In November, Be Positive, Smile, and Wear a little yellow!

 

Many of us are going into winter with colder weather, grey skies and rain rather than snow ,if we’re lucky. This is a great time to work on the “sunshine in your own heart”.

Hopefully you’ve learned by now that life has no free lunches.  You may think you have worse problems than others, but most likely, many more people than we can imagine, have reasons to be miserable.  The difference is the attitude with which we live each day.  A more positive attitude will uplift yourself, and you can share it with others too. You’ll never know what good you might do with a warm glance and a smile, even toward a stranger in the grocery store line.

Personally, I love a little humor as a positive attitude pick-me-up. My book, The Golden Rule Revolution, actually has a little joke on each inspiration day during the month of November.  Here are a few to have fun with and please, do have some fun every day, during November and all year long.

“The squeaky wheel gets annoying” “A bird in the hand is a real mess.”  “It’s always darkest, just before I open my eyes.”  It’s not hard to meet expenses.  They’re everywhere.”  “If God had wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.”

We’ll close with a quote from Art Linkletter, “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”  I know many lovely people, living through tough challenges, who are doing just that. We can each be one of them.  It is our own choice.

Become Involved in July

Becoming involved is so easy to do, and uplifting, even with a few spontaneous moments of your time when you see another person who could use a little help.

Yesterday, I was at the grocery trying to get the last of an item off the shelf. It was at the very back. A gentleman, not too much taller than me, came over to help but he was not quite tall enough. Meanwhile, a clerk nearby. had been unpacking snack packages on to the shelves from plastic crates. Seeing our dilemma, she slid an empty crate our way – just the extra height we needed to reach the back row. With success came smiles all around. In an instant of time, a team had been formed and three people became involved to do what I could not have done alone.

The United States of America exists for all of us today because our forefathers engaged their very lives in the establishment of this great country of new and fresh opportunities. That;s why July’s color of the month is “Patriot Red”.

Please post back on this site during July with the moments when either you Became Involved, or with a story of someone else who did. Together and only together, we can lift our own lives, our families,friends and those all around us to a new height of positive actions. This is what changing our world one moment at a time really looks like and we all need you.