Don't let your alarm clock, be the only reason you wake up.
SPECIAL EDITION; HAPPY JULY 4th AMERICA
THIS WEEK STARTING A NEW SERIES, DON’T LET YOUR ALARM CLOCK, BE THE ONLY REASON YOU WAKE UP AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. PLUS, THE HERBS – ASTRAGALUS.
HAPPY JULY 4TH!
Today since it’s a new month, new beginning, new adventure; Dan and I are starting on a new series, DON’T LET YOUR ALARM CLOCK – BE THE ONLY REASON YOU WAKE UP.
The first thought that comes to my mind when I came across this saying was; are we passing our lives away and not stopping to smell the roses.
One idea that I learned from living in Mexico and being treated for my cancer; is that we must live life in moderation.
We need to give life passion and take each day at a time and live it to the fullest.
Have you ever felt like others don’t understand your pain when they seem to be living a happy life?
You’re not alone in feeling this way, but the truth is that happiness takes work, and learning how to live life to the fullest takes dedication and practice.
People who smile in public have been through every bit as much as people who cry, frown, and scream.
They just simply found the courage and strength to smile through it and enjoy life in the best way possible.
Life is short, and we only live once.
Learning to live life to the fullest is an important step in making the most of every day.
HAPPY JULY – 4th day, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about July that’s so significant during this month?
Independence Day – July 4, 2022
This is when Americans come together to celebrate the nation’s birthday and Independence Day.
On this day, as long as I can remember I would enjoy grills in our backyard, at a beach, or in the park.
Some of us partake in parades or marches and yes, enjoy the fireworks that are often launched at dusk.
Some would kick off the festivities with details, trivia, and anything else you need to know about Independence Day.
Dan and my perspective as more and more time goes on; we forget why we celebrate Independence Day.
The American glory of Red, White, and Blue.
Although most of us already had this history lesson in school, we probably weren’t really paying attention as the clock ticked closer to recess or the end of the day.
But we can’t fully appreciate our freedoms if we don’t know how we got them.
More importantly, how close we came to losing them.
Let’s go back to the classroom, shall we!
This is important for us to understand; for us to go on with the separation that is happening now in the USA.
The story of America’s independence is truly fascinating with more historical twists and turns than we can possibly get to.
But at least we can get you started with the basics.
In the 1700s, America wasn’t really a nation of United States.
Instead, there were 13 colonies with distinct personalities.
From 1763 to 1773, Britain’s King George III increasingly placed pressure on the colonies as he and the British Parliament enacted a succession of draconian taxes and laws on them.
Excessive taxes on British luxury goods like tea and sugar were designed to benefit the British crown without any regard for the hardships of the colonists.
By 1764, the phrase, Taxation without representation is tyranny spread throughout the colonies as the rallying cry of outrage.
The more the colonists rebelled, the more King George doubled down with force.
Imagine enemy soldiers not only had the right to enter your home but the soldiers could demand that you feed and house them.
The Quartering Act of 1765 allowed British soldiers to do just that.
But the Stamp Act of 1765 became the straw that broke the colonists’ backs.
Passed by Parliament in March, this act taxed any piece of printed paper, including newspapers, legal documents, ships’ papers and even playing cards!
As the colonial grumbling got louder and bolder, in the fall of 1768, British ships arrived in Boston Harbor as a show of force.
Remember, the British Navy dominated the seas all over the world due to the far-reaching presence of the British Empire.
Tensions boiled over on March 5, 1770, in Boston Harbor during a street fight between a group of colonists and British soldiers.
The soldiers fired shots that killed 47-year-old Crispus Attucks, the first American and Black man to die along with three other colonists in the Boston Massacre.
In 1773, the Boston Tea Party erupted when colonists disguised as Mohican Indians raided a British ship, dumping all the tea overboard to avoid paying the taxes.
Continued pressure led to resistance and the start of the Revolutionary War in the towns of Lexington and Concord when a militia of patriots battled British soldiers on April 19, 1775.
Conditions were ripe for American independence.
When the first battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, only a handful of colonists wished for total independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered extremists.
However, halfway through the following year, many more colonists had come to lean more toward independence, as a result of growing hostility towards Britain and the spread of revolutionary views like those conveyed in the bestselling pamphlet published in early 1776 by Thomas Paine, Common Sense.
On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia and Richard Henry Lee, the Virginia delegate, introduced a motion calling for the independence of the colonies.
Amid heated debate, Congress rescheduled the vote on Lee’s resolution but appointed a five-man committee; including Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Robert R. Livingston of New York; to draft a formal statement justifying the defect from Great Britain.
Several years ago, when we were looking for colleges for Danielle our daughter to attend, we did visit the Liberty Bell and the State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
On July 2, 1776, in a virtually unanimous vote, the Continental Congress voted in favor of Lee’s resolution for independence, and on July 4th, it formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson.
Ultimately, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence was a contentious process.
After much debate over what to include and what to leave out, Thomas Jefferson, tasked with pulling the document together, envisioned a nation where, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness crystallized the very meaning of being an American.
The document proclaimed the 13 American colonies’ liberation from Britain and reaffirmed their rights as free men, declaring that they were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states.
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.
THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS IS THIS; LET YOUR INTERESTS BE AS WIDE AS POSSIBLE, AND LET YOUR REACTIONS TO THE THINGS AND PERSONS THAT INTERESTS YOU BE AS FAR AS POSSIBLE FRIENDLY RATHER THAN HOSTILE.
Continuing from last year the series on LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown.
Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy.
A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.
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CHAPTER 17; WHEN YOU WANT TO HELP
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING TO BE DIFFERENT, YOU MUST DO SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY-
HELPING TO PROTECT
Sometimes you must help to protect.
You must need to intervene when the power balance is skewed.
Long-term destruction patterns can so damage a person’s esteem that they are captive to their own pernicious behavior or becomes a willing victim.
Help encourages the breaking of negative cycles.
Possibly help will be an intervention that pulls the person out of the fire until they can stabilize.
Continuing on the herb; ASTRAGALUS and the benefits, It’s the last herb from the book ALCHEMY OF HERBS by Rosalee De La Foret.
Astragalus has such a mildly sweet flavor.
Astragalus boosts the immune system.
In terms of reputation, boosting the immune system is astragalus claim to fame.
It’s been used in this capacity for thousands of years.
A study out of Beijing displayed its ability to control t-helper cells 1 and 2, essentially regulating the body’s immune responses.
More tomorrow -
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
ALARM CLOCK ⏰
Until Tuesday, life is amazing, don't wreck yourself trying to figure it out, cause its just that simple.