Spreading love, joy, peace, faith & unity

I found this list of twelve ideas to be most helpful today. The ones I do already are evident: meditate, practice gratitude, think positively, and eat foods that nourish me. But, some of the others, I think I need to be more intentional about.

So, I decided I will pick two a day and concentrate on them. How about you? Which ones are already a part of your routine? Which ones do you think you might add?

Today I am going to intentionally “Listen to My Favorite Music.” One of the songs that speaks to me was featured on Roth PoetryPoetry From the Heart! I listened to four versions of the song, Bridge Over Troubled Waters. One told of the song’s origin by Simon & Garfunkel, another was sung by Aretha Franklin, one by Josh Grobin, and then my favorite, Elvis.

This song is so appropriate to how I am feeling today as we learned the USA election results today and I think we are facing a few months of contentious litigation and transitional turmoil. I pray we can find a bridge over troubled waters, just as Dwight Roth suggested on his blog by that title yesterday.

And the other idea I will choose from the dozen ideas above is “Smile and Laugh More.” To that end, here are a few that made me smile and laugh. How about you?

And if you are a fan of Donald Trump, I hope I did not offend you. Here is another:

OK – enough on politics! Let’s find more neutral laughter.

I DID have trouble sleeping last night!
How about you?

It’s weird being the same age as old people. 

Oh, I think I might have posted
that last one a few weeks ago.
But if I can’t be sure, can you?

Have you ever noticed that what’s funny to one person may not be funny to another? Be sure to make your laughter as innocent as possible. I’m not very good at that. But, hey we’re all a work in progress, right? Tell me a joke that made you laugh today!


Thanks for visiting JanBeek today.
See ya tomorrow.

Comments on: "A Dozen Ways to Increase Happiness" (9)

  1. Thank you Jan!! You made my day!! 😉😉😉

  2. Thank you Jan! I try to do all of these. Sometimes not the sunshine I definitely need! Nature, music, my daily devotion, eating right, exercising…all of it! I’m so happy today as I feel I can breathe a sigh of relief. It’s a long road ahead. I’m pretty sure my blood pressure may have dropped too. I love Dwight’s posts too and the music pick is perfect 👌🏻. May love, respect, and unity guide us all. Bless you sweet lady 💚❤️🤗

  3. We both enjoyed Elvis’s splendid rendition – one we’d never heard before. No wonder it is your favourite.

    • I did not appreciate Elvis when he was alive. His gyrations turned me off. His bouts with drugs (which ultimately were his undoing) turned me off. But, when I matured enough to look beyond all that and hear the quality of his voice, I understood why he was so popular. He had a wonderful voice, didn’t he?

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