August 15th in India is like July 4th in America. We also have a birthday on this day. So we feed the poor and destitute. We just sent out donations to Mother Teresa’s Orphanage in India and a local Orphanage that my family supported. What a better way to celebrate a birthday than by sharing your food and happiness with those who are orphans and homeless?
My father knew a lot about Homeopathic and Ayurvedic (Ancient India) medicines. He told us to do stretch exercises daily. They help the lungs, brain, and gallbladder. Any type of exercise is good for the body. Check with your doctor first. A few months ago a study came out “Aerobic exercises are good for the brain. They grow new cells that detour when the arteries are blocked.” I have taken five, 30-minutes lessons from a personal trainer; now I do one-hour aerobics on my own.
Recommended Book: The Purpose Driven Life, by Pastor Rick Warren, Zondervan, 2002
“God designed you to make a difference with your life….God wants you to give something back.”
– Pastor Rick Warren, Zondervan, 2002 from the Purpose Driven Life, page 227
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy
You don’t need money, just a little time to give mental support and be kind to all. Check on the elderly, bring their Newspaper to their door in bad weather, say hello to your neighbors when you see them, wish them happy holidays and birthdays etc. Call your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles; talk to them to make sure they are not lonely, thank the soldiers when you see them for keeping us safe; thank priests, police officers, teachers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. These acts of kindness have a trickle-down effect.