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“All the Other Things We Think Make Us Happy Are Actually Just Ways of Getting More Family and Friends.”

jump-628431_640“We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.”

- Daniel Todd Gilbert, psychologist

Let’s be grateful for all the happiness in our lives today. To truly cherish family, call a long-lost friend, or spend less time on work — and more time on someone.  

All the ‘someones’ in our lives are what give us joy.   Appreciate! Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Michael J. Fox Says, “When the Unexpected Intrudes…”

“When the unexpected and inconceivable intrude on life, and it will…deal with life’s actual events–don’t obsess about perceived eventualities.  Relax–enjoy the ride.” – Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox is an actor and activist.  He has appeared in iconic roles including Marty McFly in “Back to the Future” and Alex P. Keaton in the TV show “Family Ties”.  He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991, revealing his condition publicly in 1998.  Since then he has been a powerful activist promoting research for a cure.  He has been married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988, and they have four children.  Fox is also the author of three books, including the memoir, “Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist”.

“How people live their lives is as a result of the stories that they believe about themselves.” -Les Brown

How people live their lives is as a result of the stories that they believe about themselves.”
-Les Brown

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Leslie C. “Les” Brown (born February 17, 1945) is a motivational speaker, former Ohio politician, popular author, radio DJ, and former host of The Les Brown Show. As a politician, he is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a motivational speaker, he uses the catch phrase, “It’s possible,” and teaches people to follow their dreams as he learned to do.

Les Brown was born with his twin brother Wesley on February 17, 1945 in a low-income section of Miami, Florida in an abandoned building. He was subsequently given up for adoption and adopted by Mamie Brown, a then 38-year-old single woman who worked as a cafeteria attendant and domestic assistant. He was declared “educably mentally retarded” while in grade school. Despite the obvious self-esteem issues this created, with the encouragement of his mother and assistance by a helpful teacher in high school, he learned how to reach his full potential, a key point in many motivational speeches he gives now.

As derived from many of Brown’s speeches, he first decided to get into public radio and kept returning to the same radio station time and time again looking for a break, and it wasn’t until the on-air failures of the afternoon DJ that he took his break in radio into his own hands and was hired full-time as on-air talent. Upon his termination from the radio station, he ran for election in the Ohio House of Representatives and won. After leaving the Ohio state legislature, he decided to get into television and eventually ended up on PBS. He also formed Les Brown Enterprises in order to support his newest career as a motivational speaker and is now also on KFWB in California on a daily syndicated radio program. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he also won many local and national awards for excellence and he has an Emmy to his name.

In 1993, he began hosting a new talk show, The Les Brown Show, which began airing on September 6, 1993. After nearly four months, it went on hiatus on December 3, 1993,[3] and on January 17, 1994, King World Productions replaced this with Rolonda, a show hosted by Rolonda Watts.

 

I Am Here To Establish Connections Of Love.

I Am Here To Establish Connections Of Love.
– Grey T. Full

Really, that’s all we are here to do.

You think it’s to get this major priority done.

To run that errand!

Make dinner

or make that meeting happen!

But isn’t it really to love?

Otherwise, what is the point to “do” all these things, if you don’t connect with love to each person, and each activity?

That’s yours and my grand call in life.

Connect with Love now :-)

- Pamela

Celebrate All Affection

Please don’t take it for granted.

Anytime affection is shared, it’s such a blessing to you, to others and to the world. Cherish it, celebrate it!

It’s not a quick hug rushing out the door.
It’s taking 2 more seconds to say goodbye, look someone in the eyes, and give them a hug. 

It’s not rushing in traffic to get your son’s baseball game
It’s being respectful on the way, and at the game.

Its not wolfing down your dinner.
Someone prepared this for you. And the earth gave you her fruits.  Wow!

Celebrate All Affection. What a Life you will lead!

Pamela

Come learn about The Man Worth While

Learn about The Man Worth While

“It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.”

The Man Worth While 
Ella Wheeler Cox

What a firm and joyful attitude that comes from within!

We are not going to be swayed by our circumstances,  bit of news, or another person’s reaction. No, we are master’s of our own soul.

We have the privilege of choosing pleasantness at every moment.

If you think life is out of control, remember that your life within is in your control.   Life is not made of events. It is made up of qualities that we cherish. That includes love, goodness, expecting the best, joy, fun!   So don’t focus on the negative things that present themselves to you.  It’s an event, not something that sticks to you forever. You focus on what your thought presents to you inside.  And you get to decide what your mind thinks on.   How freeing!

Onwards we go. Full joy and expectancy of good. Love, Love, Love — Regardless!

Focusing on Love,
Pamela

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. She was was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family soon moved north of Madison. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the time she graduated from high school. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was “The Way Of The World”, which contains the lines, “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone”.

In 1884, she married Robert Wilcox of Meriden, Connecticut, where the couple lived before moving to New York City and then to Granite Bay in the Short Beach section of Branford, Connecticut. The two homes they built on Long Island Sound, along with several cottages, became known as Bungalow Court, and they would hold gatherings there of literary and artistic friends.  They had one child, a son, who died shortly after birth. Not long after their marriage, they both became interested in theosophy, new thought, and spiritualism.

A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem “Whatever Is—Is Best”, suggesting an echo of Alexander Pope’s “Whatever is, is right.”

Bio Source: Wiki

OVERTURN YOUR LIFE Bouleversement

I have learned not to pray for the specific, but instead to pray for Christ example in thought, love in life, being in God. Then the “Bouleversement” can occur.
-Grey T. Full

Are you praying for something specific?   It’s not wrong, but you could be limiting yourself.   

A higher prayer is to pray for Christ’s will in your life, or for his love in your heart….

If we pray for God’s way that blesses not just you, but everyone. That’s where you can embody the French word “Bouleversement,” which means to up-end or overturn.

Pray on a higher level and transform the world!