happinessAsk yourself Am I happy with the relationships I have with my family, friends and my job?  Your work place is especially important considering you spend more time at your job then you do at home, realize that if you are unhappy at your workplace no matter how hard you try, there will always be that niggling feeling of dissatisfaction and negativity that will linger on. If you find that you are unhappy with any of your relationships, do some soul searching and figure out if the relationship at your workplace is worth salvaging, if it seems hopeless then maybe you want to kindly walk away from the relationship.

I am not advocating that you quit your job or even walk away from it, unless of course you are in a financial position to do so.  Since the recession is still affecting many of our lives quitting is certainly not an option for most.  A few things that might help you is to make a list of the things that you do love about your job, it might be as simple as; your hours, your benefits, one co-worker.  Once you are to make a list of the things you like or love about your job then focus on those things.

Most people have tendencies to compare themselves to others, know that you are special just the way you and don’t forget to tell yourself that every day, not just once, twice or even three times tell yourself that every time you being to feel negative thoughts creeping in.  Loving yourself is not about being boastful, or even prideful, loving yourself is about accepting who you are and not comparing who you are with others.

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – Timothy Bentley

Coming next… Qualities that makes you stand out.

self-assessmentTake time daily, weekly to assess yourself and your life and see if you don’t start to notice a difference in you.  Ask yourself how you perceive your being, what you feel and how you act when faced with different kinds of situations. Be honest with yourself even if you might not like the answers to your questions.  That is the only way you can change your attitude. After you have done so, ask yourself what you can do to change your reactions into something more positive and upbeat.

“Whether a glass if half full or half empty depends on the attitude of the person looking at it.” – Unknown

Coming next … Happiness with your friends, family and job.

motivationThe first step is establishing your motivation. Realize that without it, taking the steps to change your life will be harder to do. The right motivation will keep you focused on your goal, which is to have a positive mental attitude. With it, you will be inspired to be a happier person and to push through any and all ordeals that you will surely encounter with your head held high.

You can use yourself as your motivation. You can even use the people around you and the relationships that you have with them. Whatever your motivation is, find it and keep it in your mind. Keep a list of your motivations, and place the list somewhere that you can see it everyday.

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

Coming next… Assessing Yourself



    Swine Flu


    Fever is rare with a cold.

    Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu.


    A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.

    A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).


    Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.

    Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.

    Stuffy Nose

    Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.

    Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu.


    Chills are uncommon with a cold.

    60% of people who have the flu experience chills.


    Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.

    Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.


    Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.

    Sneezing is not common with the flu.

    Sudden Symptoms

    Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.

    The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.


    A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.

    A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

    Sore Throat

    Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.

    Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.

    Chest Discomfort

    Chest discomfort is mild to20moderate with a cold.

    Chest discomfort is often severe

    with the flu

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love-yourselfLearn to love yourself, faults and all. Choosing to love yourself by having a positive mental attitude will change your outlook on life.  It will make you look at yourself in a new light, thereby having a productive effect on your psyche, relationships, decisions and every little thing that you do and when you love yourself you are able to love others even more.

In order to obtain this so-called new perspective is not as easy as flipping the switch. It’s not a matter of making a decision and immediately you see results.  Follow some simple steps and practice changing and eventually you will see the changes.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James

Coming next … Establishing your motivation


First, start with a major attitude overhaul. This means to start thinking positively, no matter what the situation may be. Having a positive mental attitude is the key to have a better and more successful life. Accept that you are not perfect and that making mistakes is a part of human nature.

“A positive attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others, be a carrier.” – Unknown

Coming next… Simple Life Changing Steps


I’m going to start a series about the importance of having a Positive Mental Attitude. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them.

As the old saying goes, you are your own worst critic. This is certainly true for a lot of people. How many times have you put yourself down for doing something that you think is wrong or even stupid?

While you may think that this is something that you need to do to in order to improve yourself, the reality is that self bashing sets yourself up for failure.  Today is the day you are going to choose to think positive thoughts no matter what you’ve been telling yourself for days, weeks even years you worthy of only positive thoughts.

Coming next…Major Attitude Overhaul

Great-Grandpa BibleToday was one of those days that I had a compelling NEED to clean.  You know, it’s not something you want to do, it comes out of necessity.  Let me put it this way, all my furniture had the look of the first frost, yes the dust was so high the furniture looked white instead of dark brown.

As I was dusting the shelves I picked up my great grandfather’s bible which I have displayed on a shelf in the living room, so  I sat down on the couch and started to thumb through this well used bible.

Funny thing is, it was just this past week that I was thinking about my great-grandfather’s bible and was wondering which version it was.  For some reason I had been contemplating getting the bible rebound and start reading his bible.  Maybe it is a family connection thing, I really don’t know, as I didn’t know my great grandfather.

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