Two-year-old Chimpanzee feeding milk to a 60 days old Tiger (Photo: courtesy of friends).
My mother was very passionate about feeding the hungry. When someone came to the door begging, she would give them food and clothing. If they came at lunch or dinner time she would feed them hot food. We just gave a donation to the local Food Bank through the Woman’s Club. This food bank provides hot meals and gives out bags filled with groceries to the poor.
A good night’s sleep is just as important as food and air for the body. I think we all should know the consequences of lack of sleep and/or disruptive sleep. In her book, Arianna Huffington (page 120) writes:
“A UCLA study from 2015 revealed that obstructive sleep apnea can weaken the blood-brain barrier, a critical defense mechanism that keeps infections, bacteria, and chemicals from entering the brain. Epilepsy, Meningitis, Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and other conditions have all been linked to disruptions of the blood-brain barrier.”
Recommended Book: “The Sleep Revolution,” by Arianna Huffington, Harmony Books, N.Y., 2016.
True friends are the people in life that make everything special. Cherish them.
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy
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.