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10 Sentences That Will Make You Smile

10 Sentences That Will Make You Smile

Once in a while, you will need to encounter sentences that make you smile as you will need more inspiration and motivation to go on with your life. Which sentences do you think will make you smile the most?

Here are ten of them:

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1. Yes, today, everything is going to be great!

Your thoughts can heavily influence your actions and also your mood for the day. Choose to read sentences that make you smile. Be grateful for another day that you’re alive. Choose to spend your life with optimistic thoughts and refreshing beliefs, and get rid of any thought that says otherwise. Indeed, every day can be a great day if you want it to be.

2. You are here in this world to make a positive difference.

You were given a gift—a talent or a skill—that you can use to help empower yourself and eventually empower others. Make the most out of it by touching lives and influencing people to change for the better.

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3. You have the power to spend your life with people who truly matter to you.

You don’t have to spend the rest of your life with people who don’t treasure you! Yes, you can quit your job if you’re working in a toxic environment. Yes, you can close your business if your business partner is a cheater. Yes, you can get out of your romantic relationship if your lover doesn’t accept you for who you are. You have the power to do so, remember?

4. It doesn’t matter how many times you fail; what matters is how many times you stand up and try again.

Don’t be discouraged by your failures! Learn from the successful people and use failures as life’s way of teaching us valuable lessons. Want to know a secret? Successful people fail a lot more than unsuccessful ones.

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5. The best is yet to come.

Your potential can be limitless. Don’t settle for mediocrity: you’re definitely better than this. The potential to improve your life, the chance to lose weight or the opportunity to be a millionaire—all these exist. You just have to look for them.

6. Life is too precious to waste time hating anyone.

Hating someone is like drinking poison, don’t you think? You’re filling yourself up with something that stresses you and makes you upset while you’re still waiting for that person to suffer. Don’t drink poison.

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7. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Living means that you wake up each day excited and passionate about the things that you’re about to do. You love your work and you get paid to do it. You love the people you’re with, and you love the life that you have. You can only start living if you stop being a mindless zombie and stop getting stuck in the same routine every day. You’re supposed to take control of your life, not to just simply watch it pass you by.

8. Indulging in chocolate every once in a while is always a good idea.

Whenever life decides to bring you down or you feel like giving up because nothing seems to be going you way, make yourself a hot cup of cocoa and rest for a while. Tomorrow’s another day. You always have another chance to make things right again.

9. Time heals almost everything, so give time some time to work.

Past arguments, physical wounds, broken hearts, personal differences—all of these can be healed in time. Don’t be in such a rush, and don’t force things to heal immediately. You just need to wait for the right time for all the pain to be forgotten and for all the scars to fade away.

10. You can get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful in your life.

Yes, go ahead and live your life on your terms. Spend time with things that empower you and don’t waste time with the things that don’t.

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Lianne Martha Maiquez Laroya

Lianne is a licensed financial advisor, Registered Financial Planner, entrepreneur and book author.

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Last Updated on August 6, 2020

6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

We’ve all done it. That moment when a series of words slithers from your mouth and the instant regret manifests through blushing and profuse apologies. If you could just think before you speak! It doesn’t have to be like this, and with a bit of practice, it’s actually quite easy to prevent.

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napolean Hill

Are we speaking the same language?

My mum recently left me a note thanking me for looking after her dog. She’d signed it with “LOL.” In my world, this means “laugh out loud,” and in her world it means “lots of love.” My kids tell me things are “sick” when they’re good, and ”manck” when they’re bad (when I say “bad,” I don’t mean good!). It’s amazing that we manage to communicate at all.

When speaking, we tend to color our language with words and phrases that have become personal to us, things we’ve picked up from our friends, families and even memes from the internet. These colloquialisms become normal, and we expect the listener (or reader) to understand “what we mean.” If you really want the listener to understand your meaning, try to use words and phrases that they might use.

Am I being lazy?

When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, a strange metamorphosis takes place. People tend to become lazier in the way that they communicate with each other, with less thought for the feelings of their partner. There’s no malice intended; we just reach a “comfort zone” and know that our partners “know what we mean.”

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Here’s an exchange from Psychology Today to demonstrate what I mean:

Early in the relationship:

“Honey, I don’t want you to take this wrong, but I’m noticing that your hair is getting a little thin on top. I know guys are sensitive about losing their hair, but I don’t want someone else to embarrass you without your expecting it.”

When the relationship is established:

“Did you know that you’re losing a lot of hair on the back of your head? You’re combing it funny and it doesn’t help. Wear a baseball cap or something if you feel weird about it. Lots of guys get thin on top. It’s no big deal.”

It’s pretty clear which of these statements is more empathetic and more likely to be received well. Recognizing when we do this can be tricky, but with a little practice it becomes easy.

Have I actually got anything to say?

When I was a kid, my gran used to say to me that if I didn’t have anything good to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. My gran couldn’t stand gossip, so this makes total sense, but you can take this statement a little further and modify it: “If you don’t have anything to say, then don’t say anything at all.”

A lot of the time, people speak to fill “uncomfortable silences,” or because they believe that saying something, anything, is better than staying quiet. It can even be a cause of anxiety for some people.

When somebody else is speaking, listen. Don’t wait to speak. Listen. Actually hear what that person is saying, think about it, and respond if necessary.

Am I painting an accurate picture?

One of the most common forms of miscommunication is the lack of a “referential index,” a type of generalization that fails to refer to specific nouns. As an example, look at these two simple phrases: “Can you pass me that?” and “Pass me that thing over there!”. How often have you said something similar?

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How is the listener supposed to know what you mean? The person that you’re talking to will start to fill in the gaps with something that may very well be completely different to what you mean. You’re thinking “pass me the salt,” but you get passed the pepper. This can be infuriating for the listener, and more importantly, can create a lack of understanding and ultimately produce conflict.

Before you speak, try to label people, places and objects in a way that it is easy for any listeners to understand.

What words am I using?

It’s well known that our use of nouns and verbs (or lack of them) gives an insight into where we grew up, our education, our thoughts and our feelings.

Less well known is that the use of pronouns offers a critical insight into how we emotionally code our sentences. James Pennebaker’s research in the 1990’s concluded that function words are important keys to someone’s psychological state and reveal much more than content words do.

Starting a sentence with “I think…” demonstrates self-focus rather than empathy with the speaker, whereas asking the speaker to elaborate or quantify what they’re saying clearly shows that you’re listening and have respect even if you disagree.

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Is the map really the territory?

Before speaking, we sometimes construct a scenario that makes us act in a way that isn’t necessarily reflective of the actual situation.

A while ago, John promised to help me out in a big way with a project that I was working on. After an initial meeting and some big promises, we put together a plan and set off on its execution. A week or so went by, and I tried to get a hold of John to see how things were going. After voice mails and emails with no reply and general silence, I tried again a week later and still got no response.

I was frustrated and started to get more than a bit vexed. The project obviously meant more to me than it did to him, and I started to construct all manner of crazy scenarios. I finally got through to John and immediately started a mild rant about making promises you can’t keep. He stopped me in my tracks with the news that his brother had died. If I’d have just thought before I spoke…

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