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The Serendipities of a Positive Mental Attitude    

Many people underestimate the benefits of developing a Positive Mental Attitude.

A positive mental attitude is how we think and feel about ourselves and the world around us. Positive people are optimistic and resilient and approach challenges with a proactive and solution-oriented mindset. The importance of a positive mental attitude cannot be overstated; it has far-reaching effects on mental and physical health, relationships, and quality of life.

For starters, a positive mental attitude is critical for mental health. It is associated with lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. In addition, maintaining a positive outlook on life makes us less likely to dwell on negative thoughts and experiences that contribute to developing mental health disorders. Plus, a positive attitude will increase our self-esteem, motivation, and confidence, which will help us to overcome challenges and achieve our goals.

Next, a positive mental attitude can have significant benefits for physical health. Studies show that positive people have lower rates of heart disease, stroke, and other chronic illnesses. A positive attitude is associated with healthy lifestyle behaviours such as exercise, healthy eating, and avoiding harmful substances like tobacco and alcohol. Additionally, individuals with a positive attitude can better cope with pain and illness, leading to improved recovery outcomes.

Thirdly, a positive mental attitude can improve relationships. People are naturally drawn to positive individuals. Positive attitudes make establishing and maintaining meaningful connections easier and help individuals communicate effectively, constructively resolving conflicts with others, leading to more robust and healthier relationships.

In Summary, maintaining a positive mental attitude is essential for overall well-being. It can improve mental and physical health, enhance relationships, and increase success in achieving one’s goals. Practicing positivity can be challenging, but it is a skill that can be developed through consistent effort and a willingness to see the good in oneself and others.

Improve Your Life — Be Positive


Ham Sandwich with Mustard…

As ham sandwiches go, it was perfection. A thick slab of ham, a fresh bun, crisp lettuce and plenty of expensive, light brown, gourmet mustard. The corners of my jaw aching in anticipation, I carried it to the picnic table in our backyard. I picked it up with both hands but was stopped by my wife, who suddenly appeared at my side. “Hold Johnny (our six-week-old son) while I get my sandwich,” she said.

I had him balanced between my left elbow and shoulder and was reaching again for the ham sandwich when I noticed a streak of mustard on my fingers. I love mustard.

I had no napkin. I licked it off. It was NOT mustard! No man ever put a baby down faster. It was the first and only time I had sprinted with my tongue protruding. With a washcloth in each hand, I did the sort of routine a shoeshine boy does, only I did it on my tongue. Later my wife said, “Now you know why they call that mustard ‘Poupon.’


Guess Who?

Can you guess who this actor is?

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Mark-HarmonMark-Harmonb

 


Editors Quote Book

“If you are not yelling at your kids, you are not spending enough time with them.”

—Reese Witherspoon


Trivia Quiz

(Click Question For Answer)

1. He led India’s drive for independence from British rule?
The Polar Bear.
2. What large animal gives birth to its young during hibernation.?
Sarsaparilla.
3. She was the first and only Prime Minister of Israel?
Golda Meir.
4. Who was the first person to set foot on the moon?
Neil Armstrong.
5. What saying resulted from the action in question four?
One large step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
6. What Tolstoy novel has more than five hundred characters?
War and Peace.
7. This soaring target for shooters was invented by George Ligowsky?
Clay Pigeons.
8. To what direction do most baseball players pitch?
West.

 


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Romance is coming to the forefront of your life. This is an excellent time to open yourself to the possibilities.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20:  Success happens when you stop playing it safe. Opportunities are opening up for you; stay alert and aware.

GEMINI May 21-June 20:  You may be eager to travel, but this is not the right time. Hold on! Better things are coming.

CANCER June 21-July 22: Right now is a good time if you require funding or some other kind of assistance. Don’t procrastinate.

LEO July 23-Aug 22: You are making significant progress with improving your health. Keep up the excellent work. It will be worthwhile.

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22:   Things may be slow, but they will soon rev up. A new encounter could be exhilarating.

LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22:   Your work responsibilities seem to be more than you can handle. Persevere. You have the skills to handle them.

SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21:   Some stress creeps into your life. Fight it off by focusing on the positive. Look on the bright side.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21:  Your time at work brings you much satisfaction. You have that great feeling of a job well done.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Take a break from the routine. Think of something you enjoyed doing as a kid. Then, go do it now.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Don’t be tempted to do something just because somebody else wants you to do it. Be true to yourself.

PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20:    Be bold. Take on a new challenge. Attempting something new will expand your horizons and lift your spirits.


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The Hangover:

Following a very heavy night out with his buddies, Jerry wakes up at home the following morning with the mother of all hangovers. His head is banging, and as he forces his eyes to open, he sees a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the bedside table waiting for him. Sitting up in bed, he notices his clothing in front of him, all clean and freshly pressed.

Jerry looks around the room and sees everything in perfect order and spotlessly clean. He wanders downstairs with the water and aspirins still in his hand. He notices a note on the living room coffee table that reads, “Honey, breakfast is on the stove. I left early to go shopping. Love you.” Jerry walks into the kitchen, and sure enough, a hot breakfast is waiting for him, as well as the morning newspaper.

His son is sitting at the kitchen table, eating his breakfast. “Son, do you know what happened last night?” Jerry inquires. “Yes, I do,” his son responds. “You came home after 3 am. You were drunk out of your mind, and you could barely stand.” “Really?” says Jerry. “Yes, really!” said his son. “You also broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the door.” At this point, Jerry is feeling a bit confused. He thinks momentarily and then asks, “So, why is everything in order and so clean, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?” “Oh, that?” says his son, “Well, when mom dragged you to the bedroom and tried to undress you, you kept shouting, “Lady, leave me alone, I’m married’.”


Suspense

A man walks into a library and asks the librarian, “Do you have any books on creating suspense?” The librarian pauses momentarily, then says, “Yes, but I’m not going to tell you where they are!


Subway Party

Two small-town merchants were visiting New York City for the first time to attend a conference. There was a large party thrown, with lots of food and drink. At the end of the party, they both staggered outside. One guy crossed the street while the other stumbled into a subway entrance. When the 1st guy reached the other side of the road, he noticed the other emerging from the subway stairs. “Where ya been?” he slurred.

“I don’t know,” gushed the other guy, “but you should see the train set that guy has in his basement!


No More Nail-biting…

Two golden-agers were discussing their husbands over tea. “I do wish that my Elmer would stop biting his nails. He makes me terribly nervous.” My Billy used to do the same things,” the older woman replied, “but I broke him of that pesky habit.”

“How?”

‘’I hid his teeth!”


The Last Word

If you are trying to fool others, remember,
You are the easiest person to fool


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