Arsenio Hall turns 55 today

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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

Today’s ‘Live Better With Willie Jolley’ Tip: Reframe Your Thinking with an “Attitude of Gratitude”

Today’s tip for success is focused on helping you over come this challenging economy. It is taken from my new book, Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks. Another powerful technique to beat the blues is to think about the things in your life for which you are grateful. Take a moment and focus on the things that you have, rather than the things that you don’t have.

As my friend W. Mitchell said after he was paralyzed as a result of an airplane accident, “Before I was paralyzed, there were 10,000 things I could do. Now there are 9,000. I can either dwell on the 1,000 I’ve lost or focus on the 9,000 I have left.” Focus on what you have left, rather than what you don’t have! He had another wonderful quote I love to share, “It is not so much what happens to you that matters, it is what you do about what happens to you!” I recommend you focus on your blessings and not your problems. If you do, it will lift your spirits!

Visit my website at www.williejolley.com for more information on turning your setbacks into greenbacks, and make this a great day!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Feb. 12: Actor-talk-show host Arsenio Hall is 55. Keyboardist Keri Lewis of Mint Condition is 39.

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BLACK HISTORY

Feb. 12, 1900: For a Lincoln birthday celebration, James Weldon Johnson writes the lyrics for “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” With music by his brother, J. Rosamond, the song is first sung by 500 children in Jacksonville, Fla. It will become known as the “Negro National Anthem.” (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)