Today’s Smile 😃

Joe: “I went to my doctor and asked if he had anything for my liver.”

Pete: “What did you doctor say?”

Joe: “He gave me an onion and told me to sauté my liver with it.”

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Writing & Reading as Meditation

“I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut


👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ Nudge On!

It’s not the great heaves that move the biggest mountains, it’s the consistent nudges that make the big difference. Keep on nudging, you’ll surprise others and yourself and what you accomplish.

💡 Something to Think About

When we begin to listen to the other, dialogue is possible. When we listen, we open our minds to learning. Instead of looking for points of divergence, look for points of convergence. Life immediately improves.

🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Does Laughter Improve Our Health?

Laughter Provides Some Huge Health Benefits

Soothes tension. Laughter can stimulate circulation and muscle relaxation, which can help reduce some physical symptoms of stress.

Improves your immune system. Positive thoughts (the kind you get while laughing) release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more serious illnesses.

Relieves pain. Believe it or not, laughter can cause the body to make its own natural pain relievers that might make you feel better.

Connect with people and deal with difficult situations. Think about a time you went through something hard and someone made a joke to make you feel better. Sometimes it works. Try it. Also, don’t you feel more bonded with friends and family when you share a good laugh?

Stimulates organs and increases endorphins. Laughing boosts your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart and muscles and enhances the endorphins released by your brain. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body.

Improves your mood. Laughter can help lessen depression and anxiety and make you feel better overall.

Burns calories.

Increases blood flow.


🤗 A Better Life ~ Tomorrow is Filled with Wonderful Surprises for You

You are amazing, incredible, wonderful. Check it out. Recall all you’ve done. You’ve got a history of greatness. You’re road is wide open, no traffic, tomorrow is waiting for you and it’s filled with great surprises. C’mon, turn the engine on and go for it.

🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ It’s All Up to You

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses

Today’s Poem ~ Still Here

Still Here
Langston Hughes
I been scared and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,

Looks like between ’em they done
Tried to make me

Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’–
But I don’t care!
I’m still here!

🌾 Today’s Poem ~ Lover’s Gifts IV: She Is Near to My Heart

Lover’s Gifts IV: She Is Near to My Heart
Rabindranath Tagore
She is near to my heart as the meadow-flower to the earth; she is
sweet to me as sleep is to tired limbs. My love for her is my life
flowing in its fullness, like a river in autumn flood, running with
serene abandonment. My songs are one with my love, like the murmur
of a stream, that sings with all its waves and current.

🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ What is Really Important?

Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done, is not one of them.” ~ Mike Dooley

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