Thought for the day – 4th July

“Every day we should hear at least one little song,

read one good poem, see one exquisite picture,

and, if possible, speak a few sensible words”

 – JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

 

To be frank I would not do this everyday, but today, I will make a special effort and put some positive thought into this task; to those that are able to do this everyday, I take my hat off to you.

My list:

My little song: PJ  Harvey – Community of Hope – my daughter was humming the tune this morning and it has been stuck in my head since.

Read one good poem: I am not the worlds best advocate for poetry,  it always sounds wrong when I read poems aloud, yet the same poem can sound inspiring and moving when read by another. This happened yesterday evening at the end of a documentary about Serena Williams and her life in the world of tennis, she recited the following by Maya Angelou; Still I Rise.  You can not fail to be moved by how it makes you feel.

An exquisite picture: Now I could have pulled out all of the stops and stunned you with my extensive knowledge of art, instead I chose this moment in time.

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Floating!

Sensible words:

It takes so much more effort to be mean than it does to be nice, so be nice!

Do you have a list?

Happy 4th July!

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