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The little things count!

posted by amcdaniel

  The little things we do for happiness count!  I think we live in a world that always promises better things, when what we truly need is often right in front of us!  Do you agree?   You are lucky if….. […]

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Joel Osteen: Everyday is a new day and quotes on happiness!

posted by amcdaniel

Quotes for happiness: What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. [Peace] is the highest and most strenuous act of the soul, but an entirely harmonious act, in which all our powers and affections are blending in […]

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Quotes and pictures for the compassionate heart

posted by amcdaniel

 I hope you enjoy these quotes and pictures for the compassionate heart! “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”   “Compassion is no substitute for justice.”   “I came upon […]

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More ways to make a difference!

posted by amcdaniel

    There are simple ways you can  make a difference in the lives of others and your own. All it requires is a little optimism, faith, and a dash of courage. Read on….       I have been posting […]

My three good things…everything you need is already within you!!!

posted by amcdaniel

  I hope your having a wonderful day filled with positivity and sunshine. If your not that’s ok too,  just take a deep breath, stay positive, and wait for the storms to pass. They always do! Since I posted about my […]

Say three good things.

posted by amcdaniel

Good afternoon! Do you remember the inspiration book I mentioned in an earlier post? I can’t quite recall the title, but the morning and evening rituals mentioned in the book are crystal clear to me. It’s funny how things work. […]

You are lovely!

posted by amcdaniel

You are lovely! Say it to yourself! Now believe it! Now that we’ve started the day with positivity, let’s talk weekends! Did you do anything out of the ordinary? Did you have time to take part in the “one nice […]

Comfort others, comfort yourself.

posted by amcdaniel

Come on everybody, let’s work together… That sounds like a cheesy line from a song, but isn’t it true? How often have you been stressed out, wiped out, or just plain out, and then something miraculous happens. A friend drops […]

The Rules of Life…

posted by amcdaniel

  What are the rules of your life?  Do you think there are any? My rules are to practice kindness, compassion, and respect for others and myself.  I could think up many “rules”, but I think the below list does […]

Do not fear!

posted by amcdaniel

  What would you do if you had no fear? Ride a motorcycle? Speak in public? Trust yourself? I’ve always heard you should do one thing a day that scares you. I do this most days. I developed a fear […]

Quotes for keeping the faith and on life…

posted by amcdaniel

You deserve happiness! You really do…. we all do. I thought this was a timely post after the long ( and lovely ) holiday weekend. I haven’t always  had Labor Day off, so I consider myself lucky!   Today  it’s back  to […]

What can you accomplish in 30 seconds?

posted by amcdaniel

What can you accomplish in 30 seconds? Can you change someones day, make someones day, feel inspired, save a life? What’s the most meaningful thing you’ve ever done in 30 seconds? What are some  positive things we do everyday that take […]

Quotes for peace, strength and serenity

posted by amcdaniel

I hope you have a blessed and productive Monday. Let these quotes lift you up and fill your heart with joy.   Quotes for peace, strength and serenity  Go to sleep in peace. God is awake. – Victor Hugo To truly […]

Quotes to embrace change part 2

posted by amcdaniel

This is the second part of my quotes to embrace change posts. It’s been awhile, so here’s the first quotes to embrace change post in case you missed it!   I hope you are having a lovely Sunday morning wherever you […]

We are always changing.

posted by amcdaniel

Today I have a simple quote taken from/inspired by Operation Beautiful. “What lies behind you does not define you.” Who are you? How do others see you? Does it really matter? What do you think? If I had to describe myself […]

Weekend inspiration? The dog days of summer…

posted by amcdaniel

The skies are clear, the grass is green, and things are pretty good around here. I love feeling inspired, and in today’s world I feel like I have a precious little corner of positivity and sunshine. I’d like to share it with […]

World Humanitarian Day 2011

posted by amcdaniel

Today August 19th, 2011 is World Humanitarian Day.  Do you love helping others in need or have an idea that could change the world? You are a humanitarian. A humanitarian is a person who seeks to promote human welfare, also known as a philanthropist. […]

Let’s be thankful, what are you thankful for?

posted by amcdaniel

Do you consider yourself a thankful person? Do you think it makes a difference? I believe maintaining a thankful/positive attitude, makes all the difference in the world. I have less than perfect days or even weeks,  all the time. I […]

Easy ways to be healthy part 1

posted by amcdaniel

Easy Ways to be healthy Part 1: 1) Wash your sheets, pillow cases etc… once a week to prevent dust mites and other allergens from multiplying. 2) Take a multi-vitamin. Find a form you can tolerate, pill, gummi, powder etc… […]

Happiness

posted by amcdaniel

I make an effort to wake up happy each morning. Even though I am a naturally optimistic person, for me happiness is a choice I make. Thats not to say that I don’t have less than perfect days, but the […]

Words for Wednesday!

posted by amcdaniel

  “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.”   Read MORE  inspiring words: How […]

Quotes on happiness

posted by amcdaniel

I will start off with Five things Friday, more specifically five things that made me happy today. Feel free to share your five things below. 1) Getting up early for work this morning, it was nice to have a little […]

Steps to happiness

posted by amcdaniel

The choices we make daily add up, even the small, seemingly insignificant ones. What makes you happy every single day? For me it’s: Taking care of my pets in the morning Hot Coffee/Tea Walking/Exercise/Yoga Seeing friends/family Being outside Music Reading More […]

Tips for time management

posted by amcdaniel

Time management can be a powerful tool both at work and at home.  By taking small steps in the right direction, nothing is impossible!   Tips to boost your productivity: 1. Take a short break. This can be as simple […]

5 ways to smile, RIGHT NOW.

posted by amcdaniel

1 ) Write a hand-written letter to someone you love, using different colored pens. 2 )Look at pictures from your childhood.  Bad hairstyles, florescent fashion, take it all in. 3) Pop in the video/DVD from your child’s last recital—or your […]

10 ways to be happier

posted by amcdaniel

1. Plant something and nurture it. 2. Count your blessings–at least five–at the end of each day. 3. Take time to talk–have an hour-long conversation with a loved one each week. 4. Phone a friend whom you have not spoken […]

Motivational Quotes

posted by amcdaniel

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. […]

Quotes on Life

posted by amcdaniel

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A Edison “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting” – Elizabeth Bibesco “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is […]

Stay Positive!

posted by amcdaniel

  A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.   Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching?      Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, […]

Choose Happiness!

posted by amcdaniel

I am a big fan of Operation Beautiful. Operation Beautiful is a positivity project that seeks to empower girls and women, through self-acceptance and love.  Operation Beautiful is also a book  from the same project, filled with uplifting and happy […]

Always Practice Gratitude

posted by amcdaniel

  I post many inspirational quotes on this blog.  Most are short, to the point, and make you think about your own life. So here are 3 for this Monday afternoon. “Willingness to forgive yourself is a necessary step to being at […]

Friday Inspiration!

posted by amcdaniel

I hope this quote will being peace to you at this very moment. “Empowerment Is The Inner  Joy of Knowing That External Force Isn’t Nessesary To Be At  Harmony With Oneself.” More Inspiration: Read More Quotes Read Heartwarming Stories

Morning Inspiration and Rituals

posted by amcdaniel

” If one of us succeeds, we all do. “ I want to talk today about morning rituals, and the power starting the day off with peace and positivity can have on your life. Morning Rituals often change as we age, […]

Afternoon Inspiration tips and video

posted by amcdaniel

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” (Quote From Everyday Wisdom by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer) How true is this?  Many times, it’s easy to get stuck in routines, the day to day, the mundane, […]

Daily Inspiration!

posted by amcdaniel

I try to read an inspirational quote every morning, on a good day I watch a video also. Todays quote is: ” Our beliefs are the invisible ingredients in all of our activities. “ And todays video is: I hope […]

Graduation Inspiration Speech

posted by amcdaniel

A few years ago I came across a  motivational speech that changed the way I looked at the world.  The words of Baz Luhrmann’s  “Everybody’s Free”, was originally for a high school graduation. The lyrics are about life lessons and enjoying the journey. I wasn’t […]

Quotes for Keeping The Faith During Hard Times

posted by amcdaniel

Let’s talk about faith . Faith in God, faith in yourself, faith in the future. Many people I know are going through hard times right now. Keeping the faith during good times and bad times can change your life for the better. Below […]

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