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November 21, 2006
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Happiness INDEX:
One Minute Tip
Power Quotes
Tips for your Happiness
Tips for your Health
Tips for your Prosperity
Sponsored Resources
Editor’s Note / Humour / new free books

One Minute Tip:

Surround yourself with others who help uplift your spirit.

Avoid associating with those who like to bring you down or belittle your ideas (either because they don’t believe in you or your ideas—or because they know they would be fearful in the same situation…and they want you to feel the same way so they won’t be alone in feeling that way).

In other words, choose your environment (which includes the people who surround you on a regular basis) wisely.

Remember: Courage is contagious. And so is cowardice. We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.

Power Quotes:

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
– Charles Kingsley quote

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
– Sir James M. Barrie – success quote

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame.
-Erica Jong famous quote

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
– Benjamin Franklin quote

Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.
– Bertrand Russell Motivational quote

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton quote


Tips for your Happiness:

Filler Talk

If you are married, especially with children, break out of the habit of talking about nothing. Many times, families will be sitting around the dinner table and the conversation consists of, “Do you like your carrots?”, or “I wonder what is on TV tonight?”

Instead, change your strategy to include real questions, showing real interest. Replace the normal, “Did you have a good day at work?” with “Tell me what you did at work today.”

Even if you do not understand everything being said, listen with interest. It is not that you are so much interested in the work, but your mate’s life.

Using Your Sense of Humour to Gain More Friends

Everybody loves a clown. A person who knows how to laugh in the midst of various circumstances is more likely to be appreciated by others, compared to the person who always sulks and keeps complaining about the things that happen to him or her. Crowds naturally flock to positive stimuli. If you practice a good, well-timed sense of humour wherever you are, people will eventually gravitate toward you and want to be in your company.

How do you benefit from having a great sense of humour?

First, a sense of humour is a non-intrusive way of introducing yourself to others. Cracking a joke at the start of the conversation often breaks a greater ice barrier than simply saying, “It’s a sunny day, isn’t it?” While most self-help books will tell you that talking about the weather is a good start to a conversation, a sense of humour (coupled with a light joke) will not only get you introduced, it will also make a more positive impression.

Humor is also often regarded as a means of escape from tense situations. If you’ve been poring over a pile of work for the past few hours, you will find that a sense of humor comes in handy and will help you cope better. If you’re working with a group, it can also lighten the atmosphere and even motivate your workmates to do better.

Appreciating the ridiculous is often what makes a tough situation more digestible. If you know how to laugh at the situation and at yourself, the people around you will follow suit. The next thing you know, you’re all getting the job done in a more positive and cheerful way, much to the delight of your boss who will discover that you have actually performed better that way.

It is important to note, however, that a sense of humor does not always work for any situation. There is a time to joke around; there is a time to be serious. To make this more concrete, you can’t really afford to crack a joke if you’re in a funeral. It’s simply unethical to force people to laugh at a time they choose to grieve. Timing is key, then.

You should also be wary of what you say, because sometimes humor can be hurtful. While several people might be laughing at your joke, there might be someone who is affected by it and does not appreciate it at all.

Thus, you have to be sensitive and time your jokes according to the nature of the people you are talking to. Hurtful humour generates distance and pain. It drives a wedge between relationships and is often difficult to rectify with “hey, I was just kidding”.

So how do you ensure that your jokes are not offensive? Pace yourself. In a delicate situation, take cue to inject your humour after somebody else already has. This is a safe way to insert a joke by first making sure that it doesn’t hurt others. Also, if you really have to make a joke, aim it toward yourself, so that nobody gets offended. Poke fun at general situations, too, instead of at other people.

Having a great sense of humour requires also a great amount of foresight and timing on your part. Again, there is a time for everything. If you feel that your sense of humour is something that people around you will benefit from, then go for it. Everybody deserves a good laugh, after all.

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Tips for your Health:

Is sunlight good for us?

Yes, it helps us create Vitamin D!

How? Expose your hands, face & arms to direct sunlight for 10-20 minutes, 3 times a week.

Why do we need vitamin D?

• Essential for bone health
• May prevent & inhibit the growth of cancer cells
• Prevents osteoporosis & bone fractures
• Prevents tuberculosis
• Aids in autoimmune disorders (like Rheumatoid arthritis)
• Prevents central nervous system lesions (in Multiple Sclerosis)
• Helps heal psoriasis
• Enhances immune cell function
• Prevents seasonal depression

What foods contain Vitamin D?
Animal products: cod liver oil, cold water fatty fish, fortified milk & fortified soy milk, butter, egg yolks and lard.

Principles for Better Health and Living.

This is what you are given from your parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. If your mother or father had heart trouble, or any organ of their body did not work the way God intended that organ to work, then you know you may have a weakness towards that organ. We know if there is a history of disease in the family you should take extra care of your health regarding that disease. Heredity is something you are born with. However, it is what you do and how you live with what God gives you that will determine your health.

2. DIET:
It has been said, “you are what your eat.” While heredity does play a large role in everyone’s health, it is not the only factor. A diet with good old common sense is essential! By eating the food God has given us, you will strengthen the organs of the body. You will have pep, vigor and be full of life. What does a proper good old common sense diet mean? A diet chuck full of natural God-given food. We can always remind ourselves, that what man makes he make for a profit (money); what God makes he makes with love, for man’s good. Eat abundantly of herbs, raw or gently cooked vegetables, fruits of all kinds and raw nuts. By eating the natural foods God has given us we strengthen the entire body, giving nourishment to a weak organ, helping eliminate waste matter from the body, and most importantly, cleansing and purifying the blood. Eat natural foods as often as possible. The Bible says, “Herbs were given to man as his food and medicine.”

3. WILL:
Your mental state of mind. How much do you want to be well, free of disease, discomfort and pain? You and you alone can improve the heredity factor. Eat the proper food with good old common sense. Keep the body clean and exercise each day. Your good health is a life long commitment of your will, your attitude, and your thinking. Always remember, God loves you and wants you to be healthy.

Exercise means staying active. Look to each day as a day of activity. To be able to work is a blessing. Try to take a good long walk each day. Do not be afraid to use your body the way God intended. Exercise so that you breath deeply. Oxygen is very important to your body’s needs. Research has shown that people in nursing homes, both men and women, in their 70s, 80s even 90s, who have been put on a daily exercise program feel better, and their health has improved. They even feel better about themselves. Do not let a day go by without some form of exercise

Tips for your Prosperity:


1. When vacationing, save on transportation by staying close to home.
2. Save on film developing and printing by ordering from mail order firms.
3. Look for banks that offer traveller’s checks as a free service.
4. If you decide to take an ocean cruise, take a “no frills” freighter.
5. Save on air fares by making arrangements ahead of time for special discounts.
6. You can also save on air fares by taking night flights.
7. If possible, vacation during the “off season” when prices drop.
8. If handy with a sewing machine, make your family’s vacation clothes.
9. Eating away from home can be expensive. Travel with packaged snacks purchased from supermarkets along the way.
10. Discontinue newspaper deliveries while away from home.
11. Never travel on credit unless you can pay the bills when due.
12. Rental cars are costly. If possible, drive your own car while on vacation.
13. Consider sharing vacation homes. It’s less costly than hotels/motels.
14. Investigate “budget motels” that charge less. Get details from library.
15. A “camping” vacation is fun and inexpensive. National parks, forest service campgrounds, etc., let you camp free or for just a small fee a night. Some even operate “rent-a-tent” programs.
16. Plan in advance. Take proper clothing along for the climate you will be experiencing so you won’t have to spend vacation money on new clothes.
17. Never borrow to pay for your vacation.
18. On business trips, keep records & receipts for all deductible expenses.
19. Use toll-free “800” phone numbers to handle your accommodations. Airlines, railways, bus lines, hotels, motels, car rental chains, etc., will pay for your calls when you make reservations.
20. Consider staying at inexpensive hostels. All you need to bring is your own bath towels and bed linens. They accept all age groups.
21. If you select accommodations with cooking facilities, you will be able to save considerably on a major expense: food.
22. When sending picture postcards, use the correct postage.
23. Vacation on a budget…and STICK TO IT!
24. Buy “practical” souvenirs that won’t end up at future garage sales.
25. When traveling with pets, take along a good supply of their favorite foods.
26. Travel with a portable electric iron for quick, no-cost press jobs.
27. Carry a hot plate for fast, economical hot snacks.
28. Pack wash ‘n’ wear clothes and use coin operated laundries.
29. Many wash ‘n’ wear items can be washed by hand in your motel room.
30. Enjoy picnic-style meals in public parks. Buy food at supermarkets.
31. Carry a small sewing kit for minor clothing repairs. Also spot remover.
32. Pack shoe polish and shine your own shoes.
33. Take advantage of the free tourist attractions in cities and tourist areas such as free gardens, museums, restored villages, monuments, etc.
34. Pack a small first aid kit and save on minor scrapes, cuts, bruises, etc.
35. Have an auto checkup from a reliable home-town mechanic before you leave.
36. Leave pets with friends instead of boarding them at kennels.
37. Take advantage of hotels/motels offering special “family rates”.
38. Keep tank filled so you can shop around for lowest gasoline prices.
39. Check ahead and reserve the most inexpensive accommodations.
40. You may be able to if your phone is disconnected while away.
41. Turn off the gas while away from home; also electric water heater.
42. On business trips, keep mileage record & gas receipts for tax purposes.
43. If you have friends or relatives in your vacation area, stay with them.
44. Consider renting an inexpensive camper or mobile home.
45. Consider staying home & doing all the things you never had time to do.

Credit Card Savings

Having a credit card is very convenient since carrying a lot of cash becomes unnecessary and you might even have a hard time leaving your credit card at home. But with its advantages comes also its disadvantages. Since you can always buy things without carrying cash around, you are always tempted to buy something that you come across. If you have excellent control on your finances then good for you. If you have a hard time managing your credit card, then these pointers can help you.

Get organized

First thing’s first, obtain your credit card records to have a better idea of your spendings. Be sure to double check the records for errors and ensure its accuracy. A good example would be to find out if you have outstanding debts that should not be there as well as the accuracy of the listing of your former and present address.

Evaluate your credit card

Go over your recent credit card records and look at the interest rates. Some credit card companies have promos wherein they offer lower interest rates for a period of time and this promo may already be over yet you have no idea and are already paying at a higher interest rate. Also take note of the membership fee which they charge annually since some have very high membership fees. Consider cancelling this if you are not using it frequently.

Pay on time

It is important to pay your bills on time since it can have a negative effect on your credit record or rating. You will also be able to avoid getting charged because of not paying on time. Try asking the credit card company to remove the overdue charge if you have forgotten to pay it on time for the first time.

Manage your debts

If you see that you have more debt than what is comfortable, think ahead and plan out how you will repay it or at least reduce your debt. Devise a way to pay more than what is required of you so that you will have a reduced payment schedule. Prioritize the card that has the highest interest rate. Do not bring your credit card always when you go around since temptations abound.

Don’t bite more than you can chew

As the saying “don’t bite more than you can chew” goes, do not spend more than you can afford. True, a beautiful gold bracelet may be enjoyable to wear but its price tag may mean paying a lot for the next months. If you are bent to save money when using your credit card, unnecessary items like jewelry and the like should be at the bottom of your considerations.

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Get in early with these great ideas for:

Here are some gift ideas for those special men in your life!

Buying gifts for men is not nearly as complicated as it is for women. Follow these rules and you should have no problems.

Rule #1: When in doubt – buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. I have a friend who owns 17 and he has yet to complain. As a man, you can never have too many cordless drills. No one knows why.

Rule #2: If you cannot afford a cordless drill, buy him anything with the word ratchet or socket in it. Men love saying those two words. “Hey George, can I borrow your ratchet?” “OK. Bye-the- way, are you through with my 3/8-inch socket yet?” Again, no one knows why.

Rule #3: If you are really, really broke, buy him anything for his car. A 99-cent ice scraper, a small bottle of deicer or something to hang from his rear view mirror. Men love gifts for their cars. No one knows why.

Rule #4: Do not buy men socks. Do not buy men ties. And never buy men bathrobes. I was told that if God had wanted men to wear bathrobes, he wouldn’t have invented Jockey shorts.

Rule #5: You can buy men new remote controls to replace the ones they have worn out. If you have a lot of money buy your man a big- screen TV with the little picture in the corner. Watch him go wild as he flips, and flips, and flips.

Rule #6: Do not buy a man any of those fancy liqueurs. If you do, it will sit in a cupboard for 23 years. Real men drink whiskey or beer.

Rule #7: Do not buy any man industrial-sized canisters of after- shave or deodorant. I’m told they do not stink – they are earthy.

Rule #8: Buy men label makers. Almost as good as cordless drills. Within a couple of weeks there will be labels absolutely everywhere. “Socks. Shorts. Cups. Saucers. Door. Lock. Sink.” You get the idea. No one knows why.

Rule #9: Never buy a man anything that says “some assembly required” on the box. It will ruin his Special Day and he will always have parts left over.

Rule #10: Good places to shop for men include Northwest Iron Works, Parr Lumber, Home Depot, John Deere, Valley RV Center, and Les Schwab Tire. (NAPA Auto Parts and Sears Clearance Centers are also excellent men’s stores. It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t know what it is. “From NAPA Auto, eh? Must be something I need. Hey! Isn’t this a starter for a ’68 Ford Fairlane? Wow! Thanks.”)

Rule #11: Men enjoy danger. That’s why they never cook – but they will barbecue. Get him a monster barbecue with a 100-pound propane tank. Tell him the gas line leaks. “Oh the thrill! The challenge! Who wants a hamburger?”

Rule #12: Tickets to a football game are a smart gift. However, he will not appreciate tickets to “A Retrospective of 19th Century Quilts.” everyone knows why.

Rule #13: Men love chainsaws. Never, ever, buy a man you love a chainsaw. If you don’t know why – please refer to Rule #8 and what happens when he gets a label maker.

Rule #14: It’s hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or an aluminum extension ladder. Never buy a real man a stepladder. It must be an extension ladder. No one knows why.

Rule #15: Rope. Men love rope. It takes us back to our cowboy origins, or at least The Boy Scouts. Nothing says love like a hundred feet of 3/8″ manila rope. No one knows why.

God will sue ….

An Engineer reports to the gates of Hell and is let in. Pretty soon the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and starts designing and building improvements.

After a while they’ve got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.

One day God calls Satan on the telephone and says with a sneer, “So, how’s it going down there in hell?”

Satan replies, “Hey, things are going great. We’ve got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there’s no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.”

God replies, “What? You’ve got an engineer? That’s a mistake — he should never have gone down there; send him up here.”

Satan says, “No way. I like having an engineer on the staff, and I’m keeping him.”

God says, “Send him back up here or I’ll sue.”

Satan laughs uproariously and answers, “Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer, in HEAVEN…..?”

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