Positive Thought for Today ~ Do the Tough Stuff First

Do the tough stuff first. You’ll feel better. There’s an internal switch that gives us a jolt of confidence when we tackle a tough chore and succeed.

Take the first step, the other foot will follow.

Photo of the Day ~ It Only Takes One Person

It doesn’t take much to light the darkness

One person who refuses to quit

One person who continues to hope

One person to be kind

One person who continues to love






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Health Tip for Today ~ The Tiny Fish with the Big Benefits

Sardines are Jam Packets with Nutrients

  1. Rich in Nutrients: Sardines are packed with essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for brain health, reducing inflammation, and supporting heart health. Sardines also provide high-quality protein, vitamin D, calcium, iron, and several B vitamins.
  2. Heart-Healthy Benefits: The omega-3 fatty acids found in sardines, specifically EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), have been shown to have significant cardiovascular benefits. They help lower triglyceride levels, reduce blood pressure, decrease the risk of blood clots, and improve overall heart health.
  3. Bone Health Support: Sardines are an excellent source of both calcium and vitamin D, two nutrients crucial for maintaining healthy bones. Adequate calcium intake is necessary for bone strength and density, while vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium effectively. Including sardines in your diet can contribute to stronger bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  4. Promotes Brain Function: The omega-3 fatty acids in sardines play a crucial role in supporting brain health. DHA, in particular, is a key structural component of the brain and is associated with cognitive function and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Regularly consuming sardines may help improve memory, focus, and overall brain health.
  5. Sustainable and Low in Toxins: Sardines are an environmentally friendly choice compared to larger fish species that are overfished. Sardines are typically low in mercury and other contaminants due to their short lifespan and position lower on the food chain. This makes them a safer option to include in your diet, especially for pregnant women and young children concerned about exposure to toxins.

It’s important to choose high-quality sardines, preferably sustainably sourced; be mindful of potential allergies or dietary restrictions before incorporating them into your meals.

Feel Good Tip for Today ~ We Feel Better After a Good Night’s Sleep

I enjoy a good night’s sleep. When I awake I can’t wait to get up and get after the day. I have the energy of a five year boy ready to explore the world. According the CDC there are some things we can do to push the odds in our favor to get a good night’s sleep;

  1. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature.
  2. Make the bedroom off limits to electronic devices. I have notifications turned off on my iPhone at 8 p.m. Although I stay up later, I don’t want the distraction.
  3. Eat earlier so your food is digested and say no to caffeine and alcohol before bedtime.
  4. A nice walk after dinner will help with digestion, relax you and prep your body for sleep. 

Poem for Today ~ Bright Star

Bright Star

John Keats

Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art—
   Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
   Like Nature’s patient sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
   Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask
   Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
No—yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
   Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
   Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.



Inspiring Quote for Today ~ There Are Always Lessons to Learn

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

Joke of the Day

Joe: “I had a job interview at a wellness clinic. I think I blew the interview.”

Pete: “How so?”

Joe: “When the interviewer asked me, “Do you have any questions, I said, ‘If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet?'”

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