Hi <>, and the warmest of welcomes to "Happy Life The JJ Way".

Hard to believe, I know, but here we are staring yet another Christmas in the face! While you're busy planning, shopping, cooking and partying, try to spare a thought for the deeper meaning of Christmas. Your happy life will survive Christmas if you devote some energy to "goodwill towards man" - I promise. So, if it all becomes too much, ask yourself, "how can I make a difference to someone else?". You don't have to move mountains - just share the spirit of Christmas with a simple smile if that is all you have to give.

On a personal note, I had my tree-decorating plans hijacked by 'schoolies' this week (for international readers that's an end-of-school-life holiday) as my son finished school and has taken off! So, on his return, we will indulge in the annual dinner, tree-decorating and "Love Actually" viewing evening which has become recent Christmas tradition.

I wish you and yours a wonderful festive season and look forward to assisting your Happy Lives in 2010.

Share The Spirit

One of the best things you can do to lift your spirits is to lift the spirits of someone else.

Making other people feel good makes you feel good.

Imagine the chain reaction you could set in motion just by making a stranger laugh, for example. Stranger feels good so gives a beautiful smile to stranger 2. Stranger 2's heart is warmed so helps an old lady struggling with her trolley.

Old lady reflects on how the human race still has hope....kindness is still alive and kicking in her corner of the world. She decides to pop in on older neighbour when she gets home, and see if there is anything she can do for her. And so it goes…….

Just one kind gesture could send ripples around the globe. Your one-liner to a stranger in the supermarket could end up as an irrigation system for a third-world village – you just never know. Get excited about the possibilities and remember spreading good cheer costs nothing.

I have a heartwarming fact to share with you……..

It has long been my ambition to serve Christmas lunch to the under-privileged.

Months ago, I decided that this was the year I was going to fulfill that ambition.

I have spent hours in the last weeks and months attempting to locate a charity who would welcome my services on Christmas Day to no avail. All their volunteer spots for Christmas Day are filled!

How wonderful is it that so many people (in Melbourne, at least) are willing to forgo their Christmas Dinner in favour of serving the under-privileged? While I was bitterly disappointed at my own redundancy, it was very heartwarming to know that there are so many charitable people living in our midst.

What can you do for someone this festive season?

Whatever it is, there are benefits for you, too. Making a difference in someone else’s life is a wonderful feeling. Try it.

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From Lucia...

It is ironic that at this time of year, you sometimes forget to be in the spirit of goodwill. It is easy to be overtaken by the preparations for the celebration and lose the real meaning of the celebration. Stop. Listen. Feel the worldwide love and express it in your corner of the globe. That is all you need do. One smile from you may make all the difference to someone's world. Love

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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!

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Until next month, Live Life Happy!

Jackie xxx