Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
THIS WEEK CONTINUING ON, WHAT IS LIFE ABOUT AND WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? AND WHY DO WE EXIST? PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Welcome to Saturday!
What are you going to do this first Saturday of Fall?
Last year Dan and I went to a pumpkin farm to pick up a pumpkin.
However, yesterday; I decided to go through our storage closet and get out my fall decorations.
Enjoying the season, with all the decorations up; including the pumpkin.
Did you Know??
Pumpkins have a long growing season, usually 75 to 100 days so you need to plant them by mid to late spring in most locations.
If you sow your pumpkin seeds in late April or early May, they will be ready to harvest sometime in August.
Pumpkins are commonly used in the United States as decorations for fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The pumpkins can be used in table or front porch arrangements, carved, or used for cooking.
Dans favorite pie Is __________?
You guessed it, pumpkin!
What is ours?
So, now let us begin as Dan and I have been blogging about our experiences with alternative treatments for cancer and the after care of keeping healthy; have taken it one step farther by adding a fundamental part of why we exist.
Last week we started to blog on the properties of life, characteristic traits.
Dan and I have posted on seven characteristic traits: organization, metabolism, homeostasis, growth, reproduction, response, and evolution.
How well do the properties above allow us to determine whether something is alive?
Let us revisit the living and nonliving things we saw in the introduction as a test.
The living things such as, humans, dogs, and trees; easily fulfill all seven criteria of life.
We, along with our canine friends and the plants in our yards, are made of cells, metabolize, maintain homeostasis, grow, and respond.
Humans, dogs, and trees are also capable of reproducing, and their populations undergo biological evolution.
Nonliving things may show some, but not all, properties of life.
For instance, crystals of snow are organized, though they do not have cells and can grow but do not meet the other criteria of life.
Similarly, a fire can grow, reproduce by creating new fires, and respond to stimuli and can arguably even be said to metabolize.
However, fire is not organized, does not maintain homeostasis, and lacks the genetic information required for evolution.
Living things may keep some properties of life when they become nonliving but lose others.
For instance, if you looked at the wood in a chair under a microscope, you might see traces of the cells that used to make up the living tree.
However, the wood is no longer alive, and, having been made into a chair, can no longer grow, metabolize, maintain homeostasis, respond, or reproduce.
SEPTEMBER – 24th, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about September that is so significant during this month?
Innergize Day – September 24, 2022
We all can use this day, especially since fall is in the air.
With all the baggage life gives us sometimes, we all need time to cool off to focus on ourselves, and enjoy Energizer Day, which occurs on the day after the autumnal equinox, on September 24 this year.
This gives us the perfect chance to do so.
If you never have time to relax and rejuvenate, you have no excuse on a day that was created just for that.
Today is the best time to do whatever gives you peace and makes your soul smile.
The world we live in is so fast paced, and we often get wrapped up in our busy schedules and unchecked to-do lists, that we forget to take some time out for our peace of mind.
Energized day is the perfect opportunity to relax and forget your troubles, if only for a day.
This is the best time to have some self-reflection, and just do whatever makes you genuinely happy.
energizer Day sets itself up nicely, right on the day after autumn begins, falling on September 23 this year.
The autumn season transitions us smoothly from the sizzling summer air to the cool winter nights and provides a nice balance between the two.
Known as fall in North American English, this season is the time of tranquil sunsets, cool weather, and rebirth.
This also applies to energized day which provides a time to rest, and look inwards for a renewal of the mind, body, spirit, and soul.
The day was created by Michelle Torchia of Inner Dimensions.
Michelle is a life coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer, who has developed and produced seminars, conducted workshops, and interacted with people in both the public and private sectors for over 25 years.
She founded Inner Dimensions LLC, to tap into the inner strengths of everyone, through coaching and training.
Do not waste the day doing something that does not make you feel your best.
It is all about you, so make sure you indulge in things that you ordinarily never have enough time for but would love if you had more room for in your busy schedule.
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.
YOU MAY BE THE ONLY PERSON LEFT WHO BELIEVES IN YOU, BUT IT’S ENOUGH. IT TAKES JUST ONE STAR TO PIERCE A UNIVERSE OF DARKNESS. NEVER GIVE UP.
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; TASTE-
TEN MINUTE FRUIT BOOSTS-
Are you for the first fruit drink recipe?
MANGO AND BANANA SMOOTHIE
Mangoes have delicious pale-orange, flesh packed with vitamin C.
As well as minerals like potassium and phosphorus.
When you buy a mango, evaluate it for ripeness by gently pressing the skin.
This should give way under your fingers.
Peel off the skin with a sharp knife, then carefully cut the flesh away from the pit in chunks.
Bananas are a great instant source of energy as well as the B group vitamins.
Into the blender put the flesh of one mango plus one peeled banana cut into chunks.
Three tablespoons unsweetened yogurt and ½ cup milk.
Put the lid on the blender and whip up until smooth.
As I ponder over all that I have learned, I have come to the find that we all have our own blueprint.
Our bodies are precious and there are many components in taking care of them.
Throughout the blog, Dan and I have related the separate ways through body, heart, and soul.
It is all about power of knowledge and learning to take care of yourself, keeping your cells happy.
Our immune system is one of the key factors in keeping healthy.
It is important to know how it works!
Germs and Viruses????
All living things on Earth are interdependent on other living things, the entire scenario being in a rather fine balance.
The upsetting of this balance even just a little may result in the extinction of some life forms and drastic changes in others struggling to survive.
We are now getting closer to the point, which is what part of the scheme of things that germs and viruses play?
All forms of life are capable, in varying degrees, of adapting to environmental changes, and germs and viruses have been doing that from time immemorial.
They are part of the scenario of life, they have a role to fill and a purpose to serve as part of Nature's Grand Design.
When Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) constructed one of the first effective optical microscopes, he was astounded at the complexity of miniature life forms that inhabited the world unseen to the naked eye.
In a drop of clear water were myriads of tiny microbes of various kinds moving about.
Similar microbes are everywhere in the air, the soil, the water and within living tissue.
Van Leeuwenhoek said: "I have had several gentlewomen in my house who are keen on seeing the little eels in vinegar [nematodes], but some of them were so disgusted at the spectacle that they vowed they would never use vinegar again.
But what if one should tell such people in future that there are more animals living in the scum on the teeth in a man's mouth, than there are men in the whole kingdom?"
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED
Until Sunday, no day in which you learn something is a complete loss.