August 15th is Independence Day in India. We also have a birthday on this day. So instead of celebrating the birthday, we have donated money to an Orphanage in India.
Cucumbers: Do you know that the cucumber is a heart-healthy vegetable. Back in India when we were growing up, my mother had some heart problems. The ancient Indian practice of using daily ½ cup of fresh cucumber juice with skin-on (about 1 medium Kirby cucumber) cured all the heart problems for my mother. Cucumber also has fiber, vitamins and minerals. It takes care of heat and keeps the body hydrated. We buy unwaxed, slim and green Kirby or baby English or European greenhouse cucumbers. Use them grated with yogurt (Raita), slice and sprinkle with lemon or pickled in vinegar. Fresh cucumbers should be eaten with lemon not vinegar. Vinegar takes out most of the nutrition from the fresh cucumbers. Check with your doctor first, each person is different.
Don’t hate anyone for anything. Everyone is a king in their own castle.
Give full respect they deserve. Just as you deserve from others. Sushil
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, Aug., 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.