๐Ÿ‘Š Today’s Power Thought ~ Today’s the Day!

Today’s the only day I got, I’m going to make it shine brighter than the sun.

๐ŸŽ Today’s Health Tip ~ We May Be Stuck inside, But We Can Dance

Turn up the Music, and Dance, Dance, Dance with Your Partner

Whether you prefer a rumba beat or two-step tune, dancing makes for a great heart-healthy workout. Like other forms of aerobic exercise, it raises your heart rate and gets your lungs pumping. It also burns up to 200 calories or more per hour, reports theย Mayo Clinic.

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โœ’๏ธ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Pay Attention to Your Characters

“My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don’t populate them with characters that readers can care about.” ~ Jeffrey Deaver

๐Ÿค— Feel Good Hack ~ The Sun Will Rise Again

โ€œThere is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.โ€

~ Aaron Lauritsen

Today’s Poem ~ The Loom of Time

The Loom of Time

Author Unknown

 

Manโ€™s life is laid in the loom of time
To a pattern he does not see,
While the weavers work and the shuttles fly
Till the dawn of eternity.

Some shuttles are filled with silver threads
And some with threads of gold,
While often but the darker hues
Are all that they may hold.

But the weaver watches with skillful eye
Each shuttle fly to and fro,
And sees the pattern so deftly wrought
As the loom moves sure and slow.

God surely planned the pattern:
Each thread, the dark and fair,
Is chosen by His master skill
And placed in the web with care.

He only knows its beauty,
And guides the shuttles which hold
The threads so unattractive,
As well as the threads of gold.

Not till each loom is silent,
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God reveal the pattern
And explain the reason why

The dark threads were as needful
In the weaverโ€™s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
For the pattern which He planned.

Today’s Smile ๐Ÿ˜€

Pete: “I warned my daughter about using her whistle inside and gave her one last chance.”

Ken: “How’d she do?”

Pete: “Unfortunately, she blew 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:

  • The honeysuckle is in full bloom and it’s fragrance is amazing. Grateful.
  • The birds that fly into my bird feeder didn’t get the social distancing memo (LOL). Their antics are a joy to behold.
  • The local supermarket is extending shopping hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Yippee. It’s a good sign.
  • A large black monarch butterfly landed on a dandelion near my patio. Beautiful, graceful, and a gift to me. Thanks, Monarch.
  • The times are tough, but we can help each other find a reason to smile, even if it is watching birds, a lizard, or a monarch butterfly. We’re another day closer to winning. 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 (ray.brese@gmail.com) a short list (1 to 5 things. ย I’ll post and attribute them to you in the way you choose to be acknowledged (e.g., anonymous, name, Word Press blog (etc.).

๐ŸŒž Today’s Inspiration ~ Pass on Your Wonderful Smile

โ€œIt was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.โ€ ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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