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A Smile For Friday

My neighbor was working in his yard when he was startled by a late-model car that came crashing through his hedge and ended up in his front lawn.

He rushed to help an elderly lady driver out of the car and sat her down on a lawn chair

He said with excitement, “You appear quite elderly to be driving.”

“Well, yes, I am,” she replied proudly.  “I’ll be 97 next month, and I am now old enough, that I don’t even need a driver’s licence anymore.”

He asked “How do you know?”

“The last time I went to my doctor, he examined me and asked if I had a driver’s licence

I told him, yes and handed it to him.”

He took scissors out of the drawer, cut the licence into pieces, and threw them in the waste basket, saying, ‘You won’t need this anymore.’

So I thanked him and left!!!!!”

Just wanted to say, “Hi!”  “HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!”

A smile – is a sign of joy.

A hug – is a sign of love.

A laugh – is a sign of happiness.

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Happiness is a State Of Mind

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October 2, 2018 · 9:49 PM

Common Sense For Happiness

I found this on Twitter and thought these are wise words and common sense from a Google executive. For those who have lost loved ones and are not coping all that well, these words are magic and wake us up to a happier future and may help in our sorrow.

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Did You Know – 1/29/2018

  1. 91 people a day die of overdose from drugs like Oxycodone  in USA . Source Dr Oz

 

2. There are fences around London that are made from WWII medical stretchers. During the war Great Britain tore down fences and used the metal for the war effort then recycled the stretchers back into fences when the war ended. These fences still have the curved hand holders.

 

 

3.   Stats on feet –

  •  52 is the total number of bones in your two feet. That accounts for 25% of all the bones in your body. 
  •  40 is the age at which you may need to start shopping for larger shoes. Muscles, tendons and ligaments in the fee weaken with age causing your bones and the rest of your feet to spread out .
  • 250,000 is the number of glands in your feet. (FYI they can secrete up to half a pint of sweat daily)

 

4. Your Smile – Research shows

  • A big grin makes your face more memorable than a neutral expression does.
  • Feedback sent to the brain by uplifted facial muscles and that includes a fake smile can ease anxiety.
  • From a psychological perspective, a person who is smiling appears more trustworthy than a person who is either frowning or holding a neutral expression.
  • According to Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage, by making smiling a part of our everyday practice, we help our brains create happiness loops that encourage more positive-thinking patterns.
  • according to biochemist and artist Sondra Barrett. In her book, Secrets of Your Cells, Barrett explains how cells can distinguish between safety and danger, find and repair problems and create an overall sense of balance within the body.

5.  Plants know then they are being eaten. There are certain plants like nasturtiums  that emit toxins as a defense mechanism in response to the sounds of a caterpillars chewing – even when the sound is played as a recording . Who knows this discovery may someday help reduce the use of man-made pesticides. 

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Profound Questions And Answers

I was reading the NZ herald today and there was an article asking several people,  some probably well-known but not to me, except Tim Finn a musician. I personally thought, some interesting questions and some of the answers  very profound.

Just thought I would share.

 

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The first one I thought was a great answer was from a Cartoonist called Michael Leunig.

The question:- What does love mean to you?

The Answer  :- Love is the natural spiritual quality that brings meaning, nourishment, understanding vitality and beauty. If we create something with love, devotion, adoration goodwill eagerness and mature innocence – a meal, a painting, a home, a speech, a relationship, a baby, a society, a bridge, a business, a footpath an antidote, an atmosphere or a simple garden shed – then that thing or that situation we create with love  will be likely to work beautifully and be a joy to behold. Love is more than a passive feeling it is an active functional intelligent catalyst or impetus in the way things are going. It is also a mystery. As Mozart said: ‘Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius’.

 

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Tim Finn – The musician the question to him was ‘What do you know about love?

His Answer –  ‘That it means wanting someone else’s happiness more than your own. Everything else, so – called is all drama and confusion.

 

 

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Nicky Pellegrino – WriterThe question to her was – You write about love all the time does your own life live up to the hype?

Her Answer – I hope I don’t write about it as if  it’s some golden shining perfect thing. Life is complicated and messy, so is love. My husband and I have been together for 20 years. We fight, we misunderstand each other, he annoys me, I imagine I irritate him …. He is still the best person I know though.

 

 

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A Hospice Nurse – Toni HancockThe question to her was ‘ Do people have the same regrets when they are dying?

Her Answer – They do really. It’s family. Spending time with family. Working too much. That’s especially the case for men. A lecturer told me once that when you have a diagnosis that you are going to die, its like layers peeling away. You start out well and with visitors and then slowly start saying goodbye. First it’s people you know quite well  that you start not to see any more because youre getting sicker. Close friends’ visits stop because you are sicker again and eventually its only family members who are with you. It shows just how important family are.

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Did You Know – 04/22/2013

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1. In 1893 an amendment was proposed to rename US to United States of Earth

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2. Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, was once a movable city which changed location over 25 times.

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3. Chickens have the uncanny ability to keep their head stable while their body moves around.
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4. It is impossible to tickle yourself . The reason is The human brain anticipates unimportant sensations, such as your own touch.
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5. Happy people make more money.

Researchers followed more than 15,000 individuals from high school age in 1994 to their late twenties in 2008. After following the participants for 14 years, the study found a clear link between a satisfying childhood and a higher salary as adults. Some of the reasons the researchers believe that happier children go on to become more successful is due to their positive, outgoing attitude and their greater likelihood of getting hired, promoted and earning a higher degree.
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Mixing alcohol and diet soda can make you drunker.


Why? Turns out that sugar slows down the absorption of alcohol from the stomach to the bloodstream.
“In other words, it is not that diet soda accelerates intoxication. Rather, the sugar in regular soda slows down the rate of alcohol absorption,” explains Dennis Thombs, a professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He published a paper with similar findings.
“Alcohol, consumed with a diet mixer, results in higher (BrAC) Breath Alcohol Concentrations as compared to the same amount of alcohol consumed with a sugar-sweetened mixer,” says Cecile Marczinski, a cognitive psychologist who authored the new study
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May Every Day Be Mother’s Day For You!

Happy Mother’s Day
By Lesley Voth

She has been around for almost 94 years
She is wise, a comforting strength, seen happiness and tears

She indulges in a wine each day about 5 o’clock
She says, “it’s so nice, makes you feel what you’re not”

She and I don’t always agree
but that is natural and will always be

My Mom is a great character with good humor
Loves to go shopping; avid shoe and clothes consumer

My Mom makes the most of all that comes her way
Simple life, no stress, sits in the sun and reads the paper every day

So Mother’s Day is really something retailers invented
Shopping hours purposely extended

But, I celebrate my Mom all year round
She is love, laughter, and a sparkle compound

Happy Mother’s Day Mom
Enjoy and have fun.


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