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Happiest at 58?

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The Unexpected Age When People Say They Are Their Happiest.

A survey of 2,000 Britons was commissioned by tech giant Samsung to find out at which age people are the most content.  The survey found that those at age 35 were the most stressed and unhappy, balancing high-pressure jobs with the challenges of raising children.  Those at age 58 were the happiest, because they were most content with their lives, and they felt very confident.

For all age groups, money issues caused the most stress in life.  Two things brought all groups happiness- quality family time and being happy with your line of work.

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The Power of Positive Thinking -part 1

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I am currently reading the book from 1952 titled, The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.  It is a terrific book and has many nuggets of wisdom, even for today (*especially for today!)  Here is an excerpt from page 39:

“The longer I live the more I am convinced that neither age nor circumstance needs to deprive us of energy and vitality.  We are at last awakening to the close relationship between religion and health.  We are beginning to comprehend a basic truth hitherto neglected, that our physical condition, and our emotional life is profoundly regulated by our thought life.”

This book teaches that the Christian faith offers a peace of mind that transcends human understanding.  Not only can we have a mind that has peace during trying times in life, but we can have a mind and body that has energy!  I am learning that a mind that is negative and worrisome produces a body that lacks energy- and vise versa.  I highly suggest the book.

 

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Have A Generous Spirit? You May Live Longer…

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USATODAY.com – Generous spirit may yield generous life span.

Even thought this article 10 years old, it is still relevant.  For seniors, the desire to volunteer, or to continue to give to others appears to actually increase life expectancy.  A scientific study was conducted and found this to be true. It found that people who were primarily on the “receiving” end, did NOT live longer.  Those who were “givers” tended to live longer.
Note- a “giver” was not defined as a caregiver for someone with a serious illness like Alzheimer’s. Those caregivers who give and give tend to burn out, and actually have more health problems. Interesting.

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