Today’s Positive Thought ~ Tough Times Happen, You’re Tougher

“Tough times go away, tough people do not (Walter Payton).” Every human faces tough times. They are part of the fabric of human life. Much like the ocean tides tough times roll in; they also give way to the changing tide and roll away. Endure the tough times with strength, resilience, and dignity. You are tougher than the tough times. The good times are waiting for you. Hang in there. Never quit.

Think About It ~ We can much more together than we can do alone

I can lift a certain amount of weight by myself. When my friend helps me we can lift three times the weight I was able to lift alone. It’s the way life works. We can do much more together than we can do alone. When we work together we discover “our way” will get us much further than “my way” will get us. C’mon reach out a helping hand and work together with family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Together, we’ll make it a better world.

Today’s Health Tip ~ Tips to Avoid High Blood Pressure


  1. Avoid sodium – One of the biggest links between high blood pressure and the food you eat is the amount of sodium it contains.
  2. Follow the DASH Diet – The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, as well as the Mediterranean diet, are both known to help reduce high blood pressure and promote heart health, especially when combined with other heart-healthy steps like reducing alcohol consumption, lowering stress levels and maintaining physical activity.
  3. Focus on whole foods Focusing on minimally processed whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, lean proteins and nuts or seeds will all support heart health.
  4. Aim for Two servings of dairy per day – Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to a lower risk of high blood pressure and diabetes.
  5. Get regular exercise – Exercise has a direct, immediate impact on blood pressure. The increase in nitric oxide in one’s system from exercise causes vasodilation, which lowers blood pressure.


What if I saw things more clearly?

What if I saw things more clearly? I have excellent vision. I don’t wear glasses, but I don’t see things as clearly as I should. I can clearly read a printed page, but am I aware of how another person feels or what another person is experiencing when I am in that person’s company? Being aware requires a different type of sight. It is heart-sight. Heart-sight sees what the eyes don’t recognize. Heart-sight sees pain, sorrow, and the need for human kindness. I have a neighbor who has 20./20 heart-sight vision. She sees what other neighbors don’t see. She is a blessing to the neighborhood.

Today’s Inspiration ~ 3 Positive Traits

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

~ Charles Dickens



Today’s Poem ~ Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


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