Daniella Whyte

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Smile First and Then the Sweat (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 248)

Smile First and Then the Sweat

“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”
— Beyonce Knowles

Work, by definition, is hard. Very, very hard. After all, it is a curse. It was never meant to be so tedious, laborious, or painfully egregious. But yet it is and we all have to submit to its direction. It probably shouldn’t be this way, but a large part of who we are and what we become is defined by what we do — our work. Our days are ordered around work. Work, no matter how much we don’t like it, comes first and foremost, above and beyond anything else we want to do. Read more…

3 Plain Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 122)

3 Plain Signs You’re Moving Forward

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
— Vince Lombardi

You can’t always see progress. It may seem that you are working as hard and as fast as you can, but with little results. It is important to understand that progress often takes a while to catch up with all your work. But it will catch up at some time. As long as you keep working and getting better and doing your very best, your work will turn into progress and eventual success. If it feels like time has stopped, know that it hasn’t. So long as you are making progress the time you spend does not matter. Someone once said, “When things don’t happen right away just remember, it takes 6 months to build a Rolls-Royce and 13 hours to build a Toyota.”  Read more…

10 Habits of Highly Optimistic People

We all know a person or two who always see the sunny side of life. These people are happy, outgoing, vivacious, energetic, and full of spunk and spirit. They look for the positive in every situation. They have a clear head and an open heart. Their glass is always half-full, maybe even, overflowing. Their lives revolve around the good things that they do, the good thoughts that they think, and the good things that they choose to see.

An increasing number of scientific studies and independent research has shown that optimistic people have better mental and physical health. Optimistic people tend to live longer, overcome difficulties faster, manage stress better, have lower rates of depression, and focus more on their true purpose in life. Overall, the studies behind the benefits of being optimistic prove that it pays great dividends to develop a positive outlook on life.
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The Way You Do It

Francis Gay tells the following story in “The Friendship Book”:

“As the bus slowed down at the crowded bus stop, the Pakistani bus conductor leaned from the platform and called out, ‘Six only!’ The bus stopped. He counted on six passengers, rang the bell, and then, as the bus moved off, called to those left behind: ‘So sorry, plenty of room in my heart – but the bus is full.’ He left behind a row of smiling faces. It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it.”
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Doing the Little Things

Doing the little things on a consistent basis is what life is all about. People need many things and oftentimes they do not know how or do not choose to get it. If you keep doing small things for others, you may never know the difference that you make in their lives. But they will always remember you. It’s not what we do for credit, but what we do to make a difference in the lives of people around us.
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5 “I Wills” for Your Day

1. I will face this day head on.

2. I will choose to be happy.

3. I will smile even if I don’t feel like it.

4. I will live as if today is my last day.

5. I will make a difference.

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