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We need to surround ourselves with things that are wholesome and clean. Then we will be happier! They will make our spirits happy and joyful. We are what we eat, "Physically and Spiritually." The books, newspapers, television and even the jokes that we hear and tell are all feeding into us. It all becomes part of our mental and spiritual diets. What are you eating?
PHILIPPIANS 1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy
PSALMS 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: they said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
PROVERBS 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
PROVERBS 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
How laughter helps
Laughter boosts the immune system and helps in muscle relaxation.
1. The late Dr Laurence Peter, author of The Peter Principle, said it was nearly impossible to feel tense when you laugh. The bigger the laugh, the lower the tension and the more long-lasting the relief. A state of reduced tension may last for an hour after a good laugh.
2. Laughter reduces muscle tension and stimulates the heart and lungs. It also causes causes the diaphragm, the main muscle for respiration, to go into overdrive. The heavy, deep respiration that accompanies hearty laughter increases the oxygen level in the blood.
And the expert says...
Here are some recommendations from Joyce Saltman, a therapist from the Southern Connecticut State University, on how to find laughter every day:
~Designate a section at work as a place for a new joke of the day, every day.
~Surround yourself with positive people.
~Avoid people who are constantly negative. They can diminish positive energy.
~Buy clothes that make you smile.
~Wear the brightest clothes you can find to brighten your day and the day of others around you.
~Make a list of 20 things to do in a day that make you happy.
Ten Biblical Rules for a Happy Marriage
While we were still sinners, Christ
died for us
How Dwight L. Moody told about a young man
"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can
listen twice as much as we speak."
"The most important thing in communication is to
hear what isn't being said."
"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of
listening when you'd have preferred to talk."
Allow Your Own Inner Light to Guide You
There comes a time when you must stand alone.
You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams.
You must be willing to make sacrifices.
You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved.
Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities.
Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better.
Be confident enough that you won't settle for a compromise just to get by.
Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop, and find your true sense of purpose in this life.
Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way.
HAG 2:23 In that day, saith the
LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of
Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and
will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.
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