Optimists Makes the Best of Circumstances
Being optimistic isn’t being foolhardy.Optimists make the best out of situations. If, for example, one is planning an outdoor party, optimism isn’t going to stop the rain. The optimist will know the rain is a disappointment. Instead of bemoaning the nasty weather, the optimist will ask, “How can we make the party work?” They’ll find a way.
Our days are better when we discover something beautiful to see. If we’re too busy, we’ll miss it. Slow down, perhaps to the speed limit, and enjoy all the beauty surrounding you.
“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.”
~ William Makepeace Thackeray
O soft embalmer of the still midnight,
Shutting, with careful fingers and benign,
Our gloom-pleas’d eyes, embower’d from the light,
Enshaded in forgetfulness divine:
O soothest Sleep! if so it please thee, close
In midst of this thine hymn my willing eyes,
Or wait the “Amen,” ere thy poppy throws
Around my bed its lulling charities.
Then save me, or the passed day will shine
Upon my pillow, breeding many woes,–
Save me from curious Conscience, that still lords
Its strength for darkness, burrowing like a mole;
Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards,
And seal the hushed Casket of my Soul.
Joe: “I stopped going to my massage therapist.”
Pete: “What happened?”
Joe: “She rubbed me the wrong way.”
“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour (Walt Whitman).”
How many time do we think or say, ‘I will be happy when?’ I know I have done it many times. I need to be frequently reminded of the wisdom in Walt Whitman’s words: ‘Happiness is found in this hour.’ It’s all around me. All I have to do is open my eyes and heart to it. It was in the three mockingbirds I saw this morning and in the red-tailed hawk sitting in my live oak tree waiting for it’s breakfast.
6 Foods that Can Cause a Sleepless Night.
- Caffeine – Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and may negatively affect sleep, especially if you consume it within 6 hours of bedtime. It may give you a temporary boost of energy, but ultimately have a negative impact on sleep duration and quality.
- Spicy foods – Spicy foods may lead to indigestion and reflux symptoms, which may disturb your sleep. Eating spicy foods before bed may lead you to feel warm, which can negatively affect sleep.
- High glycemic high sugar foods – High glycemic diets and diets rich in added sugars may negatively affect sleep. Consuming foods high in added sugar close to bedtime may lead to insomnia and difficulty staying asleep.
- Fatty foods -Diets high in total, saturated, and trans fats may lead to sleep disturbances and keep you awake at night.
- Fast & ultra processed foods – Studies have found links between ultra-processed foods and poor sleep quality. Cutting back on ultra-processed foods is beneficial for overall health and may help you get a better night’s sleep.
- Alcoholic drinks – Alcohol reduces the time it takes to fall asleep, but it leads to sleep disturbances later in the night. To promote restful sleep, it’s best to avoid drinking alcohol before bed.