The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
TODAY CONTINUING ON SERIES, WHEN YOU’RE TOTALLY STRESSED OUT? PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY. ALSO, CANCER: CIVILIZATION’S -NO. 2 KILLER?????
Our society seems centered around this idea that we never have enough.
We must always strive for more, accumulate more, buy more, and BE more.
However, this type of thinking leads to disappointment after a while.
That is because after chasing happiness, we eventually realize it evades us.
The solution to this problem lies in gratitude.
After all, being grateful for what we have means we do not need to keep chasing material items or people to satisfy us.
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous
The happiest people on Earth express gratitude daily for what they have.
They are thankful for the Source of life, friends, family, or coworkers.
We are constantly bombarded with ads on TV and social media telling us our lives will improve if we buy this skincare product or this course to make us more money.
Sure, those things might make you happier in the short-term.
But ultimately, long-term happiness comes from within.
Today Dan and I will explore, the seventh benefit of self-care when stress about a major life change takes over your life.
It reduces stress.
Who says you are stressed?
Refilling your cup, slowing your pace, taking care of your body and your emotional well-being, and finding some peace in the chaos can help you to reduce the stress you feel from every angle.
Simple, yet not easy.
It takes practice for sure.
Deciding how committed you are to taking care of you is an important first step.
Do you hope someday you will be able to?
Will you try?
Will you do it until something else happens?
What if you did your best?
Or perhaps you can do whatever it takes to make it happen so you can reduce the stress and frustration that comes with the life situation you face today.
It is up to you to choose how committed you are to make life better.
Facing major life events is one of the easiest times in your life to put yourself last.
Understanding the benefits of self-care can help you to decide to do something different.
Rather than allowing your circumstance to consume you and take control, step back for just a moment.
Reevaluate and choose to take care of you so that you can refill your own cup and take back control.
Just do one thing in your self-care plan, see how that feels.
Then do one more thing.
Just a small shift in your actions can make all the difference.
NOVEMBER 11th, 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?
Veterans Day – November 11, 2022
In honor of all the Veterans.
And Dans father and mine.
Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, is a tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in service, Veterans Day honors all military veterans, including those still with us.
It is a holiday honoring men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, on the anniversary of the end of World War I.
Veterans Day, originally celebrated as Armistice Day, was first issued on November 11, 1919, by President Woodrow Wilson a year after the end of World War I.
The purpose of Armistice Day was to honor the fallen soldiers of the Great War for their sacrifice and bravery.
Seven years later, in 1926, Congress adopted a resolution requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue annual proclamations on November 11, making Armistice Day a legal holiday.
In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans rather than just the ones who died in World War I.
He led a delegation to General Dwight Eisenhower, who was all for the idea. Weeks then organized the first Veterans Day celebration in 1945 in Alabama and every year since, until he died in 1985.
In 1982, President Reagan with the Presidential Citizenship Medal honored him.
Weeks was also named the ‘Father of Veterans Day’ by Elizabeth Dole.
In 1954, Ed Rees, the U.S. Representative from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill to establish the holiday to Congress.
Eisenhower, who was then the president and from Kansas, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954, eight and a half years after Raymond Weeks held the first Veterans Day.
Veteran’s Day Parade; ROANOKE, VA - 2021
Nov 7, 2021
Dan and I would like to take a few minutes to honor our VETERANS for their service.
Much to our surprise, it was longer than we thought, bands, floats, motorcycles, antique cars.
The Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and, most recently, Space Force had representatives to honor the veterans.
After having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress: at the urge of the veterans’ service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word ‘Armistice’ and inserting the word ‘Veterans.’
With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
The National Veterans Award was also created in 1954, first received by Congressman Rees for his support in making Veterans Day a federal holiday.
Though the holiday is currently and was originally celebrated on November 11, the day was moved to the fourth Monday of October in 1971 due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
Finally, on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law that returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978.
The holiday is observed by the federal government on a Friday, if the holiday falls on Saturday, or on a Monday, if the holiday falls on a Sunday.
Federal government closings are established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
State and local government closings are determined locally, and non-government businesses can close or remain open as they see fit, regardless of federal, state, or local government operation determinations.
The United States Senate Resolution 143, which was passed on August 4, 2001, designated the week of November 11 through November 17, 2001, as National Veterans Awareness Week.
The resolution called for educational efforts directed at elementary and secondary school students concerning the contributions and sacrifices of veterans.
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.
NOW IS EVERYTHING. NOW IS THE ESSENCE. NOW IS THE FOCUS. FOCUS ON THE NOW. FOR THAT IS THE KEY.
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
SMELLS AND MOODS-
SCENTING YOUR ENVIRONMENT; SPECIAL BLENDS FOR SCENTED SPACES-
Added to your vaporizer, these blends will provide fragrances for about an hour.
An electrical vaporizer can be plugged in next to your computer or on the side in a meeting room.
Four drops lemon and two drops tea tree will freshen and deodorize your working environment.
Three drops rosemary and three drops petitgrain make a refreshing blend, promoting mental clarity and creating a stress-free atmosphere.
Tomorrow, THE CAR-
As I ponder over all that I have learned, I have come to 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!
Cancer: Civilization's - No. 2 Killer
Continuing today on Important--Note Well,
The cancer process, like atherosclerosis, may take many years to develop, and the onset of the cancer growth itself usually appears in middle age or later when the vital organs have degenerated to the stage, they can no longer maintain a reasonable degree of purity of the milieu interieur.
In the years preceding the appearance of cancer as a growth, the tissues pass through a stage known as precancer, and while the body's immune system is capable of reasonable function, any cancer cells that form, at least in the early stages, may be quickly destroyed by the immune system's white cells, providing of course that the white cells are capable of reasonable function.
It should be noted that fat and cholesterol in the blood severely inhibit the white cells' activity.
Dr Max Gerson, referring to experiments with animals, said that whatever chemical assault was necessary to cause cancer in them the cancer never commenced until after the liver function became impaired, "together with pathological changes in the kidneys, spleen and lymphatic apparatus".
Gerson illustrated this point with an experiment in which he eliminated cancer in a rat simply by interconnecting its blood circulation with that of a healthy rat whose liver was fully functional.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Saturday, today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive.
It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it.