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#BloggiteBits-Xenophile C.O.U.R.T.E.S.Y.

Xenophile C.O.U.R.T.E.S.Y.: Civil, Obliging, Urbanity, Refined, Tactful, Elegant, Suave, Yes-Minded

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Xenophile C.O.U.R.T.E.S.Y.

Xenophile means “a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs” (dictionary.com).   In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to focus on Xenophile C.O.U.R.T.E.S.Y. and give some examples from different cultures on how they show courtesy to others: Civil, Obliging, Urbanity, Refined, Tactful, Elegant, Suave, & Yes-Minded.

Civil: When I think of England, one of the first things that pop into my mind (aside from the awesome humor they have) is the fact that they are so civil to each other, even if two enemies cross each other’s path, they are cordial and it amazes me.  Embrace the ability to be civil to one another, no matter how you feel about them personally, if you make it a point to be civil, it will make the interaction go much smoother and faster.

Obliging: When I think of China, one of the first things that pops into my mind is their traditional customs of respect.  Respect is shown to others by obliging their place in the world.  If a younger lady comes across an elder, she will bow out of respect in her greeting of the elder.  Having an obliging spirit toward others does not mean you let them walk all over you, it means to just respect their existence and the knowledge they bring to the table.  You may be surprised to learn something new from the most unlikely of people.

Urbanity: When I think of France, one of the first things that pops into my mind (aside from great wine and cheese) is their sense of urbanity toward each other.  Showing a respectful social attitude gives of an urban feel to a person.  Showing respectful social interactions will show your urbanity to others.  You will be amazed at how people you come into contact with on a social level will mimic your actions.

Refined: When I think of Egypt, one of the first things that pops into my head (aside from their amazing pyramids and hieroglyphics) is how refined they are as a society.  Egyptians have a respect for how their ancestors lived and have refined the customs handed down from generation to generation.  Conducting yourself in a refined manner will help you react in an even temperament with others. 

Tactful: When I think of Denmark, one of the first things that pop into my mind is their tactful way of correcting someone who is “not playing by the rules” of society.  If someone sees another acting improperly, they will immediately admonish that person in a tactful way.  Strive to show tact in all you say and do to others.  People will respond to honest tact if it is given properly.

Elegant: When I think of Morocco, one of the first things that pop into my mind is how elegant they are in their interactions with others.  Moroccans have an internal elegance in all they do and when they are communicating to others, that elegance shows.  Find your elegant calm by not reacting instinctively to situations.  Addressing others in an elegant manner will help ease any tensions that are showing and allow a fluid, peaceful communication to follow.

Suave: When I think of Italy, one of the first things that pop into my mind (and witness in my family) is how suave an Italian acts.  Bella Figura, beautiful figure / good image, is important to Italians.  Having and showing respect is important.  When engaging with others, the suave nature comes out and the recipients take notice.  Act in a suave, charming manner and you will be treated the same.

Yes-Minded: When I think of Taiwan, one of the first things that pop into my mind is their unified mindset.  Taiwanese are very group oriented, whether it is family or friends, they always find a way to compromise until there is a yes-minded factor in the entire group.  Strive to always compromise and find the yes-minded medium for all people you engage with.  You will be impressed at how easy it will be for all parties to obtain the yes-minded compromise. 

~4-Ever, P

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#BloggiteBits-Wonderful C.H.E.E.R.

Wonderful C.H.E.E.R.: Charming smile, Helpful mindset, Elated happiness, Ecstatic energy, Radiant demeanor

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Wonderful C.H.E.E.R.

The wonders of a cheerful personality, can you just imagine, Dear Bloggites?  I love the quote from Anne Frank in the picture above.  Your attitude helps shape your world and the world around you.  In one of the final installments of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to help you find your Wonderful C.H.E.E.R. in the world: Charming smile, Helpful mindset, Elated happiness, Ecstatic energy, & Radiant demeanor.

Charming smile: A charming smile goes a long way to improving your mood.  If you force yourself to smile throughout the day, your mood will be altered for the better and as you continue to consciously smile when engaging others, you will find that it becomes easier and easier.  The result from others, as well as yourself, for your charming smile: better attitude, relaxed feeling, and better communication.

Helpful mindset: A helpful mindset is one you should start embracing.  In this society of distrust, finding a desire to be helpful is hard.  Consciously deciding to help at least one person each day will go a long way on helping yourself and your disposition.  People who give of themselves at times usually have a happier, cheerful life versus those who do not do anything for others, or when they have to, grumble about it.  The result from others, as well as yourself, for your helpful mindset: comfort in your life and mind, better appreciation, and internal happiness.

Elated happiness: An elated happiness is something internal you begin to feel as you embrace the steps above.  Allowing yourself to have an elated happiness becomes clear to others you encounter.  When your happiness is showing and overflowing you will see a difference in how you treat others and how they treat you.  The result from others, as well as yourself, for your elated happiness: internal joy, better treatment, and willingness to compromise.

Ecstatic energy: An ecstatic energy is similar to the elated happiness item.  Having an ecstatic energy will help invigorate your mind and imagination.  Invigorating your mind and imagination will allow you to dream and achieve goals you have for yourself.  The result from others, as well as yourself, for your ecstatic energy: achieving goals, creating new projects, and desiring to reach for the stars.

Radiant demeanor: A radiant demeanor is something that is seen from the outside world that is showing internally inside you.  When you have a radiant demeanor, you are willing to embrace others’ ideas and suggestions as well as others having a desire to embrace your ideas and suggestions.  The result from others, as well as yourself, for your radiant demeanor: Collaboration on ideas, cohesive work environment, and joy in yourself and others.

~4-Ever, P

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#BloggiteBits-Vibrant B.L.I.S.S.

Vibrant B.L.I.S.S.: Bright outlook, Lustrous confidence, Impassioned actions, Shiny soul, Spectacular demeanor

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Vibrant B.L.I.S.S.

I love vibrant things.  When I see something that just jumps out at me in a splash of color, I am captured and drawn into the world that harbors such beauty.  We all have our own splash of color we show in our daily lives.  A vibrant, blissful life can come naturally for some but for others, it is much harder and they have to work toward it each day.  In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to give you some pointers on how to show your personal colors in a Vibrant B.L.I.S.S. for others to see: Bright outlook, Lustrous confidence, Impassioned actions, Shiny soul, & Spectacular demeanor.

Bright outlook: Having a bright outlook can be hard at times, however, if you strive to always find the good in each situation, you will find that your outlook is not so bleak.  To find your bright outlook, take each challenge you face and find the bright side to it.  If you work on looking for the bright side, you will eventually make it a habit and then it will become an automatic increase in your splash of color that shows for the world to see.

Lustrous confidence: A lustrous confidence is not about trying to be sexy, it is about having a brilliant confidence for the world to see.  Finding your confidence in yourself will immediately impact your splash of color in your life.  To find your lustrous confidence, you just have to embrace challenges as they come and have a “go-getter” attitude in all things you.

Impassioned actions: Impassioned actions are actions you do or show which cause people to take notice.  To find your impassioned actions, you have to stop going through life just existing, it dulls your splash of color.  If you choose to go through life showing the passion for each action you partake in, your splash of color in life will become a blinding, vibrant bliss for the world to enjoy.

Shiny soul: A shiny soul is a soul that never stops finding happiness in the world.  If you are just going through the motions of everyday life, your soul will become dull and tarnished.  To find your shiny soul, engage in your everyday life, it will keep your soul shiny and vibrantly, blissful.  A shiny soul is guaranteed to make your splash of color in life one that would make even the most beautiful butterflies jealous.

Spectacular demeanor: A spectacular demeanor is one that is larger than life when dealing with others.  To find your spectacular demeanor, make sure to always treat others with the utmost respect and manners.  No one likes to engage a rude, hateful person.  To brighten your splash of color in your vibrantly blissful life, always show manners and respect toward others, whether they deserve it (in your eyes) or not.  Finding a person with respectful manners is rare in this day and age.  Show off your vibrant bliss in life by always showing your spectacular demeanor.

~4-Ever, P

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#BloggiteBits-Uplift B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.

Uplift B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.: Brainy, Encouraging, Adventurous, Unconditional, Talented, Individual, Funny, Unashamed, Likeable

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Uplift B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.

We have all heard the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” but how many realize their own beauty within?  In a world where beauty is worshiped as if it were a god, people have a hard time seeing what a beautiful person they truly are within.  In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to talk about your internal beauty and encourage you to Uplift B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. in your mind and realize your own internal beauty: Brainy, Encouraging, Adventurous, Unconditional, Talented, Individual, Funny, Unashamed, & Likeable.

Brainy: Nothing screams beautiful than a person with a keen intellect.  I am not talking about Pulitzer Prize intellect, but someone who actually uses their brain for good interactions with others.  Being brainy and showing it to the world makes for a beautiful mind and people stop and notice it.  Celebrate cerebral communication, it is rare to find and when you do find it, be sure to embrace and uplift the person who owns that mind.

Encouraging: How many of you turn away from someone who encourages you?  No ONE!  Internal beauty is found when you are encouraging others.  Too often people get so caught up in everyday life, they forget to stop and thank the person who helps encourage them to achieve the next level of them.  Being encouraging, people will see the beauty inside.  If you come across that encouraging beauty in another, be sure to uplift their beautiful mind.

Adventurous: We all love an adventure.  No matter how large or small the adventure may be, embrace your adventurous side and let your beauty shine.  Being adventurous allows others to see the fun side of your mind.  Adventure is meant to be shared with others, however, finding the adventure in all your situations will shine through to others.  When you share your adventurous side, others will uplift your beautiful, fun side that shines through.

Unconditional: An unconditional mind is a terrible thing to waste.  Finding someone who gives of themselves unconditionally is a true beauty, indeed.  When you are interacting with others, ask yourself if you are helping in an unconditional mindset or if you are expecting something in return.  Finding an unconditional person is truly worthy of uplifting the beautiful mind inside.

Talented: A talented mind is a beautiful thing.  A person who uses their creativity to envision various different scenarios and play them out in their heads when faced with a challenge is an amazing person.  Use your talented mind to find various different ways to approach a situation and you will see that others will realize your worth.  They will uplift your beautifully talented mind and turn to you for more assistance when needed.

Individual: Be different.  Having an individual mindset will help you stand out in a crowd.  Instead of being a worker bee mindlessly doing something, be a butterfly and spread your wings and dance on the wind.  In order to uplift your beautiful mind, you need to be willing to go against the grain and do your own thing.  People will take notice and will follow your lead.

Funny: A funny mind is a beautiful mind.  Life is taken way too seriously these days.  Gone are the days of old when you did not have to worry about what you say will be taken the wrong way and out of context.  Finding a funny mindset is like finding a diamond in a coal mine.  Being funny will help uplift your beautiful for all to see.

Unashamed: Be unashamed of who you are and how you think.  Finding your inner beauty means you know who you are and accept it, flaws and all.  Do not apologize for who you are or how you think.  You have a right to think the way you do and being unashamed of yourself helps uplift your beautiful mind and soul.

Likeable: Being likeable is a good thing.  Did you know that just because someone is good does not mean they are likeable?  It is true.  Being a likeable person means that you automatically make people feel at ease as soon as you walk into a room.  Having a likeable mind means that you have an ability to put people at ease with just a single word.  People will uplift your beautiful mind when they realized what a treasured gift you have in being likable.

~4-Ever, P

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#BloggiteBits-Persistent A.R.D.O.R.

Persistent A.R.D.O.R.: Adamant pursuit, Rigorous search, Determined success, Observe results, Reflective thoughts

#BloggiteBits-Persistent Ardor
Persistent A.R.D.O.R.

Persistent or annoying?  I believe that if you desire to achieve something, having strong persistence is only a plus factor in achieving that goal that is desired.  In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to give you some pointers on living life with Persistent A.R.D.O.R. and achieving those goals you set in all aspects of your life: Adamant pursuit, Rigorous search, Determined success, Observe results, & Reflective thoughts.

Adamant pursuit: Achieving goals in life is something you have to commit to on a regular basis.  Having an adamant pursuit of your goals in life will help you stay focused and keep your dreams alive until the goal is reached.  Living life with persistent ardor keeps the goal in front of you as you go through life.

Rigorous search: Goals require a determined person who will rigorously search for the next step along the way when achieving something.  Rigorous searching does not mean you have to chase things erratically, it just means that you will always look for the next minor step in the ultimate big picture of the desired goal.

Determined success: Determination is the one item that separates the people who achieve their goals and those who do not.  Have a determined success mentality will get you that much closer to reaching your goal.  This pointer goes along the lines of that saying we all know so well, “Well begun is half done.”  Having a determination that you will be successful in achieving your goal puts you way ahead of the game.

Observe results: Observing results as you reach each minor step along your journey to the ultimate goal will help you adjust to how to pursue the next minor step.  Observation is key in all situations, especially ones that deal with reaching your goals.

Reflective thoughts: On your journey to the ultimate big picture goal, be sure to have reflective thoughts on each little success as you complete one minor step toward your goal.  Reflection is good for the mind and soul.  Reflective thoughts help you appreciate what you have accomplished as well as what you will accomplish.  Envisioning the success of reaching your goal goes a long way toward truly achieve it.

~4-Ever, P

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#BloggiteBits-Optimistic A.C.T.I.O.N.

Optimistic A.C.T.I.O.N.: Affirmation, Charismatic, Thankful, Influential, Outgoing, Nurturing

#BloggiteBits-Optimistic Action
Optimistic A.C.T.I.O.N.

When you are faced with challenges each day, it is very easy to give in to the desperation and anxiety.  The anguish you feel when life seems to be going against you tends to make your outlook rather gloomy and negative.  In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I challenge you to turn around that thinking with these Optimistic A.C.T.I.O.N. techniques.  Applying these techniques on a daily basis, no matter how rough life may seem, will help keep the negativity away: Affirmation, Charismatic, Thankful, Influential, Outgoing, & Nurturing.

 Affirmation: Mental affirmation is what I want to talk to you about.  What you say to yourself daily in your mind determines your outlook on life and how you react to situations.  Optimistic action involves affirming oneself daily so your optimism tank stays full thus activating your action tank to react in positive, reaffirming ways with others.

Charismatic: Having a charismatic mentality does not mean you have to be a loud outspoken person of faith.  It does mean that you have the ability to draw people to you and influence their behavior.  Daily optimistic actions are easier if you make it a point to be a charismatic person in all you do.  Do not be afraid to step up and become a leader in an activity.  Keeping the optimism in your mind, you will show a charismatic personality that others will be draw to.

Thankful: Being thankful for everything you have in life is hard for most people.  Intentional daily reminders to have a thankful mentality will go far on helping you keep the optimistic actions each day.  Your thankful mentality will help you appreciate all the little things others bring to the table and they will feel validated for your thankfulness.

Influential: We all desire to be influential, but did you know you probably already are?  People watch other’s actions all the time.  A young family member or friend is influenced by the actions of someone older than them.  Even your pets can be influenced by your actions!  Make sure to stay aware of who might be watching what you do wherever you go.  Be sure your optimistic actions are a positive influence for others.

Outgoing: An outgoing personality is always an attention getter.  The question is will your outgoing activity be one of encouragement or discouragement?  Optimistic actions go well with an outgoing personality.  Each day, try and break out of your comfort zone and do something of an outgoing nature that you would not normally do.  I promise after the nervousness wears off you will have a blast!

Nurturing: A nurturing mentality goes a long way on helping you have optimistic actions.  When you are nurturing, you are stepping outside yourself and putting other’s needs ahead of you.  Nurturing does not mean to coddle or baby someone, it just means to care for someone else’s needs and provide them with what they need.  Optimistic actions are better received with a nurturing mentality.

~4-Ever, P

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#BloggiteBits-New V.I.S.I.O.N.

New V.I.S.I.O.N.: Verbal encouragement, Increase karma, Spark creativity, Inspire minds, Open worlds, Noteworthy attributes

#BloggiteBits-New Vision
New V.I.S.I.O.N.

We are all dreamers in our own rights.  Some have simple dreams of having enough money to pay their bills and put food on the table each month while others dream they will someday travel the world and change it for the better.  It is the dreamers that build better worlds and it is the dreamers who keep us young at heart.  One of the great things about being a dreamer is that you can help impact so many lives by tapping into other people’s dreams and building them up.  In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to give you some tricks that will increase your ability to dream of a better life.  I will encourage people to have a New V.I.S.I.O.N. of their life they are currently living and impact the lives of other dreamers they come into contact with: Verbal encouragement, Increase karma, Spark creativity, Inspire minds, Open worlds, & Noteworthy attributes.

Verbal encouragement: Everyone loves to hear encouraging words.  A simple, “Way to go!” given to someone has a massive impact on that person’s day.  As dreamers (which we all are), we love to feel the positive energy surge when someone gives a verbal encouragement to us.  As you encounter others on your daily trek through life, be sure to provide at least five people with some kind of verbal encouragement.  I say five, but even if you only verbalize one encouragement a day, it is still impacting others as well as yourself.  When you make a point to share verbal encouragement, that sharing lifts your own spirits which will help you have a new vision in your life daily.

Increase karma:  We have all heard the adage, “Karma is a bitch” but did you know karma is both good and bad?  When I suggest you increase karma, I am meaning the good karma that is out there to share.  Increasing someone’s good karma is as simple as only focusing positive vibes at that person you are engaging with.  Positivity in mind, body, and soul helps a person feel like they are living under the good karma cloud.  As you go about your daily life, be sure to increase other’s karma by showing encouraging signs of love and support when you share a positive word with them.

Spark creativity: We all know that little spark.  The spark in the dark that illuminates everything around it.  Creativity is usually ignited with a spark.  Sparking creativity in yourself and others is so much fun to do and witness once it takes place.  Allow yourself time to day dream like you used to do as a child.  Day dreams allow our minds to wander into the world of creativity.  When you engage others, think of ways to spark their creativity.  Find out what they dream about and help them brainstorm ways to be able to realize their passions in life with a new vision.

Inspire minds: The mind is a terrible thing to waste.  A mind should be exercised and one of the best exercises for a mind is to find inspiration.  When you inspire minds, you will see a mental shift in the person whose mind is being inspired.  People get so busy in their day to day lives, they tend to forget to exercise their mind with fun, day dreamy stuff.  As adults, many people think they have to all of a sudden become serious and not allow fun into their lives anymore.  This is not the case.  As an adult, a person should work to inspire their mind on a daily basis if for no other reason than to see the hope in the world.  Make sure when you are interacting with others that you try and inspire their minds.  They will appreciate you more for it.

Open worlds: Having an active mind with an ability to inspire and create things, you are able to find new vision in your life.  Finding new vision helps open new worlds in your life as well as others.  When you come across a fellow dreamer, engage their mind in such animated conversation that their mind will begin to open to new worlds of opportunity.  Having the ability to open yourself to new worlds of opportunity will help you achieve goals and dreams, who doesn’t love that idea?

Noteworthy attributes: What is one trait that draws you to a person?  Someone who has noteworthy attributes will always stand out in a crowd.  Noteworthy attributes are things that stick out on a person in a very good way.  An example is someone who donates their time to help feed the homeless.  They do it because they honestly care and not because it is expected of them.  When engaging others in conversations, make sure to always show the attributes you have that are positive and effective.  Being a person with noteworthy attributes means you truly do embrace all people equally and strive to help as many as you can.

~4-Ever, P