🌾 Today’s Poem ~ Do Not Go Gentle into the Night

Do Not Go Gentle into the Night

Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ Hang On – Never Quit!

“Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.”

~ Albert Camus

💡 Something to Think About

I know someone who had a choice between two jobs. One job offered less money, less pressure, and a higher quality of life. The other job offered substantially more money and the promise of performance bonuses. It is a high pressure job and the quality of life is significantly less than the first job. Which job did he take? Which job would you take?

🤗 A Better Life ~ What’s on Your Plate

I’ve read the advice, “Stay in the moment,” or something like it, numerous times. Intellectually, I know what it means. Making the advice actionable is a different story. Yesterday, I asked myself, “What’s on your plate?” The metaphor made sense to me for living in the moment. I can choose to put on my plate what I want to do. I can choose to leave off my plate those things that create anxiety and stress. What’s on your plate?

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Personal Experience as the Basis for a Story

“Blind Curve, the book I’m working on now, sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation – an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story, the hero doesn’t get off as easily as I did.”

~ Andrew Gross

🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ How Can We Bolster Our Immune System?

6 Ways to Build a Stronger Immune System

1. Move that body. When you exercise, not only do your muscles get stronger, you also prepare your cardiovascular system too.

2. Eat well. Add antioxidants and immune boosting foods to your diet. Making it ‘colorful’ with berries, avocados, nuts, carrots and other veggies and fruits will give you a full plate of vitamins and minerals.

3. Sleep. Sleep helps reboot our systems, and it can help release cytokines, a protein that can help the immune system fight off infections.

4. Go outside. The sun not only gives you Vitamin D, but it can also lift your mood which is good for your body.

5. Decrease your stress. Stress releases hormones that can impair our immune systems. Try to take a few minutes every day to do some deep breathing or meditation. And turn off the news – it can contribute to anxiety, especially with all that’s going on.

6. Make sure you socialize. Relationships are so important, connect to family, friends, neighbors. Make an effort to build your social networks.


Today’s Smile 😃

Joe: “I got two dogs and named them Calvin and Klein.”

Pete: “Like the underwear.”

Joe: “No, they are boxers.”


👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ Whose Path are You Taking?

Lot’s of folks take the easy way because they know the path. They develop a false sense of security. Take the difficult path, blaze a new trail. It will be hard at times. It will challenge you. You’ll become stronger and more resilient. In the end, it will be your path, not one created by others.

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