The Little Moments – The Daily, July 3, 2020

Always have enough time to stop and enjoy the flowers

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” 
― Confucious

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” 
― Plato

Taking time to cherish the moments that make up the journey to wherever you are trying to go is part of the joy of accomplishment. If nothing but the final result will satisfy you, then you rob yourself of the feeling of contentment that daily progress can supply. Savour the little moments because that takes the pressure off the need to get somewhere at all cost. It also allows you the freedom to alter course if you discover that the final destination isn’t what you want anymore.

If at the end of each day you are able to lay your head on the pillow and feel that progress was made, even if it was all put into planning, then that is something to celebrate. Each day’s accomplishments can’t help but lead somewhere eventually.

More Movement Please – The benefits of exercise continue to be proven in multiple studies. The latest is one out of the University of Virginia Health System that discovered the first experimental evidence showing that exercise can reduce the severity of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss. It’s estimated that ten million Americans have the condition. They also found that exercise may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Researcher Bradley Gelfand, PhD, of UVA’s Center for Advanced Vision Science wanted to conduct the study because as a self-proclaimed “couch potato” he hoped to prove that exercise doesn’t have any benefits. “One reason I wanted to do this study was sort of selfish. I was hoping to find some reason not to exercise,” he joked. “It turned out exercise really is good for you.”

No More Please – On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg came to an end. The American Civil War would officially end two years later. Let’s hope that we will one day come to a stage of existence where fighting for what we want isn’t necessary, because conscious creation is the new way of life. Here’s to a future full of peace and cooperation.

Thought of the Day – The stars are aligned for today to be a creative and enjoyable day. The Sagittarius Moon encourages us to seek new things, learn, and discover, and we can enjoy a sense of mission now. Continue to take action and it will be amazing how much you can accomplish in a short time when everything just seems to magically fall into place. Enjoy the beauty of the day.

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” 
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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