To appreciate the holidays rush and daily mail delivery we have baked goodies for our local post office.
John Hopkins Health Book (pages 793-4) mentions the Heart Risk Factors You Can Modify, “Although you cannot alter certain givens in your life, you can do your best to control those risk factors that you can modify – for example, high cholesterol levels, smoking, overweight, and a sedentary lifestyle. There are important behavioral and medical measures you can take to help protect your heart and circulatory system. The four major risk factors for coronary heart disease are sedentary lifestyle, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), and cigarette smoking; each of these can be influenced by lifestyle changes. But there are other risks you can reduce as well, and often when you improve one you will be improving several. For example, if you increase physical activity, you are likely to lose weight and improve your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and triglycerides – all of which lower your risk for cardiovascular disease.”
Book: “John Hopkins Family Health Book,” HarperCollins Publishers, Produced by Turin Books, Inc., and CMD Publishing,1999.
“Forgiveness is the final form of love.” Reinhold Niebuhr, American Clergyman & Author (1892-1971).
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, Feb. 2018
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.