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  • #453

    Smile Therapy
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    Positively POWERFUL.. worth repeating.. DAILY

    Remember this::

    As long as you are DREAMING, BELIEVING and DOING, you can GO anywhere, FROM nowhere, STARTING with NOTHING.

    ST Staff

  • #735

    Smile Therapy
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    Did you know…. PPP, P P-P P??

    Sign on a wise old mans door::

    Proper Prior Planning Prevents PISS POOR Performance.

    Wise Old Man

  • #736

    Smile Therapy
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    Problem Solver…hiccups

    This from my grandfather..

    To rid yourself of HICCUPS…

    Simply eat a piece of CHOCOLATE.

    Tastes good too :):)

    Robin P, Syracuse,NY

  • #737

    Smile Therapy
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    Pulled over by POLICE??

    Here are some tips from interviewing a sheriff of several years on the force….

    1.Always be polite.
    2.Have license and registration ready.
    3.Apologize for speeding, admit you were wrong.
    4.Don’t B/S the officer.
    5. Join your local sheriffs and police benevolant association for $20.
    5a. Put your membership card in a see through packet along with your registration and insurance card( so they see it when you pull it out).
    6.Don’t call anyone on your cell. It really frustrates the officer.
    7.If you know someone , politely say “I don’t know if this matters but I’m good friends with…. Make sure you are, because they will check. Do it BEFORE they go back with your license to their car.
    8.Have your hands on the steering wheel when the officer is approcaching your car. Its respectful, and they appreciate it.

    Good luck

    Jeff, NY

  • #738

    Smile Therapy
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    Positive idea

    Every day I jot down in a notebook, something that made me laugh( even if it was a little thing).

    Years later I can relive the joy of funny little moments that would have otherwise been gone from the memory.

    Try it!

    Melissa L, USA

  • #739

    Smile Therapy
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    A thought on PATIENCE.. share with who needs it most!

    A thought on PATIENCE…

    Relax.
    Life is a lifelong journey. You’ll never get out of it ALIVE.
    You’ll never be “done”.
    Your fine just as you are.
    Your not finished with yourself and never will be.
    -unknown-

    T Smith, Creator, S-T

  • #740

    Smile Therapy
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    Don t Give Up.. These People Didn’t

    Did you know Thomas Edison was thrown out of school in the early years when the teachers “determined” he was incapable of doing the work?

    Did you know Bob Dylan performed at a talent show at school and was booed off the stage?

    Did you know that W Clement Stone, mega insurance giant and founder of Success Magazine, was a high school dropout?

    Were you aware that John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before someone took a shot and published his first book? The first of 564 total books!

    RH Macy failed 7 times in NY before his store finally caught on.

    Sometimes things take time.

    Sometimes we “listen” to the wrong people.

    Very few things will defeat a person of purpose, determination, persistence and passion. Keep going!!

    Just say Nay to the Naysayers. What do they know anyway about the importance of YOUR mission?

    Tim, Marcellus

  • #741

    Smile Therapy
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    Truly INSPIRING………….

    Talk about Positiveness, Patience, Perseverence.

    How about Inspiring.

    After watching this.. you may find a few LESS THINGS to complain about.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgYX_NaFv7Q

    Steve, Syracuse NY

  • #742

    Smile Therapy
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    Here is a POSITIVE video( get out the kleenex)

    Very moving video.

    Also a creative idea as well

    http://www.freehugscampaign.org

  • #743

    Smile Therapy
    Keymaster

    Just HOW IMPORTANT are we??

    This puts things in perspective.

    This clever piece originated in Australia. Its so well done people don’t realize just how much info is being shared. Big universe out there.

    Click here

    dingo.care-mail.com/cards/flash/5409/galaxy.swf

    Cheryl B, Liverpool, NY

  • #744

    Smile Therapy
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    Need a Lift?.. visit this site

    What a positive site.
    amazing what some people are doing. Ad your own nice story

    http://www.spreadthesharing.com/StoriesofSharing/

    WWWeb scout

  • #745

    Smile Therapy
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    Send a letter to the BOSS

    The next time you receive EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE, take 2 minutes to send a letter to the boss who supervises the person responsible for the great service.

    That little effort you took to do that gesture may make a HUGE DIFFERENCE in that persons career. If nothing else, it will make their day/perhaps week, when the boss shares the good letter with them.

    Sale on!

    The Captain of SALES

  • #746

    Smile Therapy
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    The DIFFERENCE in People

    There is actually “little” difference in people. The “little difference” in people is in their ATTITUDE.

    The BIG DIFFERENCE is whether that attitude is Positive or Negative.

    Try to associate and hang with the Positive ones.

    Doug, Central NY

  • #747

    Smile Therapy
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    10 Statements to “Keep The Peace”

    1. Thank you for your opinion. I’ll think about it.
    2. Is this a good time for you?
    3. Would you like my thoughts?
    4. Why don’t we get the facts?
    5. I need your help. Can you please….?
    6. Let’s wait on this until we have more information.
    7. What did you mean by that?
    8. I don’t like that, so why don’t we do this instead?
    9. I’m sorry your upset.
    10. Let me get back to you.

    Next time you are having a potential arguement, try one or a few of these.

    Laurie P( from magazine Real Simple)

  • #748

    Smile Therapy
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    A Word on PERSISTENCE

    Short and to the point!

    “Persistence isn’t using the same tactics over and over. That’s just annoying.

    Persistence is having the same goal , over and over.”

    -Seth Godin-

    found on the web

  • #749

    Smile Therapy
    Keymaster

    One of THEE most POSITIVE Sites ever

    All I can tell you is this site is Fantastic.

    Inspiring. Motivating.

    http://www.values.com

    TAS

  • #750

    Smile Therapy
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    Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

    Keep a can of wasp spray handy instead of pepper spray. The wasp spray can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray someone would have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. You can keep a can handy and it doesn’t attrack attention from people like a can of pepper spray. Good to keep a can anywhere and it would be legal. I thought this was interesting and it might be of use to lots of ladies. Pass it on.

    Norma L., Marlton, NJ

  • #751

    Smile Therapy
    Keymaster

    Need some Positivity and PERSPECTIVE…?

    visit the Red Deer Blog

    Canadian Edward Macbeth has some worthy info to share with you.

    I’ve been enlightened and “Positivized” several times from it.

    http://www.reddeerblog.com

    WWWeb scout

  • #752

    Smile Therapy
    Keymaster

    Toby Keith Doing Good Stuff….

    Toby, once again, is a class act……..… http://positivepelham.blogspot.com/2009/10/toby-keiths-moving-tribute-to.html

    Note: I have included one of Wayman’s biggest hits. He was a pretty solid jazz guitarist. Kind of sad the world lost him so early

    Tune is called WAY UP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QubLgc_Byb0

    WWWeb scout

  • #753

    Smile Therapy
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    The REAL Story of Johnny Appleseed

    Johnny Appleseed in real life was one John Chapman, born on September 26,1774 near Leominster, Massachusetts. Little is known of his early life, but he apparently received a good education which helped him in his later years. By the time he was 25 years old, he had become a nursery man and had planted apple trees in the western portions of New York and Pennsylvania. Some of the orchards in those areas were said to have originated with his apple trees.
    When the rich and fertile lands lying south of the Great Lakes and west of the Ohio river were opened for settlement in the early 1800\’s, John Chapman was among the very first to explore the new territory. This was the Northwest Territory from which the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois were later formed. For nearly half a century Johnny Appleseed roamed his territory. When settlers arrived, they found John Chapman\’s young apple trees ready for sale. In the years that followed, he became known as the Apple Tree Man, or Johnny Appleseed.
    His manner of operation was simple. He went into the wildreness with a bag of apple seeds on his back until he found a likely spot for planting. There he would clear the land by chopping out weeds and brush by hand. Then he planted his apple seeds in neat rows and built a brush fence around the area to keep out straying animals. His nurseries varied in size. Some were only an acre or so, others covered many acres.
    He did all of the work himself, living alone for weeks at a time with only the Indians and wild animals for companionship. He never carried a gun or weapon of any kind. He was a deeply religious man who lived by the Golden Rule and had no fear of man or beast. Indians accepted him as a friend, and he is reputed to have talked at times to the wild animals who watched him as he worked in his nurseries. Undoubtedly, they sensed his kind and gentle nature. Once, it is reported, he was caught in a snow storm and crept into a hollow fallen tree for shelter. He found it occupied by a hibernating bear and her cubs, but spent the night there nonetheless. There is no report, however, of how much space he kept between them and himself.
    John Chapman was a practical businessman as well as a sincere Christian. Somewhere, somehow, he had caught a vision of the wilderness blossoming with apple trees, orchard after orchard of carefully nurtured trees, whose fragrant blossoms gave promise of a fruitful harvest for the settlers. Willingly he endured the hardships of his wilderness life as he worked to make his dream come true. His sturdy young trees lightened the hearts and lifted the spirits of many settlers, for there is a suggestion of a permanent and loving home when one plants fruit trees around a cabin.
    He sold his trees for a few pennies each, accepting any of the coins current on the frontier. Some had no cash, and from those he accepted a simple promise to pay at a later date. Few failed to keep their word. He sometimes accepted payment in used clothing.
    As he was a small man, his bartered clothing usually fit him poorly. This led to some of the humorous descriptions of his appearance in those early years. Like many of the settlers, he went barefooted a great deal because shoes were hard to come by and seldom fit his tough gnarled feet. As he ate no meat, he carried a stewpot or kettle with him. In this he could gather nuts or berries in season, carry water, get milk from a settler\’s cow, boil potatoes, or drop a handful of coarse-ground meal into the boiling water to make an unpalatable but nourishing meal. He has been pictured wearing such a pot on his head, but more likely he kept it tied to his pack rather than let it bounce on his head.
    He preferred to walk, carrying his precious apple seeds and the simplest of camping gear on his back. He also used a boat, canoe, or raft to transfer larger loads of seeds along the many waterways. Customarily, he obtained his apple seeds every fall. At first, he went back to the cider presses in western Pennsylvania where he selected good seeds from the discarded apple pressings. He washed the seeds carefully and packed them in bags for planting the following spring. In later years, as cider presses were located in the new territory, he gathered his seeds closer to home.
    There is no way to estimate how many millions of seeds he planted in the hundreds of nurseries he created in the territory lying south of the Great Lakes and between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This was his service to mankind.
    John Chapman never married, but he loved people and especially children. As the settlers moved into the wilderness, his lonely nights were fewer because he was a welcomed guest at every cabin. Many a night after the simple meal, he would hold them all enthralled with his stories or read to them from the Bible or from some of the religious material he carried.
    It was with such friends that he spent his last night. He had been living near Fort Wayne, Indiana, when word came one March day that cattle had broken through the brush fence around one of his nurseries some twenty miles away. Although it was a raw spring day, he set forth immediately to repair the damage. On his return trip he was stricken with a disease known as the winter plague. He found shelter with friendly settlers but failed to survive the attack. A newspaper account gives the date as March 18, 1845, but other dates have been given. Such confusion is not at all surprising when one remembers that this kind and gentle man was known by the name of Johnny Appleseed to almost everyone, and only a few knew that his true name was John Chapman. Many of his young seedlings may have crossed the plains in covered wagons to produce their bountiful fruit in the western states. Certainly, his fame did, for the name of Johnny Appleseed is known throughout all of the United States and elsewhere in much of the world. People continue to improve their environment in Johnny Appleseed\’s manner whenever they plant a new seedling!

    Smitty, NY

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