Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity,
wonder, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
- e. e. cummings
Some people are born lucky—or maybe it just seems that way. What's their secret? Here are a few ideas for living your own charmed life.
- Choose. You decide whether to see the positive or negative in any situation. So focus on the beautiful sunrise instead of the heavy traffic. Keep your eyes peeled for the magic, and fight the urge to dwell on or discuss the things that don't go your way.
- Give. And keep giving—without keeping score. It may not come back to you directly from the person on the receiving end, but it will come back.
- Smile. On the phone. Composing an e-mail. When you walk into a room. Even when you aren't feeling the happy deep inside, the act of putting on a smile can change the way you look, sound and ultimately, feel. And it can alter the way people respond to you. It's a great cycle to set in motion, and it will touch everyone around you.