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Day 2 – 22 Pushups For 22 Days – Challenge

Day 2

The reason for 22 days and 22 pushups is the  recognition  and awareness of proven statistical evidence that there are at least 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States Of America and a growing number in Australia. There has been 274 suicides  in Australia since 1999.

For most of us,  we can not comprehend the trauma that they experience and how tolerant and supportive we must be for those who fight for our freedoms. It is not only tragic for our vets it is certainly heartbreaking for the families of these young men and women.

Today I nominate my Grandson Jayden Jodvalkis to take the challenge.

Once you accept, you start tomorrow. The rules are simple:
* Once you are nominated your 22 days starts the following day.
* Every day you record yourself doing 22 push ups, try your best to reach 22. If that means doing assisted push ups (from your knees) or you have to stop and take a break, that is fine but try and get them all done in one video.
* Every day the push-ups must be in a different location.
* Every day you just nominate a different person.
* And finally have fun with this!

This a great way to have fun and let these courageous  Men and Women who put their life on the line know that someone is thinking about them.

Crisis line in USA

Crisis line in Australia

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The Power Of Kindness

The Power Of Kindness

I read this article from my favourite magazine Called Nature and health.
I thought, what wise words they were.
Kindness to me makes life easier, pleasant, and leaves a good feeling in your soul.
When someone says unkind words to you it hurts. For that someone, it can give great pleasure and a sense of power, and that is unfortunate, for others it can make them feel really bad and can be upsetting to them and eventually they will apologise for those rude and hurtful remarks or make up for it in other ways.
My rule of thumb is that for every unkind deed you do it will someday come bite you in the ass.
To be kind brings a glow and a sense of happiness to your face and demeanor.

Micheal J. Chase has written five keys to kindness which I believe he would like me to share with you.

1. Being Aware:

Be mindful of your thoughts, words and actions.

I believe these words speak for themselves.
We need to be mindful of our surroundings, take delight in the beauty that surrounds us at any specific time.
For me it was when I was paddling on our lake in the early hours of this morning watching the fish jumping and the shrimp jumping out of my way. The sun shining on the water.
I needed that peace and the quiet. I needed to be aware.

2. Asking

Ask yourself throughout each day “Am I being Kind?”

Very profound. When you begin to talk about a friend or person ask yourself “Am I being Kind”. Gossip is not kind and we all tend to do this.
If you are about to snap at someone, complain about anything; feel anxious, angry even resentful, that question should come up after a deep and meaningful breath “Am I being Kind?”

3. Adopting.

Adopt the livingkindness philosophy by practising kindness towards yourself, others and the earth.

Totally more great words. Being kind to yourself is essential. For example what you eat, exercising, when you look in the mirror, give yourself a complement. Make sure you are always on time when possible so you are not beating yourself up for being late.
Spend time in silence give that brain a rest and try to give it beautiful thoughts.
Always, always be kind to others. Be genuine about your compliments. Say nice words to a stranger and mean it. Often I will meet someone in the supermarket or just on the street and something stands out about them that is pleasant, as I pass them I will say love your…… or you are looking happy today. Makes them feel good and brings a smile to my dial.
Kindness towards our surroundings and Mother Earth is also very important. Never litter, ride your bike or walk when you can, recycle, grow your own vegetables, trees herbs, anything.
Never be cruel to animals, or children who are defenceless against you. Be kind to all living things.

4. Applying.

Apply the nine elements of a kind heart.

1. Attentive – recognises the needs of others.
2. Authentic – genuine and acts from truth
3. Charitable – gives yet expects nothing
4. Compassionate – sensitive towards all living things
5. Courageous – Acts from love rather than from fear.
6. Enthusiastic – Displays limitless energy and passion
7. Grateful – Is content and filled with appreciation
8. Inspirational – encourages and motivates others
9. Patient – waits and responds at the proper moment

5. Performing

Perform spontaneous acts of kindness

“Whenever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness” – Seneca, the Roman philosopher and statesman
Every day you should take the chance to make someone smile, feel loved and give them a sense of hope.
The choice to do this is yours entirely and hopefully after reading this article you will feel so inclined.


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