THE TREE OF LIFE
Mother Earth doesn’t shout like Mother Nature. This baobab tree in South Africa is over 1400 years old. It is a reminder if we adapt, bend and reach to the sky for our source of strength while growing our roots deep, we can become mighty and strong.
Our earth provides us with so many resources and yet sadly it is often abused or not thought of…until it is gone or we become wiser and more appreciative.
…excerpt from the final pages…
“And after a long time the boy came back again.
“I am sorry, Boy,” said the tree, “but I have nothing left to give you-
My apples are gone.”
“My teeth are too weak for apples,” said the boy.
“My branches are gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot swing on them-”
“I am too old to swing on branches,” said the boy.
“My trunk is gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot climb-”
“I am too tired to climb,” said the boy.
“I am sorry,” sighed the tree.
“I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry…”
“I don’t need very much now,” said the boy, “just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.”
“Well,” said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
“well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.”
― Shel Silverstein
, The Giving Tree
TCOY CHALLENGE – Reach out to someone from your past who you have not spoke to in a long time.
Excuses be gone! This is as much of a health benefit for you (and others) as a physical workout. Take the time to nurture your social and emotional well-being. Rekindling relationships and remembering what shaped your life is time well spent.
TCOY = Take Care of You
Well-being: Mind, Heart and Body
* KANSAS CITY HEALTH & WELLNESS ARTICLE *
POOR Ol’ CHARLIE BROWN…
MY TCOY WELLNESS
5th ANNUAL “TWEAK THE TREAT” EVENT
is fast approaching:
November 3, from 2-5pm
Prairie Life Fitness, Olathe KS
(Last years YouTube video)
*Drop off excessive treat thru Nov 10th*
“LIKE” & Gather more information on the FaceBook Page
Are you wanting some TWEAKFUL IDEAS for those Trick or Treaters?
Consider: Individual Hot Cocoa packets, applesauce, pretzels, popcorn
or non-edible items
such as stickers, balls, cards, balloons…
SHARE MORE IDEAS
*Here’s a LINK with a wide range of suggestions*
*CLICK ON THE PICTURE …& see the rain coming down*
Love this prayer by Thomas Merton, for those times when feeling fettered …
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that
I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am
actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You
does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that, if I do this, You will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for You are ever with me,
and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.
In a world that says it’s ALL ABOUT COMMUNICATION…I feel we’ve become disconnected and distance ourselves from the very things we need more of: HUGS!
What do they say: If you don’t like something, change it!
So I decided to do just that! I have a few friends join me each year and we take to the streets (The KC Plaza) and give out hundreds and hundreds of FREE HUGS.
ENJOY THIS YEARS VIDEO … a picture says a thousand words and the faces of those being hugged is priceless!
*PLEASE copy the link and share with others via Social Media and Emails. I’m sure they’ll appreciate you taking the time to think of them. BTW – You can do this in YOUR HOME TOWN too. The POSITIVE ENERGY from doing this is incredible. Contact me if you’d like to know more. There are many more video’s on YouTube too.
We are a struggling with something, some more than others. Therefore, I want to send out a CYBER HUG and remind you: GOD LOVES YOU and this too will pass.
The first year I did this I thought it was even outside my comfort zone, but you know what…after one gentleman comment to me after hugging him that this “changed his day and outlook in such a positive way”, I was all in for making this an ANNUAL EVENT.
TCOY Philosophy is all about taking care of yourself: Head, Heart and Body. This event captivates all three. A hug speaks when you can’t and opens up communication. :)
TCOY (take care of you) my friend!
Are you drinking enough WATER?
Warning signs of dehydration: dizziness, headache, heaviness in the head, flushed skin, weakness, fatigue, dry mouth, loss of appetite.
Are you drinking half your weight, in ounces, of water? WATER is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body. It transports nutrients and waste products in and out of cells. It is necessary for all digestive, absorptive, circulatory, and excretory functions, as well as the utilization of the water-soluble vitamins. Yet most people don’t think about drinking water throughout the day.
Dehydration is the leading cause of mid-day fatigue. When you are dehydrated, your body temperature increases and you lose not only water but also valuable electrolytes such as the essential minerals potassium and sodium.
Dry mouth and being thirsty is one of the last indicators of dehydration in the body. Being thirsty can be confused with hunger because both sensations are similar in the way they register in the brain. You may be reaching for food when you should be reaching for water.
Make sure you are drinking half your weight, in ounces, of water each day. If you weigh 140 lbs. you should be drinking 70 oz. of water each day.
***TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL***
Alkaline Water!!! I am a HUGE advocate for drinking KANGEN WATER (8.5 – 9-5pH)
Learn more DEMO and let’s talk…if you’re in the KC Metro, let’s connect up so you can try it too!
Young people have
Now Seniors have their own texting codes:
* ATD – At the Doctor’s
* BFF – Best Friends Funeral
* BTW – Bring the Wheelchair
* CBM – Covered by Medicare
* CUATSC – See You at the Senior Center
* DWI – Driving While Incontinent
* FWIW – Forgot Where I Was
* GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
* GHA – Got Heartburn Again
* HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement
* LOL – Living on Lipitor
* OMSG – Oh My! Sorry, Gas
* TOT – Texting on Toilet
* WAITT – Who Am I Talking To?
Hope these help.
GGLKI (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in!)