🤗 A Better Life ~ A Common Space to Come Together

I have not met a single person who thinks the same way I think or holds true to all the values I hold true. At the same time, I have met lots of folks who want the same things I want: peace, health, freedom, love, security, and meaningful work. It’s this space where we come together as neighbors, friends, and community.

🌾 Today’s Poem ~ Fear Not, Dear Friend, But Freely Live Your Days

Fear Not, Dear Friend, But Freely Live Your Days
Robert Louis Stevenson
FEAR not, dear friend, but freely live your days
Though lesser lives should suffer. Such am I,
A lesser life, that what is his of sky
Gladly would give for you, and what of praise.
Step, without trouble, down the sunlit ways.
We that have touched your raiment, are made whole
From all the selfish cankers of man’s soul,
And we would see you happy, dear, or die.
Therefore be brave, and therefore, dear, be free;
Try all things resolutely, till the best,
Out of all lesser betters, you shall find;
And we, who have learned greatness from you, we,
Your lovers, with a still, contented mind,
See you well anchored in some port of rest.

💡 Something to Think About

Sometimes the solution to the problems we face are right in front of us. We fail to see them because we are blinded by false beliefs, biases, and stubbornness. We regain our eyesight when we let go of whatever prevents us from seeing.

👊 Today’s Power Thought ~ Become Trouble’s Master

Today’s troubles make us stronger, more resilient, and sharpen our wits. Endure them patiently, learn from them, become their master.

🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ Want to Have Healthy Bones?

What can I do to keep my bones healthy?

Include plenty of calcium in your diet. For adults ages 19 to 50 and men ages 51 to 70, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day. The recommendation increases to 1,200 mg a day for women age 51 and older and for men age 71 and older. Good sources of calcium include dairy products, almonds, broccoli, kale, canned salmon with bones, sardines and soy products, such as tofu. If you find it difficult to get enough calcium from your diet, ask your doctor about supplements.

Pay attention to vitamin D. Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. For adults ages 19 to 70, the RDA of vitamin D is 600 international units (IUs) a day. The recommendation increases to 800 IUs a day for adults age 71 and older.


✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Keep Writing, Toss Perfection Aside

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but that’s the only way you can do anything really good.”

~ William Faulkner

Today’s Smile 😃

Joe: “Our computers went down at work today, so we had to do everything manually.”

Pete: “That’s too bad, Joe.”

Joe: “Tell me about it. It took me 15 minutes to shuffle the cards for solitaire.”

🌞 Today’s Inspiration ~ Suffering Teaches Difficult Lessons

“There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.”

~ Oscar Romero


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