🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Ready to Get One of the COVID Vaccines? Here’s My Experience

I received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine. I read a number of stories of the adverse side effects. A friend received her second dose a day before me and reported fatigue and off and on chills. I asked her when her symptoms started. She reported about 20 hours after receiving the second shot. When I returned home from receiving the second dose I began drinking copious amounts of water (note: I’m not on meds and I rarely take any pain killers). I hoped the water might temper the side effects. I kept waking during the night checking for symptoms (bad decision, I ended up with a poor night’s sleep). My only side effect has been a sore arm. I didn’t let that stop me from doing pushups and several over weight bearing exercises. Bottom line: after taking with several friends who received either Moderna or Pfizer, get the vaccine, don’t be afraid of the side effects.

🌾 Today’s Poem ~ Peace


Alfred Noyes

Give me the pulse of the tide again
  And the slow lapse of the leaves,
The rustling gold of a field of grain
  And a bird in the nested eaves;

And a fishing-smack in the old harbour
  Where all was happy and young;
And an echo or two of the songs I knew
  When songs could still be sung.

For I would empty my heart of all
  This world’s implacable roar,
And I would turn to my home, and fall
  Asleep in my home once more;

And I would forget what the cities say,
  And the folly of all the wise,
And turn to my own true folk this day,
  And the love in their constant eyes.

There is peace, peace, where the sea-birds wheel,
  And peace in the breaking wave;
And I have a broken heart to heal,
  And a broken soul to save.


🤗 A Better Life ~ It’s Time to Change Channels

Make today a 5 to 1 day. For every critical self thought, say aloud 5 positive thoughts about yourself. It’s time to turn off the negative voice who likes to criticize, shame, and condemn. It’s time to turn on the positive voice that sees your potential, your gifts, your amazing self.

🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ I Am Not What I Was – I Am What I Am

“Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore.”

~ Zig Ziglar


✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Learning to Write from the Heart

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”

~ Gustave Flaubert

Today’s Smile 😃

Joe: “I bought my girlfriend a Rubik’s cube and she threw it at me.”

Pete: “Why did she do that?”

Joe: “I forgot she is color blind.”

💡 Something to Think About

Birds are starting to return to south Texas from their winter migration. I see several species I haven’t seen since fall visiting my bird feeder. The birds have an inner guiding mechanism that signals when to head south and when to head north. I think we have an inner guiding mechanism. If we tune into it, it will  keep us on a straight and true flight path.

👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ Now is the Time.

What are you waiting for? Begin today. Push the start button. You’re the only one who can do it. 

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