Friday, October 4, 2013

Grin and Win

WARNING: Negative thoughts and self-criticism impair your ability to develop strong creative skills.

This scientific FACT has been brought to you by Dr. Adam Anderson, whose study was featured in the 2006 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

What’s more, Dr. A. says that the opposite holds true as well. So, here’s one for all of the Debbie Downers out there —

WARNING: Positive moods can increase your ability to think creatively.

Obviously, if you want to have a creative edge, you’re going to have to get some happiness.

I'm told you can't buy it 

So, you're going to have to make it yourself.

Here are a few recipes that I've found to be handy…

Research has shown that the best way to be happy
is to make each day happy.
~ Deepak Chopra

Most folks are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~ Abraham Lincoln

If you want to be happy, be.
~ Leo Tolstoy

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
~ Anne Frank

To be happy, make other people happy.
~ W. Clement Stone

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~ Dalai Lama

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do
are in harmony.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

And my personal favorite…

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin;
what else does a man need to be happy?
~ Albert Einstein

PROMPT: Grab your fruit bowl and mix in a violin. It’s a great weekend to make some HAPPINESS… with a whole heap of creativity on the side.

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