Monkey Pickles

Friday, August 21, 2009


So I was thinking about how important it is to SMILE. How much more fun is life when people are smiling ?? Smiling more often will definitely bring more happiness and contentment. I mean really ?!?! Who likes to show up in a group of people and see a bunch of people with blank stares, distracted looks, and people that can look each other in the eye? Notice how much more fun it is when you show up to the same group people and at least half of the group is smiling !!! It's really hard not to at least start to feel cheerful while smiling or being around a group that is. It's probably the oldest attitude adjustment, sales technique, people skill, and friendly thing you can do. Think about it when was the last time you were walking by someone and they gave you some eye contact and smile? Did you not at least for 3-5 seconds feel a little better about your day. I know from personal experience as others do that sometimes a passing smile causes ripple effects in your whole day. The easiest way to get started is when you are standing in front of your bathroom mirror in the morning crack a smile at yourself have a laugh. At least give yourself the chance to start on the right foot. Heck if that doesn't happen do you really even have a chance sure (lottery winnings), but couldn't your overall mood, personality, and relationships over along period of time be totally affected by it you better believe it! I'm sure you've heard this just as I have "Its the cheapest thing you can do for yourself and others". BEST BELIEVE don't ever be afraid to burst out in random thought or pass a kind word you might just draw a smile out from someone. My philosophy has always been your either laughing with me or at me either way I win because you smiled and enjoyed yourself for brief moment in time. Think about this when was the last time you were sincerely smiling and laughing still thinking about your life challenges. Everyone has challenges so how about lets work at helping everyone think clearly and go through them with a smile. Life will always have a way of bringing up challenges that are not smile worthy, but one of the easiest ways to get through situations is just smile. For all you people who are in relationships or looking for a relationship. SMILE smiling has a wonderful way of just naturally attracing qualities you want out of someone. If your in constant frowned, upset, not interested mentally mode then it's not a surprise you typically have more intangible negative things that happen. No one is perfect and without reading a ton of books changing all your association moving jobs etc... The simplest way to start moving forward is SMILE. Go ahead start tomorrow with the person in the mirror with your hair all out of place, toothpaste dripping off your chin, eyes half closed, and crack a smile. Then pass 2-3 a day towards others and right before you go to bed. Look up at the ceiling or face down in your pillow and end the day with a smile.. (go ahead no one is even looking then) and don't worry it will all start to work out. JUST START TO SMILE give a go at it for a few months..

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monkey Pickles Transitions


The news here is a bitter sweet one........ Kind of like bakers dark chocolate.. doesn't taste that good plain but add a little sugar and throw it in some cookies its a little piece of heaven.. Everyone that has been apart of Monkey Pickles has filled personality roles and it's truly been an adventure of great people many laughs, friends, and will continue....... "to infinity and beyond" ~ Buzz Lightyear

* The Monkey Pickles GROUP will transition solely to the FAN PAGE *
Closing will start: 8/31/09 @ 8am Central Time

Monkey Pickles FB Page (Become a Fan)

The FAN PAGE has many more features to have fun with and interact with Monkey Picklers... Like status updates, notes, announcements, ability to add applications, and the miracles of DISCUSSION BOARDS. Discussion boards has been a key ingredient and very fun place for Monkey Pickles.. They will definitely continue... Just in a different spot... We will be able to move some of the conversation starters that made Monkey Pickles a blast with discussion boards it will just take a little time. It will also give a fresh start with many new faces... Start creating new topics as you choose on the FAN PAGE discussion boards.

So on 8/31/09 @ 8am I will switch the GROUP type to CLOSE to new members and start the process of turning the dimmer switch. Between now and then BECOME a FAN and get a little familiar with the FAN PAGE features. How to access different features just works like simple tabs just like a regular FB profile page.. I will send out reminder notices once a week until 8/31/09. Any questions or concerns feel free to contact me..


We could learn a lot from crayons: Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird
names, and all are different colors...but they all have to learn to live in the same box. --Unknown

A big Idea is simply an small idea all grown up.! --Richard Rodney

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Monkey Pickles

Well Birthday Monkey Pickles... It doesn't seem that long ago since March 1st 09 and at the end of March there were 30 people that enjoyed having a blast and being a goofball... Since then there has been alot of great people that have joined us along the way.. People from multiple continents with a common bond of laughing with good people... All 13 Officers and the rest of everyone that makes up what Monkey Pickles is it's truly been a joy... Thank you for everyone making this such a fun place to be and associate with. I've enjoyed all the new friends and my inbox is always open for any questions... Have a great week superstars !!!!!!

Monkey Pickles Time Line

Jan 22nd: Domain names reserved
March 1st: Monkey Pickles appears as a GROUP
May 1st: Monkey Pickles store opened.
Jun 1st: Monkey Pickles FAN PAGE started
July 1st: First basic website launched.

*** Monkey Pickles Update ***
The Monkey Pickles Store will close August 8th to reopen at a later date.

*** Quotes ***
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. --Storm Jameson

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment. --Naomi Williams

We could learn a lot from crayons: Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird
names, and all are different colors...but they all have to learn to live in the same box. --Unknown

A big Idea is simply an small idea all grown up.! --Richard Rodney

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable. --Leo C. Rosten