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As many of you have already guessed, I’m referring to the number of seconds in a day.

Afternoon check. How many have you spent in mindsets of joy, peace, love today; and how many in stress and anger?

You don’t get a grade on this test or a kudos on this report? You don’t have to share your answer with anyone but you.

Your reward for getting it right? More joy and peace and live in your day. As Jeff Probst would ask, “Worth playing for?”

I hope you won reward!

Ray

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10 Ways to Get More Joy from Life TODAY – Day 206 of 365 Days to a Better You

Are you looking for more joy? Here are 10 simple things you can do right now to add more joy to your life today.

  1. Connect to the breath of life – several times today literally stop what you’re doing and breathe in and out consciously.
  2. Connect to the cycle of nature – watch the sun rise, watch the sun set, or better yet both.
  3. Connect with the people around you – make it a point to make eye contact with and smile at the people you interact with today.
  4. Dream a little dream – take five minutes today to literally daydream about your biggest dream. Let it flood your consciousness. See yourself with your dream as a complete reality. Plan or take a next step to move you toward its realization.
  5. Laugh out loud – find something that lineally makes you laugh out loud and fully enjoy that moment.
  6. Release a negative – forgive someone, let go of some mental baggage, debunk a negative thought. If it helps make it more real, write what you’re releasing on a piece of paper and burn it.
  7. Stop and smell the flowers – literally stop and smell a flower or some other way to connect with the nature around you.
  8. Put others first – there are a hundred chances a day to let someone else go ahead of you. Make a point to do it at least five times – traffic, line at the store, etc. spread a little kindness. It feels good and makes the world a little better.
  9. Get perspective – there are horrible things going on in the world. Take time to notice there are a thousand wonderful things happening around you for every negative.
  10. Reflect – when your day is through, focus on all the good that you put into the world today and all of the good you received.

The world is filled with joy for the taking every day. Be sure to claim your share.

Ray

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The Simple Things – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday February 24, 2010

Today’s Affirmation:
Today and every day, I take the time to stop and remember the simple, beautiful things in my life!

I came across this video the other night while on YouTube. The music and the video combine to remind us of the simple and important things in life. I don’t know the story behind the video, but thought it might add to your day as it added to mine.

Stay inspired!

Ray

2010 Affirmation

“2010 is MY year! This is the year I break free! This is the year I break through! This is the year I break out!”

Happiness Is Contagious Study Finds – The Affirmation Spot for Friday December 5, 2008

Today’s Affirmation:

“Today I am making the radical choice to be completely happy no matter what.”
(click the affirmation to hear it in mp3)

It appears you can catch happiness as easily as the common cold. That’s the word from newly a released study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and The University of California, San Diego; happiness is contagious. The report says that happiness spreads through social networks like a virus and that your happiness can effect people you don’t even know.

Wow! That’s a big responsibility. The study also found that sadness spreads in a similar manner, but less efficiently.

Here are several of the best articles detailing the research.

WEB MD
Reuters
Live Science

Stay inspired and spread the happiness!

Ray

Proof of Our Commonality – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday July 24, 2008

 

 
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This video has gone viral on YouTube. I don’t know whether you’ve seen it or not, but it features Matt Harding who traveled to 42 countries in 14 months and recorded himself dancing – often with the locals.

The video runs 4 minutes 29 seconds and is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. We really are more alike than we sometimes think.

Remember this video the next time one of the world’s power hungry dividers tries to convince you that “they” are evil. Apparently, we all love to dance, smile, and have fun. What would the world be, if we focused on those things instead of our differences?

9 Reasons MP3 Affirmations Rock – The Affirmation Spot for Tuesday March 11, 2008

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Today’s Affirmation:

“I believe wholeheartedly that I am part of the solution in my life and in my world.”
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Over the past several months, I’ve been conducting an Internet survey on how people use affirmations. My goal is eventually to use the research to write a book about affirmations.

I’ve been a little surprised by the results of the survey. Only 43% of people who use affirmations report that they are using some form of audio affirmation. Of those using audio affirmations, less than half are making use of mp3 affirmations. That means only 18% of affirmation users are taking advantage of the MP3 format.

The proliferation of iPods, MP3 players, and MP3-capable cell phones makes it easier than ever to take affirmations and positive thoughts with you wherever you go and use them whenever you want. The great part is that you don’t even have to have an MP3 player or iPod to take advantage of it.

But why audio affirmations and specifically MP3 affirmations?

9 Reasons MP3 Affirmations Rock!

  1. Play flexibility – as compared to other audio formats, MP3 affirmations are the most flexible. They can be played on an array devices – iPods, MP3 players, MP3-capable cell phones, MP3-capable PDAs, your computer, or even burned to a CD – while tapes and CDs are limited to devices capable of playing them.
  2. Select flexibility – MP3 affirmations are often available as individual tracks. This allows you to select only the specific affirmations you want rather than having to pay for affirmations you will never use.
  3. Save money – as compared with any other types of audio affirmations, MP3 downloads save money. They can often be purchased as individual downloads like a song from iTunes rather than as expensive packages.
  4. Mirror negative information – audio affirmations mirror the way you get most of your negative information (through sound). Audio affirmations directly counter the negative audio information that accumulates as you go through the day.
  5. Save time – audio affirmations – unlike read affirmations, visualization board affirmations, subliminal software, and spoken affirmations – do not require you to set aside time to use them. Your full concentration is not required. They are perfect for multi-tasking. I often listen to affirmations while I’m working, exercising, or doing other activities. In fact, I find this kind of passive listening some of the most beneficial. You absorb the affirmations the way you absorb words to a song you didn’t even know you were listening to it.
  6. Increase enjoyment – listening to affirmations can be very enjoyable. This is especially true when they are set to music. You can easily create an affirmation playlists on your MP3 player or your computer’s media player or mix the affirmations in with your regular music playlists for added motivation.
  7. Privacy – with headphones audio affirmations can be used virtually anywhere without anyone else knowing what you are doing. Again, other affirmations forms do not lend themselves to this kind of privacy. Books, websites, and computer screens can all give away what you are doing.
  8. Use anywhere – with the previously mentioned portable devices, your affirmations can go with you to be used exactly when and where you need them. Take your affirmations into the locker room before the big game. Listen to them on the way to the big sales call or even while you wait for your meeting. Listen to them when you’re relaxing in the hammock. Absorb your affirmations along with “the sun” while tanning. Anyplace your portable device goes, your affirmations can follow.
  9. Better for the Environment – MP3 downloads have one very specific advantage over their CD, DVD, and cassette tape counterparts. They are far more environmentally friendly. Read this article describing the impact digital media – their production and disposal – has on the environment. Downloadable MP3 affirmations are “the green way” to get your affirmations.

The MP3 revolution can make your affirmations more effective, easier to use, and less expensive. Are you taking advantage of it?

Be peaceful Be prosperous!

Ray

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