Wild Turkeys in our backyard.
**We gave a donation to the Market Street Mission for Homeless for their Thanksgiving dinner.
**According to “healthy together” a Publication of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Fall 2019, page 18, 19:
“Stay Safe This Winter:
- Falls on Ice: Forgo fancy footwear, take extra care if you’re older, and put pride aside – consider using a walking cane or walking stick to help you navigate outdoors, or ask a friend for an arm to lean on over icy patches.
- Viral and Bacterial Infections: wash your hands frequently, carry an antibacterial spray or gel, get out of touch – avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, get vaccinated, and take care of your health – a nutritious diet and at least seven hours of sleep every night will help keep your immune system strong.
- Hypothermia and Frostbite: dress warmly, don’t drink alcohol and then spend time outside, and check on older friends and relatives – ‘If the heat isn’t working, they can get hypothermia, even though they’re inside,’ says Dr. Freer.
- Overexertion/Heart Attacks: stay warm, be careful about shoveling, and be mindful about holiday celebrations – the incidence of heart attacks tends to spike during the winter holiday season, possibly related to dietary overindulgence – or because people tend to put off getting troubling symptoms checked during the holidays.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Install battery-operated carbon monoxide detectors, have your furnace serviced, and heat and cook with care – don’t use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside your home, basement or garage or near a window. Use an extension cord that is more than 20 feet long to keep a generator at a safe distance from the house.”
**A man’s errors are his portals of discovery. James Joyce, Irish Poet (1882-1941).
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, Nov., 2019
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, 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.