Watch Fish Swim
People with home aquariums say they feel calmer, more relaxed, and less stressed when they gaze at their fish, and science backs it up. It isn’t just the water, although that alone helps. A study using a tank hundreds of times larger found that the more types of marine life that were added, the happier people got. Heart rates and blood pressures dropped, too.
I don’t have an aquarium; however, I’ve found a great YouTube video I watch each night for 15 minutes and deep breathe as a meditation exercise. I don’t have to feed the fish and I get the benefits. LOL. Here’s the link: The Best 4K Aquarium for Relaxation
Joe: “I challenged the number 1 to a fight, but he brought his friends 3, 5, 7, and 9.”
Bill: “What happened?”
Joe: “The odds were against me.”
“Don’t stumble over something behind you.” ~ Seneca the Younger
“I try to write about things, places, events, and phenomena I know about personally. That helps make the novels more genuine.”
~ Lincoln Child
Never stopping, taking one step, one minute, one hour, one day – small chunks at a time.
For all your days prepare,
And meet them ever alike:
When you are the anvil, bear—
When you are the hammer, strike.
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:
- Conversations with neighbors and people I meet on my walks are priceless. What do we talk about? Mostly nothing, but it feels good. Grateful.
- Texas plans to open up (with some restrictions) on Friday. Just knowing we’re moving forward is a good feeling. I call it a positive pop! Is that a rainbow I see up ahead!
- If you follow my blog, you know I am an optimist. I bought plane tickets for late summer and fall at great prices. Sometimes, I can’t help myself! LOL
- We’re another day closer to a solution. It’s going to happen. We just don’t know when. Three cheers for the science community, pharmaceutical companies, and medical people who are working to get rid of COVID-19.
The little things are priceless treasures to me. They brighten my day. I hope your day is filled to overflowing with the little things that make life worth living.
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.).
Love is all around you. When you wake up in the morning, go outside with a sense of appreciation for all that you’ve been blessed with. If a hummingbird or a deer catches your eye, stop and enjoy your connection to the animal. If a flower is about to bloom, take a moment to recognize the growth and change happening before your eyes. By simply taking the time to appreciate nature, you will learn to love the world around you. When we allow ourselves to feel love for life itself, it opens up our heart to loving ourselves and others as well.