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15 Secrets of a True Winner

Have you ever wondered what transforms an ordinary human being into a winner, or what variables are at play to create a personality with a solid unwavering sense of integrity? Have you ever noticed how being around a highly esteemed and truly successful person seems to make you a winner, too, or how a true winner is quick to share the limelight with those around them?

1. Winners know that self-esteem is the most important and basic quality of a successful life and all winners have a strong sense of self as their main ingredient.

2. Winners are emotionally healthy individuals with a distinct feeling of personal worth that is cultivated and nurtured to sustain them through good times and bad.

3. Winners are aware that self-esteem is actually a habit that can be learned through diligence and practice. In fact, self-worth and self-confidence are characteristics that most winning personalities were not necessarily born with. The word 'esteem' literally means to appreciate the value of. Developing a positive self-image is a life-long process that starts as simply as making a conscious effort to upgrade our lifestyle, and pay more attention to personal appearance and personal habits.
4. Winners achieve and maintain a healthy self-image by simply and objectively seeing where they are now and where they would like to be, and then mapping out a plan by creating short-term and long term goals. And inch by inch, they're on their way.

5. Winners and top achievers have risen from out of the ashes of extreme poverty and despair. Those who have pulled themselves up, and remain successful, all share positive self-imaging as a common denominator, with background having little, if anything, to do with it.

6. Winners accept themselves and understand how self-acceptance accounts for a successful and dynamic life. The willingness to be one's authentic self and live one's life as it unfolds, accepting all responsibility for the ultimate outcome, is also a major factor in developing a winning personality. And although winners are always seeking some form of improvement, they can accept themselves just as they are right now.

7. Winners accept their own uniqueness, are comfortable with their image, and are willing for others to know and accept them as well. Such people naturally attract friends and supporters. He or she seldom has to stand alone.

8. Winners do not live in the past. They view themselves in terms of their abilities, interests and goals, and they build confidence through their successes. Winners have the confidence to create success and the success necessary to create confidence. In other words, success breeds success.

9. Winners focus on past successes and forget past failures. They use errors and mistakes as a way of learning, and then they dismiss them from their mind. To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and look at the failures only to implement corrective measures for future success.

10. Winners forgive their failings by understanding that character is formed through adversity. Life is a series of obstacle courses that build strength when coupled with drive and determination. The old adage that adversity builds character is not just a catchy phrase, but is clearly illustrated by noting just how many highly successful and loving parents gave extreme abundance and comfort to their children, only to raise children with weak and sagging characters.

11. Winners indulge in positive self-talk as an important key to permanent enhancement of self-esteem. Every waking moment we must feed our mind positive thoughts so relentlessly and vividly that our self-image, in time, is modified to conform to the new, higher standard.

12. Winners can graciously accept compliments. One good indicator of an individual's opinion of himself is the way he accepts a compliment. It is incredible how low-achievers belittle and demean themselves when others try to pay them value.

13. Winners are aware of their potential, like who they are, and are eager to consider the well-being of others as they do their own.

14. Winners base their actions and decisions on rational thinking rather than on reactions and emotions. They understand that to react emotionally in response to challenges is to nullify the wisdom and power of the rational mind.

15. Winners are able to enjoy their emotions as children do, probing the depths of their love, excitement, joy and compassion; but winners make the decisions that shape their lives through forethought, logic and common sense.

 

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It happens to everyone re among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity. Researchers have shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provide more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables.

Brain & Nervous System

     Neuroscientists have discovered that feeding blueberries to laboratory rats actually slowed age-related loss in their mental capacity, a finding that has important implications for humans. In one study, Jim Joseph, director of the neuroscience laboratory in the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRC), fed blueberry extractions--the equivalent of a human eating one cup of blueberries a day--to mice and then ran them through a series of motor skills tests.

     He found that the blueberry-fed mice performed better than their control group counterparts in motor behavioral learning and memory, and he noticed an increase in exploratory behavior. When he examined their brains, he found a marked decrease in oxidative stress in two regions of the brain and better retention of signal-transmitting neurons compared with the group of mice not consuming the blueberries.

     Currently, Jim Joseph is testing the effects of blueberries on humans. Preliminary results show that people who eat a cup of blueberries a day have performed 5-6% better on motor skills tests than the group not consuming the blueberries.

Feed Your Brain With Blueberries

Blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity. Researchers have shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provide more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables.

Brain & nervous system

Neuroscientists have discovered that feeding blueberries to laboratory rats actually slowed age-related loss in their mental capacity, a finding that has important implications for humans. In one study, Jim Joseph, director of the neuroscience laboratory in the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRC), fed blueberry extractions--the equivalent of a human eating one cup of blueberries a day--to mice and then ran them through a series of motor skills tests.

He found that the blueberry-fed mice performed better than their control group counterparts in motor behavioral learning and memory, and he noticed an increase in exploratory behavior. When he examined their brains, he found a marked decrease in oxidative stress in two regions of the brain and better retention of signal-transmitting neurons compared with the group of mice not consuming the blueberries.

Currently, Jim Joseph is testing the effects of blueberries on humans. Preliminary results show that people who eat a cup of blueberries a day have performed 5-6% better on motor skills tests than the group not consuming the blueberries.

Anti-inflammatory

The compound that appears responsible for this neuron protection, anthocyanin, also gives blueberries their color and might be the key component of the blueberry's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Blueberries, along with other colorful fruits and vegetables, test high in their ability to subdue free radicals. These free radicals, which can damage cell membranes and DNA through a process known as oxidative stress, are blamed for many of the dysfunctions and diseases associated with aging. The antioxidants found in blueberries, help to protect the body against the damaging effects of these free radicals and the chronic diseases associated with the aging process.

Urinary tract health

Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have identified compounds in blueberries called proanthocyanidins that promote urinary tract health and reduce the risk of infection by preventing bacteria from adhering to the cells that line the walls of the urinary tract.

Blueberries and Nutrition

Fresh fruits, including blueberries, and vegetables contain many of these naturally occurring antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E. Blueberries contain 14 mg of Vitamin C and 0.8 mg Vitamin E per 1 cup of blueberries. In addition, blueberries contain anthocyanins and phenolics that can also act as antioxidants. Based on data from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Boston, MA).

Though blueberries themselves are not a cure-all, they do contain a number of substances offering far reaching health benefits. These substances include, but are not limited to fructose, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants thus far, seem to have the most conclusive role in the prevention/ delaying of such diseases as cancer, heart disease and the aging process.

One cup of blueberries contains 14% DV of fiber 2.41 g per 100g and are a major source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, phenolics, and flavonoids, as well as being very low in fat and sodium.

So in conclusion... Live, love & laugh better with the miraculous health benefits of your little purple friend... the blueberry!

Janet Arango is the owner of TheSavvyHomemaker.com, a free online magazine filled with interesting facts and subjects, and all wrapped up with so many beautiful graphics and photos, that you'll think you're turning the pages of a popular woman's magazine- hot off the press.

Visit The Savvy Homemaker at [http://www.thesavvyhomemaker.com]

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10 WAYS TO Extend The Life Of Fresh-Cut Flowers LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

1. Florists realize the virtue of cutting flower stems under water before transferring them from bucket to vase. When flower and foliage stems are exposed to air they will immediately begin to seal up inhibiting the absorption of much needed nutrients. Secondly, when fresh cut stems are exposed to air, bubbles of air become trapped in the stems, preventing the steady flow of water to uptake through the stem.

2. Florists and commercial growers use lukewarm water for their cut flowers. The water temperature should be comfortable to the wrist, approximately 100F to 110F. The object is to facilitate the water and nutrients to get to the head of the flower as quickly as possible. Warm water molecules move faster than cold water molecules and thus will greatly enhance the absorption process. The one exception to this rule is bulb flowers, such as tulips, tend to thrive in cooler water.

3. Florists know that a well balanced preservative solution drastically increases the longevity of cut flowers. Under normal circumstances, the plant will supply what the flower needs; however, when severed, the flower becomes immediately deprived of these essential nutrients. Commercial preservatives offer a form of these nutrients to the cut flower. Such solutions contain sugar for nutrition, antibiotics to fight bacteria, and citric acid to add necessary acidity to the water. When using a commercially produced or homemade preservative, always be sure to use the recommended measurements. The recipe included with this article offers the same preservative properties found in most commercial brands, and is extremely effective in prolonging the vase life.

Flower Preservative Recipe:
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon bleach
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
1 quart lukewarm water

4. Florists know that clean, bacteria free, shears or clippers, made specifically for cutting plant stems vastly improves a flowers ability to uptake fluids. Using ordinary scissors, made for cutting fabric or paper will crush the flowers vascular system, and prevent proper water uptake. A bulkier gauge tool, designed for cutting stems, will create a sharper cut, causing less damage to the stems delicate vain system.

5. Florists realize the advantages of cutting flowers and foliage at an angle and approximately one inch up from the bottom of the main stem. Cutting a 45 degree angle near the bottom of the stem provides a larger, more exposed area for the uptake of the water. In addition, the angle also enables the stem to stand on a point, allowing the water to be in contact with more of the cut surface.

6. Florists are aware that re -cutting limp flowers enables the stem to readily absorb more water. A fresh cut will open the veins up allowing the flower stem to absorb necessary nutrients.

7. Florists are aware that keeping fresh cut flowers away from drafts, direct sunlight, and ripening fruit drastically prolongs the longevity of a bouquet . Ripening fruit emits ethylene gas, which encourages poor petal color, discourages petals from opening, and shortens the overall vase life of a bouquet. In addition, direct sunlight and drafts are also major culprits in shortening the life and beauty of a fresh flower bouquet.

8. Florists know that keeping the Oasis foam clean, fresh and soaking in preservative treated water extends the vase life of a floral arrangement. If your bouquet arrives in wet Oasis foam, keep the floral foam soaking wet by adding a small amount of preservative treated water each day. In addition if, after a few days, the Oasis is carefully removed (while keeping the flower stems inside the Oasis), and allowed to drain for only a few minutes, then placed back in a clean vase with fresh preservative treated water, the bouquets life can last far beyond the normally expected vase life.

9. Florists know that the stems of hollow-stemmed flowers will benefit from being manually filled with water. Simply turn the flower upside down and pour water into the open cavity of the stalk. To keep the liquid in, plug the stem with a small piece of cotton, then place it in the vase, or place your thumb over the opening at the bottom of the stem and place it in the water. The water trapped inside will keep the stem strong and straight.

10. Florists understand the advantages of removing excess foliage and dieing, wilted blooms. By removing all the lower foliage when initially creating a bouquet, and by tossing the dead flowers as they begin to die, the vase life of an arrangement can be lengthened or even doubled. Changing the water, adding the correct amounts of new preservative, and rearranging the bouquet to compensate for any loss, will also lengthen the cut flowers general appearance and overall freshness. Simply by taking simple steps to freshen the bouquet, retarding the bacterial growth, you can increase the beauty and life of a bouquet while also creating a bright, appealing floral arrangement that will last well beyond its anticipated expiration



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15 Ways To 'Pop The Question'

1. Buy her a romantic book, cut a small hole within the pages. Place the ring in the book and present the book to her as a gift.

2. As part of her birthday celebration, bring her a birthday cake with the ring assembled on a rose.

3. Not sure what type of ring to buy her? Buy a piece of jewelry and have it inscribed with "Will You Marry Me

4. Place an ad in her favorite newspaper with a photo of the two of you next to your proposal.

5. Tie a small gold bow on the ring and drop it in her glass of Champagne.

6. Take her on a romantic picnic, secure the ring inside the basket for her to find.

7. Take her to her favorite restaurant. Pre-arrange to have the waiter set the ring on top of her appetizer, dessert or in her glass of wine.

8. If youre sure shell be listening, call her favorite radio station and propose to her on the air.

9. Buy a billboard ad on the highway.

10. Propose during a romantic vacation.

11. Place glow-in-the-dark stickers on your bedroom ceiling spelling out "Will you Marry Me."

12. Give her a large box as a birthday or Christmas gift, fill the box with lots and lots of puffs of tissue, and have the ring box wrapped up and tapped to the bottom of the large box.

13. Place your proposal on a slide at the movie theater.

14. Take her to a sporting event and have the question placed on the screen.

15. Take her for a leisurely stroll in the mall. Pre-plan to stroll into a jewelry store. In front of the wedding ring counter get down on your knee and propose.

Janet Arango is the owner of TheSavvyHomemaker.com, a free online magazine filled with interesting facts and subjects, and all wrapped up with so many beautiful graphics and photos, that you'll think you're turning the pages of a popular woman's magazine- hot off the press.Valentinebouquet

     

 

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This super easy ice cream recipe is shockingly delicious and requires no ice cream maker or special equipment. Just beat all ingredients with a whisk or electric mixer until thick. Then put any extras, such as fruit or candy bits, in the soft ice cream mixture before popping it in the freezer, and that's it!

                                                    This recipe is definitely worth trying.

ingredients:

method:

  1. Place sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Beat with a whisk or electric mixer until stiff.

  3. Fold into a loaf pan or shallow baking dish and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

  4. Scoop into cones or bowls as desired. Store covered in the freezer.

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

nutrition:

Calories 299kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 4g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 78mg, Sodium 68mg, Potassium 186mg, Sugar 21g, Vitamin A 805IU, Vitamin C 1.3mg, Calcium 144mg, Iron 0.1mg

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10 WAYS TO Extend The Life Of Fresh-Cut Flowers LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

1. Florists realize the virtue of cutting flower stems under water before transferring them from bucket to vase. When flower and foliage stems are exposed to air they will immediately begin to seal up inhibiting the absorption of much needed nutrients. Secondly, when fresh cut stems are exposed to air, bubbles of air become trapped in the stems, preventing the steady flow of water to uptake through the stem.

2. Florists and commercial growers use lukewarm water for their cut flowers. The water temperature should be comfortable to the wrist, approximately 100F to 110F. The object is to facilitate the water and nutrients to get to the head of the flower as quickly as possible. Warm water molecules move faster than cold water molecules and thus will greatly enhance the absorption process. The one exception to this rule is bulb flowers, such as tulips, tend to thrive in cooler water.

3. Florists know that a well balanced preservative solution drastically increases the longevity of cut flowers. Under normal circumstances, the plant will supply what the flower needs; however, when severed, the flower becomes immediately deprived of these essential nutrients. Commercial preservatives offer a form of these nutrients to the cut flower. Such solutions contain sugar for nutrition, antibiotics to fight bacteria, and citric acid to add necessary acidity to the water. When using a commercially produced or homemade preservative, always be sure to use the recommended measurements. The recipe included with this article offers the same preservative properties found in most commercial brands, and is extremely effective in prolonging the vase life.

Flower Preservative Recipe:
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon bleach
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
1 quart lukewarm water

4. Florists know that clean, bacteria free, shears or clippers, made specifically for cutting plant stems vastly improves a flowers ability to uptake fluids. Using ordinary scissors, made for cutting fabric or paper will crush the flowers vascular system, and prevent proper water uptake. A bulkier gauge tool, designed for cutting stems, will create a sharper cut, causing less damage to the stems delicate vain system.

5. Florists realize the advantages of cutting flowers and foliage at an angle and approximately one inch up from the bottom of the main stem. Cutting a 45 degree angle near the bottom of the stem provides a larger, more exposed area for the uptake of the water. In addition, the angle also enables the stem to stand on a point, allowing the water to be in contact with more of the cut surface.

6. Florists are aware that re -cutting limp flowers enables the stem to readily absorb more water. A fresh cut will open the veins up allowing the flower stem to absorb necessary nutrients.

7. Florists are aware that keeping fresh cut flowers away from drafts, direct sunlight, and ripening fruit drastically prolongs the longevity of a bouquet . Ripening fruit emits ethylene gas, which encourages poor petal color, discourages petals from opening, and shortens the overall vase life of a bouquet. In addition, direct sunlight and drafts are also major culprits in shortening the life and beauty of a fresh flower bouquet.

8. Florists know that keeping the Oasis foam clean, fresh and soaking in preservative treated water extends the vase life of a floral arrangement. If your bouquet arrives in wet Oasis foam, keep the floral foam soaking wet by adding a small amount of preservative treated water each day. In addition if, after a few days, the Oasis is carefully removed (while keeping the flower stems inside the Oasis), and allowed to drain for only a few minutes, then placed back in a clean vase with fresh preservative treated water, the bouquets life can last far beyond the normally expected vase life.

9. Florists know that the stems of hollow-stemmed flowers will benefit from being manually filled with water. Simply turn the flower upside down and pour water into the open cavity of the stalk. To keep the liquid in, plug the stem with a small piece of cotton, then place it in the vase, or place your thumb over the opening at the bottom of the stem and place it in the water. The water trapped inside will keep the stem strong and straight.

10. Florists understand the advantages of removing excess foliage and dieing, wilted blooms. By removing all the lower foliage when initially creating a bouquet, and by tossing the dead flowers as they begin to die, the vase life of an arrangement can be lengthened or even doubled. Changing the water, adding the correct amounts of new preservative, and rearranging the bouquet to compensate for any loss, will also lengthen the cut flowers general appearance and overall freshness. Simply by taking simple steps to freshen the bouquet, retarding the bacterial growth, you can increase the beauty and life of a bouquet while also creating a bright, appealing floral arrangement that will last well beyond its anticipated expiration



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/693973

 

10 WAYS TO Extend The Life Of Fresh-Cut Flowers LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

1. Florists realize the virtue of cutting flower stems under water before transferring them from bucket to vase. When flower and foliage stems are exposed to air they will immediately begin to seal up inhibiting the absorption of much needed nutrients. Secondly, when fresh cut stems are exposed to air, bubbles of air become trapped in the stems, preventing the steady flow of water to uptake through the stem.

2. Florists and commercial growers use lukewarm water for their cut flowers. The water temperature should be comfortable to the wrist, approximately 100F to 110F. The object is to facilitate the water and nutrients to get to the head of the flower as quickly as possible. Warm water molecules move faster than cold water molecules and thus will greatly enhance the absorption process. The one exception to this rule is bulb flowers, such as tulips, tend to thrive in cooler water.

3. Florists know that a well balanced preservative solution drastically increases the longevity of cut flowers. Under normal circumstances, the plant will supply what the flower needs; however, when severed, the flower becomes immediately deprived of these essential nutrients. Commercial preservatives offer a form of these nutrients to the cut flower. Such solutions contain sugar for nutrition, antibiotics to fight bacteria, and citric acid to add necessary acidity to the water. When using a commercially produced or homemade preservative, always be sure to use the recommended measurements. The recipe included with this article offers the same preservative properties found in most commercial brands, and is extremely effective in prolonging the vase life.

Flower Preservative Recipe:
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon bleach
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
1 quart lukewarm water

4. Florists know that clean, bacteria free, shears or clippers, made specifically for cutting plant stems vastly improves a flowers ability to uptake fluids. Using ordinary scissors, made for cutting fabric or paper will crush the flowers vascular system, and prevent proper water uptake. A bulkier gauge tool, designed for cutting stems, will create a sharper cut, causing less damage to the stems delicate vain system.

5. Florists realize the advantages of cutting flowers and foliage at an angle and approximately one inch up from the bottom of the main stem. Cutting a 45 degree angle near the bottom of the stem provides a larger, more exposed area for the uptake of the water. In addition, the angle also enables the stem to stand on a point, allowing the water to be in contact with more of the cut surface.

6. Florists are aware that re -cutting limp flowers enables the stem to readily absorb more water. A fresh cut will open the veins up allowing the flower stem to absorb necessary nutrients.

7. Florists are aware that keeping fresh cut flowers away from drafts, direct sunlight, and ripening fruit drastically prolongs the longevity of a bouquet . Ripening fruit emits ethylene gas, which encourages poor petal color, discourages petals from opening, and shortens the overall vase life of a bouquet. In addition, direct sunlight and drafts are also major culprits in shortening the life and beauty of a fresh flower bouquet.

8. Florists know that keeping the Oasis foam clean, fresh and soaking in preservative treated water extends the vase life of a floral arrangement. If your bouquet arrives in wet Oasis foam, keep the floral foam soaking wet by adding a small amount of preservative treated water each day. In addition if, after a few days, the Oasis is carefully removed (while keeping the flower stems inside the Oasis), and allowed to drain for only a few minutes, then placed back in a clean vase with fresh preservative treated water, the bouquets life can last far beyond the normally expected vase life.

9. Florists know that the stems of hollow-stemmed flowers will benefit from being manually filled with water. Simply turn the flower upside down and pour water into the open cavity of the stalk. To keep the liquid in, plug the stem with a small piece of cotton, then place it in the vase, or place your thumb over the opening at the bottom of the stem and place it in the water. The water trapped inside will keep the stem strong and straight.

10. Florists understand the advantages of removing excess foliage and dieing, wilted blooms. By removing all the lower foliage when initially creating a bouquet, and by tossing the dead flowers as they begin to die, the vase life of an arrangement can be lengthened or even doubled. Changing the water, adding the correct amounts of new preservative, and rearranging the bouquet to compensate for any loss, will also lengthen the cut flowers general appearance and overall freshness. Simply by taking simple steps to freshen the bouquet, retarding the bacterial growth, you can increase the beauty and life of a bouquet while also creating a bright, appealing floral arrangement that will last well beyond its anticipated expiration



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Have you ever wondered what transforms an ordinary human being into a winner, or what variables are at play to create a personality with a solid unwavering sense of integrity? Have you ever noticed how being around a highly esteemed and truly successful person seems to make you a winner, too, or how a true winner is quick to share the limelight with those around them?

1. Winners know that self-esteem is the most important and basic quality of a successful life and all winners have a strong sense of self as their main ingredient.

2. Winners are emotionally healthy individuals with a distinct feeling of personal worth that is cultivated and nurtured to sustain them through good times and bad.

3. Winners are aware that self-esteem is actually a habit that can be learned through diligence and practice. In fact, self-worth and self-confidence are characteristics that most winning personalities were not necessarily born with. The word 'esteem' literally means to appreciate the value of. Developing a positive self-image is a life-long process that starts as simply as making a conscious effort to upgrade our lifestyle, and pay more attention to personal appearance and personal habits.

4. Winners achieve and maintain a healthy self-image by simply and objectively seeing where they are now and where they would like to be, and then mapping out a plan by creating short-term and long term goals. And inch by inch, they're on their way.

5. Winners and top achievers have risen from out of the ashes of extreme poverty and despair. Those who have pulled themselves up, and remain successful, all share positive self-imaging as a common denominator, with background having little, if anything, to do with it.

6. Winners accept themselves and understand how self-acceptance accounts for a successful and dynamic life. The willingness to be one's authentic self and live one's life as it unfolds, accepting all responsibility for the ultimate outcome, is also a major factor in developing a winning personality. And although winners are always seeking some form of improvement, they can accept themselves just as they are right now.

7. Winners accept their own uniqueness, are comfortable with their image, and are willing for others to know and accept them as well. Such people naturally attract friends and supporters. He or she seldom has to stand alone.

8. Winners do not live in the past. They view themselves in terms of their abilities, interests and goals, and they build confidence through their successes. Winners have the confidence to create success and the success necessary to create confidence. In other words, success breeds success.

9. Winners focus on past successes and forget past failures. They use errors and mistakes as a way of learning, and then they dismiss them from their mind. To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and look at the failures only to implement corrective measures for future success.

10. Winners forgive their failings by understanding that character is formed through adversity. Life is a series of obstacle courses that build strength when coupled with drive and determination. The old adage that adversity builds character is not just a catchy phrase but is clearly illustrated by noting just how many highly successful and loving parents gave extreme abundance and comfort to their children, only to raise children with weak and sagging characters.

11. Winners indulge in positive self-talk as an important key to permanent enhancement of self-esteem. Every waking moment we must feed our mind positive thoughts so relentlessly and vividly that our self-image, in time, is modified to conform to the new, higher standard.

12. Winners can graciously accept compliments. One good indicator of an individual's opinion of himself is the way he accepts a compliment. It is incredible how low-achievers belittle and demean themselves when others try to pay them value.

13. Winners are aware of their potential, like who they are, and are eager to consider the well-being of others as they do their own.

14. Winners base their actions and decisions on rational thinking rather than on reactions and emotions. They understand that to react emotionally in response to challenges is to nullify the wisdom and power of the rational mind.

15. Winners are able to enjoy their emotions as children do, probing the depths of their love, excitement, joy and compassion; but winners make the decisions that shape their lives through forethought, logic and common sense.
 

 

 

Submitted by:

Janet Arango

Janet Arango is the owner of TheSavvyHomemaker.com, a free online magazine filled with interesting facts and subjects, and all wrapped up with so many beautiful graphics and photos, that you'll think you're turning the pages of a popular woman's magazine- hot off the press.

Visit The Savvy Homemaker at http://www.thesavvyhomemaker.com.

Anyone Can Become Irrational Given The Right Circumstances

Just About Anyone Can Become Irrational If Given The Right Circumstances, But…

by: Janet Arango

 

 It happens to everyone at least once in a while. We’re in a hurry. We run in someplace to grab a few items, maybe a soft drink, and something else. And ‘POW!’ we’re smack in the middle of a dispute. Suddenly the fur’s flying, and our distress is out there running the show; decorum… completely forgotten. Nothing fits, nothing works, and nothing we do resembles our normal, sensible character. And ultimately, everyone leaves the situation feeling really stupid and miserable. With hindsight, thereafter, struggling to reach full-bloom, and for the rest of the day we’re thinking about how we could’ve or should’ve said or done, this or that.

 

Well, one of those annoying incidents happened to me the other day. This cashier actually calls us over, and out of our line.

 

“I’ll take you over here,” she insists. But within the time it took us to leave our line, and get over to her register, she was already deeply embroiled in giving some traveler directions across town. So we stood there… and we stood there… and we kept standing there…

 

“If we’d stayed where we were,” I thought, “we’d be finished and on our way by now!”

 

This is the moment… Now what? Do we make raving idiots of ourselves, as we start filling up with exasperation? Where do we go from here? How do we escape with our sensibilities intact? The incident has no solution, no magic wand, and what’s worse, every situation that sneaks up on us is always different. What do we do now… explode?

 

I’m in a hurry…!

 

“What would someone I admire do?” I thought. Who do I admire? Who would know how to handle this? Who would know how to complete the transaction, and exit unembarrassed and unscathed? Humm…

 

Well, maybe she’d grab the right amount of cash, politely put it down on the counter, and smile appropriately, while getting the attention of the cashier. Then, perhaps, she’d slowly begin walking out of the store. So I dig, and I dig some more… I don’t have the right amount of cash, not even close.

 

Now what…?

 

“I’m running late!” No… she wouldn’t yell that.

 

“Excuse me… Miss…” So I say that, but she ignores me. About now, I’m inwardly seething. What would someone I admire do?

 

Why do I have to be extra calm because someone else is being extra rude?

 

“Ma’am,” I say to the woman asking for directions. “If you would just allow me to borrow the cashier for a moment, I’ll be on my way and you can have her back again,” I smile sweetly… even sincerely.

 

“Oh, I’m sorry,” she responds, immediately stepping away from the counter, while smiling back.

 

Within less than three minutes, we were out the door heading towards the car, and noticing all the happy little girls, in the SUV , that the female driver was chaperoning. Suddenly I begin to realize I’m not so upset, and that they look like mini baton twirlers… cute, with pink makeup on their cheeks… really cute.

 

And as I pull out of my space, with a full tank of gas, and a gallon of milk, it occurs to me that drawing on someone I admire, and considering what that person would do, doesn’t diminish me. It doesn’t diminish me to become extra calm when someone else is being extra rude.

 

In fact, “what it did,” I thought, driving away, “was force me to become someone I admire.”

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15 Ways To 'Pop The Question'

1.      Buy her a romantic book, cut a small hole within the pages. Place the ring in the book and present the book to her as a gift.

2.      As part of her birthday celebration, bring her a birthday cake with the ring assembled on a rose.

3.      Not sure what type of ring to buy her? Buy a piece of jewelry and have it inscribed with "Will You Marry Me

4.     Place an ad in her favorite newspaper with a photo of the two of you next to your proposal.

5.    Tie a small gold bow on the ring and drop it in her glass of Champagne.

6.      Take her on a romantic picnic, secure the ring inside the basket for her to find.

7.      Take her to her favorite restaurant. Pre-arrange to have the waiter set the ring on top of her appetizer, dessert or in her glass of wine.

8.      If youre sure shell be listening, call her favorite radio station and propose to her on the air.

9.      Buy a billboard ad on the highway.

10.      Propose during a romantic vacation.

11.      Place glow-in-the-dark stickers on your bedroom ceiling spelling out "Will you Marry Me."

12.      Give her a large box as a gift, fill the box with lots and lots of puffs of tissue, and have the ring box wrapped up and tapped to the bottom of the large box.

13. Place your proposal on a slide at the movie theater.

14.        Take her to a sporting event and have the question placed on the screen.

15.      Take her for a leisurely stroll in the mall. Pre-plan to stroll into a jewelry store. In front of the wedding ring counter get down on your knee and propose.

Janet Arango is the owner of TheSavvyHomemaker.com, a free online magazine filled with interesting facts and subjects, and all wrapped up with so many beautiful graphics and photos, that you'll think you're turning the pages of a popular woman's magazine- hot off the press.Valentinebouquet

     

 

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This super easy ice cream recipe is shockingly delicious and requires no ice cream maker or special equipment. Just beat all ingredients with a whisk or electric mixer until thick. Then put any extras, such as fruit or candy bits, in the soft ice cream mixture before popping it in the freezer, and that's it!

                                                    This recipe is definitely worth trying.

ingredients:

method:

  1. Place sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Beat with a whisk or electric mixer until stiff.

  3. Fold into a loaf pan or shallow baking dish and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

  4. Scoop into cones or bowls as desired. Store covered in the freezer.

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

nutrition:

Calories 299kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 4g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 78mg, Sodium 68mg, Potassium 186mg, Sugar 21g, Vitamin A 805IU, Vitamin C 1.3mg, Calcium 144mg, Iron 0.1mg

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