Today’s Poem ~ Winter Trees

Winter Trees

William Carlos Williams

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

Today’s Health Tip ~ Fresh Ginger is a Health Booster

NOTE: I use take six thin slices of fresh ginger and  place them in a full hot water pot. I boil it until the color turns golden. I cool it down and pour into a glass container and set it in the fridge. It makes a refreshing iced ginger drink with zero caffeine.

Why Ginger is Good for You 

Fresh ginger is recommended because it has the highest concentration of gingerol, which is beneficial to your health when it comes to fighting infections and stopping bacterial growth according to Healthgrades.

Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat numerous ailments. Here’s  how ginger can help you:

  • Boost brain function: There are a lot of anti-inflammatory properties of ginger that can help your brain. For example, ginger increases serotonin and dopamine levels. This can reduce inflammation, which may cause depression. Ginger could also provide benefits for anxiety, depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Ease stomach pains: Ginger can treat nausea and motion sickness. That’s because the active ingredients in ginger can reach parts of your GI tract that cause stomach issues.
  • Fight infections: If you’re fighting food poisoning, gingivitis, a cold or flu, ginger can help get rid of the bacteria in your body that’s causing you trouble.
  • Decrease cholesterol: Ginger may help reduce your LDL cholesterol levels. It triggers a specific enzyme that monitors and controls cholesterol levels by increasing how much cholesterol your body uses.
  • Double-check with your healthcare provider first before adding a substantial amount of ginger to your diet, says Healthgrades. Be especially careful of supplements.


Today’s Photo ~ Making the World Better




How we treat the most vulnerable among us tells us much about ourselves. Offering our compassion and kindness to all creatures makes our world better.








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Today’s Inspiration ~ Today’s is a Gift

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”

~ Bil Keane


Kindness Works ~ Kindness Always Makes a Difference

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.

They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver (Barbara De Angelis).

When we offer a kindness to another, no matter how small, we make the world a bit better. We make the world a bit more kinder. We make a difference, even if it is only a small one,

Today’s Positive Thought ~ We Become Like the People we Associate With

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best (Epictetus).”

We become like the people we associate with. If we associate with perssimists and angry people, we’ll become like them. If we associate with people who refuse to quit and who believe they will make a difference we’ll become like them. Choose friends and associates carefully.


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