🤗 Feel Good Hack ~ Can’t Help But Feel Good

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” ~ Robert Fulghum

Today’s Poem ~ Evening Song

Evening Song

Sherwood Anderson

My song will rest while I rest. I struggle along. I’ll get back to the corn and the open fields.

Don’t fret, love, I’ll come out all right. 

Back of Chicago the open fields. Were you ever there 

Trains coming toward you out of the West. Streaks of light on the long gray plains? 

Many a song aching to sing. 

I’ve got a gray and ragged brother in my breast that’s a fact. 

Back of Chicago the open fields long trains go west too in the silence. 

Don’t fret, love. I’ll come out all right.

🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ Stress & COVID-19

It’s not easy dealing with stress during COVID-19. Here’s some of my stressors: When do I go to the grocery? How are my children doing? Another day of bean soup? And, then there’s the news, yikes!!  I found the following on the CDC website. It’s lent, I think I’ll give up checking the news stories every ten minutes (LOL). Have a great day. Stay healthy. Stay strong.

4 Things to Reduce Stress during the COVID-19 Outbreak

  1. Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditateexternal icon. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugsexternal icon.
  2. Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  3. Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  4. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.



🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ Tough Times

“Hard times build determination and inner strength.” ~ Dalai Lama

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Learning How to Write

You never learn how to write a novel. You just learn how to write the novel that you’re writing.  ~ Gene Wolfe

Today’s Smile 😃

Ben: My grandfather died peacefully, in his sleep.

Mary: It’s a good way to go.

Ben: At least he didn’t die screaming like the passengers the car he was driving.

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