Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Black Dot....

This beautiful story has a simple, yet important message. I hope as many people as possible give it a read. I know I am happy I read it, as it gave me a few things to think about in my own life. Sometimes it is the simplest of stories that make us ponder the most.

Keep your eyes upon Jesus – 
look long in His wonderful face 
and the things of this world will grow strangely dim 
in the light of His glory and grace…

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Last Four

A U.S. Navy destroyer stops four Mexicans rowing towards Texas. The Captain gets on the megaphone and shouts, Ahoy, small craft. Where are you headed?

One of the Mexicans puts down his oar, stands up, and shouts, Gringo, we are invading the United States of America to reclaim the territory taken by the USA during the 1800s.

The entire crew on the destroyer doubles over in laughter. The Captain finally catches his breath, gets back on the megaphone and asks, “Just the four of you?”

The same Mexican stands up again and shouts, No seƱor, we are the last four. The other 21 million are already there.

Friday, August 28, 2015

How to Dance in the Rain

                It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

                I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

                While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

                The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.

                He told me that  she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's disease.

                As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.

                He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

                I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'

                He smiled as he patted my hand and said,

                'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'

                I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, that is the kind of love I want in my life.

                True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

                True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

                With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message. This one I thought I could share with you.

                  The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything they have.

                I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.

                "Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."

Thursday, August 27, 2015

3 DIY And Natural Ways To Fix Your Acid Reflux

Do you suffer from acid reflux? It’s pretty terrible, isn’t it? Rather than choking down expensive pills or chewing endless antacids, why not go for some DIY remedies to give yourself some natural relief?! Love Live Health has a whole list of ways to soothe your heartburn, sleep more easily and eat more enjoyably. So the next time you feel the burn, try:


    There’s a reason chamomile is such a popular soothing tea! It contains a substance called mucilage that can help heal and soothe your esophagus’ lining, and it can reduce stomach inflammation. Drink a cup of chamomile tea half an hour before bed to get rid of acid reflux that might keep you up at night. You can also make the tea with actual chamomile flowers!


    You know how people recommend ginger ale for upset stomachs? That’s because ginger has compounds that help regulate your digestion and balance your stomach acid and bile. It also stimulates saliva production, which will wash away any acid hanging out in your mouth and throat. Get the benefits with ginger candies or by drinking ginger tea before bed or any meal.

Baking Soda

    Think back to your high school chemistry classes— what’s the opposite of something acidic? Something basic! So if you’re experiencing occasional acid reflux or heartburn, turn to a base like baking soda to counteract it. Mix 1/2 a teaspoon to a full teaspoon into a glass of water and drink it for an easy remedy. It does have a high salt content, though, so if you have frequentheartburn, it might be best to avoid it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Old Folks Joke

Three mischievous old ladies were sitting on a bench outside a nursing home when an old Grandpa walked by. 

One of the old Grandmas yelled out, 'Hey, bet we can tell exactly how old you are!' 

The old man said, 'There is no way you can guess my age!' 

One of the Grandmas said, 'Sure we can! Just drop your pants and undershorts and we can tell your exact age.' 

Embarrassed, but anxious to prove they couldn't do it, he dropped his drawers. 

The Grandmas asked him to first turn around a couple of times and then jump up and down several times. 

Determined to prove them wrong, he did it. 

Then they all said in unison,'You're 87 years old!' 

Standing with his pants down around his ankles, the old gent asked, 'How in the world did you guess my age?' 

Slapping their knees, high fiving and grinning from ear to ear, the three old ladies happily crowed..... 

'We were at your birthday party yesterday.'