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21 Positive Thoughts Each Morning

What do you think of when you first wake up in the morning? I run through what I need to do and all those thing I really do not want to do. I know I am not alone. Most of us don’t want to get up. Most of us don’t want to start our long day ahead. Our first thoughts in the morning are the stepping stone for our attitude, feelings and energy for the day a head. Trying positive thoughts and be thankful for a new day. See how it impacts your entire day. Let us know. . .

 

21 positive morning thoughts:

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1. Thank you for this gift of a whole new day. I am grateful.

2. How can I best serve the Universe today?

3. Amazing things happen to me every single day.

4. I am excited to see what happens today!

5. I dedicate today to love and kindness.

6. I am going to give this day my very best, so that I may rest my head with deep satisfaction tonight.

7. I have everything that I need right in this moment.

8. I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

9. I will honour myself by showing up powerfully in my life today.

10. Love, joy and peace are my natural state.

11. Today is dedicated to fun!

12. I see the world with grateful eyes, and it fills my soul.

13. I will listen to my inner voice today and allow it to guide me.

14. Life is easy. I let go and go with the flow.

15. I am here to be my own unique expression of consciousness.

16. Let me make the world a better place by shining my light today.

17. I have all the time that I need to do everything I want to do.

18. I will make time to touch base with the present moment all throughout today.

19. My life is a miracle.

20. I see the world through eyes of awe and wonder.

21. I carry peace and stillness in my heart as I go about my daily activities.

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10 Facts That Prove Helping Others Is A Key To Achieving Happiness

You’ve heard us talk about the cycle of good….Think Good, Do Good, Feel Good, right?  Well this Huffington Post article gives 10 great examples of how thinking and doing good lead to happiness, and we all want more happiness.  Read on.

1. Helping Others Will Actually Make You Feel Great

Giving back has an effect on your body. Studies show that when people donated to charity, the mesolimbic system, the portion of the brain responsible for feelings of reward, was triggered. The brain also releases feel-good chemicals and spurs you to perform more kind acts — something psychologists call “helper’s high.”

2. Giving Can Give You A Self-Esteem Boost

Heard enough from your inner critic? Consider donating some of your time to a cause you’re passionate about. People who volunteer have been found to have higher self-esteem and overall well-being. Experts explain that as feelings of social connectedness increase, so does your self-esteem. The benefits of volunteering also depend on your consistency. So, the more regularly you volunteer, the more confidence you’ll be able to cultivate.

3. You’ll Have Stronger Friendships

Being a force for good in a friend’s life can help build a lasting bond. When you help others, you give off positive vibes, which can rub off on your peers and improve your friendships, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. Both parties will contribute to maintaining a mutually beneficial dynamic.

4. You Become A Glass Half-Full Type Person

Having a positive impact on someone else could help you change your own outlook and attitude. Experts say that performing acts of kindness boosts your mood and ultimately makes you more optimistic and positive.

5. Helping Others Will Make You Feel Like You Can Take On The World

Helping someone out can leave you feeling rewarded and fulfilled. People who participate in volunteer work feel more empowered than those who do not. According to a survey by the United Health Group, 96 percent of people who volunteered over the last 12 months said volunteering enriches their sense of purpose.

6. You’ll Feel A Sense Of Belonging

Whether with a large group of people in a volunteer organization, or just between two friends exchanging words of advice, helping people creates a feeling of community. “Face-to-face activities such as volunteering at a drop-in center can help reduce loneliness and isolation,” according to the Mental Health Foundation.

7. Giving Will Help You Find Your Inner Peace

If you have a lot that’s wearing you down, giving back could help clear your head. In a study by United Health Group, 78 percent of people who volunteered over a 12-month period said they felt that their charitable activities lowered their stress. They were also more calm and peaceful than people who didn’t participate in volunteer work.

8. It Will Make You Feel Thankful

Helping others gives you perspective on your own situation, and teaches you to be appreciative of what you have. The Global One Foundation describes volunteering as a way to “promote a deeper sense of gratitude as we recognize more of what is already a blessing/gift/positive in our life.”

9. It Gives You A Sense Of Renewal

Helping others can teach you to help yourself. If you’ve been through a tough experience or just have a case of the blues, the “activism cure” is a great way get back to feeling like yourself, according to research from the University of Texas. “Volunteer work improves access to social and psychological resources, which are known to counter negative moods,” the study read.

10. Finally, Helping Others Will Spur Others To Pay It Forward And Keep The Cycle Of Happiness Going

Kindness is contagious, according to a study by researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Cambridge and University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom. “When we see someone else help another person it gives us a good feeling,” the study states, “Which in turn causes us to go out and do something altruistic ourselves.”

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How Humor Can Help Boost Causes We Should All Give A Sh*t About

The Huffington Post | By Jessica Prois

When it comes to the dark arts of moving people from apathy to action, here’s who’s cracked the code and discovered the most effective solution just might be laughter.

At a South by Southwest panel Tuesday, comedy experts took to the stage to discuss how being funny can be useful in propelling a cause. The panel, “The Hidden Power Of Humor: Creating Content With Purpose,” included participants from The Huffington Post and fundraising platforms Crowdrise and Purpose.

With no shortage of laughter and expletives, the panelists discussed how humor can boost editorial coverage of social causes. Applied correctly, a funny approach can entertain readers, reframe an issue for better understanding, challenge assumptions and call people to action, the panelists pointed out.

By presenting themselves as self-deprecating instead of self righteous, it’s really relatable,” David Chernicoff, senior strategist at Purpose, said during the discussion.

The panelists discussed examples including President Obama’s Healthcare.gov video on BuzzFeed, the“Fitch the Homeless” campaign — which raised awareness and funds for people in need — and the humorousACLU NSA campaign that featured everyone’s worst nightmare — a creepy Santa.

Chernicoff pointed out that “meeting people where they are” can be one of the most powerful tactics.

“The result can be lots of new people who you might not have been able to reach with your message or cause.”