Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Just in case you weren't feeling old enough today.......let me make you feel a teeny bit worse.....
The people who are starting college this fall were born
They are too young to remember the explosion of the
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
The CD was introduced two years before they were born.
They have always had an answering machine.
They have always had cable.
Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
Popcorn has always been microwaved.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard: 'Where's the Beef?', 'I'd walk a mile
for a Camel', or 'de plane Boss, de plane'.
McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Notice the larger type?
That's for those of us who have trouble reading.
P.S. Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The Gratitude Dance
This video, produced by the "Gratidudes", infuses an upbeat Caribbean tune with choreography that vaguely resembles a chicken at a square dance. Although there have been no studies done on the subject, you should try dancing it with a frown on your face -- it's impossible.
All of this may feel frivolous as people lose their jobs and struggle financially, but one thing that has been proven is that negativity evokes more negativity. But the theory behind Brightsiding is that we need to be energized in order to have the strength to pull ourselves up by our boot straps.
Breaking it down even more, to break the cycle of negativity, you need to compartmentalize: you do all you can to make your life, your family and your community better. But when you've done all you can, you need to think about something other than the hard stuff. You need to fortify yourself with laughter, positive thoughts and the joy of being with the people you love.
So, whether you lighten your mood by watching these videos or doing something fun with the people you love, remember that there is a bright side, and you can find it.
Go here to see the Gratitude Dance Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9z2ELaBVJY
It's amazing, try it......
In the face of recent economic news, there are some people who respond to the spirit-crushing and downright scary headlines with a cheerfulness that's almost inappropriate.
The best online explanation of the Brightsiding concept comes from an original composition and animation called "Spread Joy." The composer, Mike Strickland said the idea just came to him.
"I was watching TV news one day thinking, 'There needs to be more positive messages being sent around the world,'" he said. "So I wrote a cheerful song called 'Spread Joy.'"
Go to http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/JobClub/story?id=7154760&page=1 to read more and see the uplifting video - it WILL put a smile on your face. Go to the Good Morning America website for the series on how to feel good.....
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