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Short-form stories, information, tips and humor on a variety of topics to brighten your day.

THE DAILY CUPPA June 1–15, 2021

Photo courtesy of Torild Ostensen Almas from her garden in Norway.

We’re getting so big we need a weekly gathering of stories but I can't stop reading long enough to pull that together!

We continue to be gifted an amazing variety of stories. It’s such a joy to read each submission. From how to, inspiration, life events, pets, children, oh my the list goes on.

Thank you, each and every writer at the cuppa. Your stories and engagement are making this one of the most pleasant places to sit a spell and read.

What’s Old?

I hate how stories disappear. So what the hey, we’ll resurrect some of our older stories.

Here’s one…


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Image by ralf21cn from Pixabay

Your thoughts must be all around the place.

You can’t find serenity in utter chaos because serenity is inviting peace in your life. Sure, there will be changes after, as if life is still obscure to us.

It’s time to feel at ease and accept what it is. Maybe, it’s even time to change the ambiance of your thoughts.

This is when you give yourself the chance to embrace serenity in your life.

Maybe it is found in writing down your thoughts, taking care of your garden, creating art, walking near nature, or even reflecting at the clear blue skies.

You know yourself better, and you can embrace it slowly but surely.

Here’s my book: The Writer’s Journey.


A no-pressure, full of benefits practice to overcome overwhelm.

Photo by Katerina Jerabkova on Unsplash

Hectic schedule? Need a minute to take a breath?

Let’s do it!

  • Sit straight in your chair, feet flat on the floor.
  • Close your eyes or just lower your gaze.
  • Breathe normally.
  • Focus on each in-breath and out-breath.
  • If your mind wanders, bring your attention back to your breath, gently, without judgment.
  • Soon, your mind will feel, like a still pond. (or maybe not?).
  • Whatever you feel, let yourself feel it.
  • Feeling annoyed? That’s okay too.
  • Just continue to breathe.
  • A minute later, open your eyes slowly. Look around.
  • You will feel better, calmer.
  • Repeat as often as you like.

Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles. Bringing you easy meditation/mindfulness practices on Mondays and Thursdays. Did you smile today?

The Daily Cuppa

Short-form stories, information, tips and humor on a variety of topics to brighten your day.

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