“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~ Sarah Williams
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:
- Some of things I’m grateful for during these trying times:
- A good’s night’s sleep.
- Daughters who check in with me.
- Streaming music of my choice.
- Birds and lizards that are part of my yard.
- A beautiful red rose bush right outside the window.
- Hot coffee.
- Good health.
- Friendly, I got your back, neighbors.
- A firm faith that we’ll kick COVID-19’s ass. It’s going to happen. Hang in there.
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 (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.).
Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
~ George Bernard Shaw
I won’t listen to naysayers, I ‘ll fill my circle with folks who are flush with hope, optimism, and a no quit attitude.
Look for the silver lining…
Buddy DeSylva’s upbeat lyrics to Jerome Kern’s lovely tune provide an appealing call to a positive outlook on life, even in the face of adversity. Indeed, a cheerful disposition can help you get through the tough patches that cloud every life, but do people who see the glass half-full also enjoy better health than gloomy types who see it half-empty?
According to a series of studies from the U.S. and Europe, the answer is yes. Optimism helps people cope with disease and recover from surgery. Even more impressive is the impact of a positive outlook on overall health and longevity. Research tells us that an optimistic outlook early in life can predict better health and a lower rate of death during follow-up periods of 15 to 40 years.
Source: Harvard Health Publishing
Joy of Living
The south wind is driving
His splendid cloud-horses
Through vast fields of blue.
The bare woods are singing,
The brooks in their courses
Are bubbling and springing
And dancing and leaping,
The violets peeping.
I’m glad to be living:
Mack: “I tell you, Joe, so many people these days are too judgmental.”
Joe: “You really think so?”
Mack: “Oh, yah. I can tell just by looking at them.”
Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant -you just don’t know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you’d mapped out for yourself. Or you can trust your personal demon who delivered that crazy idea in the first place. Trust your demon. ~ Roger Zelazny