You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible.
CONTINUING THE SERIES OF TRUST AND LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE FROM LAST WEEK. ALONG WITH HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
It’s hump day! Wednesday is that day in the middle of the working week that we need to struggle to love.
It is difficult to see Wednesday as exciting and thrilling because most of us spend every Wednesday working hard. one thing for sure is that it is better than Monday and its coming close to Friday!
There seems to be a world apart between Wednesday and Sunday. As much as we would wish for the two days to be equally bright and joyful, the truth is that while Sunday is all about freedom and fun, Wednesday is the victim of responsibilities and work.
Even though Wednesday is in the middle of the week, there is no reason why we shouldn’t enjoy it to a maximum. Simple things such as a clear, blue sky, a few minutes of peace and calm, and an accomplished task can brighten our mood.
On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
and I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it’s true
That who is what and what is who. – Winnie the Pooh
The recipe to having a great Wednesday or a great week is making sure we work a job that we love and which bring us joy and fulfillment. When we do things we love, nothing feels like work, and each day is a delightful journey.
So, the moral of the story is making Wednesday and all the days of the week great with a job you enjoy and Wednesday will not be a struggle.
As I end posting of TRUST, I must close by saying that trust is an essential to our lives. It plays an important role in all aspects of our lives.
Whether in leadership, relationships, business, marriage, or at the workplace; trust holds our world together. It allows us to live and work together, to depend on each other, and to flourish.
Without trust, life becomes intolerable. You can’t have any meaningful relationships without trust. No organization can achieve success in the absence of trust.
Trust is one of the most precious things in the world. Although life isn’t perfect and some people aren’t trustworthy, we should all make an effort to cultivate, earn, and build it.
How can we repair trust in a relationship?
Trust is the most difficult thing to establish especially after a betrayal. Betrayal happens when you cross the boundaries, when power is misused, or when you repeatedly deceive or lie to your partner. Such betrayal of trust has to be repaired for the relationship to survive.
Here’s how you can do it; be apologetic. If you are the one who has betrayed, you must acknowledge your partner’s feelings and apologize for hurting them. That’s not all; you must take responsibility for what you have done, and make every effort to show your love and care for your partner.
Make a promise not to hurt again. The promise has to be real, one which you mean and intend to keep. Mold your behavior accordingly and show to your partner that you mean what you said.
Analyze your feelings of hurt. If you are the betrayed, then understand your feelings. Do not deny or dismiss your hurt. So, introspect on things such as, “How deeply am I hurt?” “Is my hurt staying on for years”? “What do I want from this relationship?”
Tomorrow I’ll starting blogging on APPRECIATION. Stay tune!
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An apology doesn’t come with an eraser. Forgiveness doesn’t mean memory loss. Once the house of trust is broken, it has to be rebuilt. Things aren’t the way they were before, and they may not be for some time.
If the person who wasn’t truthful isn’t willing to be patient and open to rebuilding the broken trust, then it may not be possible to rebuild.
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CONTINUING THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Dan and I grabbed an opportunity nine years ago, when we took on the adventure and moved to Mexico. Back then, we didn’t know what to expect, except that both of us were alive and ready for a change. We had been going to Tijuana for cancer treatments and knew somewhat what we were heading into. We ended up living in the center of the country however; better for travel purposes and it was nothing like what we had thought about. To this date, we are back in the states living in Virginia and what we took from Mexico was friendships, culture and understanding of their ways of life.
Through thousands of pictures that I took, Dan and I are showing how safe Mexico is. There is a saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’; this is so true! A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.
"Chinese proverb. One picture is worth ten thousand words."
So, we will be posting a gallery of pictures on each post, hopefully you will see each one has a story.
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This is where we continue on the book: LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown. Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy. A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.
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Today I’m continuing on CHAPTER TWO - WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON.
recognizing the problem; when the pressure is on, you are not necessarily lost. You just don’t know which way to go.
Pressure in a relationship is the result of one simple fact -YOU CARE. If you didn’t care, it would not make any difference what someone did or did not do. It would be irrelevant. Because you care, you are defensive.
Not caring, you could stand back, asses the problem, ascertain the possibilities, and devise a plan for successful survival. You know what you want, you understand what you need, and you long to move toward your goals. But the externals, friends, family, commitments, duties and responsibilities conflict with your objectives.
You don’t have a song because it is too hard to sing when inside you’re moaning; I can’t handle this. What am I to do?
Caring makes you feel pulled in different directions. It’s like being directionless. It’s not that you are lost, it’s that you do not know which way to go. Like a bird, you are perched, apprehensive about the unknown, wanting to sing, but too afraid or angry to do so.
You fear that if you do for your SUP what caring demands, you will lose friends, offend family, hurt others, be accused of irresponsibility, or be held up as a bad example. The canary was unable to figure out what happened to it, so it doesn’t know what to do to prevent it from happening again. Fortunately, you are not a bird.
You can figure out what to do to live with a vacuum hose in your cage, because you recognize the source of the suction and understand the end result of being pulled in.
Good mental health depends on discernment that assesses the situation, determines options, and moves on, even though you care. Don’t allow the pressure to force you into compliance with behavior that; is wrong, goes against your beliefs, while it would squash someone’s spirit and is immoral.
Tomorrow the topic is when you are feeling pressure, ask yourself these questions.
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs. Continuing on the health benefits on PEPPERMINT. You might be surprised!
Peppermint benefits sinusitis issues. Menthol is commonly used in over-the-counter medicines for colds and coughs, and it’s also responsible for peppermint’s minty smell. The compound is known to thin mucous and act as a decongestant. Just breathing in the steam from peppermint tea can lessen many sinus problems by breaking down phlegm. However, there’s actually little evidence that sniffing peppermint clears nasal passages, but it can’t hurt.
Also heals respiratory diseases. Rosmarinic acid in peppermint is known to have several beneficial actions in respiratory diseases, particularly asthma. Rosmarinic acid blocks the production of pro-inflammatory chemicals such as leukotrienes and neutralizes free radicals to prevent asthma.
Peppermint also encourages the body to make prostacyclins, a substance that keeps the airways open for easy breathing. Extracts of peppermint also relieve nasal symptoms of colds related to allergy.
Tomorrow I’ll post more peppermint benefits.
NOTE AND REPEAT – PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth
THIS IS AN ENCLOSURE – will be at the end of all the blogs, for I stress; this daily routine will heal and keep your body cells happy.
As I end this blog, Dan and I for several years have shared our experiences with enjoying life while managing cancer. By keeping healthy, our routine daily has been walking (exercise), meditation (for stress), Qigong (exercise and for stress).
I know some will say they do not have enough time with work, kids and household chores!!!
Dan and I have put together videos from WALK AT HOME together on our website, that you can follow in home; when you have short periods of time and unable to go out. They are from 15 mins up to 30 mins depending on the miles. This is one of the first steps to making your cells happy!!
Also, meditation videos, help to lower stress and is also one of the first steps to making your cells happy; click on https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/meditation . Again, they are no more than 10 to 20 mins and they are guided meditations.
“Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can’t see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.” ~ Debbie Ford
We are still working on Qigong video’s to be posted on the website for easy access, until now you can go to the blog https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/blog and on the right-hand side are hash # tag words, just click on the word #walk #Qigong #meditation. The post will pop up and then you can begin. Have fun with it!
Until Thursday, faith begins very small and only grows as we learn to trust the person or item in which we put our faith. When a person has integrity, you can trust what they say and that they live according to their values.
TRUST AND BELIEVE
Dan and I highly recommend the books that I have been blogging, for they are uplifting or knowledgeable in keeping healthy.
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QUOTES ABOUT LIVING from the Happiness in Your Life Book Series
ALCHEMY OF HERBS; Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal
KEEP BELIEVING IN YOURSELF AND YOUR DREAMS
THE JOY OF MISSING OUT; #JOMO - How to Embrace Solitude and Shun FOMO for Good