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Why read Monday Morning Power?

You will find a consistency and a focus in all of my content that can change your attitude which can fuel a positive change in your life, if you want it to. If you are happy with your attitude and your life and see no reason for changing, then you either already have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), or you are a victim and want to hold onto your misery. These postings will then serve to fortify the person with PMA, or, hopefully, convince the "victim" that there is a better way. This site will contain essays, poems, stories, humor and links, all with the same goal: The pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. I have had readers tell me that they have spent hours on my site and feel great about themselves both during and after. I log onto my own site frequently to help fuel my attitude; I hope you will as well.

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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: Website: Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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This Site is dedicated to the development of your ATTITUDE, which is your ULTIMATE POWER. The content includes: Essays, Articles, Poems, Links, Inspirational stories, Quotes, Research, Music, an original series called the "Process" and Laughter....all focused on the
Pursuit, Capture, Care and Feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happiness Is a Decision; Choose to be Happy

By Mel Kaye

Everything depends on your attitude, even happiness. Attitude is the underlying force in your life. Everything we do and everything we feel are both decisions and choices that affect our attitude. At any point during the day we “decide” based on our available “choices” what happens next. Happiness is no different. It sounds trite, I know, but you can decide at any time to choose to be happy or to choose to be unhappy.

As an example; you are excited about a day of outdoors activity, but it rains. At this point you have choices: You can choose to be miserable and unhappy all day for the anticipated pleasure that is lost; or you can choose to look at the rainbow and marvel at its beauty; you can choose to read and enjoy a good book; you can choose go see a movie; you can choose to be with your significant other and be thankful for their presence; you can choose to create something; you fill in the choice……or you can choose to be miserable. It really is up to you. You must learn to let go of disappointments (a topic to be covered in a later post.)

I believe in simplicity which is why I won’t go into a long essay on the subject. As reinforcement, I have put forth quotes that, in different ways, say the same thing: Happiness is a decision and a matter of the attitude you choose to have.

Read the following quotes. Take the the ones that feel right to you and right them down. The act of writing helps commit them to memory and make them yours. Paste them up on your bathroom mirror or on your fridge. Put them where you can see them and continuously be reminded of them. As in my post "Are You A Monday Morning Winner," you must train your mind as you would your muscles. Repeat the quotes until they become part of you; until they become part of your Attitude, The Ultimate Power.

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."
Martha Washington

"Happiness is not by chance, but by choice."
Jim Rohn

"Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead."
Scottish Proverb

"Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It's a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don't have. It's so simple—yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend."
Bits and Pieces

"Happiness lies in our own backyard, but it’s probably well hidden by crabgrass."
Dell Crossword Puzzles

"All the happiness you ever find lies in you."

"For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness."

"Happiness is like jam. You can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself."

"Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed."

"He alone is the happy man who has learned to extract happiness not from ideal conditions but from actual ones about him."

"Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn’t cost anything."

"Some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

"Some pursue happiness — others create it."

"Sometimes we miss happiness by looking too far for things nearby."

"Stop searching. Happiness is right next to you."

"Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy."
Dr. Robert Anthony

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."
Richard David Bach

"You can make yourself happy or miserable — it's the same amount of effort."
Ray Bradbury

"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."
Dale Carnegie

"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get."
Dale Carnegie

"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."
William Emery Channing

"In our daily lives, we must see
That it is not happiness that makes us grateful,
But the gratefulness that makes us happy."
Albert Clarke

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy."
Dalai Lama

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."
Hugh Downs

"The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it."
Andrew Dunbar

"Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life."
Benjamin Franklin

"The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself."
Benjamin Franklin

"Happiness is a man’s greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside."
Erich Fromm

"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life."
Burton Hills

"Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel towards what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much."
W. D. Hoard

"The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness."
Eric Hoffer

"The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for being happy except that they are so."
Dr. David Ralph Inge

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
Helen Keller

"If life gives you a lemon, make lemonade."

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happiness is a wonderful topic that inspires very good feelings. To realize we each have creative power that extends outward from ourselves is to realize happiness is a feeling not meant to be contained. As we each seek out or devise ways to create it, we gain insight into limitless joy.