πŸ‘Š Today’s Power Thought ~ Going to Shine On

There’s light at the end of my tunnel and I’m not stopping until I reach it!

πŸ€— Feel Good Hack ~ Lessons Learned

β€œYou’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.” ~ Mandy Hale

Today’s Smile πŸ˜ƒ

Harry: “I told my dad he needed to embrace his mistakes.”

Pete: “How did he handle it?”

Harry: “He gave me a hug.”

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🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ Light & Darkness

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” ~ Og Mandino

Today’s Poem ~ Evening Song

Evening Song

Willa Cather

Dear love, what thing of all things that be
Is ever worth one thought from you or me,

Save only Love,
Save only Love?
The days so short, the nights so quick to flee,
The world so wide, so deep and dark the sea,

So dark the sea;
So far the sun and every listless star,
Beyond their light β€” Ah! dear, who knows how far,

Who knows how far?
One thing of all dim things I know is true,
The heart within me knows, and tells it you,

And tells it you.
So blind is life, so lond at last is sleep,
And none but Love to bid us laugh or weep,

And none but Love,
And none but Love.

🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ 2nd of 5 Better Sleep Tips

Get outdoors.

Your body’s natural circadian rhythm is actually slightly longer than 24 hours, which means your sleep clock naturally shifts a few minutes each day–making it a challenge to consistently wake up at the same time each morning. Exposing yourself to natural light–not indoor light–each morning will help you reset that clock daily. “Doing things in brighter light does improve alertness and performance,” Sharkey says, adding that you don’t even have to do it in one fell swoop: As long as you’re accumulating between 15 and 60 total minutes of outdoor time daily by lunchtime, you’ll be in better mental shape.

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βœ’οΈ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Finding One’s Voice

I have remained true to my deepest convictions. I mean the courage of those who are born to be defeated, the weaknesses of the strong, and the tragedy of misunderstandings and missed opportunities, which I have done my best to treat as comedyβ€”for otherwise how can we manage to bear it? ~ Penelope Fitzgerald

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:

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  • A mockingbird posed for me this morning. We maintained our social distance – LOL.
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  • I received a surprise text from a friend I hadn’t heard from in some time checking up on me.
    Nice to have a friend like that
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  • I spotted some bluebonnets on my walk. My day just keeps getting better and better.0FF8C06A-F633-4134-83BC-FD6CADE98F4B

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. Β I’ll post and attribute them to you in the way you choose to be acknowledged (e.g., anonymous, name, Word Press blog (etc.).

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