Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
“The Road to Heaven”
is a place in Ireland where, every two years,
the stars align with the road.
(Photo: courtesy of friends).
Charity begins at home. I am very fortunate to celebrate again my brother’s birthday, and wired him a gift for his birthday. After a big surgery he is recovering at home in Berlin, Germany.
Dr. David Agus writes in his book The End of Illness (page 62), “British researchers found that a small, seventy-five milligram dose of aspirin taken daily for at least five years reduces risk of dying from common cancers roughly 10 to 60 percent. Here are some of the findings, published by the Lancet:
- After five years of daily aspirin, death due to gastrointestinal cancers decreased by 54 percent.
- After twenty years, death due to prostate cancer decreased by 10 percent.
- After twenty years, death due to lung cancer decreased by 30 percent (among those with cancers typically seen in nonsmokers).
- After twenty years, death due to colorectal cancer decreased by 40 percent.
- After twenty years, death due to esophageal cancer decreased by 60 percent.
- Caution: these findings don’t necessarily mean you should start a daily aspirin regimen; it can still be responsible for some complications.” Check with your doctor first.
Book: “The End of Illness,” by David B. Agus, MD, # 1 New York Times Bestseller, Free Press, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., N.Y., 2011.
“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” Eddie Rickenbacker, American War Hero (1890-1973.
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, March, 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.