Times are tough. I’ll get through it with patience, a confident attitude, and faith.
Pat: “My girlfriend said to me, “I’m sick of you pretending to be a detective. I think we should split up.”
Joe, “I’m sorry to hear that.”
Pat: “On the contrary. I said, “Good idea – we can cover more ground that way.”
Hand Pain: Fingertip Touch
Arthritis is the usual suspect if you have hand pain. Give this hardworking body part a break with this mini finger workout. Point your hand upward, fingers close together. Slowly touch your index finger to your thumb to make an “O.” Move your thumb on to the middle finger and do the same, and so on to your ring finger and pinkie. Smoothly repeat these motions several times with each hand.
You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed. ~ Anita Brookner
“It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.” ~ Steve Maraboli
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. ~ Lee Iacocca
I’m social distancing. I wear a mask when I go to grocery. Soon, I’ll be tying my hair in ponytail. I see brothers and sisters from every race, nation, and place on earth suffering and it tears at my heart. Yah, COVID-19 is a bummer. I refuse to let it turn me into a prune (no offense intended prunes). Starting today, I’m going to list a few good things I witnessed happening or happened to me during the day. I think good things are happening to you. If you’d like to share the good things you’ve witnessed on my blog, Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a short list (1 to 5 things. I’ll post and attribute them to you in the way you choose to be acknowledged (e.g., anonymous, name, Word Press blog (etc.).
Good Things Are Happening
- I saw a dad running with his son.
- The red roses on my rosebush near a statue of the Virgin Mary are in full bloom.
- I saw my neighbor this morning (I kept a social distance) and she told me she is recovered from COVID-19.
- I got toilet paper at the supermarket today – Yippee!
- When I went for my walk, I wished every one I saw good health and my greetings were returned.
I had a great day. I hope you have as well.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We two make home of any place we go;
We two find joy in any kind of weather;
Or if the earth is clothed in bloom or snow,
If summer days invite, or bleak winds blow,
What matters it if we two are together?
We two, we two, we make our world, our weather.
We two make banquets of the plainest fare;
In every cup we find the thrill of pleasure;
We hide with wreaths the furrowed brow of care,
And win to smiles the set lips of despair.
For us life always moves with lilting measure;
We two, we two, we make our world, our pleasure.
We two find youth renewed with every dawn;
Each day holds something of an unknown glory.
We waste no thought on grief or pleasure gone;
Tricked out like hope, time leads us on and on,
And thrums upon his harp new song or story.
We two, we two, we find the paths of glory.
We two make heaven here on this little earth;
We do not need to wait for realms eternal.
We know the use of tears, know sorrow’s worth,
And pain for us is always love’s rebirth.
Our paths lead closely by the paths supernal;
We two, we two, we live in love eternal.