-Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
I have been reading “Stay Alive All Your Life”, a book by Norman Vincent Peale. Originally it was published in 1957. He is best known for his bestseller “The Power of Positive Thinking.” No he doesn’t say think positive thoughts and you can have the world. He says start believing you can with God’s help if your goals are spiritually sound, have faith it will happen and work really hard. The book is chock full of stories of people getting out of the pit onto a path of success. Very inspiring.
“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” -Peale
A Tribute to Norman Vincent Peale Biography and notes from some of his books
Daily Celebrations, get to know famous people, holidays, and more because “life is a celebration of passionate colors”
‘People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.’ -Peale
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Now is the time to plan for Christmas. Or if you prefer to plan Christmas all year long. Here are 63 gifts for under $10. Read about the $100 Christmas. How about some free stocking stuffers? And for decorating ideas try 101 tips to decorate for the holidays.
I have also been busy working on an e-course. The topic is learning to simplify your life. The goal is to have the course ready by November.
Do you want to learn something new? Self-University has a list of links from anything you might want to learn. Education should last long past school. I was especially fascinated with the philosophers.
Last night we melted caramel to make caramel apples. What are you doing to celebrate the season?
I managed to get in two of my “twenty things I enjoy” yesterday. After the kids’ homework time we went to the park. I practiced some soccer with my son, then the kids and I swung on the swings. Later, I read while the kids continued their running around.
I am working through The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I am on week 2 and one of the assignments is to list 20 things you enjoy doing. Then plan to do at least one this week. I thought that was a great idea for anyone. Here is my list:
2. Going the the library and bookstores
3. Singing and listening to music
9. Playing board games and Boggle
10. Swimming or relaxing in a Jacuzzi
11. Surfing the web
13. Watching movies
14. Going for walks
15. Going to the beach
16. Visiting museums and art galleries
17. Playing with my cat
18. Going out to lunch with friends
19. Playing the piano or keyboard
20. Swinging at the park