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How can you bring out the best in others?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

This is the Healthy Reflections e-mail I got on December 26. Thought I would share it.

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

- Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman
How can you bring out the best in others?

Everyone has hidden treasures of talent and undiscovered potential. Everyone has something substantial to contribute. Why are these valuables still buried beneath the surface? Why don't they shine through? Confidence may be an issue. By teaching someone a new skill, you can help build that confidence. People need someone to believe in them. They need to know that if they take that first step out of their comfort zone, someone will be supporting them all the way. With small words of encouragement, with just a little extra time, that someone could be you. In some cases, others may just be unaware of their true abilities and potential. If you've never tried to shoot an arrow, how do you know that you're not the next Olympic archer? Concentrate on bringing out the best in others, and you'll bring out the best in yourself. Then stand back and watch 'em go.

  
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TRASHSTUFF 12/29/2009 1:16PM

  You've put a big smile on my face and peace in my heart. Thank you.

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HOPE2BE 12/26/2009 10:47PM

    You know Robin you have done that with me and it does work. Sometimes I'm down and you build me up. Sometimes its others but Spark People are good about encouraging and building others up.

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SIANAN74 12/26/2009 9:17AM

    Amen! Well said!

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SOFEDUPP 12/26/2009 9:05AM

    That is so true. I try that with my students when they tell me they are stupid or can't do something they never tried. Of course when it comes to something I want to do, it doesn't apply, Ha Ha!

Very inspirational and something to truly think about and live. Thank you!

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CSDAYS 12/26/2009 2:11AM

    We should all do this!

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Merry Christmas one and all

Friday, December 25, 2009

Santa brought me a barbell bar with the hooks for the weights, a Carb counter program for my computer, a fan for my computer (and me), a couple of movie dvd's and a wireless ear phone for my Skype.
The dinner is still cooking, just taking time to Spark!

  
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SOFEDUPP 12/25/2009 8:44AM

    It sounds like Santa was good to you. Hope you have a great day.

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GRAMMYEAC 12/25/2009 7:34AM

    I haven't seen my gifts yet -- still too early here in NH.

Have a wonderful day, Robin!

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Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's almost 11PM, according to NORAD santa tracker, he's been here, LOLOL. DH did buy us a new TV for Christmas, the 20 year old one we had died last month.
I've been cooking all day, cooked the potatoes, sweet potatoes, made pumpkin pie, pecan pie bars, fruit salad, cooked the sweet potatoes, made the dressing.

  
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GRAMMYEAC 12/24/2009 10:26PM

    Merry Christmas, Robin! Have a wonderful day!

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SOFEDUPP 12/24/2009 8:27PM

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas! The food sounds delicious.

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DIANNEYME 12/24/2009 6:44PM

    Merry Christmas - have a wonderful day!

Thanks for all your help with the team...2010 will be another great year!

Dianne

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782298 12/24/2009 3:34PM

    Good for you. Happy Hoidays and take time to enjoy all the food you are cooking.

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Don't forget...............

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

To track Santa!
Norad Tracks Santa:
www.noradsanta.org/

  
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VALI_T 12/23/2009 6:32PM

    Always gotta track Santa. We need to know where he is so that we'll know when to get ourselves into bed so that he can come to our house without being seen by awake adults. emoticon

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GARDENINGGRAMMA 12/23/2009 2:26PM

    This is so much fun. I will pass it on to my sons.

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LOWCOUNTRYGIRL 12/23/2009 2:24PM

    Thanks for the reminder! So much fun!

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Handbook 2010

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I got this in an e-mail from a very good friend so I'm sharing it with all of you!

HANDBOOK 2010

Health:
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. T ake a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:
11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. T hat will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

Society:
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. T ry to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. T he best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.

  
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VALI_T 12/22/2009 7:02PM

    This is great emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 12/22/2009 12:45PM

    nice thanks for sharing

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