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  1. Positive mental attitude

    All riches begin with a state of mind. And remember, it is the one thing over which you have sole control. This is the starting point of all riches, whether they be material or intangible. It attracts true friendship and the hope of future achievement. You labor in the highest plane of your soul, creating. It attracts harmony in home relationships and friendly cooperation. It frees you from fear and provides you with the riches of enthusiasm. It inspires you with the riches of song and laughter, which indicate your state of mind. The joy of knowing that the mind can and will serve any desired end if one will take possession of it and fuel it with a definite purpose. It elicits the riches of play through which one may lay aside all of the burdens of life and become as a little child again. It puts you in touch with one’s “other self” – the self which knows no such reality as permanent failure. The wisdom of meditation through which one may draw upon the great universal supply of infinite intelligence at will. These and all other riches begin with a positive mental attitude.

  2. Sound Physical Health

    Sound health begins with a “health consciousness” produced by a mind that thinks in terms of health instead of sickness. It requires temperance in eating and commitment to physical activity.

  3. Harmony in Human Relationships

    Harmony with others begins with yourself. “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou cans’t not then be false to any man” ~Shakespeare

  4. Freedom from Fear

    Nobody who fears anything is free. The seven basic fears that appear in the mind are poverty, criticism, ill health, loss of love,loss of liberty, old age, and death.

  5. The Hope of Achievement

    The greatest of all forms of happiness comes from hope of achievement of some yet unattained desire.

  6. The Capacity for Faith

    Faith is the connection with the conscious mind and all that is. It is the fertile soil of the garden of the human mind where all riches in life are produced. It is the stuff that gives creative power and action to the impulses of your thoughts.

  7. Willingness to Share One’s Blessings

    Happiness comes only by sharing. Riches that are not shared will ultimately die. All riches may be multiplied by the simple process of sharing them where they may serve others.

  8. Labor of Love

    Labor is the highest form of human expression of desire. The forerunner of all human progress. All labors of love are sanctified because they bring the joy of self-expression.

  9. An Open Mind on All Subjects

    It is only the person with an open mind who becomes truly educated and who is thus prepared to receive the greater riches of life.

  10. Self-Discipline

    The person who cannot master himself may never become of the master of anything else. Those that master themselves become the masters of their destiny. The greatest expression of this is in humility of the hear when one has attained great riches or has been overtaken by that which is called “success”.

  11. Capacity to Understand People

    Comes from the basic understanding that all people are fundamentally like and evolved from the same place. Those who understand what motivates others must first understand what motivates themselves.

  12. Economic Security

    Economic security is not attained by the possession of money alone. It is attained by the service one renders – for this may be converted into all forms of human needs, with or without the use of money.

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    Editorial by W. Clement Stone

    Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I to you – (Acts 3:6).

    Be Generous! Give to those whom you love; give to those who love you; give to the fortunate; give to the unfortunate; yes – give especially to those to whom you don’t want to give.

    Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give – the more you will have!

    GIVE a smile to everyone you meet (smile with your eyes) – and you’ll smile and receive smiles . . .

    GIVE a kind word (with a kindly thought behind the word) – you will be kind and receive kind words . . .

    GIVE appreciation (warmth from the heart) – you will appreciate and be appreciated . . .

    GIVE honor, credit and applause (the victor’s wreath) you will be honorable and receive credit and applause . . .

    GIVE time for a worthy cause (with eagerness) – you will be worthy and richly rewarded . . .

    GIVE hope (the magic ingredient for success) – you will have hope and be made hopeful . . .

    GIVE happiness (a most treasured state of mind) – you will be happy and be made happy . . .

    GIVE encouragement (the incentive to action) – you will have courage and be encouraged . . .

    GIVE cheer (the verbal sunshine) – you’ll be cheerful and cheered . . .

    GIVE a pleasant response (the neutralizer of irritants) – you will be pleasant and receive pleasant responses . . .

    GIVE good thoughts (nature’s character builder) – you will be good and the world will have good thoughts for you . . .

    GIVE prayers (the instrument of miracles) for the godless and the godly – you will be reverent and receive blessings – more than you deserve!

    Be Generous! GIVE!

    Source: Success Unlimited. August 1964, Vol. 11, No. 8. Pg. 2.

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    Happy Posts: Share Your Story. Change a Life.

    Happy Posts was born out of a vision to create a place where people could come and tap into something positive. It is a place to share those special moments that uplifted you in your everyday life. Everyone gathers here for the same reason: to hear the good that has happened in the lives of others. It is a place where every story is important; everyone is welcome.

    Unexpected Return


    I had a very interesting (and happy) thing happen to me a few weeks ago. It was a Wednesday, and I had just picked up my son from the daycare. We were pulling out of the parking lot, when I noticed someone across the street with the hood up on their car. Normally, I wouldn’t have stopped (especially not with my son in the car), but I had a feeling I needed to.


    So, I pulled over there, got out of the car and was met by a woman in her mid 40’s. She was dressed professionally, and by the way she looked, I thought maybe she was a doctor, lawyer or the like. I remember thinking to myself that surely she had a cell phone and had already called for help. Still, I went on over to her.


    She told me her car had died on her way to the airport. She was going out of town for a couple of days to visit with her mother, who was ill. She was so upset about the car that she dropped her cell phone on the pavement while trying to call for help and it wouldn’t work any more. I told her not to worry, I had one and I’d stay with her until help came.




    She made a couple of calls and had someone on the way to tow her car. She couldn’t get in touch with her husband. Having a few minutes to spare and not being that far from the airport, I told her I’d run her to catch her plane if it would help. She was so excited I offered! She thanked me and we got her bags from the back of the car. Once her car was on its way, I drove her to the airport, we exchanged numbers and she was on her way. I felt really good.




    I talked to her again after she returned. She called just to thank me again for rescuing her. And, asked if I would give her my address so she could mail me a thank you card. I gave it to her and we hung up. Several days later, a card arrived from her. Written inside the face of the card was this note:






    “It is so wonderful that there are people in this world still willing to go out of their way to do something nice for strangers. I was very distraught the day you stopped, but you calmed me down and helped me on my way. Thanks to you, I was able to go visit with my mother. What you don’t know is that she will not be around much longer. This was my last visit with her, I’m afraid. So, thank you for helping me to do that. I would be making a mistake if I did not try to repay your kindness. I know you helped me and did not expect anything in return. (Which makes it that much better!) Enclosed is a token of thanks from my husband and me. Do something nice for your family with it.”




    Enclosed was a check for $500.00. I was dumfounded. What she didn’t know was that my wife had lost her job a couple of months ago. She had found another one, but we were a little behind. That day, I had been wondering where we were going to get the money to make some of our bills. Now, here I sat with the money we needed. I guess the lesson is obvious. Do good, get good. And, I’m thankful for that

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    It does wonders to wish all those around you health, happiness, peace, promotion, wealth and all the blessings that life has to offer. As you do this you will at the same time reap these same blessings upon yourself. Remember that it is a universal law that like attracts like and what you sow, you also shall reap.

    Your thoughts are creative; so, it only makes logical sense to control your own thoughts to radiate gratitude and all of the blessings in life upon everyone.

    Love is the law of health, happiness, peace, prosperity, and of joyous and successful living. This love produces harmony, health, peace, kindness, joy, honesty, integrity, justice, and laughter.

    Right now is the time to begin radiating this attitude upon everyone you contact with.  So do you want more success and happiness? If you persistently and consistently think positive thoughts for the people you come into contact with, the universe will respond in kind.The impact you can have on yourself and the people around you is amazing. Are you making the most of this law today?

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson



    The wings of Time are black and white,
    Pied with morning and with night.
    Mountain tall and ocean deep
    Trembling balance duly keep.
    In changing moon, in tidal wave,
    Glows the feud of Want and Have.
    Gauge of more and less through space
    Electric star and pencil plays.
    The lonely Earth amid the balls
    That hurry through the eternal halls,
    A makeweight flying to the void,
    Supplemental asteroid,
    Or compensatory spark,
    Shoots across the neutral Dark.

    Man’s the elm, and Wealth the vine;
    Stanch and strong the tendrils twine:
    Though the frail ringlets thee deceive,
    None from its stock that vine can reave.
    Fear not, then, thou child infirm,
    There’s no god dare wrong a worm.
    Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,
    And power to him who power exerts;
    Hast not thy share? On winged feet,
    Lo! it rushes thee to meet;
    And all that Nature made thy own,
    Floating in air or pent in stone,
    Will rive the hills and swim the sea,
    And, like thy shadow, follow thee.

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    Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible, without surrender,
    be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
    even to the dull and ignorant;
    they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
    they are vexatious to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others,
    you may become vain or bitter,
    for always there will be
    greater and lesser persons than yourself.

    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
    Keep interested in your own career
    however humble;
    it is a real possession in the
    changing fortunes of time.

    Exercise caution in your business affairs,
    for the world is full of trickery.
    But let this not blind you
    to what virtue there is;
    many persons strive for high ideals,
    and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself.
    Especially do not feign affection.
    Neither be cynical about love,
    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
    it is as perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years,
    gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
    Nurture strength of spirit
    to shield you in sudden misfortune.
    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

    Beyond a wholesome discipline,
    be gentle with yourself.
    You are a child of the universe
    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.

    And whether or not it is clear to you,
    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
    Therefore, be at peace with God,
    whatever you conceive Him to be.
    And whatever your labors and aspirations,
    in the noisy confusion of life,
    keep peace in your soul.
    With all its sham,
    drudgery, and broken dreams,
    it is still a beautiful world.
    Be cheerful.
    Strive to be happy.

    by Max Ehrmann

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    Lesson 1 – Introduction to The Master Mind


    “You can do it if you believe you can!”

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    Time is a master worker that heals the wounds of temporary defeat and equalizes the inequalities and rights the wrongs of the world. There is nothing impossible with time!”
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    Life is a state of mind. It can bring you whatever you want. The only stipulation is that you may not harm another human being.  What you consistently think about creates your physical reality. You control your thoughts through self suggestion. Do not worry if it is not true yet. Keep saying it and your mind will have no choice but to believe it. To accelerate your results back your words with positive emotion and enthusiasm.