August 19, 2019
“Social support is everything”
One of the things I have found to be helpful here at my residence is a monthly discussion group on memory health. At each meeting there is an expert that offers us things we can do to stay mentally acute while we continue to function at our best.
While I benefit from what I learn, my favorite part of the meaning is when we exchange our ideas, suggestions and concerns, Last week we not only pointed out the advantages of staying connected with others, we shared our own techniques to assure we enjoy our lives.
A quiet elderly lady who I did not know let us know that she liked to write and kept a journal which helped her to see herself in a different light. I also learned that she was an accomplished author, volunteer and much more.
It was again obvious to me that the best thing we can do is nurture our relationships and invest in building new friendships. The lonesomeness that often accompanies age only happens because we let our selves withdraw from our fellow man.
Socialization is just as essential to us as individuals. Social interaction provides the means via which we gradually become able to see ourselves through the eyes of others, and how we learn who we are and how we fit into the world around us. In addition, to function successfully in society, we have to learn the basics of both material and nonmaterial culture, everything from how to dress ourselves to what’s suitable attire for a specific occasion; from when we sleep to what we sleep on; and from what’s considered appropriate to eat for dinner to how to use the stove to prepare it. Most importantly, we have to learn language—whether it’s the dominant language or one common in a subculture, whether it’s verbal or through signs—in order to communicate and to think. Without socialization we literally have no self.
“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.”
She said: My husband decided life would be easier if he wired a new light switch in the master bedroom to save us from fumbling in the dark for the lamp. He cut through the drywall and found a stash of bottles and small boxes inside the wall.
“Honey!” he called excitedly. “You’ve got to come here and see what I found.”
I ran in and quickly realized that his next task would be to fix the hole that now led into the back of our medicine cabinet.
Rubberneck: What you do to relax your wife.
A prospective juror in a Dallas District Court was surprised by the definition of voluntary manslaughter given the panel:
“An intentional killing that occurs while the defendant is under the immediate influence of sudden passion arising from an adequate cause, such as when a spouse’s mate is found in a ‘compromising position.'”
“See, I have a problem with that passion business,” responded the jury candidate. “During my first marriage, I came in and found my husband in bed with my neighbor. All I did was divorce him. I had no idea that I could have shot him.”
She wasn’t selected for the jury.
What an automated society we live in. Have you ever noticed that when a traffic signal turns green, it automatically activates the horn of the car behind you?
Cartoon Laws Of Physics
Cartoon Law I Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation.
Cartoon Law II Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes suddenly.
Cartoon Law III Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter.
Cartoon Law IV The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken.
Cartoon Law V All principles of gravity are negated by fear.
Cartoon Law VI As speed increases, objects can be in several places at once.
Cartoon Law VII Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l’oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall’s surface to trick an opponent will be unable to pursue him into this theoretical space. The painter is flattened against the wall when he attempts to follow into the painting.
Cartoon Law VIII Any violent rearrangement of feline matter is impermanent. Cartoon cats possess even more deaths than the traditional nine lives, might comfortably afford. They can be decimated, spliced, splayed, accordion-pleated, spindled, or disassembled, but they cannot be destroyed. After a few moments of blinking self pity, they reinflate, elongate, snap back, or solidify. Corollary: A cat will assume the shape of its container.
Cartoon Law IX Everything falls faster than an anvil.
Cartoon Law X For every vengeance there is an equal and opposite revengeance.
Cartoon Law Amendment A A sharp object will always propel a character upward. When poked (usually in the buttocks) with a sharp object (usually a pin), a character will defy gravity by shooting straight up, with great velocity.
Cartoon Law Amendment B The laws of object permanence are nullified for “cool” characters.
Cartoon Law Amendment C Explosive weapons cannot cause fatal injuries. They merely turn characters temporarily black and smoky.
Cartoon Law Amendment D Gravity is transmitted by slow-moving waves of large wavelengths.
Cartoon Law Amendment E Dynamite is spontaneously generated in “C-spaces” (spaces in which cartoon laws hold).
“When you’re warm and approachable, you don’t have to go up and talk non-stop to someone in a social situation. You just have to be open to the conversations you’re already having – and warm and receptive to the people you’re meeting.”
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