Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Positive and Grateful Attitude, formula for a Happy Life

The photo is of my cat "Matilda" It was taken by me on her third Birthday last year. I love Matilda very much. She brings much joy into my life!

An issue I feel very strongly about is people having a positive attitude about life and themselves. I feel that a person must take care of themselves by:
* eating healthy
* exercising
* having social connections
* being playful
* being grateful for what you have rathen than focusing on what you don't have
* experiencing the moment rather than dwelling on the past or having fear about the future
* helping others
* practicing preventative medicine by doing all of these things now

Giving and helping, rather than taking is more important to me. I volunteered at the YMCA for 21 years teaching aerobic dance. I still volunteer for the running community and other organizations, being the volunteer coordinator, social chair, and more. Being of service to the community, helping whomever I can, and being a good example are ideals I live by. I think people would be happier and more content with life if they practiced these principles. It is important to give back what you have been gifted and blessed with.

2 comments:

Phyllis N. said...
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Phyllis N. said...

Matilda has taught me what unconditional love is all about: my love for her and her love for me. She is very special and wonderful.