**We have given a donation to the Market Street Mission for their Thanksgiving Dinner for Homeless.
**Turmeric: It is anti-inflammatory and is not only a spice, but a medicine. In Indian families, turmeric is not only a holy powder, but a life-saver. It is used all day long in cooking, healing and in worship.
- Turmeric takes away aches and pains from the body. We use turmeric in all our vegetables, beans, some breads and even in some desserts.
- It takes the itchiness away: If your skin is dry and itchy, or you have rash, take a turmeric bath or just take 1 teaspoon of coconut butter, add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric: Clean the skin first with soap and water, dry it well and then apply the lotion. Rub for a while until all the lotion is soaked up in the skin.
- It can be used to gargle: If you have a sore throat, heat about 1 cup of water, add ¼ teaspoon each of salt and turmeric and gargle 3-4 times a day, especially before going to the bed.
- It can heal the stomach: If you have aches and pains in the stomach or swelling, heat a cup of milk, add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of jaggery (cane sugar); stir and drink the warm milk. Drink only once a day for only three days. You can also take it with warm water.
- To clean the face: Make a paste of: ¼ cup chickpea flour, ¼ cup coconut milk, ½ teaspoon turmeric, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Mix together and spread all over on the face; let it dry for 5 minutes, then rub it out. If needed, add a little more oil and milk, and take it off the face. Then wash the face with water. It will take out all the dry skin and blackheads.
- The biggest advantage is that it kills germs: flu virus, stomach cancer, the gut, the gums and works like a natural antibiotic. It should be used in cooking, together with the black pepper, on a daily basis to see the results.
- One expert wrote, “The benefits of the Turmeric go through the roof.”
**Feel the pains of others as if they are your own.
Feel the suffering of others as if they are your own.
Heal the pain, and suffering as if it were your own.
Do something loving, something comforting, something kind. Sushil
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy. Oct. 2020
Random Acts of Kindness
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, sisters, brothers, 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, health care workers, food suppliers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. Give thanks to all those heroes who are sacrificing their lives to help others during this Pandemic. You all are Angels.