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9/4/07 9:42 A

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It is a rat race and I hate it. I am a SAHM and I love it! I still get wrapped up in other stuff like making my house super clean. I am a little OC. I need to sit back and enjoy life. I Love this place. Thanks Lisa!!!!!

Bridget

"Courage is being scared to death-but saddling up anyway"

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9/4/07 9:25 A

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Amen sister!!!!! I decided that a while back...and have been enjoying being home with my kids ever since they were born! I would never trade that time with them for the rat race! I've been able to work from home...which has been a huge blessing!

Make it a great day!
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9/4/07 9:21 A

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I am learning to be happy everyday and enjoy the simple things in life like laughing. I have gotten so wound up in this fast pace life. I am going to live, laugh, and love...it is that simple.

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9/4/07 7:17 A

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i needed to read this post today...i made up in my mind some years ago that everyday i would be happy...and that in each day i wanted to find a measure of joy unspeakable...

May your life be filled with miracles and your cup overflow with blessings.
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9/3/07 10:23 P

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Movindown-I think it is very funny. Mind if I repeat that? Dot that took a walk...love it!

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8/30/07 12:16 A

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Lisa, I'm reading the book mentioned in your post, by Dr. David Hawkins. I am only about a fourth of the way through, but it is very interesting.

Sometimes I find things funny that other people don't find humorous. The other day, I read that a line is a dot that took a walk, and that just really tickled my funny bone. When my husband asked what I was laughing about, I told him, and he just looked at me. He didn't see the humor in it.

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8/29/07 9:41 P

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I feel very fortunate that I have a happy life for the most part. Even the stressful times are manageable. I wonder if that is because I lived through the lowest of the lows earlier this year? At least I HOPE it was the lowest - 4 family deaths in under 3 months , unjustly fired from work, and a deathly ill puppy (who pulled through in the end, I must add).

I'm just happy these days, that's all. :)

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8/29/07 4:46 P

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I'm trying to relearn how to relax and just enjoy life and not be so "uptight". I've bought a 7 chakra bracelet, and practice my daily breathing, and I smile alot more, and usually a chuckle follows. Life is just too short to be so serious all the time. LOl

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I am ready to be a living sacrifice, and sacrifice all my fat to the Lord!!!



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8/29/07 11:37 A

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Dawnrenee, that in itself is funny. Enjoyed this post. Sometimes my "sense of humor" puts people off. But a good laugh and not taking things so seriously sometimes is exactly the way to "break the ice" or calm the tension. Thanks again Lisa.

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8/29/07 10:09 A

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My Boyfriend laughs at me all the time because I laugh in my sleep. I just can never remember what is so funny???????

God only gives the hardest tasks to the one''s he loves the most...



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8/29/07 9:38 A

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Cool...so you are burning calories while "sleep laughing"!

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8/29/07 9:36 A

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Very good article! I have no problem laughing with or at myself. I have even woke myself up from a very good sleep because I was laughing and then I laughed because I didn't even know what I was laughing at! How silly hey?

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8/29/07 8:37 A

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I received this in my email today and knew I had to share it! I think as adults we forget to laugh sometimes...especially at ourselves! But we need to have joy and laughter in our lives...and studies show the health benefits of laughter...even burns calories!

So go out and make sure you laugh at least once today! And remember, we don't stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing.

Make it a joyful day!
Lisa

ARE YOU LAUGHING?

PLAY! JOY! LAUGHTER! FUN! Do you have enough of it in your life?

As adults, many of us have forgotten how to play, lost touch with those things that really make us laugh, and shoved to the side the things that bring us joy, often because we think we'll get to it when we've taken care of the "important" or practical matters in front of us. We simply have gotten into the habit of taking life too seriously and forgetting that we are here to have FUN!

From a manifesting perspective, tapping into the Law of Attraction and naturally attracting and drawing to you wonderful experiences that delight and excite you, Dr. David Hawkins speaks from years of research on the power of Joy in his best-selling book Power vs. Force.

If you're new to this idea or Dr. Hawkins' work, Force is grounded in the idea of "making things happen" while Power is the energy we create that allows things to happen. Essentially, true Power is the vibration we produce that places us in an energy field to receive those things or experiences of a like vibration, all things good.

Calibrated with the tool of kinesiology or muscle testing, Dr. Hawkins discovered that the critical point was a calibration of 200. Anything below 200 is found to be weak or negative. Anything above 200 is found to be strong or positive. Levels of 600 and above were in the realm of enlightenment and the highest spiritual states.

Joy calibrated at 540 (higher than Love at 500), and corresponded with the feelings of being One, being Complete, and the emotion of Serenity.

In a state of Joy, then, we are PowerFULL and can experience manifestations that come with great ease and flow, naturally, with little or no effort on our part.

On a practical level, there are many benefits to joy, play and laughter. In his best-selling book Anatomy of an Illness, Dr. Norman Cousins talks about how he cured himself from a life-threatening disease with a steady diet of laughter and massive doses of Vitamin C!

The September 2007 issue of Reader's Digest brings the message home. "Laughter reduces stress, improves memory and helps keep our hearts healthy. The ability to laugh is hardwired into our systems, and new research shows that it's not only good for us, it's contagious."

We've probably all heard the saying "Laughter is the best medicine". And, now there's research to back it up.

Here are some highlights:

"Laughing for 10 to 15 minutes increases your heart rate by 10% to 20%, which means you can burn an extra 10 to 40 calories a day. Over a year, that can add up to a four-pound weight loss."

- Readers Digest September 2007
"Humor increases the production and effectiveness of natural killer cells that stomp out germs. These cells are elevated for at least 12 hours after just an hour of watching, say, Will Ferrell run around in his underwear."

- Readers Digest September 2007
"Laughter does indeed lower stress hormones and gives the immune system a boost."
- Loma Linda University School of Medicine research
"It is possible for all 400 muscles of the body to move during laughter - thus laughter has been playfully labeled by some as a form of 'internal aerobics'. If you were able to sustain a bell-laugh for one full hour, you could laugh off as many as 500 calories!"

- Robert Holden on the Laughter Clinic Project
"Laughter, happiness and joy 'inspire' the immune system to create white 'T' cells, commonly called 'happy cells', which help to prevent infection."
- Robert Holden
Laughter is good for your heart. Laughter may help prevent heart disease.

- University of Maryland Medical Center Study
So, this month I'm encouraging each of you to take out a piece of paper and write PLAY at the top of it. Create a list of things that really bring you joy, things that make you laugh and feel playful, things that open your heart up to that delicious child-like energy that embraces life and living.

List those things and number them. Make a commitment to your Self to do one thing each day from the list.

Have FUN and just notice what happens in the world around you.

YOU deserve it!

Debbie Friedman



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