William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.              October, 2014       Vol 8 Issue 10

Stay Inspired And Fired Up!

Have you ever noticed how an inspirational quote, happy video or funny story from yesterday or last week isn't quite as uplifting the second time around? It would be so easy to stay happy if the same things worked the same way, over and over again...but they don't, and that's a good thing! The benefits of that great workout, a wonderful vacation, or those inspired and uplifting moments don't last forever, so your Goodfinding practices need to be continually refreshed and renewed - and the effort you make in that renewal process is tremendously beneficial to you. And, the more you practice your positive focus, the easier and more powerful it becomes.

Here is a great article about how to pump some new energy into your gratitude practice, with some science to back it up from the research of Dr. Robert Emmons. Create as much variety and novelty as you possibly can in your mental, emotional and physical fitness program, and that will help to keep you engaged and enthused.  As you go through your daily routine of journaling, meditation, prayer or whatever you do for yourself, keep gathering your favorite books, music, art, videos and bookmarks and add them to your ever growing tool kit for staying inspired and fired up.

Learning is one of the best ways to get fired up and stay healthy in every aspect of your life. Watch this video to get inspired to learn, learn, learn. It will keep you excited, young and filled with enthusiasm! Enjoyed past Happy Videos? Now you can search video archives.
Quotes From Great Goodfinders

"Remembered joy is twice sweet."
--Ivan Doig

"Friendship doubles joy and cuts grief in half."
--Francis Bacon

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
--William Arthur Ward

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
--John Wooden

William G. DeFoore, Ph.D
Halcyon Life Enterprises, LLP