🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ Our Thoughts Determine Our Direction

“How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ If I Fall, I’ll Start Again

If I stumble, I’ll rise. If I fall, I’ll shake it off and start again. No looking back. No quit in me.

🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ 1st of 5 Better Sleeping Tips

Compress Your Sleep.

The reason most experts recommend six to eight hours of sleep per night is because your brain is only capable of producing that much quality sleep on any given night. Sleep for ten hours and that quality gets diluted. So, set yourself some relatively rigid bedtimes and wake-up times to ensure that you’re experiencing the highest quality sleep you can. 


Today’s Poem ~ It Couldn’t Be Done

It Couldn’t Be Done

Edgar A. Guest

 Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
    But he with a chuckle replied
  That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
    Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
  So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
    On his face. If he worried he hid it.
  He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

  Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
    At least no one ever has done it”;
  But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
    And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
  With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
    Without any doubting or quiddit,
  He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

  There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
    There are thousands to prophesy failure;
  There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
    The dangers that wait to assail you.
  But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
    Just take off your coat and go to it;
  Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
    That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

👍 COVID-19 Is a Bummer – It Can’t Stop Good Things from Happening

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:

  • While walking, two friends stopped, we kept our social distance and talked. My friend parted with these words, “Have a great day today and a better one tomorrow.”
  • I read this poem by Langston Hughes this morning and shared it with friends. It got my day off to a great start. I share it with you:

“Walkers with the Dawn ~ Langston Hughes” 

Being walkers with the dawn and morning,

Walkers with the sun and morning,

We are not afraid of night,

Nor days of gloom,

Nor darkness–

Being walkers with the sun and morning.

  • My morning coffee was delicious.

A friend shared some good news.

What I share are seemingly small and inconsequential things, but they are priceless to me.

Grateful for all the above.

If you’d like to share the good things you’ve witnessed on my blog, Email me (ray.brese@gmail.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.).

🤗 Feel Good Hack ~ Never Lose Hope

“Never lose faith in yourself, and never lose hope; remember, even when this world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.”

~ Pittacus Lore

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