5 Reasons to Smile

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Written by Melody Stevens

Is the beauty on the ground and in the trees enough to make you smile? Join author Melody Stevens as she shares “5 Reasons to Smile.

Written by Melody Stevens

You woke up this morning.
Life is a precious gift. You are alive and reading this blog post hopefully learning and searching for deeper meaning and for who you are at the core. You have the capacity to make today filled with magic, wonder, and self expression.
5 reasons to smileThe flowers are in bloom.
Look around. It’s spring! And the world is filled with beauty; colors, shapes, textures. Notice the beauty on the ground and in the trees. Definitely enough to make you smile.
Your fabulous, intricate mind and body are functioning so well, they are allowing you to read this post.
You have eyes that can read, a mind that can comprehend and a body that enabled you to find this post on the Internet.
You have infinite potential to make a difference in the world.
Who can you do something kind for today? Who can you connect with? How can you use your gifts and talents for the greater good? What is the cause you are championing?
You can change your mind anytime.
I mean, what if you’re worried about something? Money, job loss, divorce, failure, whatever…. You have the ability to change your mind by doing either of these worry busters:

A) Really thinking about the worst case scenario and make a plan on paper or in your mind for how you might handle said worst case scenario.

B) Creating an empowering scenario in your mind instead. The stories in your head about the possible future aren’t real anyway so you may as well make up something inspiring and fun!

Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.

What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
I have accepted that the only things I have control over are my own actions and reactions. Everything else is wildly out of my control. This includes how others react to me, how fast money comes into my business and how quickly I lose weight. I can influence these things through my actions, but ultimately they are out of my hands.

What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
I appreciate my courage and ability to learn, grow and change. I appreciate that I am certain that I’m on a path of self improvement and that effects all aspects of my life.

What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
One of the most rewarding achievements in my life is writing and publishing my book “Become a Time Millionaire: 100 Ways to Gain an Extra Hour a Day.” It’s a way I can share my heart and hopefully help many many others in a big way.

What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
My not so perfect way is that I tend to leave things behind. My computer bag, credit cards, my keys, cell phone, my pocketbook…. Thank goodness the world is full of good people. I’ve been this way all my life. Certainly this is not my best quality but I’ve accepted that this is my not so perfect way.

How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my life!

About the author

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Melody Stevens

Melody Stevens says that the best teachers in business (and life) are the ones who have made the most colossal mistakes, and have lived to tell about them. A 15 year veteran music studio owner (now with 2 locations), singer, consultant, mother, wife, homeowner, Ms. Stevens has received an incredible business and life education and is here to share some of it with you. Her miraculous recovery from poor business decisions, workaholism, food addiction, codependence, ADD, abuse, chronic yo-yo dieting and low self esteem has earned her the title “Time Millionaire.” Ms. Stevens today has a successful company that runs almost completely without her, several additional business projects, a loving marriage and family life, a 30 pound weight loss sustained for over 3 years without dieting, and a life of fun, peace and joy. She spends her days on high dividend activities that earn her more and more time including working ON her businesses, not in them, participating in her exercise paradises, and with her family and friends that she most enjoys.

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