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Embrace Stretching

There are so many ways to stretch
And so many meanings to the word
Stretch your body and your mind
Stretch and let your soul be heard

Flexibility of mind and body
Are a result of regular stretching
Reaching just beyond your limits
Helps you find the goal you’re fetching

No one needs to feel they’re stuck
At a level that’s not satisfying
Keep stretching, reaching, believing
And you’ll get to where you’re trying

Our minds are powerful tools
They take us where we want to go
Stretch your vistas with good books
Let them round out what you know

It’s not just body and mind that stretch
When you apply the “Elastic Principle,”
Look for life’s other areas
Where you want to be invincible!

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Stretching our ideas to help us be
More flexible in odd situations
Helps us be more successful
In all sorts of challenges or vocations

Do you know the Tijuana Brass?
It was one of my favorite groups in the late ’50s & ’60s
His music stretched across the world!

My mind stretched immensely when
I traveled to Europe as a newlywed
I thought the USA was the world’s haven
And I found multiple havens instead!

Don’t squirrel away in a tiny space
Limiting your mind to prejudicial thoughts
Stretch your experiences and horizons
By seeking out new, delightful spots

Stretch your imagination in order to see
Sites that inspire you to face with glee
Each new day and its many wonders
They’re right here – and they’re free!

Are those the cutest baby owls you’ve ever seen?
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Stretch your imagination to create
Space in your life to wander afar
Walk along paths of flowers blooming
And stand beneath your favorite star

Embrace stretching and soon you’ll see
The world through eyes expectantly
Looking at the mundane differently
Participating in life gleefully

Embrace Stretching!

Thanks for visiting JanBeek today.
You help me be a possibilitarian!
See ya tomorrow.

How will you stretch gleefully today?

Comments on: "Embrace Stretching" (17)

  1. I love your pictures AND your message!

  2. I should stretch regularly! It’s a matter of making it part of your daily routine. Now how do I go about starting it and sticking to it?!

    • Your dad says, “First you have to set aside a time and a place for it. You can’t stretch on a cold floor… you just won’t do it! So, find the right spot and time and set your mind to it.” You can do it if you make it “sacred time” that you can’t trade at a whim. Once you break your routine, it’s hard to get back to it. <3 (It's like my sanctuary time) <3

      • I need to bring my yoga mat up here. The floor is cold indeed! I’m sure it would help to be stretch for ten minutes every morning. Do you do it?

      • My mat is up in my sanctuary. Do I use it evry day? No. Should I? Yes. Will I? We’ll see. Wanting to is the first step! <3

  3. I love your message Jan, and the food looks great!❤️

  4. I love those animal pictures, Jan! That bear made me laugh out loud. Animals instinctively know the benefits and joy of stretching. My dogs do yoga poses regularly. 😀
    I’m going to be a possibilitarian too!

    • Welcome, {{{Lesley}}}, to the Possibilitarian Club! <3 Have a weekend filled with exciting possibilities! Latch on to a few!! <3

  5. Nice. Never thought before that stretching could be so meaningful in so many ways.

    • Thank you for your comment and your visit to JanBeek. I had not looked at “Stretching” from so many angles before either. I was inspired by the Feb. 26th word of the day in the January/February Daily Word by Unity. “Stretch” was the word and in the article yesterday they said, “Challenging myself to stretch and try new things helps me expand my skills and perspectives.” That inspired me to stretch the application of the word to more than physical and spiritual, but to food and vistas as well. It was a fun “exercise.” <3 Have a weekend of stretches! <3

  6. A sound post. I stick with the mind these days – unless a photograph requires some physical stretching 🙂

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