Day 905. Rest.

October 6, 2013
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Day 905.  Rest.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 905.  Sunday, September 15, 2013 I had three things I wanted to get done today.  But as I was sitting in church and noticed how tired I felt. When I returned home I decided the three tasks could wait another day.  Instead I went to bed!…

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Day 904. Smiling is contagious. I proved it at a trendy nightclub.

October 6, 2013
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Day 904.  Smiling is contagious.  I proved it at a trendy nightclub.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 904.  Saturday, September 14, 2013 The band began to play music.  The dance floor was rather small.  I doubted we’d be able to dance.  Plus the people seemed so trendy— I’ll stick out like a sore thumb.  I don’t belong here. My friend asked me to…

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Day 903. Ever feel unimportant? Read this post.

October 6, 2013
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Day 903.  Ever feel unimportant?  Read this post.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 903.  Friday, September 13, 2013 I wasn’t very interested in going to dance class today.  When I arrived one of my good friends was getting out of her car.  I smiled and waved at her.  This put me in a good mood. Once inside the studio…

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Day 902. Do the very best you can.

October 6, 2013
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Day 902.  Do the very best you can.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 902.  Thursday, September 12, 2013 I haven’t been to dance class in weeks.  Today I had to return for a private lesson. I wasn’t sure I’d remember how to dance. James:  ”Do you have your notes?” Smiling Daffodil:  ”Yes I do.” We began by covering the…

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Day 901. What to do when you feel overwhelmed.

October 6, 2013
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Day 901.  What to do when you feel overwhelmed.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 901.  Wednesday, September 11, 2013 This morning my stress level was on the rise—so I decided to pause and look at some photos from my recent trip to Italy. Charlie:  “When you have a chance, will you review the following?” I looked at Charlie and laughed.…

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Day 900. Pick your battles.

October 6, 2013
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Day 900.  Pick your battles.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 900.  Tuesday, September 10, 2013 This morning I received an email. Josephine:  “Smiling Daffodil, the email blast must go out on a weekday.  I thought this was already arranged months ago with you— it must go out.” I read the entire paper trail of this email…

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Day 899. Monday: a day full of reasons to be thankful.

October 6, 2013
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Day 899.  Monday:  a day full of reasons to be thankful.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 899.  Monday, September 9, 2013 I woke up before my alarm clock.  Not only did I feel well rested but I didn’t feel off-balance when I stood or walked around.  My head felt better too! Smiling Daffodil:  “Dear God, I think I feel better.  Thank you.”…

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Day 898. I stayed focused on the goal: to eat.

October 6, 2013
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Day 898.  I stayed focused on the goal:  to eat.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 898.  Sunday, September 8, 2013 I was at church holding on to the pew for balance. Smiling Daffodil:  “Dear God, I know I need to eat but I don’t like food right now.  How can that be when normally I love food?  Please help me.” I…

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Day 897. Temper your reactions to careless behavior.

October 6, 2013
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Day 897.  Temper your reactions to careless behavior.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 897.  Saturday, September 7, 2013 I was posting photos when I received a message on Facebook. Jo:  “Are you still having the party tomorrow?” Smiling Daffodil:  “I’m sorry I wasn’t clear— it was cancelled.  I’ll come up with a new date.” Jo:  “I’m hoping it won’t…

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Day 896. Visit the sick and the lonely!

October 3, 2013
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Day 896.  Visit the sick and the lonely!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 896.  Friday, September 6, 2013 Todd:  “I’m in the area, would you like some company?” Smiling Daffodil:  “I’m a mess and so is the house.” Todd:  “I don’t mind.” So I agreed. When Todd arrived he was carrying my mail— I hadn’t been too interested in…

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Day 895. What to do when you reach rock bottom

October 2, 2013
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Day 895.  What to do when you reach rock bottom

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Preface:  During this time it was very difficult to write a blog—I had food poisoning.  But on principle I had to write—even if it was a very simple blog.  Day 895.  Thursday, September 5, 2013 I was in agony.  My stomach felt like it needed to explode. …

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Day 894. Tips on how to influence others.

October 1, 2013
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Day 894.  Tips on how to influence others.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 894.  Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Roe:  “You need to stay hydrated.  It will help the recovery process.” Smiling Daffodil:  “But I can’t keep it inside of me.  I keep getting sick.  It’s so gross, Roe.” Roe:  “Would you wash your dishes without water?” Smiling Daffodil: “No.”…

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Day 893. What to do when you want to give up.

September 27, 2013
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Day 893.  What to do when you want to give up.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 893.  Tuesday, September 3, 2013 We were speed walking through JFK airport in New York.  We only had an hour to get our bags, go through customs, go through security and get to our gate.  Not so bad (haha) except I was hauling all my trinkets…

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Day 892. How to make someone smile

September 26, 2013
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Day 892.  How to make someone smile

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 892.  Monday, September 2, 2013 I got off the elevator and walked into my room— holding the tears inside. Smiling Daffodil:  “I want to go home God.” Despite the nice accommodations I sat on the floor, in tears. I reached for my iPhone and password to…

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Day 891. Focus on others

September 25, 2013
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Day 891.  Focus on others

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 891.  Sunday, September 1, 2013 I was admiring a gate during our tour of Florence.  All I could think was— I’d look great in a photo with the gate as a background!  Oh, if only!  It was a great shot. As we descended the steps to…

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Day 890. How a child improved my mood.

September 24, 2013
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Day 890.  How a child improved my mood.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 890.  Saturday, August 31, 2013 My impression of the city wasn’t positive.  Street vendors harassed us until we relented and bought a poster from them.  When another vendor—or perhaps the same one—later approached us—I looked at him sternly and said:  “NO.”  Oh the glare I gave…

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