An asteroid is scheduled to come close to our planet on November 2nd. Are you anxious? Whether the asteroid hits our planet or misses it is beyond our control. Better to worry about making dinner or what movie to watch tonight.
Often, people close to us advise us to play it safe, not to take the risk. Although well intentioned, they often project their fears onto us. Their counsel gives us a choice, give in to fears or dare to take a chance and follow the urgings of our heart. Which path do you choose?
Researchers suggest that people who are happy have stronger immune systems. Want a stronger immune system? Hang out with upbeat friends and family members. Watch, read, or listen to things that boost your mood and spirit. I’ll think I’ll get in touch with a good and optimistic friend I’ve haven’t seen in some time.
What if . . .
- I had hot tea instead of hot coffee with breakfast?
- I brushed my teeth with my non dominant hand?
- I congratulated myself for messing something up?
- I rolled in the fallen autumn leaves?
I’d really shake my day up. I believe I’ll shake it up, toss in a little lemon and serve chilled. Cheers!
What do butterflies, hummingbirds, roses, geckos, the planet Venus, and a southerly breeze have in common? Not a fair question. They all stopped by today. I think they are planning an autumn festival. I think I’ll join them.
You are unique among all the people living on our wonderful planet. You have a special gift to bring to others that no one else has. Our world needs you.
There’s always more than one point of view. My reality at the moment is all that is front of me. I have no idea what is going on behind me. I need you to help me understand what I can’t see. You need me to help you understand what you can’t see. We need each other, now, more than ever.
Do what you can do. Give it your best shot. Add a dash of love. Sprinkle it with joy. Patiently wait for it turn out well.
I sit on the patio watching a gecko nearby on a plant. The gecko remains motionless, blending in with the plant. The gecko’s patience pays off with an afternoon snack. There’s a lesson there for me.
A favorite strategy of mine to maintain a good relationship with another is offering a smile and letting the words my mind wants to speak fall silent.