Clarity Holistic Health

Daily Clarity and Calm

January 2021

January 1, 2021

Word For The Day:  Mindfulness

"Yesterday's the past,

tomorrow's the future,

but today is a gift.

That's why it's called the present."

- Bill Keane

What small gift can you give yourself today?

Perhaps the gift of being present and mindful wherever you are.

Look around.

What do you see that you may have missed along the way?

Begin to notice the little things.

Pay closer attention to your daily surroundings.

There are lessons to be learned.

January 2, 2021

Word For The Day:  Wisdom

"Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later.

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am

and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me."

- Tracee Ellis Ross

January 3, 2021

Word For The Day:  Change

"I knew who I was this morning,

but I've changed a few times since then."

- Lewis Carroll

January 4, 2021

Word For The Day:  Friendship

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow

Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead

Walk beside me… just be my friend”

- Albert Camus

January 5, 2021

Word For The Day:  Voice

“When the whole world is silent,

even one voice becomes powerful.” 

- Malala Yousafzai

January 6, 2021

Word For The Day:  Peace

"As a woman I have no country.

As a woman I want no country. 

As a woman, my country is the whole world.

- Virginia Woolf

January 7, 2021

Word For The Day:  Unity

“What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 

- Jane Goodall

January 8, 2021

Word For The Day:  Choices

 “I choose to make the rest of my life
the best of my life.” 

- Louise Hay

January 9, 2021

Word For The Day:  Courage

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

– Helen Keller

January 10, 2021

Word For The Day:  Hope

“You can cut all the flowers
but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

- Pablo Neruda

January 11, 2021

Word For The Day:  Strength

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.
When we strive to become better than we are,

everything around us becomes better too.”

- Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

January 12, 2021

Word For The Day:  Listen

I sit beside the fire and think

Of all that I have seen

Of meadow flowers and butterflies

In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer

In autumns that there were

With morning mist and silver sun

And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think

Of how the world will be

When winter comes without a spring

That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things

That I have never seen

In every wood in every spring

There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think

Of people long ago

And people that will see a world

That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think

Of times there were before

I listen for returning feet

And voices at the door.

J.R.R. Tolkien

January 13, 2021

Word For The Day:  Knowledge

“I did then what I knew how to do. 

Now that I know better, I do better.”

- Maya Angelou

January 14, 2021

Word For The Day:  See

“But I know, somehow, 

that only when it is dark enough

can you see the stars.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2021

Word For The Day:  Integrity

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word

Speak with integrity. 

Say only what you mean. 

Avoid using the word to speak against yourself

   or to gossip about others. 

Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don't Take Anything Personally

Nothing others do is because of you. 

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, 

   their own dream. 

When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, 

   you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don't Make Assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions

   and to express what you really want.

Communicate with others as clearly as you can

   to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. 

With just this one agreement, 

   you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best

Your best is going to change from moment to moment;

   it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.

Under any circumstance, 

   simply do your best, 

   and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

- Don Miguel Ruiz

January 16, 2021

Word For The Day:  Confidence

“You gain strength, courage and confidence

   by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

You are able to say to yourself, 

'I have lived through this horror. 

I can take the next thing that comes along.' 

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

January 17, 2021

Word For The Day:  Reflect

Life Is A Gift

Winter is a time to reflect. 

A time to settle in with contemplation.

The seasons of the earth.

The seasons of one's life.

The ups and downs.

The joys and sorrows.

Expected journeys to chase.

Unexpected mountains to climb.

Life is a gift.

Tumultuous as it is at times.

Still - it is a gift.


January 18, 2021

Word For The Day:  Celebrate

Be Spontaneous

Make every day, a day to celebrate life and be thankful.

Take time to pull yourself away from all the noise and just look around you.

Go outside and look at the sky.

Soak in the atmosphere.

Enjoy the colors of the landscape.

Feel the textures of every place you are, that you're thankful for.

Smile at the world.

Feel the power of your own acceptance.

- Donna Fargo

January 19, 2021

Word For The Day:  Owning

“Owning our story can be hard

 but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”

- Brené Brown


January 20, 2021

Word For The Day:  Reclaim

"You cannot seek water from the one who drained your seas,

and you cannot build a home for your worth inside of another being.

The medicine is when you return to yourself,

where you will remember your strength,

reclaim your own rhythm

and write your new song."

- Victoria Erickson

January 21, 2021

Word For The Day:  Balance

Reminder:  The wrong things aren't supposed to last.

January 22, 2021

Word For The Day:  Journey

"Sometime in your life, you will go on a journey.

It will be the longest journey you have ever taken.

It is the journey to find yourself."

- Katherine Sharp

January 23, 2021

Word For The Day:  Winds

The Winds of Change

The winds of change blow strong at times.

We wonder what the outcome will be.

Sometimes - the winds blow relentlessly.

They stick around - day after day, 

  month after month.

We learn to temporarily adapt to the storm, 

  hopeful for calmer times.

Winds of change that beckon for our close attention.

Within these winds are lessons.

Lessons to be learned.

Lessons to be remembered.


January 24, 2021

Word For The Day:  Faith

"Faith is a state of openness or trust.

To have faith is like when you trust yourself to the water.

You don't grab hold of the water when you swim, 

because if you do

you will become stiff and tight in the water, and sink.

You have to relax . . .

the attitude of faith is to let go,

and become open to truth, 

whatever it might turn out to be."

- Alan Watts

January 25, 2021

Word For The Day:  Wings

"They fall, and falling, they're given wings."

- Rumi

January 26, 2021

Word For The Day:  Fear

"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear."

- George Addair

January 27, 2021

Word For The Day:  Hope

“Hope is a woman who has lost her fear.”

- Alice Walker

January 28, 2021

Word For The Day:  Dreams

“Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind.

Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

- Roy T. Bennett

The Light in the Heart

January 29, 2021

Word For The Day:  Decide

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times.

But that is not for them to decide. 

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

-  J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring

January 30, 2021

Word For The Day:  Hope

“Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can.
And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.”

- Nicholas Sparks
At First Sight

January 31, 2021

Word For The Day:  Life

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

- Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie

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