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Celebrate the moments in life!


Hello Followers,

Happy Friday


Memories of Christmas, today thoughts come to me.

One thing I loved about the holiday was sucking on a candy cane.

I think all kids love doing that!

What about the candy cane?

Let it be a reminder of Jesus.

The candy cane is shaped like a “J” to remind us of Jesus.

When you flip it around the other way, it’s shaped like a shepherd’s staff.

Jesus is our shepherd, and we are his sheep.

It’s striped, red, because Jesus our Lord bled for us on the cross.

Its striped, white as well, because Jesus washed away our sins and made us white as snow.

The design of the stripes reminds us that Jesus was scourged, whipped, terribly, and by his stripes, we are healed.

When we eat the candy cane it’s sweet, which reminds us that Jesus’ love for us grows sweeter every day.

As we continue to celebrate this holiday season, Dan and I are starting a new series; HOW CELEBRATING EACH DAY IS GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH?

Because there is nothing like the tough times in life to remind us that we really need to celebrate the good times more.

To take stock of the good in life, to really milk the goodness out of the wonderful times, and just, well celebrate more!

Life moves fast.

Sometimes, so fast, that we feel like we’re just skipping over things to get onto the next thing.

Often just due to survival.

But that usually leads to regret.

Regret when time has passed, people are gone, and the moment has simply passed.

To avoid this as much as possible, we must remember to focus on celebrating the good in life more often!

We found in researching how important celebrating life is to our health.

To celebrate life daily is a way to develop an “attitude of gratitude” that can literally transform our outlook on life and our ability to enjoy more deeply what we already have.

Ever since early man discovered fire and cheered an end to raw meat, celebrations have united human communities in honoring momentous events, rites of passage, religious observances and more.

Celebrating as a group bestows a sense of belonging, something crucial to human fulfillment.

From birthdays to funerals, there is no end to the celebrations of who we are, where we came from, what we’ve done, what we worship and even who or what we’ve lost.

Bizarre celebrations like Take it in the Ear Day (December 8) or Humiliation Day (January 6) are but a tiny sample of the thousands of opportunities Americans can seize to celebrate well anything.

Which begs the question?

Do we need a holiday or an observance to don our party hats?

The overwhelming response from the scientific, religious, medical, and spiritual communities is no!

To celebrate life daily is a way to develop an “attitude of gratitude” that can literally transform our outlook on life and our ability to enjoy more deeply what we already have.

In fact, Dr. Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California (Davis) and the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Positive Psychology conducted experiments to gauge how gratitude impacts human well-being.

Along with Dr. Michael McCollough of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, Emmons’ study split several hundred people into three different groups, and all were instructed to keep daily gratitude journals.

Group one wrote about each days’ events without assigning qualities of good or bad to their observations.

Group two was told to write about only their unpleasant experiences.

Group three was instructed to make a daily list of things to be grateful for.

The results?

Until tomorrow-

DECEMBER 9th, Dan, and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about December that is so significant during this month?

Christmas Card Day – December 9, 2022

Ho Ho Ho!

And a Merry Christmas Card Day, on December 9, to all!

’Tis the season for spreading cheer and joyful greetings, so why not grab a recent family photo, a box of cards, or even a tastefully designed e-card and get to writing!

Christmas cards have been around for centuries, so there’s no time like the present to send them out and keep your loved ones up to date on your life while you wish them good tidings.

Annual Christmas cards have become a popular and time-honored (or maybe family-mandated) tradition; a means of telling your friends and family, however distant,

“Happy Holidays, we’re thinking of you, and look how great we’re doing!”

They are a way of doing a yearly catch-up and check in on how much the children have grown and what big moves so-and-so has made.

And while they seem commonplace now, that wasn’t always the case.

Sir Henry Cole, a member of the British civil service, created the modern concept of the Christmas card along with his artist friend, John Horsley, in 1843, to encourage more people to use the new British postal system.

Their first card was sold for one shilling or about 24 U.S. cents. By the 1860s, the practice of sending Christmas cards was in full swing in Britain thanks to the rise and advent of the printing press.

Christmas cards inevitably reached the USA in the 1840s, close to when the first ones were being printed.

However, the expenses involved in their production rendered them a stagnant practice until 1875 when German printer Louis Prang started mass-producing the cards, making them affordable.

It wasn’t until the Hall brothers opened Hallmark, however, in the early 20th century that the practice really took off in the U.S.

Today, Christmas cards have become a major part of the holiday tradition.

And whether you take a family photo or create one out of construction paper, glue, and glitter, your Christmas cards are sure to make their recipients smile.

Time is precious and is priceless, so Dan and I will continue each day to pull from a box of 365 inspirational quotes, one quote and share with you.

Today is:


Today Dan and I will be continuing the book, Ten-Minute Relaxation, For Mind and Body by Jennie Harding.

Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are always with you; your senses.

This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.

Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!

Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy, meditation.

By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.





This is a routine you can either do for yourself or receive from a friend.

The hands work incredibly hard each day, preforming thousands of repetitive movements.

They grasp, stretch, grip, and are also capable of picking up minute objects.

Even the most complex robots cannot simulate the simple grace of the human hand as it moves, thanks to bone muscles, and tendons all working together in sequence.

If you have any hand injuries or any arthritis or joint problems, hand massage must be very gentle.

The warming effects will help to improve mobility.

Continue tomorrow-

The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.

We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.

If you would like to follow with us; hash tag words #walk, #meditation #Qigong on the right of the main blog page.


TODAY DAN AND I ARE STARTING A NEW SERIES, HOW CELEBRATING EACH DAY IS GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH? Celebrate the moments in life! #celebratingeachday#momentsinlife#momentsinlife❤️ #celebratingisgoodforhealth#inspirational#motivational#newbeginnings

Until Saturday, celebration happens when the mind unites with the spirit.

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