This “Daily Thought” was the first thing to greet me when I opened my email today. In fact, I am set up to receive a thought of the day, every day (from Real Simple magazine, in case any of you are wondering, and a magazine that I highly recommend). I love starting my morning with a positive thought, a motivational saying, or some words of wisdom. It immediately makes me think, if only for a moment, about the goodness in life…and having continual reminders about the GOOD in this lifetime instead of focusing on the bad is healthy.
Now of course, there are a plethora of reasons that daily thoughts are healthy: they can shift an otherwise negative mindset; inspirational sayings can lift our mood; and these little nuggets of truth can give us hope when we feel that our lives are failing. But the Unexpected Health about daily thoughts is that they teach us the fundamental truth about quality. These daily thoughts I receive are never more than six or seven words long; but in those perfectly arranged subject and verbs are some of the most profound, most thought-provoking insights I could ever read.
For those of you following along on my Unexpected Health adventure, you have probably noticed that I am NOT a short-and-sweet kind of writer, and that’s okay. But I am reminded daily of the importance of “less is more;” quality over quantity. Sometimes the most influential advice I have ever received have come from short-winded people. When there are less words to process, there are greater chances of retention. So the next time you are about to give advice, ‘bend an ear,’ or offer your insight, remember that a little bit goes a long way. If you need a daily reminder of this (like I do), check out Real Simple. The name explains it all. -Until tomorrow, Jaime
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