Life is meant to be lived, so get out and live it.
CONTINUING THIS WEEKS WITH, HOW CELEBRATING EACH DAY IS GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH? PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Wow, only five more days until Christmas.
A Christmas Gift
Many of our greatest gifts do not require money, but they do require us time and our presence.
Let us teach our children about gifts that come from the heart.
Special moments and family traditions even more the gatherings.
Christmas is a special occasion and what makes it more special is when we spend this holiday time with our loved ones.
It is the most magical time of the year when, for an unknown reason love is being spread all around us!
Merry Christmas wishes from our heart.
May this holiday season sparkle and shine.
May all your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel happiness all year round.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
As we continue to celebrate this holiday season, Dan and I are starting a new series; HOW CELEBRATING EACH DAY IS GOOD FOR OUR
Today, third good reason to celebrate-
Celebration feeds our basic human need for self-love and self-acceptance.
Celebration is emotional nourishment.
Yet sometimes we simply do not want to celebrate because we have fallen into the habit of harshly judging ourselves.
When this happens, there is a negative feeling remaining in our bodies from a challenging event in our past.
A very powerful tool to remove the feeling so you want to celebrate once more is called the Emotional Freedom Technique.
Tomorrow, fourth good reason to celebrate-
DECEMBER 20th, 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?
Go Caroling Day – December 20, 2022
Once upon a time, Christmas celebrations would not have been anything without caroling, and this is exactly what is celebrated on Go Caroling Day on December 20.
It is about nothing else but merrily singing songs from door to door in the spirit of the holiday season.
Christmas carols were very popular decades ago, before there was digital entertainment to distract us.
As it became increasingly uncommon to sing along to carols, Go Caroling Day revives and preserves this classic tradition.
It is widely believed that caroling on Christmas started in 1223 at the church of St. Francis of Assisi.
He thought that it was merrier to sing songs full of joy and fun during the holidays, instead of solemn hymns.
He also started the live nativity scene.
Caroling has been around even longer than Christmas itself, as it was a part of many religious observances and practices centuries ago.
Christmas carols are essentially a subset of Christmas music, whereas caroling specifically refers to the act of singing this broad category of Christmas songs.
The Christmas carol is also known as a noel, a song or hymn.
These have a unique shared characteristic sound, which is based on the musical chord patterns of medieval times.
Popular Christmas carols were composed before the 20th century.
In modern times, new carols have been written.
A few popular Christmas carols are ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ and ‘Away in a Manger,’ and many modern carols are composed by Alfred Burt.
During the Middle Ages, another popular trend like caroling started, known as ‘wassailing.’
It was a reference to the alcoholic drink called ‘wassail,’ and the songs that were sung were vulgar and rude in nature, and therefore viewed by the church as irreligious.
Whether it was gathering around the piano in the living room, or the arrival of carolers on doorsteps in the neighborhood, caroling was a heavily practiced tradition in which people enthusiastically participated.
Christmas caroling has commonly been referred to in old classics.
Whether in the story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens or the film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” it is guaranteed that, at some point, warmly bedecked carolers will arrive, heralding a critical moment or just singing traditional songs loudly for Christmas.
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.
IT WILL ALWAYS BE NOW. STILL TOMORROW WILL COME. IF WE DO OUR BEST NOW, TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER.
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
Today, RELAXING BACK MASSAGE-
Lying somewhere warm and comfortable, with the tension and stress being massaged out of your back.
Preferably using a lovely fragrant body oil, is one of the most beautifully relaxing experiences.
It is wonderful to give and receive and creates a sense of trust and communication between two people.
Massage applied directly on the skin concentrates the mind on pure sensation, and warm touch soothes aches and pains as well as easing emotional tension.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
GET OUT AND LIVE
Until Wednesday, life is short and if we enjoy every moment of every day;
then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.