Entries from May 2012

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

9 Ways to Become an Optimist

Optimist:  Person who travels on nothing
from nowhere to happiness.
–Mark Twain
Some people are more optimistic by nature, but optimism is not a fixed attribute.  It’s a choice we have control over.  Every morning, we either choose to wake up grumpy or wake up with a positive outlook.  Research has shown that, in the long run, optimistic […]

Monday, May 28th, 2012

10 Mistakes Unhappy People Make

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass,
it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner.  People can be prisoners of their own concepts, choices and ideas.  So tell the negativity committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut […]

Friday, May 25th, 2012

60 Selfless Ways to Pay It Forward

Even after all this time,
the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me!”
Look what happens with a love like that,
it lights up the whole sky.
-Hafez
Selflessness is the sincere concern for the well being of others.  It’s about love.  It’s about compassion.  It’s about kindness and faith.  It’s about making a difference in the world.  […]

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

14 Rules for Being YOU

Be yourself.  Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are.  Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else.  Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms.  And above all, be true to YOU […]

Monday, May 21st, 2012

10 Things Lucky People Do Differently

I have great news!  Today could be your lucky day.  It’s not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.  Lucky people are ordinary people who make their own good luck by thinking and behaving in ways that create good fortune in their lives.  Here’s what they do differently:
1.)  Lucky people maintain a relaxed […]

Friday, May 18th, 2012

7 Ways to Live Happier Through Love

by: Jared Akers

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
–Mother Teresa
It’s hard to imagine a worse feeling.  Sitting alone in my new apartment knowing my girlfriend of four years would rather be alone than to have me in her life.  I love […]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

75 Day-Brightening Stories of Generosity

75 real life stories of everyday giving from our sister site, Makes Me Think, that will put a smile on your face and inspire you to pay it forward.

Today, when I landed at J.F.K. for a business trip, I turned on my phone and was inundated with several voicemails and text messages from family and […]

Monday, May 14th, 2012

9 Things No One Wants to Regret When They’re Older

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.

The things you didn’t do when you had the chance.  That priceless relationship you neglected.  Those important words you left unspoken…
Every one of us has experienced feelings of regret.  […]

Friday, May 11th, 2012

101 Timeless Lessons Life Teaches

Take everything you’ve ever learned – all the crazy experiences
and lessons – and place it all in a box labeled “Thank you.”
What has life taught you?  Think about all the things you would love to tell yourself if you could travel back in time to give your younger self some advice about life.
This is what […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

10 Destructive Faults in Our Way of Thinking

The human mind is wonderful and powerful, but it’s far from perfect.  There are several common judgment errors that it’s prone to making.  In the field of Psychology these are known as cognitive biases, or fallacies in reasoning.  They happen to everyone regardless of age, sex, education or intelligence.
Over the past few months I’ve become […]