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Day 967. Take a chance. Create happiness for others!

March 16, 2014
Day 967.  Take a chance.  Create happiness for others!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 967.  Saturday, November 16, 2013 It was 6:30 pm when I left the house—much later than I had planned. I raced to the church for the dance.  It was important to be there early—while I didn’t organize the event itself I had invited my friends to…

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Day 965. Welcome your long lost friend!

March 16, 2014
Day 965.  Welcome your long lost friend!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 965.  Thursday, November 14, 2013 As I was leaving the gym around 2 am Friday morning, I saw Horace arriving at the gym. He smiled at me. Horace:  “Smiling Daffodil!  I haven’t seen you here in a long time.  What happened?” I immediately smiled. Smiling Daffodil: …

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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 949. Do you get frustrated with people? Here’s how to cope…

December 12, 2013
Day 949.  Do you get frustrated with people?  Here’s how to cope…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 949.  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Midday I reminded Jane I needed some information from her.  She agreed and I carried on with my day. At 4:45 I noticed I still hadn’t received the items. That was ok—I got to the office late anyway.  I will stay…

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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 924. Tips for being a good conversationalist.

October 6, 2013
Day 924.  Tips for being a good conversationalist.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 924.  Friday, October 4, 2013 I sat down and hoped to be somewhat invisible at the dance party.  Dana was sitting nearby. Smiling Daffodil:  “Did you enjoy last weekend’s dance showcase?” Dana:  “Oh, I did.  I was so nervous though—my hands were shaking.” We continued discussing…

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Day 916. Keeping busy can wipe away memories of bad days.

October 6, 2013
Day 916.  Keeping busy can wipe away memories of bad days.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 916.  Thursday, September 26, 2013 About halfway into my dance lesson my instructor looked at me and said, “Shall we do some Lindy Hop?” I grinned. The song that was playing was not a Lindy Hop song but I didn’t let it dampen my spirit. James: …

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Day 913. The value of appreciation

October 6, 2013
Day 913.  The value of appreciation

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 913.  Monday, September 23, 2013 When I woke up this morning I excitedly checked my Facebook.  I started a new blog that makes me almost as happy as this Carnegie blog. I wasn’t expecting to see the response I received. Gerald:  “Smiling Daffodil, I’m enjoying your…

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Day 866. My GPS took me to an open field… so I used this Dale Carnegie principle….

August 8, 2013
Day 866.  My GPS took me to an open field… so I used this Dale Carnegie principle….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 866.  Wednesday, August 7, 2013 My GPS indicated it would take 15 minutes to get to the Collision Center of Texas.  I wasn’t sure if there would be traffic so I left 40 minutes before my appointment. As I was driving I was happy to see…

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