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Good Morning Right Speechers!

DAY TWO REFRAIN FROM GOSSIP OR SPEAKING WORDS THAT CAUSE DIVISION AMONG OTHERS

This one is pretty self explanatory.
Wishing everyone inner peace and words like flowers flowing from your lips.

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“Studies on the contagiousness of happiness indicate that family or close friends living within a mile can increase our happiness by a factor of 14%. Our co-resident spouse can increase our happiness by 8%. However, when we have a good relationship with our neighbors, our happiness increases by a factor of 34%!!”

I grew up in a neighborhood where there was sort of this unspoken open door policy.  I knew I could go over to almost any neighbors house, and they would open their door, feed me, ask me how I was and call my parents if there was a problem.  We all helped each other out yet we had different political and religious beliefs.  It didn’t matter, we considered those beliefs private and irrelevant to the importance of having fun and healthy neighborhood relations.

My friend’s parents still live there and I can still go back and they will offer me cookies and tea.

When my mother was in her 80s and living alone and unable to fully take care of herself, the neighbors watched over her, took her to medical appointments, had her for dinner and cooked her meals.

There is no reason people can’t live cooperatively even with different political and religious beliefs, they just have to make their mind to do so.  Love your neighbor even when they are different from you and improve the chance of increasing your happiness by 34%.

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