Thanksgiving is a time of reflection for all our blessings.
SPECIAL EDITION-HAPPY THANKSGIVING
THIS WEEK DAN AND I WILL CONTINUE ON THE SERIES; GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER. PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Thanksgiving is a time of reflection for all your blessings.
For Dan and I, we feel that wealth is our blessing.
We are grateful to have learned and grown so much.
Our gift is giving back through this blog and sharing our thoughts and knowledge with you.
And we are grateful and blessed to have you following us.
Wealth, what is it?
Many of us are wealthy in numerous ways although we simply do not recognize it.
Enjoy the wealth you already have in your family and friends, in your
health, in your freedom, in your knowledge, and most importantly, in yourself.
The powerful part, intellectual essential center of human being.
The heart knows, feels, speak, views through the knowledge wisdom of mind.
The loving heart, the happy heart, the sorrow heart, the angry heart, the aching heart; this is the emotion of the heart that keeps flowing and moving to any individuals, combination of heart knowledge and heart relation through understanding intellect heart.
It is the heart that speak not the knowledge of words through the world.
The heart needs breathing; to breathe in and out, to let go and to accept; all things that can harm in the heart needs to let go and all things that gives light, life needs to accept to live.
The heart cannot lie, always speak in truth, it is sensitive to the deepness of emotion with its essence; the heart whisper words into the realm of intellect knowledge of the mind to reach the real feeling of emotion that can never be mistaken into the true destination of happiness of human being.
By Jocelyn Dunbar
NOVEMBER 24th, Dan, and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about November that is so significant during this month?
Thanksgiving Day – November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving has a rich history, and in many ways, it is the history of America.
Thanksgiving dates to the time when the pilgrims reached America, and were greeted warmly by the Native Americans, also known as Indians.
In course of time, these pilgrims mixed into the culture and life of the Native Americans, which gradually developed into the nation that we know today.
The events of Plymouth in autumn 1621 relates to the first thanksgiving.
The story of Thanksgiving is basically the story of the Pilgrims and their thankful community feast at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The Pilgrims, who set sail from Plymouth, England on a ship called the Mayflower on September 6, 1620, were bound for the resourceful 'New World'.
The Mayflower was a small ship crowded with men, women, and children, besides the sailors on board.
Aboard were passengers comprising the 'separatists', who called themselves the "Saints", and others, whom the separatists called the "Strangers".
After land was sighted in November following 66 days of a lethal voyage, a meeting was held, and an agreement of truce was worked out.
It was called the Mayflower Compact.
The agreement guaranteed equality among the members of the two groups.
They merged to be recognized as the "Pilgrims."
They elected John Carver as their first governor.
Although Pilgrims had first sighted the land off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, they did not settle until they arrived at a place called Plymouth.
It was Captain John Smith who named the place after the English port-city in 1614 and had already settled there for over five years.
And it was there that the Pilgrims finally decided to settle.
Plymouth offered an excellent harbor and plenty of resources.
The local Indians were also non-hostile.
But their happiness was short-lived.
Ill-equipped to face the winter on this estranged place they were ravaged thoroughly.
Somehow, they were saved by a group of local Native Americans who befriended them and helped them with food.
Soon the natives taught the settlers the technique to cultivate corns and grow native vegetables and store them for hard days.
By the next winter they had raised enough crops to keep them alive.
The winter came and passed by without much harm.
The settlers knew they had beaten the odds and it was time to celebrate.
They celebrated it with a grand community feast wherein the friendly native Americans were also invited.
It was kind of a harvest feast, the Pilgrims used to have in England.
The recipes entail "corn" (wheat, by the Pilgrims usage of the word), Indian corn, barley, pumpkins and peas, "fowl" (specially "waterfowl"), deer, fish. And yes, of course the yummy wild turkey.
However, the third year was bad when the corns got damaged.
Pilgrim Governor William Bradford ordered a day of fasting and prayer, and rain happened to follow soon.
To celebrate November 29th of that year was proclaimed a day of thanksgiving.
This date is believed to be the real beginning of the present Thanksgiving Day.
Though the Thanksgiving Day is presently celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November.
This date was set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 (approved by Congress in 1941).
Earlier it was the last Thursday in November as was designated by the former President Abraham Lincoln.
But sometimes the last Thursday would turn out to be the fifth Thursday of the month.
This falls too close to the Christmas, leaving the businesses even less than a month's time to come up with the two big festivals.
Continuing, GRATITUDE AND HOW IT CHANGES OUR BRAIN TO BE HAPPIER.
How to incorporate a gratitude practice into your daily life?
Today we will explore the second of seven scientifically proven benefits!
Gratitude improves physical health.
Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and report feeling healthier than other people, according to a 2012 study published in Personality and Individual Differences.
Not surprisingly, grateful people are also more likely to take care of their health.
They exercise more often and are more likely to attend regular check-ups, which is likely to contribute to further longevity.
Tomorrow, we will explore the third of seven scientifically proven benefits!
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.
LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED.
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; SMELL
SMELL; TIME CYCLES AND RHYTHMS-
AROMATIC SKIN AND HAIR TREATS-
Are you ready for the third recipe?
LAVENDER AND FRANKINCENCE HOT OIL HAIR TREATMENT.
Aromatic hot oil is a nourishing treat for your hair and scalp.
1. Pour two ½ cups of boiling water into a heat proof glass dish.
2. Stand a smaller heat proof bowl in the dish.
3. Put in three tablespoons jojoba carrier oil and add three drops lavender and four drops frankincense.
4. Wait for three minutes to heat up the blend.
5. Then apply the blend to dry hair and scalp, massaging in well.
6. Wrap large piece of plastic wrap around your head over your hair.
7. Followed by a warm towel and leave for ten minutes.
8. Remove the towel and plastic wrap.
9. Apply two teaspoons shampoo directly in your oily hair and rub well.
10. Then shower the mixture off.
11. Your hair will gleam, and your scalp will tingle.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🦃🦃🦃
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Until Friday, count your blessings, not your problems.
Count your own blessings, not someone else’s.
Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own