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The Meaning of “Whispering Hope”

I got my inspiration for this article on hope by listening to the beautiful traditional song “Whispering Hope” (music and words by Septimus Winner, 1827–1902). With my sincere intention to soften their souls, I devoted my article to people who are hopeless and suffering now. I would like to “whisper comforting words” to them, as Septimus Winner did many years ago: …

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Positive Attitude is the Key to Success

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you”. – Brian Tracy When we observe our surroundings, the environment and the people living within and around us, we learn that the world is a difficult place …

Attitude is Everything

by Jim Rohn The process of human change begins within us. We all have tremendous potential. We all desire good results from our efforts. Most of us are willing to work hard and to pay the price that success and happiness demand. Each of us has the ability to put our unique human potential into action and to acquire a …

Key to Happiness

The Real Key To Happiness, Peace of Mind, and Massive Success by: Rick Miller Do you know the secret that allowed 100% of the world’s wealthiest people to become successful? Amazingly though, even if you read all their books, attend their speeches, or even ask them in person, you’ll probably never discover the one true secret of their success. Why? …

What Makes Us Happy and Why?

Happiness has always been seen as too vague as a concept. In the past 10 -15 years, researchers have been trying to identify the factors that contribute to the happiness. I wrote this article about happiness for these reasons: 1. To learn more what happiness is about?2. To better understand what the causes of happiness are?3. To explore what contributes …

Happiness: Hard to Hold on to?

We seek happiness, yet often find it to be elusive. Like the spring mist, it is hard to hold on to. Why is that? Well, thats the purpose of this article, to answer some questions and clear up some misconceptions about happiness. Did you ever search a room for your eyeglasses only to discover they were propped up on your …

I thought life sucks, so I studied positive thinking. Now I’m positive.

Sorry about the title. I couldn’t resist starting with a little humor. Now that the humor is out of the way, I can move on to the serious stuff. A reader writes, “I have three questions about your article entitled STOP AND THINK (http://www.personal-development.com/chuck/stop-think.htm). 1. You recommend we always focus on the bright side. My question is… can’t we be …

It’s time to think about what you’re thinking about – Pt 1

Doris is unhappy because she thinks life is unfair. Hal is always angry because everyone he meets is a jerk. Beth is always getting into arguments because everyone is trying to take advantage of her. Frank can’t hold a job because he refuses to put up with office politics. It’s time for the truth to be known. Doris’ problem isn’t …

Priceless gifts-It’s that time of year again known as Christmas

It’s that time of year again known as Christmas. Whether we’re a Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Hindu – believer or unbeliever – we probably all welcome a season that’s devoted to GIVING. For that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s the time we transcend our petty thoughts of self-interest and reach out to others. In the words of …

The Glory that Once Was, Still Is

As a child you were courageous, persistent, enthusiastic and energetic. You trusted others, laughed more than you cried, and found life to be an adventure. Can you recall the luster of youth? Can you remember how glorious it was to be alive? Somewhere along the way, however, many of us lost our enthusiasm. We became jaded, cynical, and pessimistic. Hope …