“Joy attracts more joy. Happiness attracts more happiness. Peace attracts more peace. GRATITUDE attracts more GRATITUDE. Kindness attracts more kindness. Love attracts more love. Your job is an inside one. To change your world, all you have to do is change the way you feel inside. How easy is that?” ~ Rhonda Byrne
It’s my choice: I can choose to dwell on the negative and fear OR I can choose to dwell on possibilities and hope I choose possibilities and hope everytime.
COVID-19 Is a Bummer – It Can’t Stop Good Things From Happening
Here are a few of the good things I witnessed or experienced today:
Two green geckos visited me on my patio today.
I was surprised this morning with two unexpected calls – both brought joy to me.
I met a new friend on my daily walk. We stopped, maintained social distance, and had a wonderful conversation.
I saw a beautiful white wild flower. I share it with you in the photo – enjoy!).
I put the mixings for lentil soup in the slow cooker and the fragrance is amazing.
Grateful for all the above.
If you’d like to share the good things you’ve witnessed on my blog, Email me (email@example.com) 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.).
“When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.”
~ Mary Higgins Clark
Clearing at Dawn
The fields are chill, the sparse rain has stopped;
The colours of Spring teem on every side.
With leaping fish the blue pond is full;
With singing thrushes the green boughs droop.
The flowers of the field have dabbled their powdered cheeks;
The mountain grasses are bent level at the waist.
By the bamboo stream the last fragment of cloud
Blown by the wind slowly scatters away.
5 Healthy Habits from the Mayo Clinic
Veg out — Adding vegetables and fruits to your diet boosts your heart health. Aim for five servings each day.
Volunteer — Sharing your time and talents is good for your heart. Look for opportunities to get involved at your neighborhood school, place of worship or community.
Give thanks — Gratitude can boost your immunity and help you sleep. Keep a gratitude journal to help the act of regularly giving thanks become second nature.
Stress less — Exercising and meditation can help you manage stress. So can setting boundaries. You can’t do everything. Learn to say ‘no’ occasionally.
Sleep more — Make sleep a priority. Aim for eight hours a night. Exercising during the day and avoiding heavy meals and electronics too close to bedtime may help you fall — and stay — asleep.
Lisa: Mary, I am so grateful for student loans getting me through college.
Mary: What a great attitude.
Lisa: I don’t think I can ever repay them.
“Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
~ Jack Layton