Posts Tagged ‘ don’t fuss about trifles ’

Day 966. When problems happen apply your enthusiasm toward finding a solution

March 16, 2014
Day 966.  When problems happen apply your enthusiasm toward finding a solution

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 966.  Friday, November 15, 2013 This afternoon I looked at the guest list with the RSVPs and noticed one of my guests backed out of going. I was miffed. I already bought his ticket.  What is he thinking?  Why didn’t he say something?  How inconsiderate. This…

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Day 962. $12.50 isn’t worth getting upset about.

March 11, 2014
Day 962.  $12.50 isn’t worth getting upset about.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 962.  Monday, November 11, 2013 I received an email this afternoon. Judy:  “Hi Smiling Daffodil, I can’t make it to the dance.  Thanks for thinking of me.” I read the email and got frustrated.  My first thought, ‘then why did you say you’d go?  Don’t you…

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Day 950. Pick your battles!

December 31, 2013
365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles By The Smiling Daffodil

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 950.  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 My dance lesson began. Uly:  “Do you have any questions?” Smiling Daffodil:  “Actually, yes.  There was a Lindy Hop step I learned last Wednesday in group class.  It was called the Camel Walk.  I don’t remember anything about it—other than I…

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Day 909. No umbrella in the pouring rain…. time to use Dale Carnegie’s principles…

October 6, 2013
Day 909.  No umbrella in the pouring rain…. time to use Dale Carnegie’s principles…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 909.  Thursday, September 19, 2013 We got up to leave the restaurant and noticed it was raining outside. Roe:  “We needed the rain.  You wait here and I’ll go get the car.” Smiling Daffodil:  “No, that’s ok.  I’ll go with you.”At the time I was wearing…

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Day 900. Pick your battles.

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

October 6, 2013
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 857. Surprisingly, my way isn’t always the best!

July 30, 2013
Day 857.  Surprisingly, my way isn’t always the best!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 857.  Monday, July 29, 2013 I emailed my friends to see if their schedules were open.  I was hoping to invite them over to my house for a little party. 5 of the 6 friends chimed in.  They all agreed that September X would be perfect.  One friend…

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Day 851. Oh silly trifles!

July 25, 2013
Day 851.  Oh silly trifles!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 851.  Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Before leaving my mess of a house I pondered where I might have left my gym membership card. Smiling Daffodil:  “It’s lost forever.” My card dates back to 2007.  It was getting old anyway.  No big deal. But what was really…

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Day 846. Triumph over trifles!

July 19, 2013
Day 846.  Triumph over trifles!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 846.  Thursday, July 18, 2013 I saw a post on Facebook and got frustrated. My thought process:  “Make a decision and stick with it.  This is precisely why…  and furthermore…..   Grrrrr!” I considered cancelling my participation in an upcoming event on principle alone.  If they can’t…

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Day 827. Instead of having a temper tantrum… take this approach…

July 10, 2013
Day 827.  Instead of having a temper tantrum… take this approach…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 827.  Saturday, June 29, 2013 It was 7:45 pm.  I decided to call Poe. Smiling Daffodil:  “Hi Poe!  How ya doing?” Poe:  “I’m doing well—I was working on XYZ… then QRS… and I’m really tired today…” I thought this was odd.  He’s supposed to be on…

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