It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 31, Book 21




Thank you for being a friend.

Andrew Gold

July 31st - you re loved and appreciated!



My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

Henry Ford

Friendships are one of the most important things in life.  Jobs,cities, and circumstances change, but best friends remain constant.  It can be easy to take them for granted,, that’s why it so important to take the time to tell they how much you care for and appreciate them.

Friendships can enrich our lives in many ways.  Good friends teach you about yourself and challenge you to be better.  They encourage us to keep going when times get tough and celebrate your successes with  you. They do a lot more than give you a shoulder to cry one, they also have a positive impact on our health.  Research says friendships are just as important to your well being as eating right and exercising.

Social isolation and loneliness are linked to a variety of health problems such as high blood pressure, substance abuse, heart disease and even cancer. If you find yourself going through a tough time, having a friend to help you through can make the transition easier. Having a friend to support you plays a big role in building your self esteem ore how you appreciate and love yourself. They offer reassurance when your’re feeling unsure.  

Spending time with friends help reduce stress ;They can help you cope.  We all need somebody to lean on. They see you and love you for who you truly are.  



Anything is possible when you have the right people there to you support you

Misty Copeland 

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 30, Book 21

 Never underestimate the power of chocolate.





Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

Author Unknown

July 30th - chocolate is good and good for you too.


Chocolate says Im sorry so much better than words.

Rachel Vincent

Believe it or not, a  bite of dark chocolate a day could not only be good for your heart, but may also improve brain function, alleviates stress and lowers risk of diabetes.  Scientific studies have shown that dark chocolate , is rich in antioxidants and packed with nutrients, making this bittersweet treat a superfood favorite.

Dark chocolate contains flavonoids. which are plant chemicals that act as antioxidants and may play a role in cancer prevention, heart health, and weight loss. The cacao plant that chocolate is derived from contains a compound called therobromine which experts say can reduce inflammation and potentially lower blood pressure.

Even though dark chocolate is a better choice than milk chocolate, it is still a chocolate, but milk chocolate is high in calories and saturated fat.  Chocolate improves the mood and our brains. The high levels of flavornoilds in dark chocolate has been found to improve memory.  The darker the chocolate, the better.  

But we have to be mindful of our daily intake.  Too much of  good thing could also be bad for us. The recommended dose is 2 ounces.  Indulging  in anything more than that and you may consume too many calories 



Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the worlds perfect food.

Micheal Levine 


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 29, Book 21



It’s a beautiful day to go after your dreams.

Author Unknown


July 29th - You only live once



Each day comes to me with both hands full of possibilities.

Helen Keller

Life is short.  Our days are numbered, so why spend them on doing something we don’t love.  Every day is a chance to make our dreams come true.

Dreams are what can get you through even the worst days. Your dreams are your reason to keep going.  They are why you wake up in the morning and try again.  They are what make life worth living.

All we have to do is choose to take control of our lives and go after what we most want. If we can dream it, we can do it.



All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney





Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Chapter 7 Page 28, Book 21




Love is an endless act of forgiveness.

Peter Ustinov

July 28 - endless love 



There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness with without love.

Bryant H. McGill

When we love we can’t help but forgive someone for what they do.  It’s unconditional love that makes the difference.  Because that what love does, love forgives.  


Always love one another.
  


Love forgives everything.  Love is always trusting and hoping and never gives up.

! Corinthians 13:7

Forgiveness is the ultimate form of love.  The lock of love produces hate, resentment and intense frustration.  Even breathing issues, sometimes.  Forgiveness is for Love what the heart is for the body, the center of existence   

Forgiveness may be the hardest part of any relationship, but is absolutely necessary.  To forgive doesn’t excuse the other person of what they did, it releases you from anger bitterness and retaliation  If we don’t have forgiveness in our hearts, love will be unable to grow.  Love forgives and unites.



Never gorget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer and forgiveness.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 27, Book 21


 

Believe that success is your only option.

Scott Morrison

July 27th - Believe in yourself



Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier 

If we think we can do something, we will.  We are what we think.  A positive and happy out look will get you further than thinking negatively.

We need to think we can do something, trust ourselves and get the job done.  Hard work will result in success.  And we need to believe we are capable of getting  the job done. 

We need to pay attention to our thoughts as they will become our deeds.  They are what shape our life.

Shift your attention from the things that are making you unhappy to that that which can bring you peace of mind and happiness.  By changing your thoughts and limiting beliefs, every day can be one that you want for yourself. Believe it and you will achieve it.

Your mind is much more powerful than you can imagine, It dictates our life and the outcomes.




Success is a state of mind.  If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.  We may not be in control of our circumstance be we are always in control of what we think about. 

Joyce Brothers


Monday, July 26, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 26, Book 21

 



Laughter is the closest distance between two people

Vicor Borge

July 25th - laughter is the best medicine



Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

It’s fun to share a good laugh and it can actually improve your health.  It is strong medicine.  It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional ways.  Laughter strenthens your immune system, boosts your mood, diminishes your pain and protects you from the effects of stress.  Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance .  Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope connects you to others and keeps you grounded.  It also helps to release anger and you are able to forgive someone sooner.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous rsoouce for soumounting problems, enhancing relationships and supporting both physical and emotional health.  It is priceless medicine that is fun and easy to use.

As children we used to laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults, life tends to be more serious and laughter infrequent.  But by seeking more opportunities for humor and laughter you can improve your health and feel greater happiness.and even add years to your life.

:Laughter protects the heart.  It improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow. which can protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

It burns calories, by laughing 10 to 15 minutes a day you can burn about 40 calories, which could be enough to lose those 3 or 4 pounds over the course of a year.

It is more than just respite from sadness and pain it gives you the courage and strength to find new sources of meaning and hope.  Even in the most difficult times a laugh can go a long way toward making you feel better. It’s contagious and just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies you to smile and join in the fun.

So why not laugh more starting today and you’ll be sure to have a great week.



Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.

Lord Byron


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 25, Book 21




Sunday. A day to refuel your soul and be grateful for your blessings.  Take a deep breath and relax.  Enjoy your family, friends, and a cup of coffee.

Author Unknown

July 25th - Thankful Sunday



Sometimes we dont realize the blessings we have until we no longer have them.  Appreciate all the blessings in your life, take none for granted.

Author Unknown

Here we are almost at the end of another month, another week and it’s Sunday my day to count my blessings of the week.

Although I heard from my doctor this week on the results of my blood tests which were not so good, I’m thankful for the referral to see a specialist to see what’s going on with me. They said the test showed low function in my kidneys.  On the bright side, I feel fine and hope I stay that way.

I’m thankful for friends to get together with for lunch this week.  We’v been friends for a long time, and always each other’s company.  It’s a blessing to have them to laugh with and enjoy some simple pleasures with.

I’m thankful that one of my son’s asked me out to dinner on Friday evening. They were returning home from vacation and called to let me know they were in town.  I don’t get to see them often, so this was an unexpected treat.



Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.

Roy T. Bennett

I’m thankful that once again all my family are healthy, safe and happy.  We all made it through another week.  That is something to truly be grateful for.

I’m thankful for the sunny days we had this week, drying up all the rain we had last week.  Sunny days always make me happy and are such a blessing for us.  Thankfully we’ve had plenty of rain which is something not everyone has had. Some need it more than we do, too bad we can’t spread it around.

I’m so thankful to be alive and be able to share all this with all of you.  I not only survived the pandomentic, but I’m thriving too.

Still with the resurgence of the variant virus we are experiencing now, I’m still thankful for masks and hand sanitizers are available, when soap and water are not available. 



Each morning you wake up be thankful, grateful and appreciate who you are, you have life , youre blessed and you are beautiful.

Author Unknown





Saturday, July 24, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 24, Book 21

 



If you are truly ready you never have to get ready.

Will Smith 


July 24th - get ready, get set, go…



Opportunity doesn’t make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives.

Tim Fargo

The best way to be ready for anything that comes your way, you have to be prepared. There is no way of telling what might happen tomorrow, so we best prepare ourselves to accept most anything that comes our way.

I try to go with the flow and not let anything upset me.  I’ve learned to be very flexible and I can do what is needed in just about any case. 

I’ve got money saved so I’ll be ready for a rainy day.  I keep the house in good order so I can leave at a moments notice and not have to worry.

I always have extra food on hand in case I can’t get out and shop.  And by keeping up with the laundry, I’m prepared to be able to wear clean clothing for weeks ahead.  I keep extra water on hand in case it stops working. I’ll never go thirsty.

I’ve learned to depend on my self for help, with a little help from God, I can do whatever it takes to get things done.  I always get a good nights sleep so I can prepare for another good day ahead.

I think I’m prepared for most anything, because we ever know what might happen next.




By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin


Friday, July 23, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 23, Book 21




 Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow , rest this afternoon. 


Charles M. Schultz 

July 22rd - Napping is important 



Naps are nuture’s hugs !

Author Unknown


Sleep is one of the first activities we often sacrifice .  We’re compelled by both external and external pressures to be productive during our waking hours.  

While this can lead to great feats of accomplishment, it also disrupts the bodies natural cycles and leaves us craving rest. Napping represents a pleasurable remedy to this wide sleep deprivation.  Though judged by man as being lazy, the need for a nap is a trait that all mammals share and is an acceptable part of the day in many countries.  It is also a free time and effortless way to improve our health and lift our spirits.  A nap is relaxing and can improve our mood, vision, reflexes, and memory too.

A mere 10 minute nap can sharpen your senses and refresh your energy.and a short nap can even sustain your through the day.  

Feelings of guilt about napping can keep you awake when you are trying to take a nap.  Surround yourself with soft pillows or soothing music.  Try to take a nap at the same time every day and use an alarm clock, if needed, to ensure you don’t fall into a deep sleep.  

Learning to nap and enjoying its benefits can help you retain your natural right to nap.  You nourish your being every time you nap.

I enjoy one every day and hope you can too.



No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.

Carrie Snow



Thursday, July 22, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 22, Book 21




Music is different the it's live.

Author Unknown

July 22nd - listen to the music 



Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo

Music is not only able to affect your mood — listening to particularly happy or sad music can even change the way you perceive the world.  For example, people will recognize happy faces if they are feeling happy themselves.

Songs are such powerful things. They can reassure, soothe, inspire and educate us.  Songs have always held a mirror to the things going on around us and change society like no other art form.

Prior to having the availability of recording music, you had to have live near and be able to afford  visits the to the performances like the opera.  The advent of recording technology changed that.  The advent of television made pop music even more potent.  There was something about seeing the songs performed in the flesh.  Stars have now harnessed the power of video to tell their story. 

Music is so powerful it is even possible to become addicted to music.  Some use music to help them  relax, Others use it to help them improve their performance while they work. Music can also give you a better workout when exercising.  

Studies show that kids making music together show they just aren’t having fun but they absorbing a key component of emotional intelligence.  Music not only says a lot about you..  It provides a myriad of ways to make your life better.  It makes us feel good and end the end, that’s worth a lot.



Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen



Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 21, Book 21



Noblest of all dogs is the hot dog - it feeds the hand that bites it.

Lawrence J. Peter

July 21st - It’s Hotdog Season



Hot dog! Hot diggety dog !

Micky Mouse Clubhouse

One of the most popular foods of summer is the hot dog.  They are good roasted and toasted on the grill or over a campfire on a stick. 

I had lunch with my friends yesterday and we grilled hot dogs to eat and they were delicious.

We agreed that the ones with a little black on the were the best.  We ate them on buns with mustard, ketchup and relish.  They always hit the spot it seems.

They make for a wonderful sandwich whether you boil, girill or roast them. You can eat them at the camp ground, in a restaurant, or in the car.  Easy to take along wherever you go.




A hot dog at the Ball Park is better than steak at the Ritz.

Humphrey Bogart 


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 20, Book 21

              


Sometimes it's the smallest decision that can change your life forever

Kerri Russell


July 20 - make good choices 



It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Tony Robbins

I’ve never regretted any of the decisions I made in my life.  They all mattered and I’m happy to be now who and what I am.  I made the biggest decision of my life when I got married.  It did change my life forever,  The little decisions only added to it. Made it much better.

We are the only ones reasponsible for our life as we are the only ones that can make decisions for ourselves.  They say the biggest mistake we can make is in moving too fast.  We have to take our time when making important decisions and weigh the consequences. There will always be conseequences for every decision we make.

Some people flip a coin when they don’t know which way to go, but for me I pray and pray a lot. 

I figure if something is not what I should do, I’ll get an answer quickly.  If it’s right I may not know anything,  But will have al feeling of peace about it.  We are the only ones that can decide.

If you don’t decide for yourself, someone else may decide for you.  I’d rather have it be my choice



When you make the right decision, it doesnt really matter what anyone thinks.

Caroline Kennedy