7 Powerful Habits to Brighten your morning

How to Brighten Your Morning (and Whole Day): 7 Powerful Habits

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
Marcus Aurelius

The alarm bell goes off. You slowly open your eyes.

A new day lies before you.

A day of unexplored potential and opportunities. How can you make it more likely to become a positive and good day?

Today I’d like to simply share 7 habits that I have used to make my mornings and whole days better.

 

1. Have a reminder on your bedside table.

How will you start your very first moments and minutes of the day?

One good way to get off to a good start is to have a note, a reminder on your bedside table that will be one of the first things you see after you have woken up.

A couple of suggestions for what to write down on your note:

A low bar for happiness.

Write down: “Today I will set a low bar for happiness”. Read it and try to keep it in mind during the day.

This one helps me to appreciate things more.

The food, my work, the weather, the people and the small events of the day becomes not everyday stuff but something I feel happy to have. The small things or what may be something one takes for granted becomes something I now often pause for a moment or two to take in and appreciate.

Your top 3 priorities in life right now.

To keep your attention in the right place it is essential to remind yourself every day of what is truly most important.

So what is most important for you this year? A project at work? Your family? Improving your social life? Your blog, photography, soccer or debt?

Think about it and reduce what is important in your life to the top 3 most important priorities.

2. Give one genuine compliment.

Giving one genuine compliment to your partner, a family member, friend or co-worker during your morning can not only lift his or her day but also make yours a little brighter and happier.

So tap into what you can appreciate about a person in your life. Then tell him or her that.

If you can, make it something that may be a bit unexpected and something that person hasn’t heard a hundred times before.

For example, a compliment about her great taste in music or his wonderful way with animals may be more appreciated and powerful than a compliment about looks and other more superficial stuff.

3. Positive information intake over breakfast.

Instead of watching the news or reading the papers and getting a negative and perhaps depressing start to your day do something that will inspire you.

  • Read one or a couple of new posts from positive, funny and uplifting blogs or websites.
  • Read a chapter from a book that inspires you (or a handful of quotes that motivate you).
  • Or simply have a fun and warm conversation with the people around your kitchen table.

4. Start your workday with your most important task of the day.

If you do then the rest of the day will feel lighter and easier. You will feel better about yourself and more confident as you move on to other tasks.

If you have trouble getting started with the most important task then just make a deal with yourself to work on it for 3 minutes. Then you can stop if you like.

But you may not want to once you have gotten started. That seems to be the case for me most of the time.

Getting started is most often the hardest part. So make that part easier for yourself.

5. Go slow.

When I go a bit slower it becomes easier to fully focus, to keep the stress down and I most often do a better job with something the first time around.

I work with more clarity and I do not get stuck in doing busy work very often.

It may feel like I’m not getting enough done but at the end of the day I usually get more quality work done than if I tried to maintain a high speed throughout the day.

Partly because the lower stress levels keeps my mind fresh and energy up even through the last few afternoon hours of the workday.

Try going a bit slower. See how it works for you.

6. Work out.

Often mentioned and for a good reason. It has many positive benefits.

I workout several times a week and by doing so I boost my energy, inner doubts and tensions lessen, I feel more decisive and my mind becomes more optimistic.

And all of that makes the rest of the day lighter.

I highly recommend doing some kind of exercise in the morning. If you can’t go to a gym or work out from home early in the day then maybe you can walk or bicycle to work or school.

7. Do the right thing in some small or big way.

This one boosts your self-esteem. It puts a spring in your step and it at least makes me feel happier.

So do what you deep down think is the right thing.

A few examples that may resonate with you:

  • Perform a random act of kindness. Hold up the door or point out the way for someone who seems lost.
  • Help someone out practically or just by listening.
  • Get started with putting a dent in the most important challenge in your life.

Over 47,000 migrants released into US by Biden admin go underground

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Newly released data from Homeland Security show roughly 50,000 illegal immigrants have disappeared into the United States after they failed to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office between March and August of this past year.

When migrants are released into the United States, they are issued Notices to Report, which requires them to report to an ICE office within 60 days. The Biden administration began using such notices “in March as a result of a dramatic spike in migrant apprehensions at the southern border in the initial days of the administration” reports Fox News.

Biden’s administration used this process instead of what was previously done, which were Notices to Appear (NTA) which gave migrants specific dates and times for their immigration hearing.

The Department of Homeland Security disclosed in a letter to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) that out of 104,171 Notices to Report issued to migrants, 47,705 failed to report within the allotted timeframe between March and August.

 

“An additional 6,607 had not checked in with ICE and were still within the 60-day period, while 49,859 did check in within the 60-day period” reports Fox News which adds “the numbers provided to Johnson do not include beyond September, and so do not include the Haitian migrant surge in Del Rio – which say many Haitians being released into the U.S. with an NTR.”

The Department of Homeland Security data also revealed that between March 21 and December 5, ICE had issued 50,683 NTAs to migrants who had initially been released with an NTR.

Smoking gun DARPA documents prove Fauci lied under oath, funded the development of a deadly bioweapon and helped unleash it on the world, killing millions

Image: Smoking gun DARPA documents prove Fauci lied under oath, funded the development of a deadly bioweapon and helped unleash it on the world, killing millions

(Natural News) Thanks to a bombshell new revelation via Project Veritas, we now have smoking gun proof that Fauci lied under oath and funded the gain-of-function research that led to the SARS-CoV-2 bioweapon being developed in Wuhan and unleashed upon the world.

The military documents acquired by Project Veritas confirm what we’ve been reporting for months: That EcoHealth Alliance approached DARPA and requested funding for an experiment involving the aerosolized release of skin penetrating toxic spike protein nanoparticles into wild bat caves in China. DARPA refuse the request, noting that such an experiment would be wildly dangerous and would violate restrictions on biological weapons research.

After DARPA rejected the funding, Fauci and others at the NIH and NIAID found a funding workaround and deliberately circumvented the gain-of-function research restrictions in order to funnel money to Wuhan and affect the open air release of this biological weapon. Since then, millions have died (so far) around the world, and many hundreds of millions will likely die from the vaccine mandates spurred by the covid plandemic.

That’s because the spike protein bioweapon is the key ingredient in covid vaccines, too. For mRNA vaccines, the mRNA instructions tell your body to manufacture spike protein toxic nanoparticles, the very same bioweapons that DARPA said would be too dangerous to release in bat caves.

These documents prove that Fauci is a mass murderer.

As Naomi Wolf recently explained on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” broadcast, these actions on the part of Fauci and his co-conspirators are, in every way, “premeditated manslaughter of millions of people, coordinated at the highest levels.”

Fauci is guilty of mass murder and treason

This is smoking gun proof that Fauci knew he was funding a biological weapon, and he circumvented government restrictions in order to make sure China’s military-run lab got the funding and technical knowledge it needed to build this bioweapon. China then released the bioweapon on the world as an act of war to target the US economy and civil liberties of western nations.

Fauci is not merely a mass murderer, he is guilty of treason against the United States of America.

For protecting Fauci, Big Tech, Big Media, Big Government and Big Pharma are complicit in fraud, murder and treason. They must all be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

This is why Washington State — and soon, followed by other states — are activating their covid death camps. They will use them to target conservatives to be rounded up under “public health” authority (at gunpoint) and thrown into covid concentration camps which will soon be transformed into active death camps.

Power-hungry, tyrannical Democrats realize the only way they can hold on to power is to start committing genocide against their political opponents. I explain this in the following 18-minute podcast:

My full Situation Update podcast, below, delves into more detail about the covid death camps and why the Biden regime is so rushed to carry out mass genocide (and launch another deadly bioweapon) before the 2022 mid-terms.

There is a high chance that Fauci will oversee the release of a hemorrhagic fever pandemic to spread mass panic and kill even more people

The most likely candidate for what they’ll launch next is a hemorrhagic fever virus such as Marburg or weaponized Ebola. They will try to produce a very high fatality rate to leap to the next level of panic and hysteria, under which they will declare medical martial law and institute domestic travel checkpoints (show me your vaccine papers) and mandatory covid quarantines for the unvaccinated.

It won’t be long before Democrats start cranking up the incineration ovens and just start shoving conservatives, Christians, patriots, gun owners and Trump supporters into those ovens for as long as they are allowed to get away with it.

Naturally, they will have a fight on their hands, because conservative Americans aren’t simply going to walk blindly into death camps and surrender to tyrants. They are going to fight as if their lives depend on it… because they do.

The government has declared war on We the People, and their goal is now mass extermination. We have entered the death camp / incineration oven phase of the government’s betrayal of humanity.

The really crazy part is that once they eliminate as many conservatives as they can, these same government goons will turn their guns on the Democrats because global extermination is the real agenda, regardless of political affiliation.

In other words, all the Democrats going along with this will find themselves exterminated, too, unless armed conservatives manage to stop this holocaust. And yes, it’s Democrats who took most of the vaccines, so about a third of them have already been sentenced to death by lethal injection and will die off over the next decade from vaccine side effects.

If we stop all this today and halt vaccines this very minute, around 1.5 billion human beings will still be killed from the vaccines already administered. For each day that this vaccine holocaust continues, another 10 million are condemned to die.

LAWRENCE SELLIN: New Pentagon Papers Show COVID Is Bioweapon Made in China Paid for and Developed by US Scientists Who Then Covered It Up While Pushing Flawed Public Health Policies

New Pentagon Documents Point To COVID-19’s Laboratory Origin as a Chinese Bioweapon and U.S. Government Complicity As described in a Gateway Pundit article last year, for over 15 years China has conducted biowarfare research on genetically-engineered viruses coupled to a vaccine-production program to protect its own military from those China-made bioweapons. Hold on to that…

Source: LAWRENCE SELLIN: New Pentagon Papers Show COVID Is Bioweapon Made in China Paid for and Developed by US Scientists Who Then Covered It Up While Pushing Flawed Public Health Policies

Where is God?

“Be made clean” (Mark 1:43).

1 Sam 4:1-11; Mark 1:40-45

Today’s Gospel tells the familiar story of the healing of a leper.  But this story is overwhelmed by the other reading, a dramatic tale from the early history of Israel as it fights for its home in the Book of Samuel.  I will return to Gospel at the end of this reflection.

Today’s first reading from Samuel describes the shocking capture of the Ark of the Covenant by the Philistines. After an initial defeat, the Israelites decided to fetch their most sacred relic from Shiloh and carried it onto the battlefield. But they were defeated again, and the Ark was seized. Their confidence in God had focused on an object they assumed could guarantee God’s protection.  Later defeats were to come in Israel’s history when they assumed automatic safety even though they had not kept the covenant.

The Ark itself was designed to remind them of God’s freedom. The box, containing the tablets of the Law, Aaron’s staff and some manna, was topped by a gold cover with two cherubims whose wings reached back but left a tiny space between them. God was not in the Ark or in its sacred contents but in this tiny space, a power beyond human comprehension and control.

This truth is confirmed in another story told about Titus, the Roman general and future emperor who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 CE. Eager to explore the mysterious Holy of Holies. Titus cut the veil with his sword and entered the chamber, but he found it completely empty.  God can neither be contained nor confronted by earthly power.  God cannot be kept in a box, no matter how beautiful or sacred it is.

Jesus must have witnessed some of this magical thinking when he visited the temple and saw all the ritual offerings, sacred structures and things, including gold utensils and vestments used by designated intermediaries said to be able to get God’s attention to bring about answers to prayers. Jesus’ dramatic cleansing of the temple challenged this idolatry and presumption.  His words to the excluded Samaritan woman at the well were that God was to be found in “spirit and in truth,” not on mountains or in shrines.

The Incarnation revealed Jesus to be the ultimate focus of holiness, accessible and approachable by us all through our own humanity united to his as the path to divine life. Worship in spirit and in truth is found not in places but in loving and serving one another. An elusive and uncontrollable God awaits us in the needs of others, especially those described in the Corporal Works of Mercy. Jesus is to be found in the least of his brothers and sisters, the hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, imprisoned, outcast and persecuted.

Today’s Gospel holds an additional truth for us in the story of the healing of a leper by Jesus.  When St. Francis of Assisi was first called, he obeyed Jesus’ words, “Repair my church,” by setting out physically to rebuild an abandoned chapel. But his real conversion took place when he encountered a leper and embraced and kissed him, recognizing Christ in him.  An act of ritual devotion gave way to an act of compassion so freeing and joyful that Francis challenged a whole church corrupted by wealth and power to recover the centrality of love at the heart of the Gospel.