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Happy Life The JJ Way, Issue #44 - Congratulations!
November 06, 2012
Congratulations!Hi, and the warmest of welcomes to "Happy Life The JJ Way".
Before I reveal to you why congratulations are in order, a little heads-up: In the coming days you will receive from us a link to a survey designed for teenagers. If you are not a teenager, please DO NOT DELETE the email, but rather pass it on to a teenager, or a parent of a teenager or someone associated with a teenager. We are gathering information on what (if anything other than hormones) prevents teenagers from being happy, and the more info we collect the more effectively we can help them to Live Life Happy! Thanks for your support, and on behalf of the teenagers of the world......swwwweeeeet!
Congratulations!Recently a subscriber sent me a brief message which excited me greatly!
Rather than write straight back congratulating her, I decided to
save my enthusiasm to share with you because you may also be in
the same position as the writer, and you may BOTH be totally
oblivious as to why you should be congratulated.
The message: "Hi I am very interested in what you have to say. I
am intrigued and realise that I have got to make the most of
everything by changing my attitude."
Congratulations to the author - you know who you are.
Do you realise that you have reached a point in your life that
some people will NEVER reach?
Do you realise that having reached that point you are now
empowered to change your life forever?
Do you realise that at some future point you will look back and
see how far you have come since you reached that point?
This is BIG.
Break out the bubbly and mark today in your diary as the first
day of the rest of your life!
You, my dear subscriber, are a perceptive, courageous person who
deserves a happy life.
Is it your attitude to your life in general that needs to
change, or your attitude to the people in your life?
Are you aware of how many people there are walking this planet
who think everyone ELSE on the planet needs to change (except
for maybe their Mum) because THEY are right and everyone else
is wrong?? Recognizing that YOU need to change your attitude is
a valuable turning point in your life. Well done :)
In my line of work you meet some pretty unhappy (often lonely)
people. Some people are lonely due to circumstances (work from
home, isolated from family etc) and some people are lonely
because.....umm...they may benefit from an attitude adjustment.
Let's talk for a minute about the latter. They may be acquainted
with lots of people, but for some reason their phone hardly ever
rings, invitations are not forthcoming, their company is just
There could be reasons for this, too. Maybe their acquaintances
are a different demographic from them and they need to meet more
people "like" themselves....or maybe....they need an
attitude adjustment. Maybe people don't find them likeable.
There, I've said it.
Many (in fact, I suspect most) people in this position would dig
their heads firmly into the sand, tell the world to go to hell,
continually justify their behaviour to themselves by
making themselves right and the rest of the world wrong, and
continue to live lonely, unhappy lives. A very few people may
eventually start to suffocate with their head in the sand, pull
it out and think to themselves, "maybe it's me".
The common denominator in all your relationships is.....you. If
all (or most) of your relationships are really difficult (or
don't exist) there is a good chance the old "common denominator"
tells the story. Maybe it's time you asked him/her.
Maybe it's time to bite the bullet and be honest with yourself.
It takes a geat deal of courage to face up to the truth, but
until you do, nothing will change.
If you do have a chat with the common denominator and decide
it's not the rest of the world who need an attitude adjustment -
don't despair. Underneath the attitude is a beautiful person
trying to shine. We all have faults and we all have strengths,
it's just a matter of establishing which is which, then shining
up the strengths to outshine the weaknesses. The
essence of YOU doesn't need to change - but maybe a tweaking of
the attitude would help.
You may be a fun, lovely person most of the time who
unconsciously allows one or more of the 7 Deadly Sins to
infiltrate their personality on a regular basis. We all commit
them sometimes, but if you are not aware that you do it
constantly, it could be causing you problems. People are not
very tolerant when it comes to the 7 Deadly Sins (hence the name
- otherwise they'd be called the 7 Lame Sins) but we'll talk
more about them next time. Until then have a think about your
attitude to your life, or the people in your life and if you
decide yours needs tweaking get excited and CONGRATULATIONS!
Thanks again to the lovely reader who provided this topic.
(If you are happy, popular and well-adjusted you probably didn't
need to read this - but someone you know might! Pass it on :))
If you need help to change your attitude, or you have a story
about changing your attitude
we'd love to help and we love to hear your stories.
What else do your need for your Happy Life?
Never Work A Day In Your Life
If you are fortunate enough to love what you do for a living, it will never feel like work.
What are you passionate about?
Whatever it is, there are other people out there who share your passion. You can turn your passion into a business, by building a website on that subject.
Why Am I The Happiest Person I Know?When I was given an opportunity to share my message with the world, through my first publication The Path To Success I thought it may be my only opportunity, ever. So I thought long and hard about the number one reason I am The Happiest Person I Know. If I could only share one message with the world, which would be the most important?
The answer is my contribution to The Path To Success and it is my fervent wish that you read it, take my message on board, and become The Happiest Person You Know!
If you have enjoyed this offering pass it along to your friends who may need some inspiration. If you have received this from a friend and would like to subscribe, go to Recipe for a Happy Life where you can subscribe to "Happy Life The JJ Way", AND receive AT NO COST, my valuable Recipe For A Happy Life. If you have been to my website you will have seen my footer on the bottom of every page, declaring my mission to help others be the best they can be. With this in mind, I welcome your feedback regarding this newsletter or any other way I can be of service.
Until next month, Live Life Happy!
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