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#BloggiteBits-Celebrate L.I.F.E.

Celebrate L.I.F.E.: Laugh daily, Invest in happiness, Focus on joy, Envision a better tomorrow

#BloggiteBits-Celebrate Life
Celebrate L.I.F.E.

Repeat after me: never start a new tradition during any holiday season! 😦

I must apologize for not posting this the day I actually posted my third installation of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign.  Life does get in the way, but even though it gets in the way of our planned moments, it should always be celebrated, which is what I have been doing for the holiday season. 😀

As I have been doing, Dear Bloggites, I encourage you to join me on my journey and Celebrate L.I.F.E. with these simple habits: Laugh daily, Invest in happiness, Focus on joy, & Envision a better tomorrow.

Laugh daily: This is a fairly simple concept, yet so many people forget to do it.  Laughing helps release those much needed endorphins that help a person feel good and relax.  People take life so seriously and are in such a rush they forget to realize living is a treasure to experience and laughter the compliment to that treasure.  When you are make it a point to laugh during the worst of times, you will find that those bad times are not too overwhelming to deal with.  I always choose to laugh and dance through life rather than cry and mope.  Remember, Laughter is contagious just like negativity.  Which do you think is better?

Invest in happiness: Here is a strange concept, how do you invest in happiness?  Happiness is not a tangible item that brings money in…or is it?  Happiness is a tangible item that very well may affect your income.  Think about people you know in your circle of friends who have success in their careers?  What are some similar qualities they possess?  I bet the majority of them are happy people in their personal lives.  Happiness is a trait that helps swing the vote in companies that are looking to promote employees, especially into upper management positions.  That old adage we all know, “You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar” resonates with this theory of happiness.  People are drawn to happy people because when you are a happy person, you become more approachable.  Investing in happiness on a daily level not only helps improve your mind, heart, & soul it extends to all other aspects of your life.

Focus on joy: There is a distinct difference between Joy and Happiness.  Happiness is a fleeting emotion, determined by circumstances whereas Joy is a constant emotion, no matter what circumstances you are facing.  Even though the two emotions go hand in hand, focusing on joy helps you see the wonderful things in your life even during the hard times.  This habit is very hard to do because it is during the hard times that you can truly see all that you have to be joyful about.  Joy in life is an inner glow that never shuts off and in many cases may be the guiding force you have to get you through a situation.  Focusing on joy is a wonderful exercise to put you in the humble state of mind called appreciation.

Envision a better tomorrow: Egad! Have I just requested a habit from you that requires having a hope in the future!  Yes, Dear Bloggites, I have!  When a person can envision a want or desire, they usually find it easier to obtain.  If you take the time at the end of your day and envision what you would like to achieve the next day, you help psych yourself to make that vision of tomorrow happen.  I encourage you to envision not only tomorrow, but a better tomorrow than your current day you are having.  By taking the time at the end of each day and envision a better tomorrow, you will be one step ahead of a positive outcome for any challenges that may be faced tomorrow.

~4-Ever, P

Posted in This & That

Loving My Life! :-)

Hello, Dear Bloggites!   How have you been?  Long time no Blog…Ha!  I am writing this blog to reflect on all the Great Things in My Life! 🙂

I Love My Life, I really do…I embrace the exuberance I feel from the joy I find in all things. 🙂  I have been Blessed so much in my Life with friends, family, and co-workers…I just am amazed at how wonderful life can be when enhanced by those you love and who love you. 😀

I have been told I can be a bit annoying with my Overly Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy Attitude! 🙂 Apparently, some people need happiness in small doses until they full wake up! LOL It is all good though, I love it when they finally wake up or get out of their funk and I see the joy start shining in their eyes.  Always wonderful to see for me.

I have a view on life. I think a person has two choices: 1. go through life crying or 2. go through life laughing and dancing.  Guess which one I do???  I laugh and dance and embrace all things enjoyable! 🙂  I love to laugh and dance and when I find others that like to laugh and dance it becomes one Fabu Party, Baby!!! 😉

I hope everyone has a Wonderfully, Blessed Holiday Season and Merry Christmas to All and To All a Fabu Life!!!!

~4-Ever, P

Posted in Toastmasters

The Road To Success Is Waiting For You!! Wow, It IS!!!

This past weekend was such a Blast!!! My BFF, Tracy, and I attended the District 25 Conference for Toastmasters for the first time!!! OMG…I met such FABU people and made new lifelong friends!!!

We were treated like Royalty…as you know, Dear Bloggites, and I AM Royalty (at least in my mind…LOL). We had great food, great games, great speeches, great presenters, and great people! I am so stoked from the information I heard and learned great things from wonderful people. Can I say it enough, Dear Bloggites, GREAT PEOPLE!

I am going to shoot for the International Conference (I had the pleasure of meeting our International President Elect-Michael Notaro) so I can go and support my fellow Toastmaster, Loren (he is from the division my club is a member of, so proud!) PLUS it is in Las Vegas, where I have NEVER been and have always wanted to go experience.

Yes, I cannot say enough about how fabulous this weekend was, Verna and all her assistants did a great job putting on a great conference for all involved. Chuck Menke graced me with the pleasure of working the registration table for a short time so I could feel as if I did a little bit to help and I met Miz Linda and Rose…two funny gals from the club Afterburners in Fort Worth.

So if you are interested in getting better speaking skills, meeting new friends, making new connections go to our Toastmasters International website www.toastmasters.org and find a club near you!

So, Dear Bloggites, I shall end my short but sweet blog for the day and remember to find your Wow Moment every day of your life!

~4-Ever, P