People Go As Far As You Let Them

Sometimes when you are not in tune with what you desire out of life, you may find yourself susceptible to situations or people that are unbecoming of you. What you often experience in life is a result of what you choose to experience. In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you must remain steadfast in what you will and will not tolerate.

Many people you interact with are a manifestation of what your mind believes you need.  Regardless of the type of relationships created, they are as they are because you are supporting the continuation of such. There are times when serious issues must be confronted, even if the process and consequences could be painful.  Don’t let an attractive proposal or individual seduce you into lowering your moral principles as a condition of their friendship, companionship, or employment.

Smile

Our days may be stressful and complicated at times, but there is always a reason to smile.  For when you
smile, the world smiles back.  Think
about it.  A smile is the universal body language understood by every culture
globally and the messenger of your good will. 
Someone once said that the world is a looking glass and gives back to
every man the reflection of his own face. 
If this is true, a smile given is a smile received.

Smiling is an important factor in our lives and often the most overlooked. While it costs nothing to smile, its value is priceless and produces great returns.  Smiling is also an inexpensive way of improving your physical appearance, helping you reduce stress, elevating your mood and building self-esteem.  

A smile can be reflected in your eyes and projected in your voice.  For example, while I am not a big fan of fast food restaurants, I can say without fail, that every time I frequent a Chick-fil-A drive-thru, I am greeted by a happy voice that finds pleasure in serving me.  Even though I am unable to see the greeter’s facial expression, the voice is pleasant enough to make the menu pricing palatable.  The power of a smile should never be underestimated; its contagious effect creates a chain reaction that is immeasurable.