Right now is a time of uncertainty with COVID-19 for all of us.


Our leaders are making decisions to help minimize the spread of the virus.

Our healthcare workers are tirelessly providing care for our loved ones.

We all need to do our part, and Social Distancing is a great way to slow down the spread of the virus.

Our communities are demonstrating Acts of Kindness for others...volunteering to help a neighbor with groceries...trying to support local businesses from going under...Activity Directors in our Long Term Care communities figuring out new ways to engage their residents while visitations are restricted. 

If you look for beauty you will find it. 

During this Healthcare Crisis, Compass & Clock wants to provide you & your families with a Daily Affirmation that is positive, encouraging, and helpful. We will post once a day in the morning.  

Day 11 Daily Affirmation - March 28th

It's Saturday. So I'm going to give you some great links for entertainment this weekend.

This is a video tour of the orchids in the NY botanical garden.  Tropical color!!



Keith Urban Underground Video - Enjoy his casual at home concert and his lovely wife Nicole dancing and singing along with him. Sweet Moment



Tune in on Sunday night as Elton John is hosts a "living room" concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it.

Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong are scheduled to take part in the event airing at 9-10 p.m. EDT Sunday on Fox TV and on iHeartMedia radio stations.


Day 10 Daily Affirmation - March 27th

A good friend, Laurie Rice shared this video on her FB page.  I really enjoyed the song. Loved the melody and the message is powerful and simple. Let's continue to support and uplift each other. One of the best things we can do is stay home to help slow down the spread of the virus.  


Day 9 Daily Affirmation - March 26th


Today's Daily Affirmation is from Lisa Kemmerling, Image Consultant of Clean Lines Fashion. She has great advice for your new "norm" as you work remotely and visually online.

Feeling good, while looking great are essential during the Covid-19 outbreak.  Some may say it's not important, especially since we're working from our homes on a Zoom call - I say it's important to keep things as you'd normally do for a meeting.  When going on a Zoom call where others will see you - Ladies, if you normally do your hair, wear makeup and dress for a meeting, then by all means continue to do so, guys if you normally wear a jacket or tie to a meeting, don't give that up. 


There have been studies that show working from home should be the same as if you would be out in person.  Remember looking good, helps you to feel good, which in turn inspires creativity.   Happy Styling.......... 


Bringing out authenticity and style in you!!

Day 8 Daily Affirmation - March 25th

Today's Daily Affirmation is from my best friend Sally.  Sally and her husband Tony had the pleasure of being a guest at 40 Winks in London when their daughter Morgan was doing a semester of college there.  During the next 2 weeks here's a way to help our small businesses.

We said goodbye to our last guests at 40 Winks this morning. They are flying back to Canada. It was a sad moment as it is difficult to know when we will see any more. Every single booking we had for the next two months has now been cancelled, and most of our bookings for June and beyond have been cancelled too amidst all the uncertainty. We completely understand the reasons why people have decided to do this, but having to issue refunds for many £1000s with no prospect of any money coming in for the next few months has been pretty scary.

There are many people here who are going to be in a worse situation than us so I think we should all try and find simple ways of supporting each other through these difficult and stressful times.

We have hosted thousands of guests here at 40 Winks since we opened in March 2009, not just those who came to stay at the hotel but lots and lots of you who came to enjoy one of our lovely events. 

If you now have a little spare time on your hands, what would be incredibly helpful for us, and lots of other small businesses around the world, is if you could find few minutes to share your best and fondest memories on Tripadvisor and other review platforms. 

If we all show our support for the places we love, then when things do finally start to return to normal, hopefully it will make it a little bit easier for the small businesses that might otherwise go under.

I am planning to write one review every day for the foreseeable future… sharing my love for the cafes, shops, restaurants and galleries that have given me so much pleasure over the years. I would encourage you all to do the same! It costs nothing to do, and just seeing these messages of support will help encourage those struggling to carry on.  
If you want to write about your time at 40 Winks, here is a link:


Day 7 Daily Affirmation - March 24th

Today's Daily Affirmation is from Acupuncture & Wellness Center in Poulsbo. Bob Doane spoke about "What are Viruses, and how can Traditional Chinese Medicine Support You?" on a online FB Live Video.  AWC has shared the link with me so I could share it with all of you.  Stay Happy & Healthy.



Day 6 Daily Affirmation - March 23rd

Today's Daily Affirmation is from Lisa Valdes of Franciscan Hospice & Palliative Care


Though I am not a provider myself and not doing any direct patient care or visits, I am immensely grateful for all the Health Care Workers that are working alongside some of our most ill and fragile population.  It takes courage, personal sacrifice, dedication and love to continue to show up each day and serve. It’s humbling for me to observe and the strength that we are gaining by joining together in this compassionate mission is invaluable.


Each day, our organization puts out a reflection.  This was today’s message.


“Faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future.”

Day 5 Daily Affirmation - March 22nd

Who can resist these images. Good for a little laugh or a warm fuzzy feeling. Received an email from a friend today with these heartwarming pictures.  Funny thing is, it's a typical email my dad sends me.  So it was great that I was able to forward the email to my dad and share it with him.  Enjoy and I hope these put a smile on your face.

Day 4 Daily Affirmation - March 21st

Today's Daily Affirmation is from Carrie McBride the Director of Marketing & Communications with the Alzheimer's Association of Western WA.


Our team met yesterday via video conferencing and each person was asked to share one word. The message was clear: We are all in this together and you are not alone! 

Our helpline is available 24/7 and many of our support groups are now being offered over the phone or online. 

We're always here, whenever you need us: 1.800.272.3900 or alzwa.org 

Day 3 Daily Affirmation - March 20th

Day #3's Daily Affirmation is a FRIENDLY REMINDER from Dana Gargus, the Kitsap County Ombudsman. She asks that you PLEASE REMEMBER to submit your 2020 Census by April 1st 2020.


You will receive a letter in the mail, and you can go on line and take care of this for you and your family in just a few minutes. I did my family's today.


By providing basic information about all adults, children, and babies living or staying at your address the Results from the 2020 Census will be used to:

  • Direct Billions of Dollars in Federal Funds to Local Communities for Schools, Roads, and other Public Services

  • Help Your Community prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs

  • Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and your political representation of all levels of government.


Thanks for everyone doing their part!!


Day 3 - Part II

There's so many wonderful, inspiring Silver Linings to share with all of you, that I couldn't limit today to just one affirmation. 


Beth Pratt is the Community Relations Director, and temporarily is also wearing the Activities Director Hat.  Here's what Beth would love to share with all of you.  I am looking forward to receiving similar links from the other Compass & Clock Senior Living Communities.


Beth said, "I love where I live, and I love where I work. When the residents heard the pipes calling, they came out to the balcony for the performance. I cannot thank our local musical friends who are stepping up to help keep spirits high at Park View Villas!"

With the local Senior Housing Communities not allowing any visitation right now, the communities have to get resourceful on how to keep their residents engaged and entertained.  Beth reached out to local musician in Port Angeles and I am thrilled to share this musical moment with all of you. Enjoy! ~ Mary


SPECIAL ADD'L Day 2 Daily Affirmation - March 19th

CLICK HERE and Enjoy the sounds of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra

As our community comes together in this time of crisis, the Seattle Symphony will continue sharing performances that provide strength, comfort and joy. The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty. All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook.

Program Schedule

Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 7:30pm: Nielsen Symphony No. 1
Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 8pm: Nielsen Symphony No. 1

Day 2 Daily Affirmation - March 19th

Dayaalu Center is a community of students, teachers and healers on Bainbridge Island that support one another in leading healthy, meaningful lives and building strong, loving communities. Dayaalu, pronounced dye-AWE-lu, means compassion in action in Sanskrit.

They offer yoga, meditation, qigong, chanting, pilates, music, nutrition, and more! 


Sounds like just what the "doctor ordered," a yoga session to help you breath, relax, enjoy the moment, all within the comfort of your own home, and another Social Distancing Activity, enabling you to still do what you love.

Thank you Sue and team for making these beautiful videos and sharing with others. Your creativity and compassion for others is evident in all you do.

Click on the link below and enjoy the different yoga videos. There's something for everyone, there's even CHAIR YOGA!


Day 1 Daily Affirmation - March 18th

Get outside and enjoy the sunshine.  Social Distancing doesn't have to keep you locked inside. Use this time to explore those walking or biking trails you've been meaning to discover but never seemed to have the time.  No matter your age, there's something here for everyone.

Here's a few to check out:

The Olympic Discovery Trail - this starts in the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend and ends at the Pacific Ocean, traveling through Sequim, Port Angeles, and other areas.


Walking Trails & Park Maps Kitsap County


Walking Trails & Biking Trails, Gig Harbor


Trail Map for Port Ludlow