW TO FIND FREEDOM IN A FAIRY TALE

 

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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess. (Funny, there never seems to be an ugly princess).

Anyway, the beautiful princess had a huge heart and loved to help the flowers, bees, butterflies and birds grow and be happy.

She was also a talented ballerina who loved to dance. Her dancing was so magical that the birds would sing special songs to entice the princess to dance more.

The flowers would sway to the beat and the bees and butterflies would act as the chorus to her fantastic choreography.

One day an evil witch came to catch the princess. Luckily, the princess’s best friend was a dragon who came to rescue her.

 

 

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WHY COMPLIMENTS ARE AS GOOD AS CASH

 

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They may not put food on your table, but compliments will put joy in your heart and can be just as beneficial to your brain as a cash reward.

The beauty of this psychological reward is that it gives as much to the giver as to the receiver.

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HOW TO RUN A MARATHON – AND LIVE A LIFE

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Have you ever thought about what it takes to run a marathon?

I hadn’t – until recently when one of my sons entered one.

Brendan’s involvement made me curious and the consequent research led me to believe running a marathon is much like living a life.

You have to overcome fear, train yourself to focus, deal with physical pain, think positively, and show determination to make it to the finish line. And music always helps.

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IS YOUR SHIELD ACTUALLY HURTING YOU?

 

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Have you ever found yourself trying so hard not to sound boastful that you highlight to others what you think your life is lacking?

People often use negativity as a shield to protect themselves from the unkind judgements and jealousies of others.

They sweep their happiness under the rug and hide it like a dirty secret.

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7 PROVEN WAYS TO MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK

Friday the 13th, unlucky or not? It’s all up to you.

Happy Black Friday. I hope you have a lucky day. That may sound like an oxymoron – how can one be happy or lucky on such an unlucky day?

The truth is it’s only as unlucky as you choose to believe.

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