From Daily Celebrations -
"The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off shoot of goodness." ~ Christian N. Bovee
Got the blues? Don't feel bad. Everyone needs their spirits lifted sometimes. If you need some help, why don't ya just...
Celebrate your successes… take a warm bubble bath… make someone else feel important... spread some good news … make a wish on a star… invent new reasons to celebrate… call your favorite aunty… eat chocolate... bake bread from scratch... get into the flow of life...
"If you have given up hope of ever being happy, cheer up. Never lose hope. Your soul, being a reflection of the ever joyous Spirit, is, in essence, happiness itself," observed philosopher Paramahansa Yogananda.
Say NO... say YES... set goals... read the children's classic, Little Engine That Could… love EVERY part of you… Do some aerobics… smile... visit an elderly neighbor... Pray... lie on your back and watch the clouds roll by... wink at someone you like... eat a healthy breakfast...
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up," advised the very wise Mark Twain.
Rent a Jim Carrey flick... write in your journal... get a facial... go somewhere you've never been... put on your favorite CD and sing at the top of your lungs...Learn to play the ukulele. (No better, easier, more joyous instrument was ever made!)
Read (and share) Daily Celebrations with everyone you know... (Just like I did). Lift your spirits."
The thing is that sometimes at the holidays some people are experiencing depression - they have lost someone - or they don't have much family - something like that. So if you know someone out there alone - say a prayer for them or ask them over!
Check out this song - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - beautiful!
Today was Robert Urich's birthday - I really liked him - especially in Spencer For Hire.
Urich was first married to actress Barbara Rucker (1968–74). He married actress Heather Menzies in 1975, and they remained married until his death in 2002. Menzies had played one of the von Trapp children, "Louisa," in the film version of The Sound of Music. Urich and Menzies adopted three children, Ryan, Emily and Allison. Menzies also battled cancer, and is an ovarian cancer survivor. She works with the Robert and Heather Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.