May 15, 2020
I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day.
Some time ago I broke a permanent bridge that provided my upper front teeth which allowed easy eating and a reasonable appearance. I had broken one of the teeth that anchored the bridge, and the other anchor needed to be removed as well, Of course with the national shutdown the oral surgeons have been closed, but now they are open and we can get the removal done this morning.
I really look forward to one day getting my new bridge so I can easily eat again and smile with the current gap filled with new teeth. It is going to take a few weeks for my Dentist to make what I need but we are on the way, thank goodness.
Once I am whole again I need to make sure I don’t let my health slip. Here is an abridged article that provides a great plan for healthy living.
The Best Doctors
My best doctors are: Movement, Sleep, Moderation, Family/Friends, Stimulation and Attitude. Let me introduce you.
Movement. I prefer ‘movement’ to ‘exercise’ because it conjures up a different visual. With exercise I think of grunting, sweating and people in size 2 spandex. Movement, on the other hand, can be anything – walking, skipping, swinging your legs, waving hello or goodbye and millions of other everyday actions that gets our bodies going in one direction or another . . . all without a gym membership.
Sleep. While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults, including seniors, need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best.
Moderation. ‘Everything in moderation’ was my grandmother’s motto whether it pertained to eating, sleeping or talking. She was ahead of her times. Today, researchers and scientist promote moderation as a principle of life reflecting that too much of a good thing is bad and too much of a bad thing is worse.
Family/Friends. Regardless of the highs and lows, family is an important element in our lives. Those who realize this early are very lucky. Those who come to this realization later are hopefully, blessed with good memories. Friends- these are the family of our heart. People we’ve chosen and, who have chosen us. They’re the forever constant of support, acceptance and a reality check. They love us enough to tell us we’re wrong and the first to defend us when others say we’re wrong.
Stimulation. What gets you going? What causes the light behind your eyes to shine brightly? What makes you smile, think and cheer? Whatever ‘stimulates’ you it should be fun, engaging, and interactive as well as helping you think, learn and understand.
Attitude. A positive attitude, or POSITUDE as my husband and I call it, is the best ‘doctor’ and one of the most important factors in getting you through the highs and lows of life. The best thing about attitude – you control it. You take the positive or negative ‘picture’ of situations you want to. Imagine, the ability to be happy lies within you. Now that’s power!
Written by Rosie Taylor
Every situation in life is temporary so, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life isn’t so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.
She said: While I was visiting my sister one evening, I took out a candy dispenser that was shaped like a miniature person. “How does that thing work?” she asked.
As I turned the figurine’s arm to pop candy out, my sister laughed. “I see it’s a lot like my husband,” she said. “You have to twist his arm to get anything out of him.”
Middle-aged wife to husband at computer: “Yes, honey, I think you can safely assume that a romantic e-mail from Pamela Lee Anderson is a prank.”
Nathan is talking to his lawyer. “Here’s the deal, Abe. If you’re absolutely sure I’ll win the case, I’ll give you the business.”
“OK,” replies Abe, “but before I can give you my opinion, I obviously need to know the facts.”
So Nathan goes into great detail about his failed partnership and ends up saying, “So now you’ve heard everything, do you think I can sue my partner and get my money back?”
“Well,” replies Abe, “from what I’ve just heard, it’s clear to me that you will win. It’s rare to have such an open-and-shut case.”
Nathan goes very white when he hears this.
“What’s the matter?” asks Abe.
“I told you my partner’s side of the case,” replies Nathan.
“Whatever you’re ready for is ready for you.”
Mark Victor Hansen
He said: The computer company my wife works for distributed a corporate clothing catalogue that included a pair of cuff links. One was inscribed Ctrl (control) and the other Esc (escape), just as they look on a computer keyboard. “They would make a good present for any man,” my wife commented to a colleague, “if only to remind him of the two things he can never have.”
Treat each day as your last, one day you will be right.
At the urging of his doctor, John moved to Arizona.
After settling in, he met a neighbor who was also an older man.
“Say, is this really a healthy place?”
“It sure is,” the man replied.
“When I first arrived here I couldn’t say one word. I had hardly any hair on my head. I didn’t have the strength to walk across a room and I had to be lifted out of bed.”
“That’s wonderful!” said John. “How long have you been here?”
“I was born here.”
Have faith in tomorrow, for it can bring better days. Never wish for yesterday, for it has gone its separate ways. Believe in today, for it’s what you’re living now.
Tonya K. Grant
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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