Posted by: Christine Donovan | July 25, 2009

Appreciation and Humor in Tough Times

Speaker and Humorist, Mike Moore

Speaker and Humorist, Mike Moore

A Canadian writer and speaker I know, Mike Moore, has just released a new book (and ebook) called, Embracing the Mystery (Humor, Attitude and the Quest for Happiness).  Mike is an expert on the value of humor in our lives, and is a popular speaker throughout Canada and the U.S.  

On his blog this week, he posted some sobering facts about our times, and I wanted to share them with you.  I’ve been blogging about similar concerns.  People are facing a lot of big challenges today, and it’s our attitude — how we react to adversity — that holds the key to success, and survival.

Taken from:

* The World Health Organization says that by the year 2020 depression will be the leading cause of disability throughout the developed world.

* We live in an age of rage: road rage, air rage and now work rage.

* Eighty percent of us have low self esteem and twenty percent need a boost.

* We only achieve between 2 and 5 percent of our potential.

* Joy has vanished from our lives.

* Uncontrolled stress is killing us.

* While children laugh over 400 time a day, adults can manage only 15.

* Fear rules our lives: fear of getting old, fear of failure, rejection, death, etc.

Remember that joy and happiness are our birthrights, so fight for them. Life is too wonderful not to be enjoyed.

Hey…we aren’t here for a long time so let’s make it a good time!!

Thanks to Mike Moore for his insights.  I hope this gives you some inspiration for taking care of your “heart” and body, appreciating what you have, and bringing more humor into your life.

Until next time…

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