Today’s Power Thought ~ Is Opportunity Knocking?

What opportunities knocked at your door today? Surely, there have been some. Perhaps you were too busy to answer the door. You can bet, someone else did. When opportunity knocks, answer. 

Today’s Good Word ~ Grit

Toughness is the stuff we see on TV when folks snarl at each other and make threats. That’s mot toughness. Toughness measures the amount of grit one has to keep grinding and not give up. Grit takes the small tasks and worksthem to their conclusion. Grit is the stuff one has to stay on task when the others walk away. Two people with grit will outperform and out work a dozen without grit.

Something to Think About

There’s your way. There’s my way. If we’re stubborn, we’ll never see the myriad of other ways. Our paralyzed positions cause more harm as each side seeks power over the other. It happens all the time, it only works until the other side regains power and the harmful cycle continues. The courageous believe working together different sides can find a better way even if they can’t see it at the time. 

Today’s Inspiration ~ 20/20 Eyesight

“To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.?

William Blake

Today’s Smile

Joe: “I came home and found my wife kissing another man. I asked her what’s going on.”

Pete: “What did she say?”

Joe: “She looked at the guy she was kissing and said, “See, I told you he was stupid.”

Today’s Health Tip ~ What are the Best Foods Recovering from Surgery

Protein serves as your body’s building blocks. When you eat foods that contain protein, your body breaks the nutrient down into its simplest form — amino acids. Your body then reconfigures these amino acids to make new blood vessels, nerve endings, muscle and tissue. Protein also helps your body fight infection, per Michigan Medicine, while carrying oxygen throughout your body and balancing your body fluids.

Eat more fiber. Constipation is common after surgery due to the effects of anesthesia (which slows down your digestive tract) and the oral pain medication you may be taking, per the Cleveland Clinic. While you may not have an appetite if you’re feeling bloated and full from constipation, it’s important to drink and eat to help get things moving. Adding more fiber-rich foods to your diet may help prevent the after-effects of your surgery (although your doctor may also prescribe a laxative).

Foods With Nutrients for Wound Healing. When it comes to foods to eat after surgery, you should choose a wide variety from all the food groups so your body gets all the nutrients it needs for health and healing. There are certain nutrients that are especially important for healing after surgery, including vitamin C and zinc. To help your body heal, include plenty of vitamin C-rich foods in your post-surgery diet, such as oranges, broccoli, red peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and cantaloupe. These vitamin C-filled foods are also good sources of fiber, so they offer two benefits in one.

A Better Life – Ripe Figs

I’m picking ripe figs from my fig tree today. The figs are sweet and delicious. I recall buying this fig tree three years ago for twenty dollars. I water it, prune it, and praise it. I’m sure it hears my heart felt praise. It’s not the lottery, but it’s a ripe fig. I’m savoring every bite. I believe I see another ripe fig. I leave it for the mocking birds.

Today’s Poem ~

Let Me Arise

Violet Fane

 Let me arise and open the gate,
to breathe the wild warm air of the heath,
And to let in Love, and to let out Hate,
And anger at living and scorn of Fate,
To let in Life, and to let out Death.


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