We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. (Edith Pierce – 20th Century poet)
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old. (James Garfield 1831 – 1881, 20th President of the United States)
There is one elementary truth –
The ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.
The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that never otherwise would have occurred.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now. (Goethe)
Photo: C. Goscicki
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. (Karle Wilson Baker 1878-1960; American author and poet)
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. (Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955; Theoretical physicist)
Bea Boomer’s Vital Aging Project – Day 34 – 3/20/15
Bea’s Buzz for Friday:
Don’t know about you, but Bea gets tired of seeing bad news on television or on the Internet. She has a tendency to yell at politicians when she sees them on the tv screen, causing her blood pressure to rise dangerously. She gets angry when she sees people being victimized by thugs and scammers. She cries when she sees children getting killed by bullets being shot into their homes.
So this week, in honor of spring springing, she decided to look for some good news – and guess what? She found it.
From the AARP Bulletin (March 2015) – Great news relating to Bea’s previous post about protecting your vision:
- New technologies, such as telescopic implants, for macular degeneration. Contact lenses containing eye medication for glaucoma sufferers. Injection therapy to help those of us with the wet form of macular degeneration.
From the Good News Network:
- Speaking of vision (and reading) India has a braille newspaper for the blind.
- Some awesome teens: This young man helped an elderly gentleman shovel his snow. This teenager saved a woman’s life.
- You may have seen this one recently on Facebook: A young man with a hearing disability is pleasantly surprised in his neighborhood.
Inspiration from the Philly.com website:
- Centenarian Frieda Lefeber has her first solo art exhibition at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania. She started taking art courses there in her 70s, and published her autobiography at age 88! Read more about Ms. Lefeber and her philosophy about life in this article.
And hey, the official start to spring is simply great news! Life is good today.
©Bea Boomers Wellness 2009-2015