Today’s Poem ~ A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

John Keats

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkn’d ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
‘Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.



Think About It ~ The Sunrise’s Promise


Each day is filled to overflowing with promise.

It lets us know we have another chance.

It cautions us to leave yesterday behind.  

Grab hold of this wonderful gift that comes with each sunrise.

Grateful for the promise it offers.

Optimism Works ~ Want to Solve Problems?

By believing that bad situations can improve, optimism motivates people to change those bad situations (e.g., to stick to health regimens and to seek health advice, and also to address life problems problems early on before they spiral out of control). By nipping problems in the bud before they become entrenched, optimists end up (on average) having to solve fewer difficult life problems than do pessimists.

Optimistic people look for solutions knowing they will find creative ways to approach problems. It’s a far better approach than pointing fingers and assigning blame. Choose to look at life’s challenges through an optimistic lens. You’ll discover more open doors and pathways to solutions.

Today’s Positive Thought ~ Look Up to Find a Way Through

“Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up (Ralph Waldo Emerson).”

It’s easy to toss a pity party. I’ve done it. The pity party is usually by the person tossing the party. Others duck, hide, or make excuses not to attend. I heard someone say, “God works with whatever we can give Him, even it is only three percent. Look up and you’ll find a way through. 

Today’s Health Tip ~ Exercise Can Reduce Cognitive Decline

There is a substantial amount of evidence demonstrating that exercise possesses a significant ability to reduce the risk of cognitive decline […] “preventative lifestyle medicine”, […] is more about percentage risk reduction, which is likely greater alongside more than one lifestyle change,” explained Ryan Glatt, senior brain health coach and director of the FitBrain Program at Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica. Intermittent fasting (IF) and exercise have both been shown to slow down age-related cognitive decline. However, different processes both encourage a “cerebral substrate switch,” which redirects the brain from using glucose as its primary fuel source.



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