🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ The Duty of Good Men and Women

“Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Want to Know How to Become More Resilient?

Tips to improve your resilience

  • Get connected. Building strong, positive relationships with loved ones and friends can provide you with needed support and acceptance in good and bad times.
  • Make every day meaningful. Do something that gives you a sense of accomplishment and purpose every day. Set goals to help you look toward the future with meaning.
  • Learn from experience. Think of how you’ve coped with hardships in the past. Consider the skills and strategies that helped you through difficult times.
  • Remain hopeful. You can’t change the past, but you can always look toward the future. Accepting and even anticipating change makes it easier to adapt and view new challenges with less anxiety.
  • Take care of yourself. Tend to your own needs and feelings. Participate in activities and hobbies you enjoy. Include physical activity in your daily routine. Get plenty of sleep. Eat a healthy diet. Practice stress management and relaxation techniques.
  • Be proactive. Don’t ignore your problems. Instead, figure out what needs to be done, make a plan, and take action. Although it can take time to recover from a major setback, traumatic event or loss, know that your situation can improve if you work at it.

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Writing as a Form of Free Speech

“Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” ~ John Adams



🌾 Today’s Poem ~ The Flower of Liberty

The Flower of Liberty
Oliver Wendell Holmes
WHAT flower is this that greets the morn,
Its hues from Heaven so freshly born?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all the sunset land:
Oh tell us what its name may be,–
Is this the Flower of Liberty?

It is the banner of the free,
The starry Flower of Liberty!

In savage Nature’s far abode
Its tender seed our fathers sowed;
The storm-winds rocked its swelling bud,
Its opening leaves were streaked with blood,
Till lo! earth’s tyrants shook to see
The full-blown Flower of Liberty!

Then hail the banner of the free,
The starry Flower of Liberty!

Behold its streaming rays unite,
One mingling flood of braided light,–
The red that fires the Southern rose,
With spotless white from Northern snows,
And, spangled o’er its azure, see
The sister Stars of Liberty!

Then hail the banner of the free,
The starry Flower of Liberty!

The blades of heroes fence it round,
Where’er it springs is holy ground;
From tower and dome its glories spread;
It waves where lonely sentries tread;
It makes the land as ocean free,
And plants an empire on the sea!

Then hail the banner of the free,
The starry Flower of Liberty!

Thy sacred leaves, fair Freedom’s flower,
Shall ever float on dome and tower,
To all their heavenly colors true,
In blackening frost or crimson dew,–
And God love us as we love thee,
Thrice holy Flower of Liberty!

Then hail the banner of the free,

Today’s Smile 😃

Molly: “Sophie do you know the difference between men and a bank CD?”

Sophie: “What’s the difference, Molly?”

Molly: “Bank CD’s mature.”

👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ Be Grateful for Freedom

If you’re living in a free society, be grateful. Freedom does not come easily and it is not guaranteed. Freedom requires constant vigilance and sacrifice. 

🤗 A Better Life ~ There’s a Huge Difference Between Needs & Wants

The less one needs, the more freedom one has. 

💡 Something to Think About

Focus on what is good, healthy, and creates a sense of joy within. The greater and more sustained the focus, the greater the chances love and happiness will fill your cup to overflowing.

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