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Appreciation can change your life

Appreciation can change your life
When was the last time you expressed appreciation to someone close to you, for who they are, or what they mean to you. So often we take the people close to us for granted. You probably really do appreciate them, but maybe it’s been a while since you actually expressed your appreciation to them. Social reformer Margaret Cousins (1878-1954) once said: “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” For most of us in the business of life it’s usually easier to criticise people for the little things they do that annoy us than it is...
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The value of a smile

There is a fundamental principle of life that says “We reap according to that which we sow”. So I have determined to sow good positive stuff where ever and when ever I possibly can, and you know what, my experience is, (surprise! surprise!) the principle works. So why not give it a go today. Here’s a really practical way to start and it’s actually a lot of fun: Try giving away a smile to everyone you see for the rest of the day. It won’t cost you anything because smiles are completely free, but they are in fact quite valuable in terms of the benefits they give. The most normal response when...
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Life is like an arcade game

I was walking past a games arcade recently and I thought life is like an arcade game. In an arcade game there are different levels. You have to succeed at each level, before you reach the ultimate prize and you don’t get to pass on from your current level until you succeed and pass the tests of that level. Your achievements accumulate as you pass through each level of the game advancing towards the ultimate prize (what ever that may be). This is so like life, because life accumulates. Everyday we face choices and decisions and the decisions we make today will deliver certain results or outcomes to...
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Time is life

In my last post I talked about the concept of time as the universal currency. Today I would like to introduce another thought. “Time is Life” If you think about it, time and life are really the same thing. Have you ever played the board game Monopoly? If you have you will know that when ever you pass go you get another $200. Well life is the same; when ever you pass midnight you get another 24 hours (assuming of course it’s not your very last day on this earth). You have exactly one day to live out that 24 hours and you get to live one minute of your life very 60 seconds. So in essence time is...
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The universal currency

There is one currency that is the same in every country across the globe. We all get to use some of it every day. I call this the “Universal Currency.” The universal currency has some very interesting qualities: You only get a predetermined and limited amount of it each day. You have to use it as you get it. You can’t save any of it for use on another day. The universal currency is the most valuable currency of all, But you cannot buy it. You get your allotted portion free each day. Every body gets allotted the same amount each day. You can do three things with each days allotment. Waste...
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