🌾 Today’s Poem ~ The Sun

The Sun

Mary Oliver

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone–
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance–
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love–
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world–

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ Don’t Overthink – Decide

Don’t overthink a decision. You’ll never have certitude. Make the decision, jump on board and enjoy the ride.

🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ Don’t Ever Quit!

“Don’t ever quit. Never quit. Never show anybody you’re hurt. Grin and walk through the cannon smoke. It will drive them up the wall. You always stay true to your own principles. You always believe in your gift. God doesn’t make mistakes when he presents someone with a gift like that. It’s there for a reason.”

~ James Lee Burke


🤗 A Better Life ~ You’re Needed

Even on a cloudy day, you bring the sunshine. You warm the hearts of those close to you. You lift up those who feel down. Man, we need you. Keep on shining.

🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Does Any Single Fruit or Vegetable Provide All the Nutrients You Need?

No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. 

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar . . .. Eating non-starchy vegetables and fruits like apples, pears, and green leafy vegetables may even promote weight loss. Their low glycemic loads prevent blood sugar spikes that can increase hunger. At least nine different families of fruits and vegetables exist, each with potentially hundreds of different plant compounds that are beneficial to health. Eat a variety of types and colors of produce in order to give your body the mix of nutrients it needs. 


✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Wondering Where to Start?

“Just go outside and look at something and write it down and you’ll find it is a very nice piece of writing.” ~ John Sanford

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