Positive Thought of the Day ~ Shine On

“Love is not about property, diamonds and gifts. It is about sharing your very self with the world around you.”

NOTE: The happiest folks I’ve known are those who are other centered. Their egos are kept in the check, making their world infinitely larger than that of the self-centered person. The more we reach out with our gifts and talents to bring the sunshine to our world, the more the sunshine reflects back on us. Shine On. Shine Brightly.

Feeling Good Tip of the Day ~ It is Possible to be Happy

Happiness often comes from within. Learn how to tame negative thoughts and approach every day with optimism. All humans have a tendency to . . . ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation — over-learning from the dangerous or hurtful situations we encounter through life (bullying, trauma, betrayal) helps us avoid them in the future and react quickly in a crisis. But that means you have to work a little harder to train your brain to conquer negative thoughts. Here’s how:

Don’t try to stop negative thoughts. Telling yourself “I have to stop thinking about this,” only makes you think about it more. Instead, own your worries. When you are in a negative cycle, acknowledge it. “I’m worrying about money.” “I’m obsessing about problems at work.”

Treat yourself like a friend. When you are feeling negative about yourself, ask yourself what advice would you give a friend who was down on herself. Now try to apply that advice to you.


NOTE: If we want to stop the flow of negative thoughts the first step is to become AWARE of what you are thinking. If you’re like me, your thoughts can take hold of you and run off at a 100 miles an hour. Once we become aware of what we are thinking, we can apply the brakes to our thinking and substitute a new thought process. It’s not easy, it is possible. An optimistic thought always feels much better than a negative thought. 

Photo of the Day ~ Be Kind to Yourself

Be kind to yourself

Commit to exercise

Commit to healthy eating

Those you love will enjoy having you around a lot longer








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Inspiring Quote of the Day ~ Compassion Begins By Looking Inside

“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.”

Poem of the Day ~ Miracles


Walt Whitman

Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.

To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—the
        ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?


Health Tip of the Day ~ Strawberries are Lo Cal and Healthy

It’s a Good Time to Eat Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious and nutritious fruit that offer a range of health benefits.

      1. Rich in antioxidants: Strawberries are a good source of antioxidants, including vitamin C and various flavonoids. These antioxidants can help protect the body against damage from free radicals, which can contribute to a range of chronic diseases.
      2. Support heart health: Strawberries contain compounds that can help improve heart health, such as anthocyanins and ellagic acid. These compounds can help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and lower cholesterol levels.
      3. May help regulate blood sugar: Strawberries are a good source of fiber and have a low glycemic index, which means they may help regulate blood sugar levels.
      4. Support brain health: Strawberries contain compounds that may help support brain health, such as anthocyanins and fisetin. These compounds may help improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.
      5. May have anti-cancer properties: Some studies suggest that the antioxidants and other compounds in strawberries may have anti-cancer properties, particularly in relation to breast, colon, and oral cancers.
      6. Support skin health: The vitamin C and other antioxidants in strawberries can help protect the skin against damage from UV radiation and other environmental factors. They may also help improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Overall, incorporating strawberries into your diet can be a great way to support your overall health and well-being.

Source: ChatGPT

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