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LIVE IT UP!

I felt compelled to write this when I noticed that most statements made by others regarding "making the most of each day", etc. don't seem to be put into action enough. Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk!

Positivity can be found everywhere, though sometimes you may feel like you have to look for it first. If you are making each day count, then why the bad days? It isn't about what happens to you, it's how you react that makes all the difference. Be open and honest, show gratitude and have fun! That "right moment" you are waiting for may never happen, so ignore what "everyone else" thinks and follow your heart. 


Vulnerability isn't as scary when you are mature enough to handle it, you just have to step out of your comfort zone and really open up. Accept rewards as well as rejection by respecting the opinions and feelings of others, those who give you what you really deserve are the ones worth your time, anyways! When you assume, you make an "ass" out of "you" and "me", so assuming that others feel the same way you do all the time makes you a real asshole. 


Happiness is always a choice, and being yourself is ultimately the best decision that you can make. Differences in what we wear, the music we listen to, who we choose to be with, etc. is all part of what makes this world so interesting, whether it be culture-to-culture and friend-to-friend. Enjoying the company of another doesn't always point to love, but it does mean that you accept each other's similarities and differences, and the seriousness of that depends on the depth of mutual respect and chemistry. 

Instead of focusing on what you don't have, appreciate what you do have with respect and love for both yourself and those who appreciate you for who you are as an individual, not just who you are on the outside. Embrace your uniqueness, take risks, and remember that you've been granted another day of life for a reason, so don't be a waste of time!

FENG SHUI "LOTUS TOUTS"

1) Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2) Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

3) Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

4) When you say, "I love you", mean it.

5) When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.

6) Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

7) Believe in love at first sight.

8) Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

9) Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it's the only way to live life completely.

10) In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

11) Don't judge people by their relatives.

12) Talk slowly, but think quickly.

13) When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

14) Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

15) Say "Bless You" when you hear someone sneeze.

16) When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

17) Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

18) Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

19) When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

20) Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

21) Spend some time alone.

SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE



'Symptoms of Inner Peace' by Saskia Davis

1) A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.

2) An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

3) A loss of interest in judging other people.

4) A loss of interest in judging self.

5) A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

6) A loss of interest in conflict.

7) A loss of ability to worry.

8) Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

9) Contented feelings of connectedness with others & nature.

10) Frequent attacks of smiling. 

11) An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.

12) An increased susceptibility to love extendedby others and the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGGING

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We are all humans with emotions, but all of these pills are turning people into zombies! "Sad? Tired? Moody? Unable to focus? Suffering from insomnia? We have a pill for that! Oh, but don't forget all the side-effects." Though I do believe that those who are severely bipolar or have PTSD deserve some extra help, but we really ought to stop depending on medication to cure everything. 

I had extensive testing done during my adolescence that proved I have ADHD, some anxiety and a learning disability, but I hate prescription drugs. These days, anyone can go the "doctor" and claim that they have ADD or ADHD just to get Adderol without even considering the health risks. They'd have the opposite reaction of someone who actually has ADD/ADHD, so of course they could study non-stop, they were cracked out!

I believe that trying out and switching different medications to cure what doctors said was "wrong" with me has permanently messed me up a bit. I feel that I am not as creative and imaginative as I used to be, and that is quite heartbreaking. I've been through some really rough periods of my life where I actually needed to be on anti-depressants, but those were only used temporarily. 


Doctors and scientists are making a killing off of keeping us drugged-up when we have a better chance of being cured through talk therapy and natural remedies!

GOSSIP

Gossip seems to satisfy a deep-seated psychological need for self-esteem in most individuals. What better way to pump up our image than by using negative talk to prove that we are clever and otherwise superior to lesser mortals? If saying it brings you pleasure, so does listening to it - unless, of course, it is about you. 


Recycled rumors, catty appraisals, backhanded compliments and sarcastic asides...they all roll off the tongue so effortlessly. If not for them, how would we ever make interesting conversation? Talk about something else! If one person spreads a rumor about another, simply ignore it until there is proof that it is actually true. Either way, avoid sharing the information with everyone else, especially if it's something personal. You wouldn't want them saying those things about you, would you?


When discussing someone's personal issues, family problems, etc. behind their back in an inconsiderate manner such as this, you are being judgemental, immature and cruel. Its just like you've heard, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." That is especially evident today because now that we have cell phones and computers one can actually be sued for defamation for this, because if you write and send it, you can't just pretend it never happened. 


It's time for us to grow up and think before we speak or type! If you hear news about someone - good or bad, think about how it would make you feel if they gossiped about you.