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Enjoy life. Celebrate life.

RECAPPING HOW THOUGHTS AFFECT OUR HEALTH/BODY? AND A NEW SERIES, HOW CELEBRATING EACH DAY IS GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH? PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.


Hello Followers,


Happy Sunday,

Two more weeks until Christmas!


As Dan has been working at our local mall, he has been a representative for Bath Fitters.


He has been working the weekends and one day a week I go with him.


There is a Barnes and Noble, which I sit drink coffee and compose posts for the coming days.

Today I was searching Christmas traditions, and this popped up and caught my eye.


What does a wreath symbolize at Christmas?


Together, the circular shape and the evergreen material make the wreath a representation of eternal life.


It is also a representation of faith, as Christians in Europe often placed a candle on the wreath during Advent to symbolize the light that Jesus brought into the world.


By the mid-1800s, the traditional Christmas wreath placed on a door symbolized a friendly welcome to those who entered.

For Christians, the wreath also has a meaning of faith.

Since a wreath has no beginning or end, it symbolizes God’s eternity and mercy, particularly during the Christmas season.


Where did the tradition of Christmas wreaths come from?


The first notes that the wreath dates to ancient Greece & Rome, where members of Greco-Roman society would hand-make ring-shaped “wreaths” using fresh tree leaves, twigs, small fruits & flowers. Worn as headdresses, these wreaths represented one’s occupation, rank, achievements, and status.

When should you hang Christmas wreaths?


Just under half of respondents on social media said they hang their door wreaths up on December 1.


For the rest it seems timings vary depending on when the main decorations are being put up, with most saying their door wreath is in place about two weeks before Christmas Day.


Does the color of a wreath symbolize anything?

The traditional Christmas colors of red and green also has symbolic meaning.


Green represents the life and growth.


For Christians, it stands for the eternal life of the soul.


Red signifies the blood Christ shed on the cross.


As I am typing and Dan edits, he has been commenting to me; how interesting!


Can’t wait until tomorrow to see what will pop up next.


Stay tune-

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?


Continuing from yesterday, celebrate your day before it begins.


While your head is still on the pillow, take just a few minutes to scan your inner landscape and identify all the things for which you are grateful, even if it’s just the fact that you are in a warm bed with a roof over your head.

RECAPPING HOW THOUGHTS AFFECT OUR HEALTH/BODY? AND A NEW SERIES, HOW CELEBRATING EACH DAY IS GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH? PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.


Having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.



Feeling physically and mentally well is our own individual obligation.



To avoid sickness, eat less; to prolong life worry less.



Health is a vehicle, not a destination.



A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought they must be earned.



Celebrate the moments in life!



Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.


DECEMBER 11th, 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?


International Mountain Day – December 11, 2022

I picked this holiday, for Dan and I moved four years ago to the Blue Ridge Mountains and as a native Floridian, mountains always reminded me of God’s country.


It is very magical!'


Mountains are some of the most interesting geological features that our world has to offer.


Clear proof of the massive changes that happen beneath the surface of our planet, mountains have also served as playgrounds and places of worship for countless generations of humans.

Anything that’s been such a mainstay for so many people and cultures through millennia is worth commemorating.


So, on December 11, let us celebrate International Mountain Day!

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:


THE PAST IS BEHIND, LEARN FROM IT. THE FUTURE IS AHEAD, PREPARE FOR IT. THE PRESENT IS HERE, LIVE IT.

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.

CHAPTER 2; THE SENSORY JOURNEY; TOUCH


TOUCH THE ESSENCE OF CARE-


SWITCHING ON THE SENSE

Let us start out with, HAND SELF-MASSAGE SEQUENCE (ten-minute exercise)


Spend five minutes on each hand.


Work on the right hand first.


1. Stroke one teaspoon of the blend posted on yesterday's post, onto the upper surface of the hand. From the fingertips down toward the wrist. Three times. Then turn the hand over and stroke again. From the fingertips over the palm and down to the wrist. Three times.

2. Keeping the palm upward, press your thumb into the center and make several slow circles around the area. Feeling the bones stretch out as you do so. This is great for warming the whole hand.


3. Massage each finger and the thumb in turn, making small circles with your thumb and fingers from the tip downward. This improves the circulation. Give each finger and thumb a gentle stretch when you have finished.


4. Return to the upper surface of the hand. Stroke firmly from the fingertips to the wrist several times. Then finish with feather-light strokes over the whole area.

Repeat the whole sequence on the left hand.


Once you have learned the hand massage sequence, you will find it is something you can use anywhere to ease out aches in the hands and improve circulation.


This is also a very useful technique to know.


For example, if you are visiting someone who is unwell or in a hospital; it is very quick to give.


Also, pleasant, plus reassuring to receive.


Tomorrow, FABULOUS FOOT- SOOTHING TREAT

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.

ENJOY LIFE 💖

Until Monday, the most beautiful things are not associated with money;

they are memories and moments.

If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.




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