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Day 939. What to do when you’re running late to a wedding…

October 30, 2013
365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 939.  Saturday, October 19, 2013 I set my alarm clock for 9 am.  I assumed that would give me enough time to get ready and drive to the wedding. Admittedly, I didn’t look up where the wedding was located.  I just assumed that since it was…

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Day 938. Direct a conversation so that others can have their turn to speak

October 30, 2013
365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 938.  Friday, October 18, 2013 We sat down to dinner and conversation began.  Carol has joined us before but she’s still somewhat new to our group.  The four of us know each other pretty well by now. The conversation was not related to the shared experiences…

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Day 937. Solutions for a happier life.

October 18, 2013
Day 937.  Solutions for a happier life.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 937.  Thursday, October 17, 2013 I parked the car and walked around to the passenger side. As I glanced at all the bags I had to haul I couldn’t help but wonder if I was out of my mind. Why am I doing this? I gathered…

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Day 936. My new dance instructor figured out what’s important to me….

October 17, 2013
Day 936.  My new dance instructor figured out what’s important to me….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 936.  Wednesday, October 16, 2013 I was sitting quietly in the corner at the dance studio in Dallas.  This was my first private lesson with an instructor at this location. The music started playing and the warm-up dance began.  This studio usually has line dances I…

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Day 935. Try to be part of the solution—focus on doing your best.

October 16, 2013
Day 935.  Try to be part of the solution—focus on doing your best.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 935.  Tuesday, October 15, 2013 This morning I received an email from Susan. Susan:  “Smiling Daffodil, do you have any suggestions on the following matter…?” I read the email and my gut reaction was, “No, I do not have any suggestions.  Go away.” But I knew…

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Day 934. Messy house? Make a decision to clean and then take action!

October 15, 2013
The Smiling Daffodil

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 934.  Monday, October 14, 2013 This morning I woke up before my alarm clock.  I was troubled—the house is a mess.  I didn’t do any chores this weekend and given that it’s Monday—it will be a whole week before I get to chores again.  The weekend…

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Day 933. Show respect for the other person’s point of view.

October 14, 2013
Day 933. Show respect for the other person’s point of view.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 933.  Sunday, October 13, 2013 We began discussing a subject, my friend and I, and I found myself disagreeing with him. Our opinions are the complete opposite.  I listened and found myself getting irritated—and I was thinking of the argument I’d retort back with.  But instead…

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Day 932. We were so busy I couldn’t remember what we did today….

October 14, 2013
Day 932.  We were so busy I couldn’t remember what we did today….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 932.  Saturday, October 12, 2013 I sat down to write my blog and asked Roe what to write.  I couldn’t remember what we did today and I felt very tired. Smiling Daffodil:  “what did we do today?” Roe:  “what do you mean?  We did everything!” Smiling…

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Day 931. How to improve upon crummy days

October 12, 2013
Day 931.  How to improve upon crummy days

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 931.  Friday, October 11, 2013 6 pm came and I dashed out of work to meet a friend to go dancing. I didn’t want to go—work really sucked the life out of me.  I would have preferred going home and doing nothing all by myself.  But…

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Day 930. Discouraged? Try this approach…

October 11, 2013
365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 930.  Thursday, October 10, 2013 My drive home from the gym is usually energetic and perhaps a bit euphoric. But not tonight. My thoughts meandered to a subject I don’t know the answer to— it’s a puzzle I don’t know how to solve. The more I…

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