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Buried

“Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.” (Benjamin Franklin)

If happiness could have an age, it would probably be somewhere between four and seven years old. Happiness is a child’s natural possession. Unfortunately it is often an adult’s lost possession. The older we become the harder it seems to be to remain content.

Being impulsive, laughing a lot, regularly travelling around the world, always looking on the bright side of life, getting lots of fresh air, and daily gossip with a best friend are some of the secrets to staying young at heart for people over age 60.
Although a physical body will advance in years, being young in heart and spirit can bring us closer to our true source of joy, our Heavenly Father. Here are 5 simple ways to accomplish this:
1.Exercise: Regular exercise keeps the body fit, and has tremendous benefits to mental health. “Mens sane in corpore sano” the Romans said. It means “a healthy mind in a healthy body.”Modern scienc…

Each Day

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“Each day is a brand new opportunity to be Jesus to the world.” (R. Falcon)

“This is what you must write to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: I am the one who is holy and true, and I have the keys that belonged to David. When I open a door, no one can close it. And when I close a door, no one can open it. Listen to what I say. I know everything you have done. And I have placed before you an open door that no one can close. You were not very strong, but you obeyed my message and did not deny that you are my followers.Now you will see what I will do with those people who belong to Satan’s group.

They claim to be Jews, but they are liars. I will make them come and kneel down at your feet. Then they will know that I love you.You obeyed my message and endured. So I will protect you from the time of testing that everyone in [the entire] world must go through. I am coming soon. So hold firmly to what you have, and no one will take away the crown that you will be given as your reward. E…

Humiliating

“What's the most humiliating thing? When you take someone to dinner or you cook somebody dinner and they get food poisoning. I mean, how bad do you feel?” (Wendi McLendon-Covey)

When most people feel sick to their stomach, they wonder what caused it. Could it be something they ate that’s behind their queasiness? Stomach sickness is often considered the stomach flu or food poisoning. What’s the difference between the two?

Stomach flu is caused by a viral infection that attacks the digestive system while real flu attacks the respiratory system. People infected with stomach flu are contagious from the moment they begin feeling ill, and for the first few days after they recover. People that care for someone who has the stomach virus should take precautions. The stomach flu is found in the vomit and stool of infected people. Stomach flu can be spread in the following ways: People eating food or drinking liquids that have been contaminated; or a person with direct or indirect mouth conta…

The Stupidity

“It is the stupidity of Muslims or Christians if they think yoga [breaks a rule with] their religion. Furthermore, it is the stupidity of Hindus if they think yoga is their property.” (Manas Madrecha)

The term yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj. “It means “yoke” or “to unite,” as in uniting the body, mind and spirit. It was first used in Hindu texts in the fifth century BC. Yoga was first introduced to the U.S. in the 1890s by a Hindu monk. Today, there are more than 100 types of yoga. 

Most yoga currently practiced in America slightly resembles the original practice. What we call yoga in the West is not truly yoga at all. It is asana (the physical postures) and pranayama (the breathing exercises).

Yoga is a physical discipline and a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and relaxation. Yoga lowers blood pressure, increases musculoskeletal health, flexibility, circulation, and decreases stress. It can be used for insomnia, depre…

The Difference

“The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behaviors affect the rights and well being of others.”(Sharon Anthony Bower)

Have you ever admired a co-worker who’s able to pilot through demanding situations with professionalism even with difficult personalities involved? This person candeflect anger and frustration in the problem-solving process, and won’t settle for an outcome that would sacrifice their self-respect among their contemporaries.

What being exhibiting is a key personality attribute that’s important in both business and life: assertiveness. Some of us avoid confrontation while others have tempers that go off at the slightest provocation. Assertiveness requires skill and takes time to cultivate, but it’s a quality you should aspire to master.

Being assertive is a happy medium between the two extremes of aggressive and passive. While aggressive people adopt the “my way or leave” position, they come off as hostile and abrasive. Passive…

The Keeper

“Let God be the keeper of your heart. For He knows, (better than you) who is deserving of it.” (Anonymous)
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) instructs us all to “Guard your heart above all else for it determines the course of your life.” Guarding the heart refers to the inner core of a person. This is their thoughts, feelings, desires, will, and choices that make that person who they are. Our thoughts often dictate who we become.
Just as there are many diseases that can affect the physical heart, there are many ailments of the spiritual heart that can impair development. Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries due to accumulated cholesterol plaques and scarring in the artery walls. Hardening of the spiritual heart can occur when we are presented with God’s truth, and we refuse accept it.

Heart murmurs are abnormal flow patterns due to faulty heart valves. Heart valves act as doors to prevent the backward flow of blood into the heart. Spiritual heart murmurs occur when complaining and gossip …