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Happy Life The JJ Way, Issue #53 - Get Your Glow On
August 11, 2020
Get Your Glow On
Hi, and the
warmest of welcomes to "Happy Life The JJ Way".
Don’t let the title of this ezine make you think
You might be the biggest, toughest, roughest
warrior or the meekest mouse, or anyone in
between – this subject applies to you.
I'm going to show you how to get your glow on in four easy
If you are struggling right now, no matter where you are,
who you are, or why you feel life is an uphill battle, I
have something for you.
It’s not something new, but it is powerful.
The “something” I have is an idea, tried and tested. For
you to feel its power, you need to participate. All it takes
is some time (about an hour) and application from you.
Open Your Mind
As you read on, try to open your mind to something you would
have heard of before, but possibly never tried to apply to
The great Dr Wayne Dyer - one of my co-authors in
The Path to Success
attached to nothing. (The wisdom originated with the Buddhist
So please set aside your attachment to knowing what won’t
work, and open your mind enough to give this a whirl.
I live in the state of Victoria, Australia, where last week a
state of disaster was declared, due to the pandemic. Along
with the declaration came curfews and restrictions, with
which many Victorians are struggling, not to mention fear of
the virus itself and the uncertain financial future it
You may also be struggling under the same conditions, or
maybe your battle is of a totally different kind.
The cause of your unease is irrelevant.
Even if you’re not currently struggling, you will still gain
from participating in this activity. If you follow my
suggestion, your state of mind will improve enormously.
You see, Victoria is not the only state in which I reside. I
also live in a permanent state of gratitude, and this state
ensures my happy life, irrespective of external conditions.
I invite you to join me in this state, and I promise if you
can just set aside an hour or so and apply yourself, you will
find yourself experiencing a warm glow you may not have felt
for some time – if ever.
How Do I Get My Glow On?
Your glow is to be found inside your very own Thank Think
When you open up that big heavy door to your Thank Think
Tank, it might be nice to invite your partner or family to
join you, so you can all get your glow on together.
I can’t think of a better family bonding activity but if you
prefer to test it out alone first, feel free. But you want
to set aside uninterrupted time in your Thank Think Tank so
you can focus and allow the glow to build.
Even if you, like me, reside in a state of gratitude, I
promise this will still be a beautiful experience for you.
If one or more of your loved ones could do with some
uplifting it will make a huge difference to them and be all
the more rewarding for you if you are able to encourage
others to participate.
Let’s Get Down to Business
1. Round up the participants (and any equipment you may
need – read on)
2. Eliminate distractions
3. Make yourself comfortable
4. Make a list of 101 things for which you feel grateful.
It’s important to get out of your head and into your heart,
so you actually feel the gratitude as you add each
one to your list.
Examine why you’re grateful for each one.
Your glow will grow with your list and when you finish you
will be feeling like the luckiest person alive – promise.
I found it a quick and easy exercise, with glowing results.
When I conceived the idea, I wondered if it might be
difficult to reach 101 – but I could have kept going easily.
This could be a fun, bonding exercise limited only by your
If you are using this as a group activity and any of your
participants are reluctant, you could entice
them with rewards, e.g. an edible treat for every 10
additions and something bigger for a completed list – glow
necklaces (? – if your hubby’s a truckie then I’m sorry
you’re on your own thinking up a reward ).
If your participants are children, it is also important that
they don’t just focus on adding items to the list – a
conversation around why they feel grateful may be in order –
it’s the feelings that will bring the glow – not just
adding items to a list.
The real reward lies in the glow of gratitude they will
experience during the process, but if your participants are
children you might need to have a conversation around how
they are feeling upon completion.
Encourage your participants to keep their list and display
it somewhere prominent so their glow is always within
reach. You could encourage them to add to it regularly, or
make this a regular family/group activity.
If you and your loved ones regularly get your glow on, you
and they will never feel dissatisfied with life.
You will never struggle with outside conditions because your
happy life is taking place right here with me in a state of
What better gift could you present to your loved ones?
I certainly hope you accept this gift from me to you and use
it to ensure you continue to Live Life Happy!
Keep your Glow List for future reference.
Next time you’re feeling a bit low, get your glow on!
My Glow List
I’m not egotistical enough or deluded enough to think
you would have any interest in my personal Glow List – but
if you are struggling and feeling really low, it may be
that you need some inspiration to help you reach 101. (I
have had clients tell me they couldn’t think of one thing
for which they felt grateful). So I have included my list
below if you need ideas.
1. My heater
2. The internet
3. Video chat/facetime
4. My old but cosy home
5. My warm comfortable bed
6. Flannelette sheets
7. Electric blanket
8. Hot running water
15. The food in my kitchen
16. Credit card
17. Nearby supermarkets
18. Nearby chemist
20. Bank loan
21. Warm, hand-knitted- by- Mum jumpers with love in every stitch
22. Previous income sources allowing me to buy warm, old-lady underwear
23. Kitchen utensils allowing ease of food prep
24. Separate shower
25. Bathroom heater
26. Bathroom mats
27. Cleaning products keeping my home pleasant
28. My almost-full-working-order body allowing me to clean
29. Separate toilet
30. Flushing toilet
31. Legs that easily carry me
32. Proximity to flowing river
33. Proximity to green nature and parks
34. Eyes allowing me to appreciate beauty
35. Taste buds allowing me to enjoy flavours
36. Warm coats
41. Prescription glasses
42. Sense of smell – cooking onions, baking bread, new babies, gardenias
43. Hearing – birdsong, water flowing
45. My wide-open view of the ever-changing Melbourne sky
47. Seedlings given to me by my neighbour
48. Great neighbours
49. Wonderful friends
50. Devoted kidults
51. Caring sisters
55. Extension cords
56. Time at home
57. The book my daughter gave me which is changing my health and my
58. Access to a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables
59. My beautiful God-mother
60. My cousins, aunts and uncles
61. My parents
62. My Grandparents
63. My childhood
64. My sister who enables me to stay in touch with my ill mother
65. The carers who make Mum laugh
66. My car
67. The higher power who protects me
68. The experiences I have had which have deepened my spirituality
69. The wonderful experience of childbirth
70. The father of my children who had some positive qualities
71. Anyone who has ever made me laugh
72. Anyone who has ever laughed at my silly humour
73. The wonderful people in my life who make me feel loved and
74. The magnificent holidays I have experienced
75. Anyone who has ever made me feel cared for
76. The amazing experiences I have had with whales, turtles, dolphins
77. The patience of my kidults when I am relating one of my many stories
which begin before I was born
78. I was born in a beautiful city in a beautiful country
79. I was born
80. I was born to a strong woman who unknowingly taught me so much
81. I was third-born after two strong and fun sisters
82. I was born into a loud home with lots of laughter
83. I live alone
84. The sporting aspect of my childhood
86. Subscribers to my website
87. Subscribers to my newsletter
88. Clients who have expressed gratitude for my help
89. Social media
90. People who contact me to express gratitude
91. Our beautiful planet
92. Every opportunity I have had to snorkel
93. Clients who have been a pleasure to work with
94. My grandmother’s photos
96. The sea
97. Healthcare workers
98. My clothes
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