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Moods and Emotions

Acceptance

Question-Week ending Sunday 02/01/04:
If you had a 22 year old daughter who brought home a potential candidate for a husband to meet you for the first time -- which one characteristic about this man would make it easiest to accept him into your family? Please read our Pre-Poll Commentary before taking this poll.

Pre-Poll Commentary:

Since we will be working our list of 30 key words described in last week's poll, in alphabetical order - we begin this week's discussion with the word ACCEPTANCE. For the purpose of this poll, we will describe "acceptance" in the context of each of us knowing who we are and approving of that individual. The act of fully accepting all of the knowledge about our character, appearance, family background and virtually all facts relating to us.

A complete list of the polls in this series can be found below:

Introduction to Positive Moods and Emotions

By knowing our strengths and weaknesses, it can help us to begin the process of capitalizing on our strengths and improving our areas of weakness.

Since our physical bodies are just on a short visit to planet earth, we should make our visit the VERY BEST it can be. Throughout history, people have done remarkable things during their short visit. Why shouldn't we all try to follow the positive philosophies of the great people who have walked the earth? Knowing who you are and fully accepting everything about yourself can provide the motivation to put together a plan to IMPROVE NOW!.

The second context we will use for acceptance - is in the acceptance of others in order to have healthy and peaceful relationships. We often find that our first impression of others can quickly lead to their instant approval or rejection - on the basis of our own values and standards. If we are to live in harmony with others - we must learn to accept them for who they are. Let us know what you think about accepting someone into your family, by answering this week's poll question. This poll will end on Sunday 02/01/04, when the results will be displayed.

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Results:
  • 38% of respondents choose "Very Respectful" as the characteristic for easiest ACCEPTANCE into their family
  • 34% of respondents choose "Very Much In Love With Daughter" as the characteristic for easiest ACCEPTANCE into their family
  • 18% of respondents choose "Very Educated" as the characteristic for easiest ACCEPTANCE into their family
  • 10% of respondents choose "Very Good Job" as the characteristic for easiest ACCEPTANCE into their family
  • 00% of respondents choose "Very Handsome" as the characteristic for easiest ACCEPTANCE into their family
  • 00% of respondents choose "Very Rich Parents" as the characteristic for easiest ACCEPTANCE into their family
Post-Poll Commentary:
We had a tie on and off all week for the first position of our poll question. However, "Very Much In Love With Daughter" pulled ahead with some late votes on Sunday. It's nice to see that so many of our respondents value LOVE as being extremely important in the relationships of their children. Respect happened to be my choice. However, all of us thrive on loving relationships, so why shouldn't LOVE be number one for an accepting characteristic!

I found it quite interesting that no one chose Handsome or Very Rich Parents as a characteristic that would make it easier to accept someone into a family. If you watched some of the "Reality TV Shows" you could definitely get the wrong impression of what's really important to people today. We see young men and ladies on TV competing and chasing after complete strangers to marry them - for their looks or their potential financial assets.

Practicing acceptance of ourselves and others can definitely lay the groundwork for developing a higher self esteem as well as developing healthier inter-personal relationships. Why not search for more ways to practice acceptance today?


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Dozen Daily Discipline Poll Topics
Dozen Daily Disciplines Introduction
1-Eating Healthy | 2-Daily Vitamin Supplements | 3-Working Effectively
4-Focused Time with Loved One | 5-Focused Time with Family | 6-Daily Exercise
7-Daily Reading For Education | 8-Daily Audio Learning | 9-Daily Financial Management
10-Sharing With Others | 11-Time for Spirituality | 12-Healthy Sleep Habits

Goal Planning System Topics
Goal Planning System Introduction
Step 1-Belief, Desire | Step 2-Writing Down Goals | Step 3-Benefits & Analysis Step 4-Listing Obstacles | Step 5-Listing Resources | Step 6-Write out a Detailed Plan
Step 7-Execute Passionately & Keep Score

Time Management Series Topics
Introduction
Strategy and Benefits | TM Benefit 1 Peace of Mind
TM Benefit 2 Self Knowledge | TM Benefit 3 Health & Energy
TM Benefit 4 Loving Relationships | TM Benefit 5 Financial Rewards
TM Benefit 6 Achieving Worthy Goals | TM Benefit 7 Total Personal Fulfillment

Personal Development Opportunities Topics
PDO's Introduction
PDO's Ages 7 to 12 | PDO's Ages 13 to 19 | PDO's Ages 20 to 29
PDO's Ages 30 to 39 | PDO's Ages 40 to 49 | PDO's Ages 50 to 59
PDO's Ages 60 - Over, Plus Summary

Personal Value In The Marketplace (PVIM) Topics
PVIM Introduction
PVIM Evaluation | PVIM Increasing Your Value | PVIM Preparing And Planing Early
PVIM Start Improving Your Market Value Today!

The Qualities Of Leadership Topics
Introduction
Honesty | Energy & Passion | Great Listeners | Being Decisive
Being Realistic | Great Communicator | Being Patient | Being Persistent
Being Flexible | Being Persuasive | Being Competent | Being Responsible
Sense of Humor | Great Role Model | Being Creative | Being Compassionate
Being Resourceful | Being Diplomatic | Forgiving | Willing To Take Risks

Positive Moods And Emotions Topics
Introduction
Acceptance | Affection | Ambition | Anticipation | Attentive | Calmness
Caring | Confidence | Courage | Curiosity | Desire | Determination | Eagerness
Empathy | Enthusiasm | Excitement | Generosity | Gratitude | Happiness
Independence | Joy | Kindness | Love | Loyalty | Patience | Pride | Relaxation
Respect | Satisfaction | Trust

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Poll Index
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Financial Management | Football Passion | Internet Time | Magazine Reading
Movie Rentals | Music Listening | Nurturing Relationships | Pet Ownership
Photography | Pro Sports | Restaurants | Strength Exercise | Stretching Routine
Theatre | TV Time | Weekend Away


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