32) Be a Happy Monkey

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This is the front cover of positive thinking campaign post card by the Singapore Health Promotion Board.  Though the campaign was held many years back, but the post card is still sticking on my wall.  It pose as a reminder to me and the cute monkeys always made my day.

The campaign is also broadcasted on TV, with a few animated monkeys talking about how they feel so blessed though they are only getting peanuts for their salary.

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At the back of the card, the Authority concerned throw 3 questions asking for feedback for a positive mind.  This is an effective way of getting people to think and find a solution to their own answer.

 I’ve chosen “I think about the good things in my life” among the 3 answers.

 First of all, there are too many good things in my life.  I’m not here talking about how much I have in my savings, and not referring to how complete a life cycle people always define to be.

 I’m talking about the living up to an age with a moderate health condition, moderate standard of living, moderate unevenness of my path.  That is good enough for me to conclude how much good things I owned in my life!

 I’ve yet to include the blogging trails with the world that I have started 6 months ago.  And I have not included my good bonding friendship with all my dear friends, my family members and my other half.  Last but not least, how about my pet dog, Cougar!

All these enhance my quality of life and are comfortable enough to be treated like a 5-star dinner.  I have so much side dish to recommend if I wanted to!

 I can be served with a simple meal just with vegetables, though I’m not a vegetarian.  I can bring in plants to add lush to the dinning hall, but I prefer to eat under the sky beside the green.

 That’s the reason why these cute monkeys are still swinging on the wall without resting for a day!  My gratitude to them for serving as a reminder, reminding us to create positive energy for our own and extension to others beyond your own circle.  How about that?!


22 thoughts on “32) Be a Happy Monkey

    gita4elamats said:
    February 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I love it!

    Loca Gringa said:
    February 22, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Firstly, WHAT A GREAT CAMPAIGN!!! Secondly, I’ld love that postcard reminder as well the monkeys are adorably funny. And Thirdly, OMG your dog is named Cougar. Jajajaja, I love that!

    I raise my 1/2 full glass glass of water to you in cheers! Article well done…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Haha, thanks! Let’s be a happy monkey! 🙂

    khaula mazhar said:
    February 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Bad times won’t go on forever! Think about the good things in life. Best reminders ever!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Yes, that is the positive spirit we need!
      let’ grab it and move on! 🙂

    utesmile said:
    February 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    What a fantastic campaign, I love it, all countries should have something like that to boost morale and encourage positive thinking.
    And additional, I loooooove monkey specially when they are as cute as the one’s on the pictures. I seems Singapore is a great place, show us more and it will be on my dream destination list…. (the botanical garden is already on it) Thank you Sydney.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you for your beautiful compliments!
      Yes, Singapore is a nice place for tourist visit, especially for Singapore Botanic Gardens, must more is free admission :)!
      Have a great weekend! 🙂

    Kongo said:
    February 23, 2013 at 12:49 am

    This is definitely my king of post!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 23, 2013 at 12:55 am

      Haha! You are 100% right!
      This post is purely for you! 🙂

    Patty B said:
    February 23, 2013 at 1:46 am

    A few years ago I came upon this little quote from a Christian Women’s Group – “Have an attitude of gratitude” I guess that would be mine, to have an attitude of gratitude for my many blessings. We may not have riches financially but we are so rich in love and a good life. Great post today – 🙂 Patty

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 23, 2013 at 2:07 am

      Yes, this is what I meant! Feel blessed, pay gratitude and think positive!
      Take life easy! Cherish what heaven offer you!
      Everything will be fine! 🙂

        Patty B said:
        February 28, 2013 at 5:14 am

        Blessings to you too from your American Happy Monkey friend! 😀

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        And being a crazy monkey, sometime! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    February 23, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I love this Sydney… it’s almost opposite of my “things that annoy me” list…. LOL I’ve just been adding to my list over the last year or so, so perhaps it’s time to write down all the things I love about my life. Thanks for the wonderful Inspiration! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

      You are the most welcome, Keli! 🙂

    tchistorygal said:
    February 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Lovely thoughts, Sydney, which help explain why you are the wonderful, fun person you are. Have a great day. 🙂 Marsha 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Oops! Secrets leaked out! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        February 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        hahaha Those are secrets that should be shouted to the world. Everyone needs to learn how to be positive. Marsha 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

        Some might think I’m a crazy monkey!
        How could you get a peanut a day and dancing happily?

        tchistorygal said:
        February 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm

        You are a crazy, happy monkey. That’s a good thing! 🙂

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