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Do You Believe in the Butterfly Effect?

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Ok, I'll admit the main reason for this post is so that I could share the picture of the Monarch butterfly that landed in our front yard the other day. ;-) But, it also gives me a chance to talk a bit about the idea that even little tiny changes in our thoughts and attitudes can potentially produce significant differences in the kind of results we get out of life. Kind of my "positive mindset spin" on the butterfly effect Napoleon Hill said: "Thoughts are Things" Every physical thing you see in this world, started as an idea/thought in somebody's mind. Some people say that our thoughts actually attract things into our lives. And even deeper, the type of thoughts that we have attract like situations and thoughts. Here's an example you can run on yourself to see what I mean ... Ever been having a really bad day .. to the point where you can't concentrate on anything else .. and things just seem to be getting worse and worse? And when you ask your

How To Be As Happy As A Baby

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Living with small children in the house, I'm reminded on a daily basis how simple life really is when you're a baby. Joey is just over 5 months old, and she has to be one of the happiest little girls I've ever met. She spends a significant portion of her waking hours laughing and smiling at whoever happens to be in front of, or holding her. It got me thinking. Wouldn't it be great if we could all be that happy, that often? I wonder what the "secret" is? Here's a start ... Babies are Interested in Everything! They're constantly taking in their surroundings; and learning from what they see, hear, smell and taste. They don't prejudge anything. Every minute is an amazing new adventure. Babies are Not Shy about Showing Appreciation for those they Love! Have you ever seen a baby's eyes light up, and the big smile they get on their face when they look at mommy or daddy? There is never any doubt at all about whether or not your baby is happy