🤗 Feel Good Hack ~ Tie a Double Knot

“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

Yah, tie a double knot and pull it tight!

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:

  • A beautiful Mexican bluebird returned today. It’s been  since last fall that I’ve seen one. Welcome back my beautiful friend.
  • I’ve got black bean soup cooking in the slow cooker. When I have dinner, I’ll put some freshly grated parmesan reggiano on top. Yummo!
  • I know social distancing is meant to keep us apart, but I’ve made a lot of new friends on my daily walks (from at least a distance of 6ft). COVID-19 is not stopping me from connect.

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.).

👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ Keep on Singing

I hear the birds singing, I’m going to sing along with them. I may sing off key, the birds don’g mind. Together, we’ll spread a bit of joy.

🍎 Today’s Health ~ Should Groceries be Disinfected?

Groceries & COVID-19

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t recommend disinfecting grocery items, since there’s currently no evidence of human or animal food or food packaging associated with transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. If you’re concerned, put away your groceries, wash your hands thoroughly and wait a few hours to use anything you purchased. “By then, any virus lingering on a container will be significantly reduced. If you want to use something immediately, you can wipe the package down with an alcohol-based disinfectant. . . .  Rinse fresh produce before putting them away. They don’t need to be disinfected and should be washed simply with water, not soap and water. 


Today’s Poem ~ Opportunity


Berton Brailey

With doubt and dismay you are smitten
    You think there’s no chance for you, son?
  Why, the best books haven’t been written
    The best race hasn’t been run,
  The best score hasn’t been made yet,
    The best song hasn’t been sung,
  The best tune hasn’t been played yet,
    Cheer up, for the world is young!

  No chance? Why the world is just eager
    For things that you ought to create
  Its store of true wealth is still meagre
    Its needs are incessant and great,
  It yearns for more power and beauty
    More laughter and love and romance,
  More loyalty, labor and duty,
    No chance—why there’s nothing but chance!

  For the best verse hasn’t been rhymed yet,
    The best house hasn’t been planned,
  The highest peak hasn’t been climbed yet,
    The mightiest rivers aren’t spanned,
  Don’t worry and fret, faint hearted,
    The chances have just begun,
  For the Best jobs haven’t been started,
    The Best work hasn’t been done.

🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ You Are Unique

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ A Reason for Writing

“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut 

Today’s Smile 😃

Tom: “My wife is upset with me.”

Bill: “What did you do?”

Tom: “I remembered the car seat, the stroller, and the diaper bag. Yet, she can’t understand how I forgot the baby.”


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