Make Your Surroundings Just a Little Smaller

Take time today to reflect on good and positive things in your surroundings. I made the tough decision to get off FaceBook. I’m still on Instagram currently, but that may go as well. I have never been on Twitter or other social media. With just making the decision to get off FB, I slept better that night. And I have slept well for the past three nights now.

I’m not going to hide my head in the sand and pretend that all is well in our world. But I am going to make my surroundings smaller for a bit. We need to stay informed. And I will. But I don’t need to watch the bombardment of horrible videos in my newsfeed as a constant reminder of how cruel people can be to one another under the disguise of a cause. My heart cannot take it.

So…my wish for you this day is that you make your surroundings just a little smaller. Enjoy what is in front of you. Sit outdoors and do nothing but breathe. Feel the sun on your face. Watch a bug. Plant a flower. Listen to the birds sing or the laughter of children playing. Go on a short hike. Play fetch with your dog. Just stay away from the news and social media and give your heart and mind a rest. You deserve that peace if only for a single day. Your overall well-being depends on it.

Be well. Be safe, my friends. Pray earnestly for our world and for each other. Be grateful. ♥️


I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame. ~Elizabeth Taylor

Photos: my photos of beautiful orchids at a greenhouse I visited

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