Poem of the Day ~ Good Friday

Good Friday

Christina Rossetti 

Am I a stone, and not a sheep,
That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross,
To number drop by drop Thy blood’s slow loss,
And yet not weep?

Not so those women loved
Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee;
Not so fallen Peter, weeping bitterly;
Not so the thief was moved;

Not so the Sun and Moon
Which hid their faces in a starless sky,
A horror of great darkness at broad noon –
I, only I.

Yet give not o’er,
But seek Thy sheep, true Shepherd of the flock;
Greater than Moses, turn and look once more
And smite a rock.


Positive Thought of the Day ~ Hope Pulls Us Through the Darkness

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ~ Desmond Tutu

Evil appears to have its moments, but it is an illusion. Good always triumphs. It may not happen as quickly as I want it to, but in the end it triumphs over evil. Keep your eyes looking ahead. Hang on to hope. It will pull you through the darkness into the light.

Feeling Good Tip of the Day ~ Be the Sunshine and Light

“Marcus Aurelius wrote, “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Of course, not everyone has the power and privilege of waking up as the Emperor of Rome, but the philosopher king still had a point. What we first think and feel as we awaken from our slumbers can influence us for the rest of the day (Brown & Wong, 2017). “

Wake up. It’s a wonderful world. It’s a wonderful life. Sure we all have our ups and downs. Sure there is chaos throughout the world. Don’t let the clouds obscure the sun that is shining above them. Be the sunshine and light that brightens the day for all those near you today.

Health Tip of the Day ~ What are the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

Note: Women have several other symptoms to recognize

Symptoms of Heart Attack

Common signs and symptoms of a heart attack include:

    • Chest pain or discomfort.
    • Pain or discomfort that radiates up to the jaw area or down the arm, to the back or stomach.
    • Shortness of breath.
    • Sweating.
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
    • Nausea or vomiting.

“The hallmark signs and symptoms (are) like what we see in the movies,” Elfrey says, describing it as a crushing chest pain, where the individual grabs their chest or makes a fist and holds onto their chest.

Someone experiencing a heart attack may describe the feeling as an elephant sitting on their chest. The pain may feel like an excruciating, severe squeezing sensation, explains Dr. Daniel Hermann, an interventional and structural cardiologist and director of structural cardiology at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston.

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Signs of a heart attack in women can present much more subtly than heart attack symptoms in men. In addition to the symptoms listed above, these include:

    • Discomfort in the upper belly or lower chest, similar to the feeling of indigestion.
    • Extreme fatigue.

All of these signs can be more prominent in women than the classic chest pain symptom. For women, maybe their chest pain is less prominent, or sometimes completely absent, Hermann says.


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