Confronting and overcoming challenges is an exhilarating experience. It does something to feed the soul and the mind. It makes you more than you were before. It strengthens the mental muscles and enables you to become better prepared for the next challenge. ~ Jim Rohn
I am alone but not lonely – I’ve made silence my friend and I will listen.
“Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you – as if you haven’t been told a million times already – that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.” Harlan Ellison
Al: Bill, What do Alexander the Great and Winnie the Pooh have in common?
Bill: Gosh, I don’t know.
Al: Same middle name.
“The next time someone tries to make you feel bad about feeling good,
respond by continuing to live well.” ~ Gina Greenlee
I Taught Myself to Live Simply
I taught myself to live simply and wisely, to look at the sky and pray to God, and to wander long before evening to tire my superfluous worries. When the burdocks rustle in the ravine and the yellow-red rowanberry cluster droops I compose happy verses about life's decay, decay and beauty. I come back. The fluffy cat licks my palm, purrs so sweetly and the fire flares bright on the saw-mill turret by the lake. Only the cry of a stork landing on the roof occasionally breaks the silence. If you knock on my door I may not even hear.
A Good Idea to Prevent COVID-19 When Grocery Shopping
Here’s an easy tip to observe during the COVID-19 outbreak: If you are venturing to the grocery store or any environment where you might be exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (even just a local park), wear eyeglasses or sunglasses. That can help protect you from infection through your ocular (eye) surface, which is one of the portals through which the virus may travel into the body and, eventually, to the lungs.