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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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He IS 16 Today

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My beautiful Grandson Jayden is 16 today
He is thoughtful, gracious, funny, and more I could say

That precious little boy has become a rising star
He can’t wait to get his license and drive the car

Now that is an experience all of its own
Teaching him to drive, my nerves are blown

For some reason we stay too close to the road side
Letter boxes whizz past my window, it’s a kinda jerky ride

Anyhow he is not too bad
When he goes and gets lessons I will be glad

He has become a great surfer, attacks any waves
He has become fearless, a pleasure to watch as I do many days

My heart fills with pride as I watch him grow
Into the person he has become, his future bright I know

Lord where did that time, those years go, they sped away
It’s hard to believe he is 16 years old today

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15 Facts About The Power Of Smiling

My Grandson Jayden has a beautiful smile

My Grandson Jayden has a beautiful smile

15 fascinating facts about our smiles

Everyone loves the quote “laughter is the best medicine,” and you have probably even experienced the benefits of smiling and laughter. But did you know that the simple act of smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system?

  • It costs nothing, but creates much.
  • It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give.
  • It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
  • None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
  • It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends.
  • It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature’s best antidote for trouble.
  • It cannot be bought, bagged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody till it is given away.
  • Nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give.

Here are some fascinating scientific facts about our smiles, and why becoming a smile millionaire will change your life.

  1. Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood: Psychologists have found that even if you’re in bad mood, you can instantly lift your spirits by forcing yourself to smile.
  2. It boosts your immune system: Smiling really can improve your physical health, too. Your body is more relaxed when you smile, which contributes to good health and a stronger immune system.
  3. Smiles are contagious: It’s not just a saying: smiling really is contagious, scientists say. In a study conducted in Sweden, people had difficulty frowning when they looked at other subjects who were smiling, and their muscles twitched into smiles all on their own.
  4. Smiles Relieve Stress: Your body immediately releases endorphins when you smile, even when you force it. This sudden change in mood will help you feel better and release stress.
  5. It’s easier to smile than to frown: Scientists have discovered that your body has to work harder and use more muscles to frown than it does to smile.
  6. It’s a universal sign of happiness: While hand shakes, hugs, and bows all have varying meanings across cultures, smiling is known around the world and in all cultures as a sign of happiness and acceptance.
  7. We still smile at work: While we smile less at work than we do at home, 30% of subjects in a research study smiled five to 20 times a day, and 28% smiled over 20 times per day at the office.
  8. Smiles use from 5 to 53 facial muscles: Just smiling can require your body to use up to 53 muscles, but some smiles only use 5 muscle movements.
  9. Babies are born with the ability to smile: Babies learn a lot of behaviors and sounds from watching the people around them, but scientists believe that all babies are born with the ability, since even blind babies smile.
  10. Smiling helps you get promoted: Smiles make a person seem more attractive, sociable and confident, and people who smile more are more likely to get a promotion.
  11. Smiles are the most easily recognizable facial expression: People can recognize smiles from up to 300 feet away, making it the most easily recognizable facial expression.
  12. Women smile more than men: Generally, women smile more than men, but when they participate in similar work or social roles, they smile the same amount. This finding leads scientists to believe that gender roles are quite flexible. Boy babies, though, do smile lessthan girl babies, who also make more eye contact.
  13. Smiles are more attractive than makeup: A research study conducted by Orbit Complete discovered that 69% of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they are wearing makeup.
  14. There are 19 different types of smiles: UC-San Francisco researcher identified 19 types of smiles and put them into two categories: polite “social” smiles which engage fewer muscles, and sincere “felt” smiles that use more muscles on both sides of the face.
  15. Babies start smiling as newborns: Most doctors believe that real smiles occur when babies are awake at the age of four-to-six weeks, but babies start smiling in their sleep as soon as they’re born.

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Happy Birthday Jayden – Zero to 14

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That time, so fast, seemed like yesterday
So small, so alive, exciting in every way

It was a special day in 1998
He was here after a 9 month wait

He was cute, born happy, he was love at first sight
He grew to be his grandmothers pride, her delight

I am so proud of the person he has grown to be
He is kind, considerate to others, especially me

He is adventuresome, game, inquisitive and very bright
He loves fun, a good laugh, his humor innocent and light

Well Jayden have a Happy Birthday, and hope the future not seen
Will not go as fast as the Zero to fourteen

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