Back to Basics


After being taken down by a most unpleasant combination of a cold and a stomach virus late last week, I feel like I just now am returning to a state of better physical and emotional health.  After spending the better part of a week battling germs and negative thoughts and feelings, I was determined to get back on track today, and the best way to do that is to get back to basics.  So, here are some simple, positive steps I took to do some good for others and for myself:

  • I treated myself to a drive down River Road and to my favorite ginger tea on the way to work to put me in a positive frame of mind for the day.
  • I sent my special friend a text to say “good morning” and to let him know that he was in my thoughts.
  • I made a conscious effort to greet people with a smile and kind words and to be present and engaged during our conversations.
  • I chose healthy lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables to nourish and fuel my body.
  • I called my daughters to hear about their day and to tell them that I love them.
  • I thanked my mom for her ongoing support and help.
  • I focused on everything that makes my life perfectly flawed and great overall.

I did not discover a cure for an incurable disease, end poverty or world hunger, or re-open the U.S. government for business, but I made every effort to have a good day and hope that I added a bit of goodness to the day for others, too.

Just one thing each day . . .

Categories: Just One Thing Each Day

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4 replies

  1. Every time I read your bogs I always feel better. You set the mood of the day! Get started on that best seller!


    • Ed, thank you so much for your interest and kind words! It always is my hope to be able to educate, entertain, and/or encourage at least one person when I write, so, I am so glad to hear that this post was helpful to you. My dream is write professionally, so, stay tuned for the book signing. . . .


  2. Thanks for sending a dose of gratitude and positiveness to lift my mood for the day.
    as always, inspiring 🙂


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