Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

If you can …

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

If you can, always be cheerful.

If you can, resist complaining.

If you can, accept that your loved ones cannot always give you their time.

If you can, take criticism and blame without resentment.

If you can, conquer tension without medical help.

If you can, relax without alcohol.

If you can, sleep without the aid of drugs.

 

If you can do all of the above, then you are probably the family dog. But just in case you are not, make the family dog your role model. Inner peace and happiness will be yours. Guaranteed.

— Anonymous

 

If you can ... try to handle stress like a dog. J. Elke Ertle, www.walled-in-berlin.com

If you can … try to handle stress like a dog. J. Elke Ertle, www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Three Things are Needed

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

We need three things when we wake up in the morning: something to do, somewhere to do it and someone to do it with.

–Anonymous

 

Something to do, somewhere to do it and someone to do it with, photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016, www.walled-in-berlin.com

Something to do, somewhere to do it and someone to do it with, photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016, www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Make peace with your past

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

–Anonymous

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Give a stranger a smile

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Today, give a stranger a smile. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

–Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

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The 6 best doctors in the world

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

The six best doctors in the world are: sunlight, rest, exercise, diet, self-confidence and friends. Maintain them at all stages and you will enjoy a healthy and happy life.

— Anonymous

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

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Being happy means what?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

–Unknown

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

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Guide to being happy

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you now have, and then suddenly got it back.

–Anonymous

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

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Life is a juggling game

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Life is a juggling game according to Brian Dyson, CEO of the Coca Cola Enterprises. It requires five balls. He calls them: work, family, health, friends, and spirit. In order to be successful in life, you must keep all five balls in the air. You will find that work is a rubber ball. If you accidentally drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls–family, health, friends, and spirit–are made of glass. If you drop one of them, it will instantly get scuffed, nicked, or even shattered. Become a skilled juggler, and you will lead a happy, balanced, and successful life.

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

 

 

 

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Happiness and Growth

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
–Andy Rooney

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

 

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