To keep up with tradition we just baked cookies for seniors, nursing homes, churches and the food bank etc. for the holidays. These cookies were distributed by our Woman’s Club.
Bob Greene, Ann Kearney-Cooke, & Janis Jibrin, mentioned in their book (page 225), Reshaping Your Brain: “Scientists have discovered that the brain has dynamic properties throughout life; that is, nerve cells (neurons) are able to form new connections, stimulate new pathways through the brain, and assume new roles and functions. In other words, our brains are evolving all the time. Through purposeful attention, mental training, and practice, we can change our brains and change ourselves. The more you practice a new behavior, the more integrated or groomed the pathway becomes. For example, research shows that meditation alters the physical structure of the brain. Brain scans reveal that experienced mediators show increased thickness in parts of the brain related to attention and sensory input. These findings are consistent with other studies that demonstrate increased thickness of music areas in the brains of musicians, and visual and motor areas in the brains of jugglers. You too can change your brain and your habits for good.”
Book: “The Life You Want,” by Bob Greene, Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller of The Best Life Diet, and by Ann Kearney-Cooke, Ph.D., and Janis Jibrin, M.S, R.D., Simon & Schuster, N.Y., 2011.
“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.” – G.K. Chesterton, English poet-essayist (1874-1936).
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, Jan. 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.