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The Dailey Sun~Chronicles
Volume VIII, Issue 80 July 29, 2019 ***** Edition
- Stop Complaining
- Change Your Perspective
- Be Thankful
- Don’t Compare Thyself to Others
- Lower Your Expectations
- Put People Before Things
- Do Away with Wish-lists
- Focus on Today
- Savor the Little Things
- Eliminate Excess
Good Time Management: Avoid the unnecessary, inefficient, fear, indecisiveness, trivial tasks, distractions, disorganization, perfectionism; repeating, pleasing everyone, lack of rest, poor health habits, unmotivation, and holding onto the past.
Handling and Recognizing Emotions Well (sophisticated wisdom reaction)
Develop a High Emotional Intelligence:
Recognizing Triggers that Lead to Negative Consequences (wisdom reaction)
- A mindful attitude is non-judgmental, patient, non-striving, and ablity to let-go.
- One can do mindful eating, too. Concentrate on the sensations, selecting nutritious foods, and enjoying all.
- Mindful breathing means getting comfortable, observing each breath, and being non-critical.
- Mindful walking involves being aware of surroundings and keeping rhythm.
Becoming More Resilient (Reduce Stress)
- Experience More Positive Emotions
- Express Gratitude
- Hand-on Serenity Exercises
- Move-on to Positive Emotions
- Practice One Scary Thing Per Day
Get Mentally Tough
I like #3 a lot!
Utilize Breathing Exercises (Mindfulness Methods)
Use Coping Strategies
Adopt Any of 12 Things Happy People Do
- Express Gratitude
- Cultivate Optimism
- Learn to Forgive
- Avoid Overthinking and Social Comparison
- Practice Acts of Kindness
- Nurture Social Relationships
- Increase Focus Experiences
- Develop Strategies for Coping
- Savor Life’s Joys
- Commit to Your Goals
- Take Care of Your Body
- Practice Spirituality
Reframe Thoughts into Happiness
Turn Personal Weaknesses into Strengths
Inconsistent >>> Flexible
Disorganized >>> Creative
Obnoxious >>> Enthusiastic
Stubborn >>> Dedicated
Emotionless >>> Calm
Shy >>> Reflective
Weak >>> Humble
Indecisive >>> Patient
Impatient >>> Passionate
Arrogant >> Self-Confident
Intimidating >>> Assertive
Act When You Are Feeling Down (Sad, Disappointed, or Depressed)
- Be Spiritual
- Be Sociable
- Move and Exercise
- Nurture Yourself: Eat, Shower, Read, Dress Up, Get Creative,
- Engage Your Brain
- Do Things that Make You Happier
- Accept Medical Help
Practice a Well-Designed Life
The Eight Dimensions of Wellness:
Do Healthy Anti-Aging Things:
Try Retinoids, Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Hyalukonic Acids, Anti-Oxydants, Peptides, Deramides, DNA-Repair Ingredients, and Lighteners
Silence Negative Thinking
Discard Distorted Conceptions and Bias
Eliminate Things That Block Happiness
Move Beyond Your “Comfort Zone” and Learn: Deal with challenges and problems. Achieve new skills, and expand “Comfort Zone.”
Have a Growth Rather Than a Fixed Mindset
(i.e. Writing things down, Chunking data, Little and often, Make it a story, Create acronyms, Say things out-loud, Create silly sentences, Practice, Focus, Test yourself, Ask why, Get enough sleep and water)
Practice Healthy Habits of Highly Productive People
Distress Tolerance Skill Development
Just Say “No”
Develop Good Habits of the Mind
- Perseverance: Focus, Complete Tasks, Remove Goal Obstructions.
- Empathetic Listening
- Manage Impulsivity: Remain Calm, Thoughtful, and Deliberate.
- Metacognition: Aware of thoughts, strategies, feelings, and effects on others.
- Striving for Accuracy: Setting high standards, checking, and finding ways to improve.
- Questioning and Problem Solving
- Applying Old Knowledge to New Situations
- Communicating Clearly with accuracy and thought.
- Gather Data through various sources
- Creating, Imagining, and Innovation.
- Responding with Wonderment and Awesomeness: Having fun, being intrigued, undaunted by phenomena.
- Taking Responsible Risks: Competent, Adventuresome, and using new things.
- Finding Humor.
- Thinking Independently.
- Remaining Open.
Deal with Confrontation Well:
Observe Good Nutrition
- Avoid foods that may induce dementia: White Foods (sugar, bread, rice, etc), Processed Food (meats, cheese), Foods containing Nitrites or Diacetyls (margarine, beer)
Flex Muscles of Spiritual Fitness
Watch Your Language and Speak Positive
eg. Incident Prevention: Understand Cause and Effect; Identify Root Causes: Apply Skills and Knowledge; Get the Big Picture; Cooperate with Others; Set Goals; Build a Working Memory; Deliberate Practice; Chunking Large Bits of Data; Explain Training Techniques; Improve Memory; Repetition; Self-Test; Adapt to Unusual Situations; Build Safe Habits; Drive (enough sleep, food) Healthy; Learn from and teach others; Humble Self-Confidence; Apply wisdom daily; Relax and Reduce Anxiety; Prioritize Tasks; Self-Controlled Behavior;
Practice Sensory Calming Techniques
. . . and Develop Your Sense of Humor
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A BOOK OF ANGELS
over 160 pages
plus over 90 full-color illustrations of angels
|The healing power of laughter|
|by The Dailey Sun~Chronicles|
It is great for the mind, body, and spirit.
It may seem odd to find humor when facing a serious issue. Research with cancer patients have shown that laughter can help lift the spirit and connect with others.
Many benefits of laughter . . .
St. Augustine wrote “Serve the Lord with Laughter”
Humor heals the physical body, strengthens the spirits, and is great for mental health.
Laughter may help you feel better about yourself and the world around you. Laughing leads to physical changes in the body.
After laughing for just a few minutes, feeling better may last for hours.
Physiologically, laughing has multiple benefits:
1) Enhances oxygen intake.
2) Stimulates both the lungs and heart.
3) Relaxes the muscles throughout the body.
4) Triggers the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
5) Eases digestion by soothing the stomach muscles.
6) Relieves pain.
7) Balances blood pressure.
8) Improves mental functions.
9) Enhances alertness.
10) Boosts creativity.
11) Improves memory.
by Robert Ellsburg
St. Pope John XXIII led efforts for ecumenicalism of all people.
On October 28, 1958, a new pope greeted the Church from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square. There stood the smiling, rotund figure of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the son of peasants and recently the patriarch of Venice. “I am called John,” he said.
In appearance, and in almost every other respect, Pope John XXIII stood in contrast with his gaunt and otherworldly predecessor, Pius XII. Gregarious and open, John exuded an enthusiasm for life that in itself set a positive tone for his pontificate and raised hopes for a season of change. These hopes were answered by the astonishing announcement that he intended to convene an ecumenical council, the first in almost a hundred years. He spoke of the need to “open the windows” of the Church and to let in fresh air. It was the signal of an extraordinary renewal, an era of openness and positive dialogue between the Church and the modern world.
On October 4, 1962, on the eve of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John made a rare trip outside of Rome to visit Assisi, to pray to the Blessed Mother and St. Francis for the success of the Council. It was a reminder of his deep Franciscan roots. As a young boy of fourteen, while enrolled in the junior seminary of Bergama, he was received as a Third Order Franciscan. “Oh! The serene and innocent joy of that coincidence,” he later said. “A Franciscan tertiary and cleric on his way to the priesthood, drawn in, therefore by the same cords of simplicity, still unconscious and happy, that was to accompany us up to the blessed altar that was later to give us everything in life.”
There were many steps along the way to the Chair of St. Peter: Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria and then Turkey, nuncio to France, and later Patriarch of Venice. But Pope John always acknowledged his familial bonds with the followers of St. Francis. In 1959, just before his election as pope, he presided over a celebration marking the 750th anniversary of Pope Innocent III’s approval of the Franciscan Rule. At the end of his remarks, he said, “Beloved sons! Allow us to add a special word from the heart to all those here who belong to the peaceful army of the lay Tertiaries of St. Francis: I am your brother Joseph.” Having launched Vatican II, Pope John did not live to see it completed. Dying of cancer, he retained his humor and humility. “My bags are packed,” he said, “and I am ready to go.” From his deathbed he dictated a final message of hope for the Church he loved:
Now more than ever, certainly more than in past centuries, our intention is to serve people as such and not only Catholics; to defend above all and everywhere the rights of the human person and not only those of the Catholic Church; it is not the Gospel that changes; it is we who begin to understand it better…. The moment has arrived when we must recognize the signs of the times, seize the opportunity, and look far abroad.
Pope John XXIII died on June 3, 1963. In a few brief years he had won the hearts of the world, and his passing was universally mourned. He was canonized in April 2014.
In convening the Second Vatican Council, Saint John XXIII
showed an exquisite openness to the Holy Spirit.
He let himself be led and he was for the Church a
pastor, a servant-leader. This was his great service to
the Church; he was the pope of openness to the Holy Spirit.
May Day ’18
Bon Jovi sang it best, I did my part but she didn’t. I was ‘shot through the heart and you’re to blame, she gives LOVE a bad name.
Thus she gives LOVE a bad name.
Amazing that John Bon Jovi never met the “Church Lady of MPPC”
… on being a guardian angel… Perhaps during eternity, I will be assigned to be the official God-designated ‘guardian angel’ or ‘intelligent, powerful spirit’ for someone like my daughter or a grandchild. In the meantime, this is a role that I gladly take-on.
Nine Orders of Angels
Guardian Angels are in the Lower Third Triad to the Right
As St. Augustine stated, ‘angel’ is the name of these eternal being’s office; what they do, their role, just call me an ANGEL.
“If you seek the name of their nature, it is ‘spirit’;
if you seek the name of their office, it is ‘angel’:
from what they are, ‘spirit’,
from what they do, ‘angel’.”
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Finding the Creative Genius
Creativity and connectivity of technologies are essential cognitive qualities that scientific studies have revealed, which geniuses and great fine artists possess. Another key attribute is that individuals apply their curiosity of their environment.
Not everyone can achieve the greatness of Mozart, Einstein, Shakespeare, nor Matisse but start being more curious of the world around yourself and you may be amazed with the results. Creativity, discovery, and invention is not solely based on IQ.
Great accomplishments have occurred when engineers, scientists, musicians, and painters have somehow linked two realities from different technologies. Imagination is a key.
In addition to meditation, one technique I have used is to feel every bodily sense – sight, sound, smell, touch, proprioception, and taste. Think of what qualities each sense gives your brain and combine the sensations and cognitive feelings.
Your ultimate success will depend upon how you apply knowledge, work hard, display perseverance, and become – if you aren’t already – passionate about your field of work.
If you do not believe this, just take a look at savants with a diagnosed mental illness. Their abilities in specific areas are outstanding. Savants can display unreal behaviors without collaboration with other masterminds.
Those of us who aren’t natural geniuses can muster great results by collaborating with others. The winning team concept goes beyond the sporting arena.
Evidence is overwhelming that people who work with their hands simultaneously stimulate their brains. Runners can also relate to the “high” they feel.
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Ability refers to a person’s capacity for doing what they say they are going to do. To what degree does a person only promise what they are actually capable of doing? Does that person actually follow through on promises or do they say all the right things in the moment only to fail to show up later?
The answer to questions like these demonstrates how much a person has the ability to be trusted. By contrast, untrustworthy people can be charming and well-meaning, but they are unreliable in that they overpromise or lack follow-though.
Integrity means that a person has a sufficiently well-developed value system that they tend not to give offense in the first place, tend to self-correct when they do offend others, or are at least willing to generously hear and respond proactively when they are told they have been offensive.
A person with impaired integrity doesn’t tend to care that he has given offense and becomes automatically defensive if told he has been hurtful in some way. Such a person gives apologies grudgingly and rarely displays the humility necessary to learn from missteps. People who behave this way can’t be trusted because they don’t have a well-developed moral sense. They tend to do what they think they can get away with or manage to explain away and only repent under pressure — and then, only half-heartedly.
People with integrity, on the other hand, see the offenses they commit against others as a mark against their own character, and because they are committed to living out a particular set of values, they work hard to remain faithful to those principles no matter what.
Benevolence refers to the degree to which the person you want to trust has shown you that he or she is willing to work for your good, especially when it has required some sacrifice or inconvenience on his or her part.
A person who is willing to put themselves out for your sake is more worthy of your trust than someone who isn’t. People who lack benevolence could be friendly and charming on the outside, but when you need something, their selfish tendencies come out along with their catalog of excuses.
Even the most irresponsible person manages to follow through occasionally. Even the abusive person manages to say “sorry” or do something nice once in a while. It is our ability to count on a person to demonstrate ability, integrity and benevolence consistently that makes them truly trustworthy. Inconsistently demonstrating the qualities of a trustworthy person is the same as not demonstrating them at all.
Evaluating a person’s ability, integrity, benevolence and consistency versus their unreliability, defensiveness, selfishness and inconsistency enables you to have a clearer sense of how much you can trust someone, in what contexts and to what degree. It can also give you a guide for dealing with those you have a hard time trusting by helping you highlight why and what might be done to resolve those obstacles to trust.
What might be two more traits of people that we can trust?