Today’s Power Thought ~ You Have All You Need

You have the time. You have the intelligence. You have experience. What are you waiting for? Great successes are waiting for you. Push the start button and head fearlessly toward them. They have your name written on them,

Today’s Joke

Joe: “My psychiatrist diagnosed me as having me a split personality. I was charged $100.”

Pete: “How did you react?”

Joe: “I paid $50 and told the psychiatrist to collect the other $50 from my other guy.”

A Better Life ~ We’re all Imperfect.

We’re all imperfect. We all get it wrong at times. When we can recognize the imperfections in ourselves it makes it easier to be compassionate toward those we live and work with. We can wave them closer and welcome them to our imperfect world. Our understanding and acceptance grows and is most often mutually reciprocal. C’mon cut yourself some slack and offer the same to others.

What If I Stopped Searching for What I Wanted . . .

What if I stopped searching for what I wanted and began searching for what I needed? It takes heaps of wisdom to understand the difference between what I want and what I need. The irony of the search is that when I find all I need I have all I want.

Today’s Poem ~ No Difference

No Difference

Shel Silverstein

Small as a peanut,
Big as a giant,
We’re all the same size
When we turn off the light
Rich as a sultan,
Poor as a mite,
We’re all worth the same
When we turn off the light.
Red, black or orange,
Yellow or white,
We all look the same
When we turn off the light.
So maybe the way
To make everything right
Is for God to just reach out
And turn off the light!


Today’s Health Tip ~ 5 Tips to Feel Better about Life

  1. Keep company with good people. – Maximize the amount of time that you spend with people you enjoy being around. Connecting with others who radiate positivity and have similar interests will excite and energize you. On the other side, people you don’t relate to you or who have negative outlooks, complain often, or make poor choices will only drain your energy account. Be selective about the company you keep.
  2. Avoid news overdose. – Consuming news is an important way to stay connected to what’s happening in the world. It can be educational, entertaining and even uplifting. Unfortunately, the news too frequently is filled with stories of suffering. These stories can skew your view of the world and cause you to focus on your worst fears instead of recognizing the good that surrounds you. You can’t avoid these stories altogether, but try to minimize your exposure when you can, especially during trying times.
  3. Get regular exercise. – Do you find yourself feeling lethargic halfway through the day? Have you ever gotten winded by simple everyday duties, such as grocery shopping or household chores? The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults complete at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week. Contrary to what you might believe, this will add to your energy account and not subtract from it. Exercise relieves stress and tension, strengthens muscles and boosts endurance, and helps your body work more efficiently during other physical tasks or activities.
  4. Do something meaningful each day. – What do you feel passionate about? Do you have a special talent that you’d like to practice more often or share with others? Do something you enjoy every day, even if it’s a simple act like cooking a healthy meal or listening to your favorite song. Putting effort into the things that matter most to you will help you use and reserve your energy in ways that will bring out the best in you.
  5. Think good thoughts for others. – Maintaining a compassionate mindset is another way to conserve energy. One example of practicing this way of thinking is called kind attention. For example, try to make eye contact with a stranger and smile, while thinking “I wish you well.” This positive act can, instead, keep you from judging that person. Judging others can cause us to place judgment on ourselves, and that type of negative internal dialogue can be exhausting. You’ll feel better with each step you take toward this important self-care investment.


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