Posts Tagged ‘ Smile ’

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 917. I may not be the best dancer but I have enthusiasm…

October 6, 2013
Day 917.  I may not be the best dancer but I have enthusiasm…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 917.  Friday, September 27, 2013 I sat with wonder and awe as I watched the students Lindy Hopping. That should have been me.  Oh how I wish I had paid to participate in the Lindy Hop competition.  I love Lindy Hop. I felt chills just thinking…

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Day 906. Welcome someone with your smile.

October 6, 2013
Day 906.  Welcome someone with your smile.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 906.  Monday, September 16, 2013 As I approached the door to the gym I saw Karla, one of the night employees at the front desk.  Her back was turned— she was busy talking to some guests. Once I entered she turned and exclaimed with a smile,…

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

October 6, 2013
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 881. Your life can be joyful and happy when you create happiness for others.

August 23, 2013
Day 881.  Your life can be joyful and happy when you create happiness for others.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 881.  Thursday, August 22, 2013 The band began playing music.  I was a bit apprehensive because it’s swing dancing—not my best dance.  But I figured no matter what happened—I’d smile. The first dance was a swing dance, of course.  I did ok—but still needed to get…

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Day 828. Ever been nervous about public speaking, dancing, etc? Try smiling!

July 10, 2013
Day 828.  Ever been nervous about public speaking, dancing, etc?  Try smiling!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 828.  Sunday, June 30, 2013 I arrived at the theater.  My friend Todd arrived shortly after to help me unload my props for my recital.  It turns out it wasn’t that difficult to unload and it was pretty simple to set up. I wondered why I…

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Day 818. Learn the secret to feeling at home anywhere!

July 8, 2013
Day 818.  Learn the secret to feeling at home anywhere!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 818.  Thursday, June 20, 2013 I was nervous as I pulled in to the parking lot. My thoughts:  Why am I nervous?  This will be fun. I walked in and was immediately greeted by a familiar instructor. I felt good. I sat down to change into…

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Day 789. Smile!

May 23, 2013
Day 789.  Smile!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 789. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Todd waited patiently as I tried on hats.  I have never seen such a variety of hats and at such a good price. Smiling Daffodil:  “Ok Todd.. let me just try one more on…” Todd looked at me and smiled—approving of…

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Day 771. A 93 year old applied Dale Carnegie’s principles on me!

May 6, 2013
Day 771.  A 93 year old applied Dale Carnegie’s principles on me!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 771.  Saturday, May 4, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Roe, I’m nervous.  What if your mother doesn’t like me?” Roe:  “Trust me, she will.” We walked in to the assisted living center and went up the elevator. When we walked out of the elevator there was a woman…

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Day 725. Don’t be a grumpy person!

March 20, 2013
Day 725.  Don’t be a grumpy person!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 725.  Tuesday, March 19, 2013 I noticed one of the newer dance students was sitting by the water cooler.  I was pretty sure he hadn’t asked anyone to dance with him yet. Typically I don’t ask men to dance with me.  I just stand on the…

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