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A Smiley Lady’s Blog: Well Being

September 17, 2014
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A Smiley Lady’s Blog: Well Being

Someone recently asked me if I was always happy. Certainly not. But I do think I am almost always in a state of well-being. One can have a feeling of well-being even when feeling sad. Well-being comes from so many arenas. One of course is pleasure, the pleasure of something yummy or cozy or funny. But pleasure is fleeting and dependent upon the thing or event or person who is pleasing us. A more profound sense of well-being comes from being actively engaged in whatever you’re doing. A deep sense of serenity comes when you feel that you are one…

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Thinking Yourself Happy: Setting Realistic Goals

September 15, 2014
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Thinking Yourself Happy: Setting Realistic Goals

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Derek lived by the adage, “reach for the stars.” He believed that any position except at the very top was worthless. He did not realize that some of his lofty aspirations were beyond his true capabilities, and he was often…

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It’s Our Smiley Lady, Ruth’s Blog: Optimism can be with you 24/7

September 10, 2014
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It’s Our Smiley Lady, Ruth’s Blog: Optimism can be with you 24/7

I had a very funny conversation today. I was explaining all about the Spontaneous Smiley Project to someone knowing zip about Smiley, hardly knowing me and under the impression that I was there to talk business. To him I must have been the crazy lady…

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Thinking Yourself Happy: On Facts and Opinions

September 8, 2014
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Thinking Yourself Happy: On Facts and Opinions

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Henry was regarded as opinionated. “I just saw the best movie of the decade,” he announced to some associates. Chris said, “You mean you have just seen a movie that you enjoyed.” “No,” said Henry, “I know the difference between…

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It’s Our Smiley Lady, Ruth’s Blog: Ode to A Smiley Book of Colors

September 3, 2014
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It’s Our Smiley Lady, Ruth’s Blog: Ode to A Smiley Book of Colors

In every moment, All the day through: Smile or frown? It’s up to you. From A SMILEY BOOK OF COLORS, www.tinyURL.com/SmileyBook The Smiley Brothers, Ray and Zin.  Ray Smiles and Zin smiles back. Zin smiles and Ray smiles back. Do you SMILE because you’re happy? or…

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Thinking Yourself Happy: Mistakes Can Be Beautiful

September 1, 2014
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Thinking Yourself Happy: Mistakes Can Be Beautiful

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Gary was amazed when one of the men at the office openly admitted having made some mistakes that morning. “I wonder why he didn’t cover it up? ” Gary thought to himself. He had been raised to believe that making…

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It is Our Smiley Lady, Ruth’s Blog: We are every age we have ever been.

August 27, 2014
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It is Our Smiley Lady, Ruth’s Blog: We are every age we have ever been.

We are every age we have ever been. I am struck by my own reaction to events. Through out the day there are moments and events, and all manner of things, to stimulate the senses. And, we each interpret them through the screens of our…

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A Quote for You

I came to understand that is was all right to do things for people as long as I did it for the sake of doing it... the value being more in the act than in the result.

- Joanna Field