Today’s Smile 😃

Joe: “I went to the doctor today and told her I was feeling run down.”

Pete: “What did she say?”

Joe: “She said, I should look both ways before crossing the street.”


🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Want to Boost Your Immune System?

Be Grateful

If you take time each day to jot down the reasons you’re grateful, you could see some pretty powerful results:

1. A positive charge – In a series of experiments detailed in a 2003 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the act of listing 3 to 5 things you’re thankful for every day in a gratitude journal improves your outlook.

2. Better sleep – Researchers also found that updating your gratitude journal at bedtime also helps you worry less, which in turn helps you get to sleep faster.

3. A big, big love – Journaling or expressing the ways you feel grateful for a loved is also linked to partners feeling more connected and satisfied in their relationships.

4. A boost to the immune systemThe Journal of Personality and Social Psychology study also linked journaling gratitude to better health. Gratitude breeds optimism and participants in the study exercised more regularly, decreasing their cortisol levels.Cortisol is a stress hormone, linked to our ability to fight off colds.


🤗 A Better Life ~ It Makes a Difference

Send a thank you note to someone who made a difference in your life. The note can be  an email, text. or card. When you tell this person how important he/she has been in your life you will feel better and you will validate the person who receives the note.

💡 Something to Think About

Today’s your day. Yesterday is history, file it away. Tomorrow will wait for you. Take out your creative tools and get to work and make this day better all the days that have come before it.

🌾 Today’s Poem ~ Stillness

Matsuo Basho
the cicada’s cry
drills into the rocks.

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ The Sacred Space of the Writer

“The writing life is a secret life, wither we admit it or not.” ~ Jayne Anne Phillips


🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ Let Go & Enjoy Life

“Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut




👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ Choose a Better Way

It’s going to happen, you know it, someone is going to do something or say something to upset you. What do you do? How we respond makes a big difference. Is it worth getting angry? Is it worth brooding and losing a night’s sleep? Is it worth having it affect your health? Get the idea? Let it go. Watch it drift down the stream. Before you know it, you’ll be on to something else. 

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