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Positive Mindset: The Power of a Smile

"A simple smile possesses extraordinary power, capable of brightening hearts, healing wounds, and transcending barriers—embracing its magic spreads joy and warmth to all." Michael Corthell The mere act of wearing a smile has the power to work wonders in brightening up your entire day. Let's imagine a scenario where your day is off to a rough start, where everything seems to be going wrong. There's an unfortunate encounter with a pile of cat poop on the floor, followed by the unfortunate mishap of dropping your toast and a sudden lack of hot water. It's as if Monday is determined to test your patience. However, as you make your way to the coffee shop, a place you frequent, something magical happens... Darlene, the familiar face behind the counter, greets you with a radiant smile that lights up the room. In that moment, you can't help but reciprocate with a heartfelt smile of your own. The delightful story she shares with you is so endearing that it keep

Get Re-Charged by Practicing Creative Silence and Solitude 

''Creativity is born in solitude. With purposeful quietness, you can hear your own thoughts and God's. You can then find the answers within yourself, and you can actively focus and act on them.'' Michael Corthell The stark emotion of loneliness expresses the agony of being alone, while the joy of solitude expresses the glory of positive creativity. Like me, I'm sure that it is hard for you to just sit still—not only sit still but to do it in complete silence. Most people's natural tendency is to surround themselves with noise as a distraction—sometimes just for the company. For any of us to make use of our creative intelligence—that is to be open to the knowledge and wisdom of the Infinite Intelligence, we must have the ability and capacity for the constructive use of solitude and silence. We must overcome the fear of being alone and silent within our immediate environment. Creativity is born in solitude. With purpos

To Be Truly Happy, Be Truly Grateful

"Gratitude is a choice that leads to a positive mindset, opening doors to divine love and abundance. Forgiveness and faith amplify our blessings, allowing us to embrace life's experiences with heartfelt appreciation." Michael Corthell I deeply appreciate my life in its entirety, along with every individual and aspect that has played a role in it. The totality of my experiences has shaped me into the person I am today, and for that, I am truly grateful. Now, let's explore the reasons behind gratitude. Why should we choose to be grateful? When I was younger, though not too long ago, I didn't truly comprehend the essence of genuine gratitude. However, as time passed, I came to understand its significance. Gratitude is a conscious choice, just like adopting a positive mindset. In fact, practicing gratitude directly leads to cultivating a positive outlook on life. Naturally, I wasn't inclined towards being a thankful person, so it took considerable time

Finding Joy and Having a Wonderful Life

In 'It's a Wonderful Life'  An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.  We are all on Earth for a reason  Think of your past and give yourself credit for the good you have done, the people you have influenced and the joy you have brought. This Christmas season, whenever you hear a bell ring, think of something good you have done for others.  by Michael Corthell "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." — Charles Dickens "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" may be the most famous phrase in the history of the United States. It is a God-given right protected by the Constitution. We are guaranteed the right to chase that happiness. How happy and joyful we become is entirely up to us. So, how do we pursue that happiness, that joyfulness? Let's take a look. Being sad, being disappointed, or facing severe challeng

What is Life's Happiness Secret? CHOICE

by Michael Corthell Define happiness in terms of  living  a good life, or flourishing,  rather than simply as an emotion.  A happy life is a positive life. Life is both a serious business and a game we all play. Some of us play at it better than others, and they are the people you see smiling all the time - they are happy, and joyful in their lives. Do you want to be one of them? I believe that you do. There are some parts of life that are seemingly secret. I say secret because they are so obvious we often take them for granted sometimes. Some of us need to be reminded often, others are just naturally happy. ''The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.''   ― Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking What is the number one secret?   Choose to be happy! When you

[Thanks] Are you attractive??

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust True gratitude(and forgiveness) is when you can say 'Thank you' for any experience. “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

[Solitude] Out of Many

  “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre Alone, mindfully I wash dishes seeing each soap bubble. My imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is blind to my thoughts(for now). “Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.” ― Charles Bukowski

Start with This Choice

“Many people think excitement is happiness....  But when you are excited you are not peaceful.  True happiness is based on peace.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power Joy is the feeling of being happy! “There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer