The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Laugh a Little : -)

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.” Jack Handey, "Deep Thoughts," Saturday Night Live

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Proverbs 17:22

Mirth: “amusement, especially as expressed in laughter” New Oxford American Dictionary

Sometimes it's vital to just laugh. While serious thought and selfless actions are always important, you can lose motivation without a little mirth. Some of the most stressful times in my life were times when I laughed the most. Our mind naturally looks for coping mechanisms, or ways to ease stress, and one of the best ways to do that is to laugh. Sometimes it may even seem a little inappropriate, but that's ok. While laughter may not always cure disease, it will almost always relieve tensions, and that's healthy for your body and mind. So let's approach life with a little humor. We know we're gonna mess up so why not laugh at our shortcomings, maybe then we won't take ourselves too seriously. After all, if we didn't take ourselves so seriously we probably wouldn't get so disappointed in ourselves.  And if you're finding it hard to laugh right now, remember, laughter is pretty contagious.  So if you can, find a video on youtube of someone laughing and watch it.  You'll be laughing sooner than you think.  Here's a link that may help.

Daily Journaling Questions:
  1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
  2. What did I learn today?
  3. What am I thankful for?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What am I dreaming of?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.

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