Posts Tagged ‘ The Smiling Daffodil ’

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 964. Take the time to see matters from the other’s perspective.

March 16, 2014
Day 964.  Take the time to see matters from the other’s perspective.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 964.  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 It was the end of the workday. I was finishing up some tasks when Janice walked in to my office. My immediate thought: “please God don’t let her stay long.” Janice:  ”I need your advice…” I sat and listened attentively— with…

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Day 963. Just when you think you cannot deal with another human being…

March 16, 2014
Day 963.  Just when you think you cannot deal with another human being…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 963.  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 My eyes were spewing flames—at least they felt like it.  I stared long and hard at my friend.  I was livid.  I didn’t think my friend was listening or understanding.  I threw my Carnegie principles away.  I was done.  No more. …

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Day 960. A short story on catching some z’s

March 10, 2014
Day 960.  A short story on catching some z’s

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 960.  Saturday, November 9, 2013 I woke up peacefully this morning.  As I pondered the last time I had slept in on a Saturday, I fell asleep again.  I woke up a half hour later and enjoyed the freedom to sleep in, the freedom to do…

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Day 959. Overwhelmed by tasks? Try this approach…

March 10, 2014
Day 959.  Overwhelmed by tasks?  Try this approach…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 959.  Friday, November 8, 2013 The more I thought about the day the more concerned I became. Aside from work, I wanted to get new tires on my car, have dinner with some friends, go to the dance studio, take some headshots, go to the bookstore,…

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Day 958. Help clear the cloud of doubt!

March 9, 2014
Day 958. Help clear the cloud of doubt!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 958.  Thursday, November 7, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Roe, I was reading the photography books and the author advised the following techniques…” I explained the methods I learned for getting sharp photos…the implication being my photos aren’t any good because I don’t use the method. Roe listened.…

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Day 957. How to encourage others to succeed!

March 9, 2014
Day 957.  How to encourage others to succeed!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 957.  Wednesday, November 6, 2013 I walked excitedly into the gym.  Today was Day 2 of my return to the gym—I figured if I can do two days, then it’s a habit. Clyde greeted me with a smile and we chatted about my absence and my…

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Day 956. Take the time to listen. You’ll be inspired by others!

March 9, 2014
Day 956.  Take the time to listen.  You’ll be inspired by others!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 956.  Tuesday, November 5, 2013 I walked in to Starbucks and was happy to see Emily. Smiling Daffodil: “I haven’t seen you in awhile.” Emily:  “I work different shifts these days—usually I’m off by the time you come in.  By the way, thank you for the…

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Day 955. Simple tips for building relationships

March 9, 2014
Day 955.  Simple tips for building relationships

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 955.  Monday, November 4, 2013 Charlie:  “How was the opera?  If I remember correctly, you were certain you weren’t going to have fun.” Smiling Daffodil:  “It was fun!” I began to describe all the day’s events leading up to the opera as well as dinner, photography…

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