The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments.
Starting THIS WEEKS WITH, HOW CELEBRATING EACH DAY IS GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH? PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Another week, happy Monday.
It is getting closer to Christmas!
Just a little less than a week away.
Where does the time go?
By now you know that traditionally, Dan and I do celebrate Christmas.
I got all our CD’s and Christmas records out and been playing them for the past week, along with decorating the tree.
Wrapped gifts and sent them out to family.
Last week I addressed and mailed out my Christmas Cards.
The message this year went like this:
This is one of Dan’s and my favorite time of the year besides Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Love the decorations.
The lights bring us cheer and laughter.
And the music gives us upbeat energy.
So, in our home, Dan and I instill all.
This is what brings us happiness.
For this Christmas message, I would like to quote two messages from the book of SUNRISE GRATITUDE.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, DECEMBER 25th
To create a richer life, gather your tribe and let them know how important they are to you.
Spending time with our tribe fosters connection and understanding.
Life is designed to be shared, and when we identify the people who make our lives better just by being in it, we foster a sense of belonging.
A tribe can be as little or as large as you desire.
Choose those who uplift, inspire, and interact with a spirit of love.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, JANUARY 1st
Start today with an open heart and fresh eyes.
Today has no mistakes in it.
Embrace this clean slate by breathing in this present moment as newness, of possibility, and of hope.
Nothing but what is happening right now matters.
Yesterday is over and today stands before you without expectation.
Take a moment to offer gratitude for this day.
You have the power to choose the energy you bring to the day.
Dan and I wish you newness of possibilities and hope for the coming 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 HEALTH?
Here is a reminder on why we need to celebrate more in life.
Because there is nothing like the tough times in life to remind us that we really need to celebrate the good times more.
To take stock of the good in life, to really milk the goodness out of the wonderful times, and just, well celebrate more!
Life moves fast.
Sometimes, so fast, that we feel like we are just skipping over things to get onto the next thing.
Often just due to survival.
But that usually leads to regret.
Regret when time has passed, people are gone, and the moment has simply passed.
To avoid this as much as possible, we must remember to focus on celebrating the good in life more often!
Today, second good reason to celebrate-
Celebration builds self-respect.
Others treat us according to how we treat ourselves.
It is important to hold yourself in high regard.
Perhaps, like me, your early caregivers did not celebrate your presence and special glow.
Celebration overwrites this limited conditioning and tips the balance of your internal programming so that it is more natural to think well of yourself.
Tomorrow, third good reason to celebrate-
DECEMBER 19th, 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?
Look for an Evergreen Day – December 19, 2022
If you still have not hunted down your Christmas tree, then you are in luck with Look for an Evergreen Day on December 19.
You can always go for an artificial tree but, let us be honest, there is nothing like the sight and scent of a freshly cut tree to get you into the spirit of Christmas.
Holiday trees are generally spruces, pines, and firs, but the varieties have evolved over time for more personalized preferences.
With all the Christmas shopping to complete, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, this is your last opportunity to buy a tree if you have not already.
The origins of Look for an Evergreen Day are unknown, but the celebration has been around for a while.
What we do know is that it was originally established by The National Arborist Association to appreciate evergreen trees in their full glory, outside of Christmas ornaments and lights.
An evergreen tree remains green and lush throughout the four seasons, creating a beautiful contrasting spectacle between green and white, which is associated with winter.
Evergreens have been essential in societies throughout the ages.
Their apparent eternal nature, even in harsh seasons, have made them the choice for religious practices and observances.
Such is the importance of their role, that Native Americans who resided in the Pacific Northwest were completely dependent on the red cedar tree for various vital uses such as making clothing,
ropes, and fishing lines and building canoes or huts.
Going back further in history, a lot of people are familiar with how the philosopher Socrates drank a cup of hemlock tea without flinching once.
If you do not know, hemlock is a type of evergreen with tiny pointy needles.
So yes, even though the chances of you being in such a situation are quite slim, it is important that you can identify between evergreens.
The first time that an evergreen tree was ever decorated was in 1510 in Riga, Latvia.
From the 18th century onwards, jingle bells, tinsels, ornaments, fairy lights, and garlands were being used for decorations.
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 WILL ONLY FIND THE HAPPINESS YOU SEEK WHEN YOU DROP YOUR NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE, EMBRACE LIFE AND BE HAPPY.
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, NECK, AND SHOULDER MASSAGE SEQUENCE/TEN-MINUTE EXERCISE
1. First, place one hand on the top of each of your friend’s shoulders and lean down gently to give a stretch to the area. You will feel warmth under your hands and this firm, gentle touch is very calming to receive. Wait at least thirty seconds.
2. Still with the hands in the same position, start to squeeze the muscles in the top of the shoulder gently. They may feel very hard, so work slowly, the movement is called kneading and it is a bit like making bread. Check with your friend that the pressure feels comfortable. Do this for three minutes.
3. Still with one hand on each side, apply a row of pressures with your thumbs, across the top of the shoulders. Out to the sides, down around the shoulder blades and back up on either side of the spine. The shoulder blades are large, triangular-shaped bones and are easy to feel. Repeat this sequence for three minutes.
4. Ask your friend to sit up straight and put your right hand over their forehead to support them against you. With your left hand, gently massage up and down on the bones in the neck. Using tiny circular movements with your thumb and fingers, for two minutes. Gently release the head. Repeat using opposite hands.
Tomorrow, RELAXING BACK MASSAGE-
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
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Until Tuesday, memories, and moments. If you do not celebrate those, they can pass you by.