Today’s Poem ~ Work


Angela Morgan

  Thank God for the pride of it,
  For the beautiful, conquering tide of it.
  Sweeping the life in its furious flood,
  Thrilling the arteries, cleansing the blood,
  Mastering stupor and dull despair,
  Moving the dreamer to do and dare.
  Oh, what is so good as the urge of it,
  And what is so glad as the surge of it,
  And what is so strong as the summons deep,
  Rousing the torpid soul from sleep?

🍎 Health Hack: Stay Germ Free at the Gym

YIKES: The average treadmill has 74 times more bacteria than a public bathroom faucet, according to equipment reviews site FitRated.

Fight Back Against Gym Germs

Follow this quick checklist to stay healthy while you exercise.

Cover any cuts or broken skin with a bandage before you go to the gym.

Wash your hands before and after your workout.

Wipe down machines before and after use.

Bring your own water bottle, towels, and exercise mat.

Never share your towels.

Don’t sit on the locker-room bench naked.

Always wear flip-flops in the locker room and shower.

Don’t shave at the gym or immediately before going there.

Whenever possible, shower at home after your workout.

Keep dirty clothes and sneakers in separate gym bag compartments or place sweaty duds in a plastic bag.

Wipe down your gym bag with a disinfectant spray and wash gym clothes after each use.

Examine your skin weekly. If you find a painful red spot or a bump, see a doc. It could be a MRSA infection, which needs immediate treatment.


Inspiring Quote ~ Love Life

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale

Today’s Poem ~ Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself

Christian D. Larson

Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

🍎 Health Hack: Are You Feeding Your Brain The Right Foods?

An August 2017 paper published in Nutrients . . . found that choline is essential for brain development, cognitive performance and resistance to cognitive decline associated with aging and neurodegenerative diseases.  Rich sources of dietary choline include:

  • Egg yolks
  • Turkey
  • Beef
  • Green split peas
  • Liver
  • Salmon
  • Soybeans
  • Mung beans
  • Lentils


Today’s Poem ~ Questionnaire

by Wendell Berry

How much poison are you willing
to eat for the success of the free
market and global trade? Please
name your preferred poisons.

For the sake of goodness, how much
evil are you willing to do?
Fill in the following blanks
with the names of your favorite
evils and acts of hatred.

What sacrifices are you prepared
to make for culture and civilization?
Please list the monuments, shrines,
and works of art you would
most willingly destroy.

In the name of patriotism and
the flag, how much of our beloved
land are you willing to desecrate?
List in the following spaces
the mountains, rivers, towns, farms
you could most readily do without.

State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,
the energy sources, the kinds of security,
for which you would kill a child.
Name, please, the children whom
you would be willing to kill.