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Month: July, 2014

28 Secrets to Happiness




1. Live beneath your means and within your seams
2. Return everything you borrow
3. Donate blood
4. Stop blaming other people
5. Admit it when you make a mistake
6. Give all the clothes you haven’t worn in the last three years to charity
7. Every day do something nice and try not to get caught
8. Listen more; talk less
9. Every day take a 30-minute walk in your neighbourhood
10.Skip two meals a week and give he money to homeless
11. Strive for excellence, not perfection
12. Be on time
13. Don’t make excuses
14. Don’t argue
15. Get organised
16. Be kind to kind people
17. Be even kinder to unkind people
18. Let some one cut ahead of you in line
19. Take time to be alone
20. Reread a favourite book
21. Cultivate good manners
22. Be humble
23. Understand and accept that life isn’t always fair
24. Know when to say something
25. Know when to keep your mouth shut
26. Don’t criticise anyone for 24 hours
27. Learn from the past, plan for the future, and live in the present
28. Don’t sweat the small stuff

– Author Unknown

How Heavy is Your Glass of Water?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the ‘half empty or half full’ question.

Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

The answers ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

The psychologist said, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralysed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “ The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralysed – incapable of doing anything.”

It is important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them throughout the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!



– Author Unknown

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