Tag: Life

Less News Might Reduce Stress

Limit the News You Watch

When was the last time you watched a news cast that left you feeling energized and motivated? I am almost certain that has not happened lately. At any given time of the day the news report is filled with more negatives than positives. Imagine filling your mind all day with that kind of negative energy. It could leave you feeling less energized, and even depressed. While it is important to stay informed watching less news might reduce your stress level.

Personal, I limit myself to half-an-hour of news most days, if at all. I usually tune in to “World News Tonight with David Muir. This half-an-hour segment keeps me informed on the things that I need to know. By the way this is not an endorsement of ABC. You can tune in to your favorite news channel. The point I am trying to make is keep informed without drowning yourself in all the negative news of the day.

A World in Turmoil

Prayers for Afghanistan

My heart goes out to the people of Afghanistan, especially the women and children. I just don’t understand how this happened. The US was in the country for 20 years. Biden claimed they trained over 300 thousand Afghan soldiers and gave them state of the art millitary equipment, yet the moment they begin moving out the country collapsed. Is it that the Afghan soldiers are so afraid of the Talibans that they gave up without any form of resistance? Aren’t they all now at the mercy of the Talibans?

COVID-19

Do Your Part to Stop the Spread

How many of you thought we would have put COVID-19 behind us by now or at least have things under control. Instead of things getting back to normal, we seem to be taking a step in the wrong direction. This is a disease that is spread from person to person. If each person do his or her part in trying to stop the spread, it will. Get vaccinated, wear a mask. Let’s all do our part.

Daily Motivation

Gratitude

Acknowledge the good things you have in your life, your family, friends, your job, a roof over your head and having food on your table. Be grateful for all these things. Everyday across the world there are many without. Reinforce that gratitude in the things you do and say and in the way you treat others. Never forget the highest appreciation for what you have is to show gratitude.

Daily Motivation

Hold on Strong

One doesn’t know how much time is left

as the sands of life trickle through;

So, pack with care your case of life

And preserve the good and the true.

Place your laughter near the top

And bury sorrow down deep.

Put your worries and cares to one side

and good memories forever keep.

Place the wisdom and love above all,

Over everything else in the case.

They are the trophies won in the end

Over life’s battles you’ve faced.

Now gently close the lid with care

And wait for your Creator’s call.

Hold strong and steadfast to your case of life

 and pray that you never falter or fall.

(Shirley Powell)

This poem is so meaningful, at a time when people across the world are still battling COVID. Like me many of you perhaps thought it would have been over by now. But the fight goes on. Stay safe my friends and hold on strong.

Daily Motivation

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

It’s okay to be afraid of the unknown. There is not shame in that. However you cannot allow fear to hold you prisoner. You have to push past that fear and step into the unknown. To do this you must be prepared to get out of your comfort zone. It is the only way. Do the things necessary to achieve your goals in life. Even if it makes you uncomfortable, if it is necessary, you must do it. One step at a time, bit by bit you will come closer at attaining that goal.

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