Allen Klein is a motivational speaker and author who believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this day of tweeting, texting, cyberspeak and the non-language of E-mail, the written and spoken word has the power to touch our hearts and lift our spirit that is extraordinary. In this The Art of Living Joyfully, Jollytologist Allen Klein presents a compendium of advice and plain common sense comprising a guide to good cheer. This wonderful collection of quips, quotes and instruction comes from a variety of people and from all eras of history. Dividing the books thematically, covering such topics as Friendship, Laughter, Beauty, Nature, Faith, and more, this is a book to cherish for oneself and to give as a heartfelt gift. HENRY DAVID THOREAU on Friendship: "The most I can for my friend is simply to be his friend," WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE on Laughter: "A light heart lives long." RALPH WALDO EMERSON on Happiness: "Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself." SOPHOCLES on Love: "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." MARTIN LUTHER on Nature: "Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime." From yesteryear to yesterday to today; from the famous to the little known; on subjects that touch our lives every day in every way, the selection of quotes in THE ART OF LIVING JOYFULLY offers insight and inspiration to help you and those you care about feel good about themselves and life.
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INTRODUCTION: Psychonueroimmunology is a long word with a short, simple concept. It means that the body, mind, and spirit are all interconnected. In other words, you mind can influence your body. What you think affects how you feel. Of course, what you think consists mainly of words-- and those words have the power to drag you down or lift you up.
The quotations in this book were all selected to help you experience the latter. To get the full effect, try posting a few where you will see them regularly. Add one a day to the screen saver on your computer, put one at the end of your E-mails, or E-mail one daily to someone whose spirit needs a lift.
It almost doesn't matter how you use these quotes. The important thing is that you use them on a regular basis. If you do, they can keep your spirits high so that you will be mentally, physically, and spiritually healthier.
A powerful agent is he right word. -Mark Twain
When someone does something well, applaud! You will make two people happy.- Samuel Goldwyn
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy. -George Matthew Adams
The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. -Charles Schwab
The applause of a simple human being is of great consequence. -Samuel Johnson
Most people like praise...When it is really deserved, most people expand under it into richer and better selves. -Joseph Farrell
The sweetest of all sounds is praise. -Xenophon
Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it. -Barbara Sher
Find the good-- and praise it. -Alex Haley
Every day. tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them. -Richard Carlson
Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers. -Christian Bovee
A little praise Goes a great ways. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Allen Klein’s book The Art of Living Joyfully is not just another book filled with quotes as I thought it might be when I picked it up. It is a book filled with humor, intelligence, love and serenity. The quotes encompass human behavior and can enrich one’s day. The quotes give the reader a poetic example, showing us that we can live joyfully as well.
Happiness is a craving we all have. But we can't sit and wait for it to come our way, just as the ingredients for a recipe won't magically appear. We have to make a conscious effort to go out and "catch happiness." Many times throughout our day we are faced with something we want and we fulfill that want. We are thirsty—we go get something to drink. We are hungry—we go get something to eat. We want to write something down—we go get a pen. Happiness need not be any more complicated—if we want happiness, we must either go get it or create it where we are. Doses of inspiration and humor that gently and joyfully help us live more peaceful, loving, and fulfilling lives. What a wonderful book and it makes a great addition to my library. Thank you so much for putting all of these positive and helpful thoughts and affirmations together in one place. I strongly recommend this book.