January 2021 newsletter

Let’s talk about improving your life, efficient exercise, boosting your immune system, and important thoughts to ponder

What do you expect to change this year?  Do you hope and believe that the vaccine with be the answer for quelling this pandemic or will the warmer springtime weather be its undoing?  How are you going to change the way you live?  Do you believe we can return to some semblance of normalcy in the next few months?  Finally, what do you plan to do to help make your world a better place to live this year?

I think I’m in my seventh year of working on the same new year’s resolution, which is to “just do it, now.”  I constantly battle with procrastination, and each year I vow to improve on my getting things done in a timely fashion, with varying degrees of success.  Other areas of “improvement” that we all can work on are:

1) reduce your clutter, because success doesn’t flow from chaos.  Use these first few weeks to clean, discard, recycle and organize your office and home.

2)  update your “procedures” by offering some fresh scrutiny into your habits and patterns, and see if there are any areas in your life that could use more efficiency or where you can reduce wasteful time and energy.

3) upgrade your self-talk, by turning off the news and eliminating anything (or anyone) that suggests fear, anxiety or uncertainty.  Focus on opportunities and possibilities by listening, making yourself available to others, and looking for ways to serve others.

EXERCISE FOR THE MONTH (AND YEAR)

https://www.fastcompany.com/90582606/sitting-all-day-just-11-minutes-of-exercise-a-day-can-help-reverse-the-effects?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss?cid=search

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Here is possibly one of the most understandable descriptions of how your immune system works you will ever see.  Please take 5 minutes and read it.

https://experiencelife.com/article/6-ways-to-boost-your-immune-system/?et_cid=17800758&et_rid=42766237&et_attr1=

THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH (AND YEAR)

Message for all Humanity from Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsgaFKwUA6g&list=WL&index=2

Roy Campanella (Dodger baseball player, paralyzed in auto accident):

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve, I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey…

I asked for health, that I might do great things.  I was given infirmity, that I might do better things…

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.  I was given poverty, that I might be wise…

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.  I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God…

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.  I was given life, that I might enjoy all things…

I got nothing I asked for – but everything I had hoped for.  Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.  I am, among men, most richly blessed!

B.J. Palmer (son of the founder of Chiropractic):

You have two chances – one of getting the germ and one of not.

And if you get the germ, you have two chances – one of getting the disease and one of not.

And if you get the disease, you have two chances – one of dying and one of not.

And if you die – you will still have two chances.

Interesting Trivial Information

Glass   takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold   is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.

Your tongue   is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

If you stop getting thirsty    you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Zero   is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.   (note from Sandy – perhaps because zero wasn’t considered a number in Roman times.  That happened in middle ages)

Kites   were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song Auld Lang Syne   is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating   reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. Drinking a glass of water before you eat may help digestion and curb appetite.

Peanut oil   is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F.

The roar   that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every 10   living things live in the ocean.

The banana   cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Airports at higher altitudes   require a longer airstrip due to lower air density

The University of Alaska   spans four time zones.

The tooth   is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece  tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Warner Communications   paid 28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday, which was written in 1935!

Intelligent people   have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet’s tail   always points away from the sun.

Caffeine   increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute   is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up,   you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

When a person dies,   hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

In ancient times   strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

Strawberries and cashews   are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados   have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

The moon   moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth   gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to earth’s gravity   it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

Mickey Mouse   is known as “Topolino” in Italy.

Soldiers   do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Everything   weighs one percent less at the equator.

For every extra kilogram   carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel is needed at lift-off.

The letter J   does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

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