When you smile, you are certainly transmitting a special signal to those who are in receipt and to others who observe your smile. This was a signal that I used quite often in various work that I did over the years and have even tested the theory that a smile is a more welcoming sign for people to approach than if you do not smile. Byron Pulsifer, Smiles Are Sunshine For All
12. When change happens, you have a choice for how you are going to respond. You can either lose your composure and react impetuously or use the event or situation as a learning opportunity to shift your mindset and respond appropriately. Begin to notice your responses when changes occur and do your best to choose a breakthrough over a breakdown. ― Susan C. Young
Thank you so much for taking the time to list those inspiring quotes! I printed them out and I plan to e-blast one everyday to my daughters & their friends! We live in Camden, NJ which has been named one of the most dangerous cities in America our kids need to these positive quotes to counteract the negativity in their lives! Could you suggest a book where I may get more?
“I can’t do this.” Often times we are confronted with self-doubt when we face a difficult or challenging task. But more often than not it turns out that we are capable of addressing the issue, even though we previously thought we couldn’t. For this reason, it is important to not allow our own insecurities from preventing the pursuit of our dreams. Reframe situations like this by telling yourself that “I can make it, practice makes perfect.” How else should we grow and advance if we are not willing to face challenging situations and tasks?
Here is an example of one of the texts that i use with your quotes in the morning to get people started on their day .. AGAIN THANK YOU STEVE!! Good morning!! Happy SATURDAY!! The weather is getting nicer outside!! Enjoy the day, take a nice stroll outside, enjoy the fresh air, and STAY POSITIVE!! BE ENERGETIC!! BE CREATIVE!! AND ULTIMATELY BE HAPPY!! Enjoy this quote “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”—David Brinkley—Other people will criticize you for the things that you do. Use this feedback to continuously improve yourself. Don’t take criticism too personally, use it to build a strong and long-lasting foundation upon which you can build a successful life. AND AS ALWAYS, ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR DAY!!!
I love this quote "I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness." its it soooo true. We keep forgetting that we're truly in charge of how we feel every single day. Getting you up you get to decide how whether you want to be happy or not. The decision is truly yours! Wake up with a smile everyday, enjoy little things, life is about journey not destination!
If your problems are dragging you down, think of a bow and arrow. the Bow is your problems and the arrow is your life. The bow is dragging you further and further back, but the further back it pulls you, the higher the arrow will fly. So the further you are being dragged back by your problems, the higher you’ll reach in your life when the problems are over and let go.
Think of the people you know who have great smiles. These smiles are warm, cheerful, and magnetic. How do those smiles make you feel? Happy? Hopeful? Special? A good smile can be really contagious to those who see it. If we all smiled a little bit more, maybe there would be a little more happiness in the world. Send some smile quotes to your loved one!
We all have great dreams, and to a certain degree dreaming is really important. However, in many cases we do not act on our ideas. We simply hope for the fulfillment of our dreams, but we do not take action. For this very reason it is so important to pursue our dreams in an active manner. All it takes is that we start doing whatever we need to do. Once you got started it is easier to stay in motion. Even Newton stated that “a body at rest remains at rest,” so give everything you can to take this initial and highly important step towards your future.