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Power of the Compliment by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger
Most everyone appreciates a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a bit of recognition. I know, I do! Someone said something nice to me today and it made all the difference. (Thank you kind stranger!) Positive and encouraging comments build confidence and self-esteem.
So, hey, why not? Say something nice to someone! It ain’t gonna’ cost you nothin’, and it’s relatively easy. And – extra bonus – as you look for the good in others, they will find the good in you.

“You will find what you look for: good or evil, problems or solutions.” ~ John Marks Templeton


Compliments are little offerings of unexpected, no-strings-attached love. They are not asked for; they are not required. They simply let a person know that you recognize their positive light and that they are worthy of notice. If delivered well, a compliment can change the air from static to calm; from negative to positive.
Compliments send out a ripple of kindness. Not only does the recipient of the compliment feel good, so does the giver. Moods are boosted; positivity amplified.
Compliments land successfully only when sincere; when a true reflection of what we are thinking. Faux, syrupy, artificially sweetened compliments will backfire and the deliverer of said fake compliments will appear insincere and untrustworthy.
Be An Angel: Pile on the Praise
The best way to spread the complimentary word (NOT the icing) is to take a moment to notice what’s right and good in a person; something that you genuinely admire, and then find a way to let them know.
Here are some positive character traits that you might be on the look out for.
Kind – Fair – Helpful – Honest – Reliable – Friendly – Brave – Caring – Smart – Funny – Generous – Open minded – Loving – Warm – Positive – Peaceful – Creative – Witty – Cheerful – Flexible – Beautiful – Handsome – Sexy – Good Listener – Joy – Unique – Funny
And now practice giving compliments.
You are … fun.
You are … unique.
You are … loving.
I appreciate your ability to listen.
I appreciate your kindness.
You do ‘that’ so well.
You bring out the best in me.
You make me want to be a better person.
And when someone gives you a compliment, simply smile and say, “Thank you.”
And now … go ahead, leave a complimentary comment (about anyone!)
Spread the complimentary word (NOT the icing!),
Janice

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MARSHMALLOWS: Carb-Free. Sugar-Free. Our Lady APPROVED!

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Food News from Janice Taylor.
There’s a New Marshmallow in Town.
I happened across a bag of La Nouba (No Sugar/ No Carbs) marshmallows at the check out counter at my local market. I was skeptical. “Hmmmm,” I wondered, “How could no sugar/no carb marshmallows be any good?” I mean, really – isn’t that the whole idea behind marshmallows? Aren’t they supposed to be ridiculously sugary, sweet and sticky?
One empty bag later, I’m here to tell you that La Nouba’s soft and smooth textured marshmallows melt in your mouth and are darn tasty too. They have the same scent, feel and roast-ability that ‘real’ marshmallows have, and they are pretty. Half pink, half white, they are the dandiest ‘diet’ marshmallow ever!
And at ONLY 40.8 calories for three marshmallows, I couldn’t get into too much trouble. There were only 12 marshmallows in the bag ($2.99), and I shared them with a friend after a three mile walk. Perfect!
Congrats La Nouba, for making one Tush Kickin’ sugar-free sweet treat! Consider yourself Kick in the Tush Club approved!!
New Meanings (source-Urban Dictionary):
Marshmallow is also a statement that is said when it’s all GOOD!
(What’s her face) said she would go out with me, I got an A on my test, and my parents are buying me a car. (sigh) Marshmallow!
Interesting Facts About … the Marshmallow
Marshmallow candy dates back to ancient Egypt. It was a honey-based candy that was thickened and flavored with the sap of the root of the Marsh-Mallow plant. In the early 1800′s doctors extracted juice from the Marsh-Mallow plant and mixed it with egg whites and sugar. When it hardened, it was used as a medicinal candy, soothing children’s sore throats. Sadly, in the mid 1800′s, the Marsh-Mallow Plant was replaced by gelatin. And even worse, today’s marshmallows are basically a mixture of corn syrup, sugar, gelatin, gum Arabic and flavoring.
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Jigsaw Crazy: NUTS!

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I’m a Nut
(source: “The World’s Best Funny Songs”, Esther J. Nelson, 1988; this song is called “Acorn Brown” in “The Worm Song and Other Tasty Tunes, Janet Wilson, 1993.)
I’m a little acorn round (make circle with thumb and forefinger)
Lying on the cold cold ground (wave arm across front with palm facing down)
Somebody came and stepped on me (stomp foot)
That is why I’m cracked you see (zig zap motion with forefinger)
I’m a nut (clap clap), in a rut (clap clap), I’m crazy (circle finger around ear)
Called myself on the telephone (dial phone)
Just to see if I was home (pretend to answer phone: pinkie and thumb extended like phone)
Asked myself out for a date (point to self)
Gotta be ready by half past eight! (yell this lyric while shrugging shoulders with palms upwards like you’re excited)
I’m a nut (clap clap), in a rut (clap clap), I’m crazy (circle finger around ear)
Took myself to the picture show (walk with fingers)
Sat myself in the very first row (draw a line with finger)
Wrapped my arms around my waist (wrap arms around waist)
Got so fresh I slapped my face! (slap face)
I’m a nut (clap clap), in a rut (clap clap), I’m crazy (circle finger around ear)
Thanks very much to Carrie Kelley, who sent me this extra verse:
Grandpa’s beard is long and white!
Sleeps with it under the covers at night!
Grandma thinks it’s shredded wheat!
So she chews it in her sleep!
Thanks very much to Eva Gorny, who sent me this extra verse:
Took myself on a rowboat ride,
Me, myself, and I inside,
Looked into the stars above,
Told myself I was in love.
Spread the word (NOT the icing)!
Janice
Listen in and Lighten up! Janice Taylor On the Radio
After You Fall Off the Diet Wagon…
Hey! Where did that 50 pounds come from?
Tough Love
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Manifest Destiny: Pray Love Live

Misha McGlown, author of Manifesting Things: Making Your Way When There Is No Way, shares her thoughts with Janice Taylor on how to free yourself from your self-imposed bondage and move into the light of love through prayer.

I prayed for twenty years and received no answer … until I prayed with my legs. ~ Frederick Douglass


Manifest Your Destiny through Prayer
Misha is an ordinary woman. She is not an expert, nor scholar, priestess, not even a guru … just an ordinary woman who pulled herself up and out and finally into the light.
“I was in bondage to my poor choices of yesterday. Yes, I ruined a perfectly good credit rating. Yes, I missed many opportunities. True, I was a procrastinator. I made lots of big messes for a lot of years.
“When calling upon God’s intervention, we tend to expect a problem to suddenly disappear. This is not likely to occur. The truth is, when we invite The Divine in we are inviting our own growth. And, growth is most often accompanied by growing pains.

“When we ask for change in any situation, we are yearning change in ourselves. Prayer is proactive. It’s about making the first move, then watching The Creative Forces come together on your behalf. You can’t ask God to help you lose weight with a Twinkie in hand. You have to meet a prayer halfway; take some part in bringing it to fruition.

How to Pray:
• Incorporate prayer into your daily life. Make it a habit!
• Immerse yourself fully in the moment. Send a half-hearted prayer and you will get a half-hearted response.
• Remember, prayers aren’t always answered in the ways in which we are expecting. Be open.
• Praying is proactive. Meet your prayer halfway.
• Give thanks for what you have.
• Give thanks in advance for what is to come!
“Prayer is a conviction, a thought, a vibration of sound carrying a petition or thought to the Creative Forces of the Universe. Anything that you dwell on, give voice and energy to, or move towards with strong intention, presents itself to The Universe as prayer.”

“Whatever we ask, believing, we shall receive” … Matthew 21:22

Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice

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