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Posts from — July 2009

Focus on the positive: Encore! We won!

When one door closes, another one opens.

We have the luxury of infinite positive thoughts! – Yip Pei Shan

My good friends and I decided to go to a club some weeks ago which I was refused entry to for some unreasonable reason.  We felt disappointed, however I suggested we catch a movie instead.  Upon purchasing the movie tickets, we were given a “sure-win jackpot” ticket in which we had to key in the authorisation code to play at the game machine.

Guess what happened after we keyed in the code?  We won one of the top prizes!!!  Indeed, when one door closes, another opens!

July 30, 2009   No Comments

My musings on ‘Yes, I Stand by My Words, “Happiness Equals Love—Full Stop”’

Just read George’s Yes, I Stand by My Words, “Happiness Equals Love—Full Stop”. Agreed! I’ve always found myself being most Happy with my loved ones. Looking at the past International Happiness Day actions, I’ve realised many of the actions are with the people we love.

What does Happiness and love got to do with each other?  The interesting measures of cohesive home-life, overall soundness, coping style and object relations were all strongly related.  The winners in life were reportedly having the warmest childhoods, best overall soundness, the most mature coping styles and the best object relationships, consequently leading to more fulfilling lives – the good life.  This translates into higher incomes, higher occupational prestige, longevity, better health, and good relationships, among other things.

Indeed,

Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love. – Virgil

July 18, 2009   No Comments

Words of wisdom: The luxury of infinite positive thoughts!

We have the luxury of infinite positive thoughts! – Yip Pei Shan

This is a spin-off from the International Happiness Day!!!: The Shanshine way! - Get together with loved ones for a International Happiness Day celebration! (^.^) and Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.

I prefer to bask in affirmations, rather than criticisms.  Criticisms tend to leave you with a sour aftertaste in your mind, body and soul.  On the other hand, affirmations inspire you to be the best of YOUR best.  It gives you a sense of fulfillment, pleasure, and willingness to go the extra mile.

Luxuries abound; very much so, the positive!

July 11, 2009   1 Comment

International Happiness Day!!!: The Shanshine way!

Shanshine On!  Start Having Action Now, Start Having Infinite New 3nergy!

Get together with loved ones for a International Happiness Day celebration! (^.^)

It is quality rather than quantity that matters. – Seneca

I am a firm believer and practitioner in quality time, especially concerning the things and people that matter most to me.  I am going for quality time with a few of my favourite people today.  What about you?  Unleash your creativity, permit yourself to be Happy, Happier, Happiest!  Not just for today, but for many many many days to come!

For those following the VIA strengths alignment, this action is in line with Loving and Allowing Oneself to Be Loved.

A Happy you, a Happy life, a Happy work, a Happy family, all this can be yours only if you choose to.

A very Happy International Happiness Day to you!!!

Shanshine smiles and cari saluti!
Shan
Your International Happiness Day Ambassador (Singapore)

How did yesterday’s actions go for me?

I am very pleased that my once conscious incompetent actions have evolved into unconscious competent actions!

I was so thrilled and enlightened that I wrote Focus on the positive: It works! A real life story immediately after I had the revelation!  I still remember Napoleon Hill’s words in Think and Grow Rich, along the lines of we cannot afford the luxury of a single negative thought.  I would like to add,

We have the luxury of infinite positive thoughts! – Yip Pei Shan

Notice the optimistic thinking in action!  Did it take a lot of time and effort to do so?  No.  Initially, it took a lot of time and effort.  With continuous usage and a laser beam focus, it became a habit.  Once it becomes a habit, it’s ingrained into your system.  Need support with this?  Contact me.

July 10, 2009   1 Comment

Focus on the positive: It works! A real life story

I just had a new revelation!  Good things really happen when you focus on them!

My friend’s friend wanted to enquire about the printing charges for company tee shirts at this newly opened shop.  When we first went in, the person manning the shop did not know much.  A few minutes later, a Chinese salesman entered the shop and entertained our enquiries to no avail.  Now, this Chinese salesman spoke excellent English, so I complimented him.  He was so modest until he did not say ‘thank you’.  Instead, he started complimenting me in return.

Interestingly, after complimenting him, his entire demeanour and attitude towards us changed.  He started finding the necessary information with great enthusiasm!

I quote my friend’s words,

“I am really amazed at how you can decide on something good about the Chinese salesman just now, despite [his] not being knowledgable in many things. He changed totally after you praised him, [he was] more confident and help[ed] you a lot:) Wonderful!”

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July 9, 2009   No Comments