Do the Positive

July 1, 2012

in the generous life

I ran across this quote on Pinterest and thought about what that could look like.

Do you love reading? Then spend time reading, read to your kids, go to literary events, help your local library, etc.

Do you want a peaceful home? Then practice speaking kindly, look for ways to organize and simplify your home, pick healthy sources of entertainment on TV, etc.

So you want a happy marriage? Then choose to be a happy person, invite your sweetie for a walk, read books about building your marriage, ambush your husband and drag him off to the bedroom, etc.

I know there are times that we need to clearly stand against something that is wrong , but for the most part the more you invest in what you love and want, the less time and energy you will waste doing what has little value and effectiveness.

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I love this Ted Talk ~  Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work This guy is hilarious and he has the skinny on “happy.”

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Fawn (of Happy Wives Club) is traveling and asking happy wives along the way to share their wisdom ~ Taking Your Marriage From Good to Great Definitely a series to keep an eye on!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Rebecca July 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Happy Anniversary to all the July anniversaries!! Our 6th is today!! My hubby is the best!

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J (Hot, Holy & Humorous) July 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

That Ted talk was incredible! Thanks for sharing it, Lori.

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Victoria July 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Very simple idea, that would seriously never have occurred to me. Thanks for another great one!

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judy July 2, 2012 at 6:59 am

The simple ideas are often the very best. Thanks.

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Fawn Weaver July 2, 2012 at 9:40 am

Thanks, Lori! You always have a timely message. And thank you for showing the Happy Wives Club some major love.

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Cross Moms July 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Thank you for such simple yet powerful words of wisdom! They are just what I needed to get my mind and heart right for the week ahead. I’m thankful I found you on NOBH.
Love and God Bless,
Christy

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