Something to Think About

What do you do when you think you can go on? You shower, get dressed, put on a smile, no matter if it’s fake, and get going. There’s no other way, otherwise we’ll slip into a depression that will need the jaws of life to yank us out. The more we move out of ourselves toward others or other projects, the more we refuel our tank. It’s not easy, that’s for sure, but it’s the only way to breathe life back into us. To go on, we have to keep on going on. Never quit. Never give up. 

Today’s Smile

Joe: “I was stopped for speeding. The policeman checked my license and wanted to know why I wasn’t wearing glasses. I told him I had contacts.

Pete: “What did he say?”

Joe “He said, ‘I don’t care how many contacts you have, I’m still giving you a ticket.”

Power Thought ~ You’ll Shine

Don’t let the day slip by. Today has the potential of being your best day ever. It’s going to take you to get involved. It’s going to take you to move out of isolation and into contact with others. When you jump into the day with both feet, you’ll shine, better wear your sunglasses. 

Today’s Health Tip ~ Will Yoga Help With Headaches?

Yoga May Be Beneficial if You Suffer from Headaches

New research in the journal Neurology suggests that adding some downward facing dogs and sun salutations to your migraine prevention regimen could help. In a study of adults with migraine ages 18 to 50, those who practiced yoga in addition to taking preventive medication saw a big reduction in their migraine symptoms compared with people who only took medication. The novice yogis practiced with a teacher for 1 hour, 3 days a week, for a month. After that, they practiced 5 days a week on their own for the next 2 months. After 3 months, yoga practitioners had almost 50% fewer headaches than before. The medicine-only group saw just a 12% reduction. The yogis’ headaches were shorter, less painful, and required less pain medicine. —Sonya Collins


What If . . .

What if one didn’t listen to news-related podcasts or watch the network or cable news. Instead, what if one chose to read the news online from credible, competing perspectives news outlets. One might be challenged to think about things differently. Or, one might broaden one’s perspective of where the truth is in the news being reported. 

A Better Life ~ Finding Happiness

If I can’t figure out how to be happy where I am, how will I figure it out where I want to go? Happiness happens now, in this moment, in this place. It’s up to us to figure it out. Happiness is waiting for us in this moment, we have to open the door to let it in.

Today’s Poem ~ See it Through

See it Through
Edgar Albert Guest
When you’re up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don’t let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you’re beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don’t give up, whate’er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!

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