Happy Soul Food Friday!
This week it is not about making a fool of anyone but revealing some uncommon facts to awaken your soul…
Let’s get in the mood for April Fool’s Weekend with:
How an Eight-Year-Old Boy Invented a New Word That Quickly Became the Top Trending Topic in Italy
With his teacher’s help, the student wrote to the Accademia della Crusca – the institution that oversees the use of the Italian language – to ask for their opinion…
“this is worth more than a thousand Italian lessons”
Waterborne diseases kill more children every single year than AIDS, Malaria, and All World Violence COMBINED!
Thirst Project is an international organization whose mission is to “build a socially-conscious generation of young people who END the global water crisis.”
Operation Peacemaker Fellowship:
To Reduce Gun Violence, Potential Offenders Offered Support And Cash
Not long ago, the city of Richmond, Calif., was considered one of the most dangerous cities in America.
But today, the city of about 100,000 residents is called a national model for reducing gun violence.
“We do something real simple that folks just don’t realize how, how powerful it is. We love on our youngsters!
We come from a sincere place that we love each and every last one of the people we touch, and we try to touch as many people as possible,”
Driven by Distraction:
Which is the Generation Most Distracted by Their Devices?
The results might surprise you…
The Simplest Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Life Now:
What if there was one very simple, extremely simple, ridiculously easy thing you could do that would dramatically improve how you see the world and how people see you?
What if this one very easy thing lowered your blood pressure, relaxed your muscles, reduced aches, pains and headaches and increased your lifespan?
What if this absolutely painless and actually pleasurable simple thing also made you much more attractive to others and increased your actual opportunities in both your career and your life?
What if this perfectly natural thing that you already know how to do is proven to reduce loneliness, attract new friends and deepen and trust and intimacy with the most important people in your life?
And what if this one amazing, astonishing, stunning thing has been tested in numerous studies over decades to produce a mountain of evidence that it nearly instantly puts you in a better, more optimistic mood and does the same for the people around you?
Well, it’s true. Global research from universities in England, the Netherlands and Germany using fMRI brain scans combined with decades of psychological studies confirm that all these are the beneficial effects of smiling!
That’s right I said smiling. It is especially true for people who make smiling a habit.
As I said, this is simple…but it’s not easy. How many people do you notice are in the habit of routinely smiling? I would guess not too many. That’s perhaps the reason that people who smile a lot are socially magnetic…they stand out.
It’s not natural for most of us to control our moods. Indeed, our moods mostly control us. But they don’t have to. We are not the victims of our feelings.
Steve is friend of mine who lives across the country who sends me quotes, ideas and personal reviews of new books he is reading almost every day. Recently he sent me a quote from Neville Goddard that made a profound point (I am paraphrasing). “If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, don’t break the mirror instead, change your face.”
I think it is often too easy to feel overwhelmed by the difficulties of our lives and the cruelties of our world. It’s easy to get lost in a whirlpool of blaming and complaining until we lose all sense of our immense personal power.
I am not naive enough to think that life-storms are not real, or that deep suffering is all in our mind. But what I am sure of is that we don’t have to take it. We can change our circumstances, our jobs, and our relationships. Maybe not immediately. And certainly not impulsively. But with wisdom, discipline, and time we can all write new chapters in our autobiographies. The most important thing is to believe we can.
When you look in the mirror smile. Smiling improves everything.
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