What if I took my EarPods out of my ears while I walked?

What if I took my EarPods out of my ears while I walked, what would I experience? My, oh my, you’d hear birds singing. You’d hear the wind blowing through the trees. You’d hear dogs barking, kids playing, and the music of life. It’s all there waiting for us to join in. Life celebrating life each moment. There’s music in the sound of men and women working. There’s music in the sounds of children playing games. There’s music all around us. Don’t miss it.

Today’s Inspiration ~ Find the Peaceful Place

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”

~ James Allen


Think About It ~ Unleash Your Imagination

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined (Henry James).” Unleash your imagination, place no limitations on it. Let your imagination take you to places you’d dared not previously imagine. You’ll know when you’ve arrived at the right place. When you arrive at the right place throw your heart over the fence and the rest of you will follow. What you were imagining will soon become your reality. 

Today’s Health Tip ~ Proper Nutrition Can Add Years to Your Life

Changing what you eat could add up to 13 years to your life.

A study . . . created a model of what might happen to a man or woman’s longevity if they replaced a “typical Western diet” focused on red meat and processed foods with an “optimized diet” focused on eating less red and processed meat and more fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. If a woman began eating optimally at age 20, she could increase her lifespan by just over 10 years, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine. A man eating the healthier diet from age 20 could add 13 years to his life. Focusing on a healthier diet could also lengthen the lives of older adults, the study said. By starting at age 60, a woman could still increase her lifespan by eight years. Men starting a healthier diet at age 60 might add nearly nine years to their lives. A plant-based eating style could even benefit 80-year-olds, the study said: Men and women could gain about 3.5 years of extra life from dietary changes.

“The notion that improving diet quality would reduce the risk of chronic disease and premature death is long established, and it only stands to reason that less chronic disease and premature death means more life expectancy,” said Dr. David Katz, a specialist in preventive and lifestyle medicine and nutrition, who was not involved in the study.

Today’s Positive Thought ~ Believe You Can

“Believe you can, and you can. Belief is one of the most powerful of all problem dissolvers. When you believe that a difficulty can be overcome, you are more than halfway to victory over it already.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale


Today’s Poem ~ The Magi

The Magi

William Butler Yeats

Now as at all times I can see in the mind’s eye,
In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones
Appear and disappear in the blue depths of the sky
With all their ancient faces like rain-beaten stones,
And all their helms of silver hovering side by side,
And all their eyes still fixed, hoping to find once more,
Being by Calvary’s turbulence unsatisfied,
The uncontrollable mystery on the bestial floor.

Today’s Joke

Joe: “I told my psychologist that I was addicted to Twitter and wanted to quit.”

Pete: “What did your psychologist say?”

Joe: “My psychologists said, “I don’t understand, I’m not following you.”

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