🤗 Feel Good Hack ~ Can’t Wait Until . . .

“I can hardly wait for tomorrow, it means a new life for me each and every day.”

~ Stanley Kunitz

Today’s Inspiration ~ Hope is Like a Star

“Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. ” C. H. Sturgeon

Today’s Poem ~ Have No Doubts

Have no Doubts


Have no doubts because of trouble nor be thou discomfited;

For the water of life’s fountain springeth from a gloomy bed.

Ah! ye brothers of misfortune! be not ye with grief oppressed,

Many are the secret mercies which with the All-bounteous rest.

🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ Three Cheers for Chocolate

Chocolate: A Great Antioxidant Food

Dark chocolate is delicious, nutritious and one of the best sources of antioxidants. Generally speaking, the higher the cocoa content, the more antioxidants the chocolate contains. Dark chocolate has up to 15 mmol of antioxidants per 3.5 ounces (100 grams). This is even more than blueberries and raspberries, which contain up to 9.2 and 2.3 mmol of antioxidants in the same serving size, respectively (3Trusted Source). Moreover, the antioxidants in cocoa and dark chocolate have been linked to impressive health benefits such as less inflammation and reduced risk factors for heart disease.


For my part, I have a piece of 100% cocoa with my blueberries each day. Yah, it’s bitter, but once you get used to it, it becomes a real treat.

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Schedule Writing Time

“I needed to find my way to write. I need about six hours of uninterrupted time in order to produce about two hours of writing, and when I accepted that and found the way to do it, then I was able to write.”

~ Robert B. Parkter

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:

  • Saw a dog jump into a pool below a fountain. The dog knew how to have fun. Thanks for the reminder my canine friend.
  • A simple black bean soup is working its magic in my slow cooker. It’s going to go great with a piece of crusty Italian bread and side salad. Simple, delicious, and nutritious. Grateful.
  • Met two neighbors on my walk – we kept our social distance. We caught up on a lot of stuff. Nice to have good neighbors.
  • It’s heading toward 98 in south Texas (36.67c). Blue skies, southerly breeze. I’m going to pour a large glass of iced tea and head to the patio as soon as I finish this post. Cheers!!
  • 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.  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 ~ It’s Going to Be a Great Day

Rise, shine, sing a happy song. May blessings flow toward you and troubles disappear

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