Today’s Poem ~ Not to Hurt

Not to Hurt

St. Francis of Assisi 

Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals)
Is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.
We have a higher mission:
To be of service to them whenever they require it.


Today’s Inspiration ~ My Wish for You

This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s Positive Thought ~ Believe Life is Worth Living

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact (William James).”

Why not choose to sing and dance and love? Each day is a day to celebrate the gift of life. It’s nothing we’re entitled to. It’s a gift. And, each day is a renewal of this wonderful gift. Fill the day with gratitude for life, those who love you. those you love. And, sing and dance and enjoy the ride.

Today’s Health Tip ~ Does Walking 10,000 Steps a Day Contribute to Longevity?

Walking is Great and the More Steps is Better

And while taking 10,000 steps (about five miles) per day is a common goal, research suggests you may see health benefits with even fewer steps. For instance, one observational study published in the March 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a greater number of daily steps was associated with a lower risk of premature death from any cause. Of the nearly 5,000 adults ages 40 and older included in the study, those who walked about 8,000 steps per day were half as likely to die prematurely as adults who scored 4,000 steps a day. Those who took 12,000 steps daily saw slightly more benefits, though researchers concluded increasing step count, regardless of step intensity, was beneficial for lengthening your life span.


Optimism Works ~ Can Optimism Make a Difference in Your Life?

The science behind the smiles

Do you have a rosy outlook and see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty? If so, your good attitude may have even more benefits than you think.

A growing number of scientific studies suggest optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people. The idea of optimism leading to better health has been studied. Researchers reviewed the results of over 80 studies to look for common findings. They found optimism had a remarkable impact on physical health. The study examined overall longevity, survival from a disease, heart health, immunity, cancer outcomes, pregnancy outcomes, pain tolerance, and other health topics. It seemed that those who had a more optimistic outlook did better and had better results than those who were pessimistic.

The message is that having a positive attitude can boost your physical health, no matter what might be ailing you. The researchers also noted that optimism seemed to have consistent benefits for people regardless of demographic factors such as income level or overall health status.


Think About It ~ Wonders Surround Us


Sometime we are so caught up with things that distract us we miss the most beautiful things our wonderful world has to offer. Is it time to set aside social media and open our eyes and heart to all the wonders that surround us?

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