Something to Think About

Every road I drive on has speed limits posted. There’s no mistaken how fast drivers are allowed to legally drive. Either the signs are invisible to most drivers or most drivers can’t read. Driving at the legal speed limit is almost dangerous at times. It’s safer to go faster and move with the traffic. It’s a great metaphor for life. We can rush through the day without noticing the warning signs to slow down. Signs like anxiety, being edgy, not noticing the people around us, and not paying attention to our emotional or physical health. Is it time to slow down and start paying attention to what is important?

Today’s Power Thought ~ It’s Going to Be a Great Day

For me there’s only one way to begin day. I fill my cup with child-like excitement anticipating all the good things this day will bring to me. No hanging out in bed, times a wasting. I have places to go, people to see, and things to do. And, I’ll carry my coffee cup with me. Have a great day. 

Today’s Inspiration ~ Recipe for Greatness

Recipe For Greatness – To bear up under loss; To fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief; To be victor over anger; To smile when tears are close; To resist disease and evil men and base instincts; To hate hate and to love love; To go on when it would seen good to die; To look up with unquenchable faith in something ever more about to be. ~ Zane Grey


A Better Life ~ Heart to Heart

Hearts speak with a different language that is only understood by another heart. When the heart speaks words are not needed. The other heart knows. For the heart to speak, the mind must quiet down. When the mind quiets down, the heart can hear the message from the heart sending its message. 

Today’s Smile

Joe “My girlfriend is a nurse. She came home upset and asked me if I knew the difference between a nurse and a nun. I said I didn’t.”

Pete “What did she say?”

Joe: “She said, “A nun only serves one god.”

Power Thought ~ People Will Surprise You

Don’t write anyone off. You never know how they will surprise you. It happens all the time. Your faith in a person’s innate capacity to change and grow may be the catalyst that one needs to ignite their fire. There will come a time when some of those you didn’t write off will do things that will take your breath away. Perhaps someone did it for you.


Today’s Poem ~ The Lockless Door

The Lockless Door
Robert Frost
It went many years,
But at last came a knock,
And I thought of the door
With no lock to lock.

I blew out the light,
I tip-toed the floor,
And raised both hands
In prayer to the door.

But the knock came again.
My window was wide;
I climbed on the sill
And descended outside.

Back over the sill
I bade a ‘Come in’
To whatever the knock
At the door may have been.

So at a knock
I emptied my cage
To hide in the world
And alter with age.

Today’s Health Tip ~ Have the flu? Here are the Best Foods to Eat

The Best Foods to Eat When You Have the Flu

  1. Stay Hydrated -Our body needs more hydration when you have the flu or any illness that causes a fever. Family medicine specialist Neha Vyas, MD says, “Your body needs hydration more than any specific food when you’re fighting an illness. Stay hydrated with water or electrolyte-rich beverages. You can also drink broths and herbal tea.” Just be sure to stay away from caffeinated drinks like coffee and soda, and from any drinks high in sugar, which can actually further dehydrate you.
  2. Broth – Broth is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and it helps prevent dehydration. It’s also warm and cozy, helping to soothe your sore throat and clear up that stuffy nose.
  3. Chicken Soup – You can super-charge your broth by adding protein- and iron-rich chicken and healthy veggies, which will better enable your body to better fight off the flu.
  4. Ice Pops -Warm liquids typically soothe a sore throat better than cold ones, but if you want to switch it up (and keep hydrating), an icy treat may help cool down that inflamed tissue. Just make sure you’re choosing ones that are all-natural and don’t have any added sugars.
  5. Fruit or Vegetable Juice – Bring on the OJ! Whole fruits and veggies are always best, but sometimes when you’re sick, you just can’t handle a whole lot of food, period. In a pinch, sip on natural fruit or veggie juice to pack in the nutrients you’re missing.
  6. Garlic – Studies show that eating garlic in the raw may boost your immunity. You’ll get the most benefit from raw garlic, rather than cooked garlic or garlic supplements. You can even put it in hot tea — just add a little bit of honey to mask the strong scent and make for a more favorable flavor.
  7. Leafy Greens – You may not think of a salad as comfort food, but greens like spinach, kale and cabbage are packed with vitamin C and iron that can fight inflammation and help you feel better faster. If you can’t stand the idea of scarfing a salad while sick, add a leafy green to your chicken soup or other cozy stew to reap the benefits in a slightly more flu-friendly form.


What If . . .

What if you shook it up a little today and took a different route to work, ate something different for breakfast and lunch, left your work at work and enjoyed those you live with this evening? I wonder how you would experience your day. Maybe, you’ll discover something wonderful.

A Better Life ~ Grabbing Moments

I’m at Starbucks. I like to work on my blog in my local coffee shop. The calendar may say fall, but it’s still summer in south Texas. Today’s high is again in the nineties. There’s lots of nice chatter going on in here. College students are collaborating.  I’ve noticed a dating site get together – hope it works for them., Other folks are simply enjoying a time out. And, the smell of coffee fills the air. Anytime we can break away and grab a few moments to relax is a good time. Try to grab your moments every day. 

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