Laughter Is Incredibly Healing

Take time each day to laugh.  Laughter not only relaxes the 52 muscles in the face but also cascades relaxation throughout the entire body.  Laughter can help a person reset their emotional outlook from sad and pessimistic to happy and optimistic.  Laughter also releases endorphins that boost the immune system for improved mental and physical health.

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 580 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Disagreements Provide An Opportunity For Personal Growth & Improved Character

Having a disagreement can help us analyze whether our focus is on being right or doing the right thing.  Disagreements are not contests to determine who is superior and who is inferior.  Disagreements provide us with an opportunity to exercise patience, humility, and discernment.  Concentrate on what decision will be best for everyone, admit when you are wrong, and remember that no one is perfect.

The Best Gift Parents Can Give Their Children Is To Treat One Another With Love, Dignity, Respect, & Forgiveness

In order for children to grow up to be healthy, happy, and well adjusted adults parents must set a good example.  Children imitate their parents and subconsciously choose partners who have the same psychological profile as their parents.  Teach your children the importance and value of forgiveness of self and others, the wisdom of treating themselves and others with respect, and the benefits of excellent communication and self-appreciation.  Help your children understand what constitutes healthy personal boundaries and lead by example.  Healthy personal boundaries consist of the following:  the right to say “no”, the right to speak ones truth, and the right to pursue ones dreams and goals.

Being Honest With Yourself Enables You To Be Honest With Others

When we can be honest with ourselves and take responsibility for what we say and do we will be in a good position to be truthful and responsible in our dealings with others.  Everyone is our mirror and what we say and do to others reflects what we think of ourselves.

True Success Is Intangible

Many people equate success with possessions and social status.  True success is having a great relationship with yourself and those you care about and interact with.  True success is also marked by a tranquil life and a desire to help others.  True success is also having laughter, joy, and gratitude in abundance.

Forgiveness Is Incredibly Healing

Since we filter everything through our self-image it’s important to understand that when we refuse to forgive others we are also refusing to forgive ourselves and let the past remain in the past.  No one is perfect and there may be things that people have gone through that have contributed to their ill treatment of others that we are not aware of.  Compassion, discernment, and forgiveness go a long way in improving the overall quality of our lives.  Holding on to resentment is unhealthy and unreasonable.

Believe In Yourself & You’ll Be Able To Inspire Others To Do The Same

Take time to appreciate your talents, to like the person you see in the mirror each morning, to forgive yourself and others regularly, to share your time and resources with others in a balanced way, and to encourage and support the talents within those whom you surround yourself with.  By believing in yourself and acknowledging your talents you’ll be motivated to see the talents in others and help them achieve their true potential.